The Googan Baits Bandito Bug puts off an insane strike-enticing action the second it hits the water. Designed with a unique kicking action, the Bandito Bug gets its drawing power from the highly engineered flanges attached at the tips of each arm. This patented design will help call in fish and trigger strikes when other baits simply cannot. While in motion the Googan Baits Bandio Bug looks like a swimming craw or minnow and while at rest the infused ''Slaunch Sauce'' scent will be enough to convince any on looking bass to take a swipe.
BANDITO BUG JR 3.3"
Is your favorite soft bait the Bandito Bug? Do you wish that it would fit better on a smaller jig? This is perfect for you. At 3.3" the Junior Bandito Bug is perfect as a jig trailer or for the picky fish that just won't bite anything else. The same fish-catching design as the original 4" Bandito Bug just scaled down to 3.3". With clamshell packaging, every bug comes out perfectly ready to fish. Patented flange makes sure every appendage has the perfect action to catch some true mondos.
The Googan Baits Krackin' Craw is the perfect option for flipping, pitching or adding to the back of a jig trailer. Designed with patented kicking claws, this bait displaces water with ease while calling in big fish.
The Googan Squad Clickbait is a hybrid vibrating jig with the flash of a bladed jig. The swimming action of a scrounger, and a unique sound and vibration that fish have never felt. listen for the distinctive Clickbait Clack when the lure's blade bangs off the leading metal beads and wire. Use a simple straight retrieve and crush shallow water fish all season long. This Googan Squad Clickbait has a unique head blade design that allows you to use a fast retrieval while keeping it down in the strike zone.
Designed by the GOOGAN SQUAD, that's right Jon B, Justin and the rest of the gang put their heads together and put a Googan spin on the classic soft plastic stickbait. Pond, river, creek, and lake bass will all fall victim to the strike causing action and scrumptious scent the Googan Baits Lunker Log puts off. Rig this bait weightless 'wacky style' in skinny water, Texas style around grass or cover, and thread it on the back of a shaky head to pick apart off shore structure.
The Googan Squad Zinger is a double-bladed spinnerbait designed to bump, bang, and zing off cover and grass. The Zinger is designed to be fished around docks, stumps, and brush while also streamlining through the veggies with ease. Each Zinger features a strong wire framework, stout hook, and a flashy Colorado and willow blade.
The Googan Squad Zinger has a hand-tied skirt fastened around a sticky sharp Mustad hook. To help prevent line slippage, the Zinger also features a pre-rigged rubber knot stopper to keep your line from sneaking down the wire of the bait.
Pro Tip:Bump your Zinger against hard cover like docks, brush, laydowns, and trees to help create reaction strikes from fish holding tight to the cover. This technique helps create a reaction strike from fish who may likely not have bitten otherwise. Look for areas with shallow grass, cover, or feeding fish and work your Zinger using an erratic retrieve, slowing down in cool water while speeding up in warmer conditions.
Line: Googan Squad Fluorocarbon/Monofilament 12-20lb or 30-50lb Braided Line
Rod: Medium to medium-heavy power rod with a fast action
Designed by the Googan Squad, the Googan Baits Trench Hawg is a long bait is packed with features from head to tail! It's unique shape and flange create a tons of water displacement which is sure to entice bites. Pull out the Trench Hawg and combat the biggest fish in the lake, they don't stand a chance. This beast is great on a Texas rig, but really excels dragged on the bottom as a monster-hunting Carolina rig bait!
The Filthy Frog from Googan Squad is a hollow-bodied topwater bait that cleans up in the slop. Its weedless design allows you to drag this bait through the thickest cover, and the bait's narrow-body presents a perfect frog profile. The Filthy Frog is weighted, so you can cast it far and cover plenty of water. The body is designed to keep water out and stay balanced during your retrieve. The rubber legs give this bait a lively action; they're fastened to the bait from the inside to prevent them from falling out, even after the harsh treatment dished out by aggressive bass, pike, or other frog-loving species. When the water temps are warm, look for areas with shallow water vegetation and deploy the Filthy Frog. It will be disgusting.
