The Sonar blade bait is an excellent fish locator and producer once the water temperature starts to decline from 67 degrees. I’ve been fishing various blade – baits for the past 15 years and manufacturing my own Blade baits for the past 8 years. Most anglers fish blades too fast and lift them too high off of the bottom. The trick (I.M.O. and experience) is to “burp ” them slightly, pause and then drag them for 4-8 wiggles. These baits cannot be fished in weeds and wood. They are equally effective for smallmouth and largemouth bass.