Howell jumped from 11th place to claim the title while using the signature “dive-to” series lure. But is the lure really that great for catching bass?
During a recent afternoon fishing expedition with my buddy, Brendan, I set out with a trio of the lures to see just how much bass would target it.
The day started out with three quick catches on the lure, as I pulled in two bass and a nice-sized bluegill right off the bat. We then hit an afternoon lull for a couple hours where the fish just refused to bite on anything, followed by a flurry of action. At around sunset, the bass literally began swarming this lure. Brendan, who also was using the lure, caught a bass on one cast, then caught another on his very next cast.
The lure, which comes in a bevy of colors and sizes, was a big success in its first outing at this pond. I was having success using the baby bass colored lure.
In total, we caught about 10 bass with the lure in less than four hours — most of which was during a slow period — and several more bites. Casting was great, as the DT-6 has enough weight to accurately pinpoint your casts to almost the exact spot you want it to go, even at a long distance. Try differing speeds and retrieval styles to see which works best. For instance, try pausing mid-retrieval and letting the lure float up.
Overall, I would say this is a very effective bass lure if you are looking to get a lot of bites. Don’t expect to get many bites from other species, however, unless you happen to snag them on the side like I did with my bluegill.
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