Gambler BB Cricket
The BB Cricket is a soft plastic craw bait designed for flipping and punching applications when bass fishing. You'd be hardpressed to find any bass fisherman fishing Lake Okeechobee that doesn't have one of these threaded on their punch hook - its a staple for punching mats in Florida. Although the secret was kept close to the vest, media coverage has become too good to hide it any longer. For years the Gambler BB Cricket has been the first choice of bass fishermen when conditions get tough or fish get pressured. Cold fronts and largemouth bass just don't mix - when that happens the fish often hole up under mats and become incredibly difficult to catch. One way to combat the change in conditions is to downsize your plastic to the ultra-slim size of the BB Cricket. In addition to tough conditions, the Gambler BB Cricket shines anytime bass are feeding on small crayfish, baby bass or a fresh wave of baby bluegill.
Anglers also turn to the BB Cricket for their punching needs due to the baits slender design that has just enough plastic to hold a stout flipping hook. Seriously, when you take the bait out of the package you may think to yourself, 'how the heck am I gonna get my hook in this bait?'. That's actually a large part of the bait's popularity. Bulky plastics are often problematic for presenting baits in areas of thick matted vegetation as the bait will tend to get caught up on its way down to the fish. Furthermore, the bulk of the plastic can inhibit a clean hookset which is imperative when bass are buried beneath feet of grass or hyacinth.
Fishing the 3" Gambler BB Cricket is typically limited to punching and flipping as the bait really doesn't possess much action - it's purposely designed that way. We recommend pairing it with a 3/0 flipping hook behind a large, pegged tungsten flipping weight. The Gambler BB Cricket is infused with Bang natural craw scent which causes fish to hold on longer leaving you more time to detect bites. The Cricket is a major player at any Florida bass fishing tournament and is sure to offer anglers the same success from the big bass at the CA Delta, Lake Guntersville, Patomac River and anywhere else bass are caught in matted grass.
The Gambler BB Cricket measures 3" in length and comes 12 per pack in many excellent colors.