Now that is
Savage, Duck is on the Menu for Bass and Pike
First a 3D Rat and now a 3D duck?! After 24 hours Savage Gear agreed to
not only show us but give us a test drive of their new bait which will not
officially debut until ICAST later this Summer. This new topwater lure features
a combination of design elements that come together to mimic a fleeing duckling.
What will the guys at Savage Scan next? How about
a friggin duck
The first question I asked was if the team at Savage Gear actually 3D scanned a
duck to produce this new lure. The answer was "yes" followed by it was a little
hairy getting a good scan of this guy.
A look at the 6" 3D Duck in Wood Duck pattern
The Savage Gear 3D duck features a much longer profile than other duck baits and
really looks like a bird laying down to power through the water. The under belly
of the bait reminds me of the bottom of a boat, and sure enough the faster you
retrieve the bait the more cuts through the water, and the only thing that stops
it from digging in are the spinning feet.
A pair of spinning feet cup and throw off water
in all directions as the lure is retrieved
These spinning feet throw off water in all directions and because of their
cupped shape they will even churn water like a double-buzz, helping the bait not
only create a big wake but a bubble trail. When retrieved slowly the bait churns
plenty of water, but when the bait is burned it will really get pretty loud, and
much like a twin bladed buzzbait is designed to call in fish from a great
A line tie under the bill help keeps the bait
This bait is fun to fish! On Lake Trafford there really wasn't any topwater bite
today but the bait certainly fooled the gators that eagerly gave chase. When it
is debuted at ICAST 2016 the 3D Duck will be available in three patterns, Wood
Duck, Yellow Duck, and Baby Black Bird.
At a slow retrieve the bait creates a big wake
The 3D Duck will also be available in two sizes, a 6" bait which should appeal
to big bait anglers yearning for explosive topwater strikes, and a 4 1/4" inch
size that is a lot less intimidating to fish.
With a fast retrieve the 3D Duck creates a lot of
noise and a bubble trail
Each bait is rigged with both top and bottom hook configurations so that anglers
can customize the bait for a variety of different conditions. For added realism
these hooks are dressed up with feathers that match the pattern of the body.
The smaller 4 1/4" size in Baby Black Bird
The Savage Gear 3D Duck is a brand new take on the topwater duckling style bait.
I've seen big bass take ducklings on my home water of the California Delta, and
cannot wait to see how fish will react to these new baits both there and at
Clear Lake. While I didn't have a chance to test the lure with only the top hook
to see just how weedless it can be fished, just the sheer churn in the water was
enough to get me excited about the potential that this lure has. It look's like
duck is on the menu this week in Florida.