WH-8 Crankbait 2 1/3" - Olive Crawdad
A successor to the WH-5 bite inducer, the WH-8 sinks 8 feet deep. We’ve kept the original attributes of the WH-5 and added a capacity for depth that leaves little chance for escape for the bass.
A successor to the WH-5 bite inducer, the WH-8 sinks 8 feet deep. We’ve kept the original attributes of the WH-5 and added a capacity for depth that leaves little chance for escape for the bass. Of course, with the WH-8 anglers get to enjoy the original WH-5’s superior capacity for avoiding snags. Using its ability to explore depths, the WH-8 can go deep and approach the bottom in ways previously not possible. Furthermore, compared with the original, the new deep model has a larger body that makes for better casting and bite-inducing appeal. During the early spring 2014 Bassmaster Classic at Lake Guntersville, Shimizu was pulling out 5-pounders out of the water three days in a row; and, later in the fall during a TV shoot, again, consecutive 5-pounders. The results speak for themselves. Regardless of field or season, the WH-8 is a powerhouse that forms the core of Shimizu’s cranking career. No other explanation needed.
- Three-dimensional hyper lip design: The 3-D hyper lip design successfully grabs the water firmly, combining wobbling and rolling action at a high level. Biting can be induced with line winding and not merely with the two-dimensional action of bottom bumping. The design brings out the lure’s ability to slide over hard cover like logs and riprap.
- Body design: The hyper lip has the outstanding ability to slip through obstacles and is designed to resist water during retrieve, avoid structures, resist air when casting, and achieve distance even without a weight transfer system.
- Full tungsten fixed weights: Weights are all tungsten with a low gravity center. A fixed weight system was used intentionally to maximize the lively action produced by the lip with its body balance.
- Hook Balance: Decreasing the size of the front hook but increasing the one in the back, and minimizing movement of the front hook during action allows for easy hooking but a difficult release. Other advantages include less snagging and a higher probability of hooking fish.