Deps Bull Shooter 160
The Deps Bull Shooter 160 is two piece jointed bluegill swimbait which displays a side to side gliding action similar to its brother bait the Slide Swimmer. When designing the Bull Shooter 160, Deps set out to satisfy big bait anglers who had long desired a panfish or bluegill swimbait that possessed the seductive action of the Slide Swimmer. Instead of just changing color patterns, Deps engineered a completely new bait complete with a bluegill profile, details and appendages. Constructed from an ultra durable ABS plastic and secure joint, the Bull Shooter 160 is ready to battle against the meanest, bluegill eating predators the world has to offer from pike and musky to big bass and stripers.
Complimenting the Bull Shooter 160's incredible glide swimming action, is the lifelike level of detail only a dedicated swimbait company can produce. First and foremost, the shape of the bait is just the perfect profile for all sorts of panfish including bluegill, crappie and bream. Each of the baits is finished with detailed color patterns that mimic different types of bluegill down to the utmost intricacies of the scales, fins and markings. Soft rubber fins adorn the body of the bait including pectoral, dorsal and tail sections that work in synergy with the baits balance to enhance the gliding action as the bait sashays through the water.
The Deps Bull Shooter 160 comes stock with very good treble hooks that are more the sufficient - no need to trade them out. You'll find the bait to sink very slowly which is imperative for the glide to be just right. As a result, it is best to use a retrieve that is very slow allowing the bait to glide fully to one direction and then back to the other side. Many experienced glide bait anglers like to impart twitches and handle turns intermittently to create a less uniform swimming motion and make following fish react to the unexpected movement.
The Deps Bull Shooter 160 measures 6.3" (160mm) and weighs just under 4oz so it is a big bait that should be fished with appropriate tackle.