Lucky Craft Hardbaits - Slender Pointer
Super Smallmouth Bait
This bait has been great on The Upper James River from Spring to Fall. The smallmouth bass tend to hit this bait better than some of the bigger body jerk baits.It is not uncommon to catch 50 to 100 smallies in 2 days with the slender pointer. I like the clown colors in bright sunlight and fire tiger on cloudy days. They are worth the money if you want to catch alot of fish. Me and a buddy of mine had a write up in the paper when we caught 101 smallies on a 101 degree day, many with this bait. When the water is clear, you can watch them come up and hit it,sometimes on the pause, sometimes on the move.What a fun lure.
March 10, 2010
I don't know what the Slender Pointer has, but it catches smallmouth bass like it's going out of style.
I have the ghost minnow & it matches close to the minnow around the river area. The Slender Pointer is light, so using a light action setup is best.
The weight moves to the tail area so it casts far. And once the Slender Pointer is moving the weight shifts to the center & it suspends. The stock hooks are very good, no need to change out, except to change 1 or 2 of them w/ red treble hooks. If you do this I suggest using a size 6 Gamakatsu red treble.
Pricey little lure but worth it if you are after big small mouth bass....the Slender Pointer also does a great job catching LM bass & panfish.
March 18, 2008
Found some schooling bass feeding on shad. I actually snagged several shad due to the good sharp hooks on this bait. The color of the bait was exact compared to the shad and caught lots of fish on it. It cast good in the wind compared to other jerkbaits.
May 16, 2011
The slender pointer is one of the most consistent lures I've ever used. When I'm fishing a tournament and nothing else is working, I tie the slender pointer on knowing that it will produce quality fish. I've found the best pattern is to jerk a couple of times and then let it sit. The American Shad color is by far the best clear water color and Chartreuse Shad works well in stained water.
April 19, 2010