Largemouth black bass, Micropterus salmoides, are one of the most sought-after game fish in North America due to their size and aggressiveness. Largemouth bass are known for being particularly challenging to catch, as they are highly intelligent and have a keen awareness of their environment.
Their highly developed nervous system allows them to process information and quickly react to stimuli. They have the ability to learn from their environment and recognize and remember the characteristics of specific lures and baits, as well as the behaviors of fishermen. Once they have learned to associate a certain lure or presentation with danger, they will avoid it. This ability to learn allows them to quickly adapt to new fishing techniques and strategies, making them difficult to catch consistently unless you stay a step ahead.
Largemouth black bass use their highly effective lateral lines as a sixth sense to detect the slightest vibrations and pressure differentials in the water. This sixth sense can allow bass to locate predator or prey and how far away it is. The bass can track vortices left in the water from swimming motions and disturbances, and follow them from a far distance.
When many anglers are throwing the same lure, fish will eventually recognize that the lure's action is not real and the lure will lose effectiveness. Our baits are new in the Delta. The Delta bass do not encounter wooden baits often. The sounds and vortex patterns of our baits will be novel. Each of our lures is individually hand-crafted and painted, meaning that it is unique. Similar yes, the same no!
Delta fish have not seen Woodpecker bass baits before and have not seen the vortex patterns that our baits produce. Wooden baits also make unique noises, and behave differently than molded plastic or cast resin baits. Our bait designs build upon decades of Amber and Britt's actual experience fishing the Delta. Each bait is individually crafted from wood and hand painted with different colors and effects. We test each bait to make sure it performs as it should.