Creature Feature : The Alien Meets Doctor Octopus!
Total Score: 8.00 -
Introduction: Since their debut on the North American scene back in 2008, Damiki has impressed year after year with reasonably priced, aggressively styled bait products. We've slowly been making our way through their offerings but are finally ready now to share with you our thoughts on perhaps our favorite product of theirs. Finally, here's our look at Damiki's Monster Miki.
Introducing Damiki's Monster Miki Creature Bait.
Damiki Monster Miki Specifications
||Damiki Monster Miki
|| 2.5", 4.5", 6"
||Salt Impregnated Plastic
|# per package
||12, 10, 8 respectively
Impressions: If there were to be a mascot for this year's Creature Feature theme Damiki's Monster Miki would win hands down. This was the bait that caught our eye during ICAST 2008, and it's take us this long to find the time to throw it. Want a description? Think Sigourney Weaver's Alien meets Spiderman's Doctor Octopus.
features the body armor of the "Alien."
And the tentacle reach of Dr. Octopus.
This bait features 12 appendages that move in the water, including two front tentacles that are longer than the bait's main body. The body itself is ribbed for water displacement and lifelike texture once in the fish's mouth. It looks every bit the part of a bait that should crawl along the bottom and ensnare a bass by itself!
In typical Alien
fashion its head is also armored.
Field Tests: We've actually been fishing this bait on and off for the better part of three years and to be honest, up until this year have had very limited success with it. With this year's soft plastic theme, I pulled out my ziplock full of Monster Mikis and geared up during trips to Clear Lake, California and El Salto Lake, Mexico.
"Are the fish supposed to hit this thing?"
Rigging: As with the majority of soft plastic baits, the number of ways to rig the Monster Miki is only limited by your imagination. I practiced the big bait equals big fish routine in fishing the Monster Miki and primarily used the six inch version.
Yeah, I'm not so sure myself Casey!
For the most part, I was rather unimaginative with this bait fishing it on a 4/0 Paycheck Baits Punch Hook behind a punch skirt and an appropriately sized tungsten weight depending on the cover.
Looking closely, you can see the tentacles are tapered for swimming action
during your retrieve.
For the most part, I was rather unimaginative with this bait fishing it on a 4/0 Paycheck Baits Punch Hook behind a punch skirt and an appropriately sized tungsten weight depending on the cover. My line of choice was braid which means either Daiwa Samurai Braid or Sufix 832.
The back legs are typical creature claws.
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