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Pro tricks for creature comforts

Updated: November 1, 2005, 1:07 PM ET
By Tim Tucker | BASSMASTER Magazine, November 2005
In Takahiro Omori's triumph in the 2004 CITGO Bassmaster Classic, it was a crankbait that received the lion's share of the attention because it produced three final-hour bass that staged a dramatic victory.

But what went largely unnoticed was that it was a pair of soft plastic creature baits that had done all of the heavy lifting and put the Japanese pro in a position to win the world championship. Texas rigged Zoom Brush Hogs and Yamamoto Kreatures were considerably more effective and caught far more Lake Wylie bass for Omori.

These days, these unusual-looking soft plastic baits are a standard workhorse lure for all successful tournament pros and guides.

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