Coralville, IA (April 11, 2014) – What a drag... But not because the bite is off. Actually, it’s the contrary. The catching’s outstanding because you’re fishing at a snail's pace, dredging the bottom with soft plastics. It’s a great technique for catching fish when spring has yet to warm the water.
Goldcracker/Chart Tail Moxi shown
But after casting and then doing basically nothing else while the boat drifts is oftentimes the best method, it’s difficult to find a bait that still looks alive while not retrieved. It’s a quandary anglers fishing cold-water bass, walleyes and sauger with this “do-nothing” technique are often faced with.
But then along came B Fish N Tackle’s Moxi. Nothing gaudy, but a soft plastic with a shape all its own that can be worked as slow and low as possible, yet still yields plenty of tantalizing action.
Sporting a wider profile than most ring worm-style soft plastics, the Moxi’s bulbous belly presents a wider profile, emulating bigger-bodied batfish. The Moxi also sports a thin, longer-than-normal curly tail with a flange that flares at its tip to produce a slithering action with added “thump.” Just letting the Moxi sit motionless with current pouring over it produces life.
“By far, the Moxi is my favorite soft plastic,” professes Wisconsin fishing guide Joel “Boog” Ballweg. “It’s superior in cold water, dirty or clear. It’s the first bait I tie on, and I have my clients use it more than any other.
“The profile and action are what set it apart. And the color combinations are spectacular. Some baits look appealing to us, but not to the fish; but I’m here to tell you that fish love the Moxi.”
The Moxi comes in two sizes, 3- and 4-inches, and in 18 proven colors to meet any fickle fish’s desire. Both sizes are offered in 8-, 16-, 64- and 96-counts. To that, the Moxi is also the perfect match for B FISH N’s H20 Precision Jigs. Just slide the Moxi on and cast.
If you’re looking to land more fish of just about any species (bass, crappies, pike and even colossal trout) when slow and low is the way to go, tie on a Moxi and swim, hop or drag them back in. It really is as simple as that.
Walleye fishing expert Dr. Jason Halfen is a regular practitioner of slow retrieval techniques using the B FISH N Tackle Moxi and Ringworm.