YUM Money Minnow Swimbait Hooks
Swimbait hooks with a crawbug
Used these today with the yum crawbug. Rigged it with a bullet weight out front. The hook kept the crawbug very stable and weedless in the water and since the crawbug is hollow like a tube bait, hook ups were consistent even with smaller bass. Caught 6 small bass up to 1 lb. in a couple hours in a local pond. Down side is obviously the price and would like to see it in a black or dark green. The white really stands out with a darker bait.
July 25, 2009
caught a 6 pound large mouth bass. i used a 1 oz hook.
May 30, 2012
Great hook and....
I have been using these hooks on all my swimbaits. The only thing that I would change is to make the shank was a little longer from the eye to first curve in the hook. This would submerge more of the hook into the nose of the swimbait preventing the hook from tearing through the swimbait. I also found by adding a split ring (as suggested by a Bass Pro) that the action of the swimbait increases.
January 16, 2014
This hook is great for swimbaits. When you first thread the hook through the nose of the bait, make sure to thread it far enough that the nose of the bait will cover up the eye of the hook and this bait will be totally weedless on the nose. If you don't do this, you'll pick up all kinds of weeds and trash. This works so much better than the hooks that have a spring screw for the nose of the bait. I highly recommend this hook.
May 21, 2013