In 1967, when Fred Young carved the first Big O Crankbait from a block of balsa wood, he created a legacy. When Cotton Cordell began making the Big O, great care was taken to keep the precise action and running depths the same as the balsa model. The fact that after 20 years the Big O is still an active part of "crankbait" history is testimony to this lure's capabilities.
Rated 4 out of 5 by brownie620 my favorite crankbait
The Big O is my favorite crankbait, and I am sorry to see the number of colors available being reduced. Also from my last purchase, the Chrome color shed its finish way too soon. I am afraid the quality has been lowered and this bait will soon disappear.
March 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheLegend Best Overall Lure Ever
Since introduced to me in 1990 I have caught more fish on it than all my other lures combined. In Canada I cast along shore and catch smallmouth near shore and then walleyes and northerns deeper on the same cast. The chartreuse 2 1/4 is best but the 3" trolls great for norhtherns. It casts into the wind perfectly using an open face and 20 pound Power Pro line. Best overall lure ever.
March 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RivermedicTX A must for bass
I have used the Big "O" since 1985 and have caught 1000's of large mouth. I will always have them in my box and on my line. I have caught the most bass on a Smokey Joe in Texas, Arizona and California.
January 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Marabou11 #1 Square Bill in the St-Lawrence
This crankbait is the most used by fishermen in the St-Lawrence for smallmouth bass. I gave 4 stars because of the poor hooks on them. I always change them with a VMC Barbarian red hook on the front and a VMC Sureset hook on the back. I personally use the 2"1/2 in the crawdad color (avoid the natural crawdad color).
December 30, 2012
I would try out a KVD Square Bill Crankbait. Those lures have great action, and perfect color schemes. They have a silet version and a rattlin version. Go with a Sexy Shad or Sunfish (or whichever you prefer, they all are great). You'll be golden.
I've caught bass on both lures, and also many northern pike. Not sure which catches fish better, they seem pretty even there, but I think the Wiggle O is built better, having retrieved a few Wiggle Warts with only the lip on the end of my line... the body actually separated from it! That's NEVER happened with a Wiggle- O nor a Big O. Also pike and bass seem to really like the chartreuse wiggle/big O