Not Murder Hornets but
Evergreen's Gizmo Bait Promises Topwater Mayhem
Introduction: Murder hornets? Why not? It is 2020 after all. Evergreen
will introduce US anglers to a deviation from classic topwaters with the new
Gizmo insect styled bait this ICAST. With a weedguard and rubber legs and
appendages this monster of a little bait looks like a nightmarish cross between
a spider and a wasp, and while that probably isn't something anglers like to
come across it is designed to mimic two creatures that are on the menu for bass
and other panfish.
Meet Evergreen's latest topwater
bait, the Gizmo
The Gizmo: Designed to match the profile of
a wasp, or other near water insect, the Gizmo is a floating bait that is
constructed out of elastomer so that it can withstand brutal strikes. Each bait
measures 40mm in length and weighs in at a mere 3.0 grams, making it best fished
on spinning gear, or a bait-finesse setup.
The Suzumebaci pattern is straight
up Murder Hornet
This bait has actually been available overseas,
but next week marks the official introduction into the U.S. domestic market.
Anglers that have fished the bait in Japan describe the bait's effectiveness
twitched versus popping or walking it like traditional topwater frogs.
The Pearl White pattern should be
good for many applications
Ideal conditions for this bait is to cast it
around vegetation like lily pads, bullrushes, weeds, as well as near fallen
timber. Some anglers also use the bait in open water conditions, mimicking an
insect that has fallen in the water and is struggling to escape.
Each bait is armed with a single
hook under the abdomen
Each bait is pre-rigged with a single hook that
protrudes beneath the lure's abdomen. There is a small weight that strategically
positioned in the rear of the bait so the abdomen rests downwards beneath the
surface and the head is inline with the skirted elements for a more realistic
presentation, and one that maximizes vibration during twitches.
The Tombo pattern looks like giant
ant, spider, or some other nightmarish bug I'd normally prefer not to meet. I'm
sure bass will love it
In total there will be eight patterns available,
and while most are solid in color there is one (Suzumebaci) that pretty
accurately mimics a hornet or wasp with the alternating yellow and black colors.
It will be interesting to see how bass react to this bait in the U.S., and if
you are a fan of topwater strikes the Gizmo might just do the trick.