Haha I honestly haven't touched a sidewinder for at least 6 months! I can't get enough of the zonk, feed shallo and this savagear mullet thing I bought! Never felt confident with the x-rap ben, I have two but just never know when to use them? What's yours Paul?
Well.... I know they are bit of an old compared to these modern type lures but I cant fault the old Rapala J11 in Silver and Black or the Bomber Jointed long A for catching fish when the going gets tough.
For me I would always strap a Maria Angel Kiss, however this year I'm veering towards a Gold IMA Komomo SF-125.
If the wife is withme I'd give her a Bass Bandit 2 in blue . For some unkown reason she catches on this very time - most time it's a pollack though and sometimes the pollack are only slightly bigger (200mm) than the 150mm lure.
For 'pure' fish action (multiple species) it would have to be the wonderful IMA Popkey,and for a pure Bass plug then the Zclaw (ghost claw of course)worked mega tight and slow.
I am loving these two plugs.
Jackson Athelete Slim 120 in RBO
Patchinko 100 500G/Cabot
OSP Asura Ghost Minnow/Tasty Shad
These four lures have caught me ALOT of bass this year so far.
All time favourates
TackleHouse Feed Shallow Mullet
Z Claw (rattling)Mullet
Duo Tide Minnow SLD-F 125/145 H134/H94 (accounts for alot of my better bass)
Patchinko (full size-I would be lost without it)
Duo Tide Minnow Slim 175-the back end bass banker.