Coverage Part 1 - Big Baits in L.A.
CL8 Bait: Our next
stop was the CL8 bait where we met up with Clayton, the owner and designer of
these unique multi-jointed hidden hook swimbaits. It was a year ago at this very
show when we first met Calyton and during the year we had success with his full
sized swimbaits on Clear Lake, and ultimately awarded the CL8 swimbait our
Innovation Award for the clever hidden hook design.
CL8 Bait introduced new 5" version
at the show, here it is in front of the original CB-9
It looks like Clayton has been busy and this year he introduced a new 5” version
which looks like a miniature version of his original, the only difference is
that it comes armed with a rotating treble hook underneath the lure.
The new 5" bait features a smaller
profile but the some multi-jointed design that can collapse in a fish's mouth
The baits looked fantastic
in the test tank where we could observe the lure swimming with the same
tantalizing rocking tail swinging action as its bigger brother. The 5” CL8 bait
will be available in floating, slow sink and fast sink versions and is about a
month away from becoming available in retail. When it debuts the 5” version will
come in all the same colors as its larger sibling and carry a retail price
somewhere in the mid 40’s.
The new lure will be available in
the same realistic patterns as the original
In addition to the smaller 5” CL8 bait Clayton has also been adding new patterns
to his lineup including perch, shad and a very slick looking black version which
should be excellent for night fishing.
The bottom hook rotates to help
keep fish pinned on
Clayton also introduced new colors
including Perch and Black
Clayton shows us his newest
creations and we are extremely excited about the new 5" version
Next Section: Rats are back, check out the new P.B. Rat