Smithwick Suspending Rattlin' Rogue
You Gotta Have One!
I am a walleye hunter...I use this crankbait exclusively at night during a new moon phase. I scout out weed bed flats and make sure these weed beds are holding perch and I just silently troll these "suspending" crankbaits and wait for the action to start. The hooks are "sticky sharp" and the plastic lip is pretty durable. I use the darker color patterns. A slashing then suspending troll pattern works best for me. Get two because when you loose that first one, you'll be happy to know that you have a back up!
April 16, 2013
I have fished the Smithwick Rogue, ever since I saw a guy releasing a 10lb. Largemouth Bass at Lake of the Ozarks at Coffman Ramp. I asked him what he caught it on, he told me, a "Smithwick Rogue. I said "OK", (like I knew what he was talking about). I didn't, but I found out shortly after that. I have caught fish year round on this bait, I love it, especially when the 12" to 17" Crappie slam it while fishing for Bass. I've caught nice Walleye on it to. Beats paying for the extra price of a Pointer etc.
May 27, 2013
I really wanted to like these.
I bought a few of these and also bought some of the shallow divers (see my review). I had the same issue with these that I did with the shallow divers. The spoons/bills were loose and I was unable to adjust them and keep them snug. The lures tracked way off to the left and/or right on retrieve. I've been fishing for a long time, I know how to adjust the bill/spoon on the front of lipped cranks/stickbaits to make it track right or to make it do "funny" stuff on purpose. I REALLY liked the colors and variety. Too bad for me. Perhaps the newer lures have some defects or maybe I just ran into a whole bunch of lemons. Reading all the other reviews seems nobody is having any major issues. Just know if you try these and they don't work, BPS will refund your money. I had no issues at the C.S. Counter and never do. BPS Cincy has a great staff, I am always treated well there.
September 9, 2014
This s one bait that I would not be without when the water temp is in the 50s. Reel it down about 5 turns, let it sit a few seconds and give it a couple of twitches. Let it sit anywhere from 3 -10 seconds and twitch it again. The bass will let you know how fast t work it. Cooler the water the slower I work it. I have caught a lot of 4lb plus fish doing this.
April 1, 2011