Black Dog Baits G2 Shell Cracker
4" Bluegill Wakebait
Black Dog Baits G2 Shell Cracker is a billed, hard plastic swimbait designed to mimic bluegill that bass feed upon. The updated version of their original seeks to increase the versatility of the bait for bass fishing applications. The original Shell Cracker was an all wood bait which was used mostly for deadstick or twitching style topwater techniques due to the baits buoyancy. Black Dog sought a smaller, more compact model that could not only create a seductive topwater wake, but also enable anglers to crank the bait down below the surface for subsurface strikes. With the addition of the lip anglers can now fish the G2 Shell Cracker like they would a shallow running square bill crankbait - deflecting the buoyant bait off obstructions such as wood, grass and rock. It's an awesome choice for fishing rip rap banks. The jointed body gives the lure an aggressive tail kick that is pretty unique as most crankbaits are a single piece design.
The Black Dog G2 Shell Cracker can also be fished across the surface of the water like you would any wake bait - simply retrieve it slowly and watch as the combination of the bill and buoyant body work in unison to create a v-wake that big bass are hard pressed to ignore. Black Dog G2 Shell Cracker is part swimbait, part crankbait but all Shellcracker! This 4" inch bait can be cranked at any speed - from zero to as fast as you can reel. The bait is best fished during the post-spawn period when the bass are starting to feed on bluegill and other bream fish.