Gene Larew Sinking
The Gene Larew
Sinking Slugger is not a new bait, it appears that it was created
ahead of it's time. After dusting the molds off and making a few
improvements, the engineers put the molds in the injection molding
machines and brought the Sinking Slugger out of retirement and back
Because of the weighting of the salt, the Sinking Slugger
sinks parallel to the bottom. The Sinking Slugger has about a half
inch oblong hole molded into it's middle that gives the bait a
limber action similar to that found in jointed lures. The Sinking
Slugger also has a slit to hold the hook and make hooksets easier.
In the photo below you can see the half inch oblong hole in the
middle of the Sinking Slugger.
The Sinking Slugger comes in two sizes, 4 inch and 6 inch.
Both are heavily loaded with salt through a process that Gene Larew
holds the patent for. Both the 4 inch and the 6 inch comes in a
variety of colors and are garlic scented.
George says: Rig the 6" Sinking Slugger on a 5/0 offset worm
hook and watch it cast like a bullet. Cast it beyond visible cover
and, using twitches of the rod, work it right up and through the
cover. As soon as it clears the target, "dead-stick" the rod,
letting the bait sink out of sight while "feeling" the fall. Get
ready for action.!
Fishing Tips: Rig the Sinking Slugger Texas-style,
using a 5/0 offset hook on the 6 inch size, a 3/0 on the 4 inch.
Make long casts into the shallows and retrieve using a twitch and
pause action. As the bait approaches deeper break-lines or
structure, allow it to fall on a dead stick while maintaining a
tight line in order to detect strikes. On other occasions, have
patience to let it sink into the depths.