not sure if its because the spawn is winding down and the fish are hungry. Or the phase of the moon. Or the weather. Or just plain good fortune. But... I picked up a Manns wakebait called a Waker at dicks on monday. Its a bulky crankbait that runs only one about 1 inch deep. It also has a nice single knocker style rattle with a low frequency. I took it straight over to my local ponds where the fish have seen it all. I fished 3 different ponds from 11:00 to 1 with a good wind and overcast skies. In every single pond the Bass were falling all over themselves to grab this thing. The bigger fish were smashing it too. Landed 4 18 inchers and one 19. I was using the one with a yellow belly and a red and black back with some tiger stripes. This lure was just an absolute blast to fish. It fishes kindof like a buzzbait or buzzfrog that allows you to do a fast, slow or medium retreive and add stops and hiccups to trigger strikes. The fish seemed to like it best at a medium speed with a slight half second pause every 2 feet. They wanted it so bad I had several fish miss the bait and then just come crashing across the top of the water to get it a second and sometimes even third time. usually with a buzzbait its hard to get a short striker to hit again. No trouble there on this particular day. So then was it a fluke? Today under sunny skies around 11 am I went around my dads pond that has a good number of bass in it. But they are hardly kamikazies but, you can usually catch a few. Well long story short the fish liked it so well that I quickly took the treble hooks off the bait and just watched as cast after cast they were just crashing out of nowhere to grab this bait. I easily could have caught 25 bass in 35 casts. So I would argue That this bait is not a fluke and I will be quickly purchasing more. I love to fish buzzbaits and I love to fish Manns 1- crankbaits. This is like the best of both worlds. This bait is pretty idiot proof too. Its not like a buzzbait that requires that you reel at a precise pace to keep the lure afloat. Or like a spook that requires you to walk the dog. You just reel. This may sound like an add but I swear im just so blown away at the results from this lure that I wanted to share. Maybe its just a coincidence and the fish are amped up to feed after the spawn and this lure fit the bill. Even if that is all it is I can't imagine a more fun lure to fish. If you have fished this bait or any similar wakebaits I would love to hear about them.