One very notable difference at this year's ICAST is the lack of big bait manufacturers lining the aisles. Imagine our surprise then, when we met up with Grant Olguin of Black Dog Baits who was on hand to show us the production version of a bait he previewed with us back in May, the 4" billed Shellcracker, officially dubbed, "The Small Cracker".
Introducing the Black Dog Baits SmallCracker
With it's relatively small, four inch length, the Small Cracker really appears to be nothing more than an oversized crankbait. Made from injection molded plastic, this bait will be available in five different colors for a price point of $19.99. Black Dog Baits rates the bait at about a three to four foot diving range and if retrieved slow, the bait can be waked along the surface as well.