Gary Yamamoto Kreature
king of the kreatures
Last summer I began experimenting with the Yamamoto Kreatures. I had had so much success with the Senco that I felt I had to give it a try. It was the end of July and I hadn't had consistent success with anything until I began pitching the Kreature into and around cover. My catch rate quadrupled over the next several weeks. I then began sampling similar lures from Yum, Strike King, Gambler and Zoom. Each caught some fish, but nothing like the quantity or quality of the fish I caught on the Kreature. The bass seem to suck it up and run off with it. They seem to hold on to it much longer, giving me much more time to set the hook. Typically I rig them on a 2/0 Gamagatsu wide gap hook with a 1/4 oz tungsten sinker which I hold in place with a small rubber bobber stop I also get from Bass Pro. These allow the weight to act like it is pegged, but when you set the hook they slide up the line a few feet so the bass can't throw the hook. My hook up ratio is almost 100% with the Kreature. That's a real confidence booster! Yes...they are more expensive than most and they tend to tear up more easily then some, but I can catch two or three nice fish with each bait. How many other brand of soft plastics can you virtually guarantee 15 to 20 bass on a bag of 7 lures? The results speak for themselves.
April 19, 2006
First try got an 8 pounder-fishing from the shore! Fished it weightless on a 3/0 EWG gammy offstage hook. Junebug.
November 11, 2014
Tried these after reading the reviews here. first time out I caught two biggest bass of the year on a heavily pressured lake. Selected a color that matched the water. Green. Texas rigged them. Threw into weeds and lily pads and the fish took them on the way down.
They are very soft and you will have to replace it after a few hits. But when nothing else is working, these did, saved the trip.
July 26, 2014
Great for Northern
I know this will sound a little strange but if you rig the Pumpkin Kreature on a 5/8 or 3/4 green football jig with a little flash in the skirt you will slay the heck outta Northern Pike in Northern Minnesota in deeper water. I went through a couple of bags of these in 2 wks up there. The Northerns LOVE these things. The locals couldn't believe I was catching so many Northern on a bass jig.
July 12, 2014