2.8" Lil' Bat
Our 2.8" Lil' Bat is similar to a Z-Man TRD "Ned" style bait which has floating plastisol to keep the tail sticking straight up when drug along the bottom on our Toadstool Ned Heads. The tickle tail will slowly Twitch as the bait is drug along the bottom or erratically popped and paused. Another popular technique due to it's "minnow" profile is retrieving it like our phat swimmer swimbaits. All of these techniques provide the ultimate finesse application for aggressive or weary uncommitted bass.
Our color selection allows the Lil' Bat to mimic a wide range of small bite sized foraged species such as a minnow, crawfish, helgramite, or a goby.
We use the same soft floating plastisol in our worms which gives the bait that tail up, nose down feeding position, as the jig head is slowly drug along the bottom or popped eratically, making it irresistible to any sized bass and works great when you need to fill a limit, get a bite, or the fish are just finicky and a downsized offering is needed.
Rod/Reel/Line: Pair up our Lil Bat on a 6' 6" Medium to Medium light spinning rod with a 2500 series spinning reel and 12lb braid to a 6lb florocarbon leader.
Rigging: The ideal rig we've found for these is on one of our 1/16th oz Toadstool Ned Heads. Simply thread the bait onto the Ned head with the tickle tail facing away from the jig head.
Additional Rigging Options:
Micro Jig Trailer
Swimbait Jig Head
Retrieval: The ideal retrieve is either dragging the bait along the bottom allowing the tickle tail to undulate vertically, swimming and mimicking a little minnow on a steady retrieve, or a pop, pop, pause which will cause the bait to erratically dart up off the bottom and than lay still on the bottom again. They usually bite on the pause.
Durability: Medium, 3-5 fish/bait
Bait Design: The body shape has a circular rounded head which tapers into a pointed "tickle" tail.
Scent: Like all our baits they are heavily scented with our Phat Juice which is a Craw/Leech/Shad combination.