Some of you may have heard about the new hot bait I'm using or if you haven't here's the story. As most everyone knows I'm a "tube guy" for smallmouth and will always believe that a Venom Stubby Tube in watermelon seed or green pumpkin on a 1/16th or 1/8th ounce Bait Rigs Slo-Poke jig is a very effective bait. They immitate a gobe extremely well and worked slowly will catch SMB all through the year. Definitetly my go to bait. But occasionally they want something else and over the winter I got a tip from a guy about a bait he has had some success with. So like most anglers I had to try one, and I actually caught my first smallie of the year on one. Well this week with the wind and cold weather I was able to catch them on the tubes using a very slow presentation, but I grabbed one of these new things and caught even more, up to 5 in a row. So what is this bait, well I can say right now, and it's not because I want to hoard them all for myself or make anyone mad, but I just need a little time with them. Time to make sure the aren't a "one hit wonder", and to perfect the presentation before I send everyone out to buy these baits and they only worked for a few days (that would make you madder) or they are even better with some presentation changes. So stay tuned here for more information on this new bait.