HOW TO USE: In the early spring before the spawn and late season when water temps drop again This bait has a unique use that is better at catching big bass than any other I have ever used! through it into deep water that is leading into shallow water. Work it slow!!! give it long quick pulls then wait. the bait will come up then drop straight down looking like a big easy meal while the fish are trying to fatten up for the spawn in the spring or fatten up for the winter. This and the 8″ are great this time of year but can then be used as a jerk bait through the entire summer.