This Frog can walk the walk! With your rod tip pointed down, apply quick twitches on a slackline. This technique imparts the''walk the dog'' action popular in topwater lures. Every Filthy Frog's hook is wrapped tightly with plastic tubing to help prevent water from seeping into your frog.
Googan Squad Braided Line 40-65lb
Medium-heavy to heavy casting rods with fast action
7.1:1 - 8.1:1 gear ratio casting reel
Pro Tip:Always wait a second before setting the hook on a hollow body frog. A short pause gives the fish time to fully take the bait, while providing you time for a strong hookset. Also, you can trim one of the Filthy Frogs skirted legs shorter than the other to increase the bait’s walking ability!
The Googan Squad Thicc jig is a flipping jig designed for use in thicker cover than other jigs can handle. The head is pointed, to go in and out of cover easier. Plus, the weed guard and hook are both beefed up for fewer snags and better hookups. Tie on the Thicc Jig whenever targeting thick shoreline laydowns or punching through emergent vegetation. Built around a heavy-duty hook finished off with a hand-tied skirt, the Googan Squad Thicc Jig is built for the mondos.
Pro Tips:Use the Thicc jig when you are fishing heavy cover, setting strong hooksets, or fishing around extra big bass. Once you detect a bite make sure to give a HEAVY hookset in order to drive this hook home. You should also really lock in your drag to help prevent the line from slipping when you set the hook.
The Googan Squad Klutch lipless crankbait is designed for a realistic and tight wobble to mimic swimming baitfish and fleeing crawfish. Fish the Googan Squad Klutch all year long but this bait will really crush in the Spring and Fall when bass are putting on the feedbag. In the spring, tie on Sriracha Craw Klutch to mimic the look of crawfish which bass are typically dialed in on. In the fall a Sexy Shad patterned Klutch will be the deal for fish feeding on schools of baitfish.
The entire Googan Squad designed each of the mouth-watering colors and the crew over at the Catch Co. moved forward with execution. Collectively, we’ve created a series of crankbaits that will stand out from the pack.
Gear Recommendations: Googan Squad Fluorocarbon 10-17lb Medium to medium-heavy power casting rod with moderate action 6.3:1 - 7.3:1 gear ratio casting reel
Pro Tips:Use the Googan Squad Klutch to create reaction strikes by reeling over grass beds and ripping the bait out of them. Also very effective across points, flats, and anywhere else fish are actively feeding on baitfish.
When fish hang out in dense grass, the opportunity to ambush baitfish is one of the reasons they do it. You need a bait that can get into the strike zone and then present a convincing baitfish profile. Enter the swim jig. The Googan Squad Grass Hero is a swim jig that's designed to penetrate heavy vegetation on the fall and then glide through the slop with ease, attracting predators and triggering vicious attacks. This bait features a slender head that narrows to a point near the eye of the hook. That makes it move more easily through vegetation. Add a paddle tail trailer for a wobbling action and thumping vibration. This bait is equipped with a strong, super-sharp hook and comes in a variety of fish-attracting color patterns.
Googan Squad Fluorocarbon 12-20lb or 30-50lb braided line
Rod: Medium-heavy to heavy power casting rod with a fast tip
Reel: 5.4:1 - 7.1:1 gear ratio casting reel
Pro Tips:The Grass Hero is a great search bait that lets you cover a lot of water fast. Its weedless design means hang-ups won't keep you from power-fishing your way down a weed line. The next time you're struggling to target fish in heavy vegetation, the Grass Hero will come to the rescue. Pick up one of these awesome swim jigs from the Googan Squad and Catch Co. today.
The Googan Squad Heavy Hammer Hook are big boi hooks built to rope in fat bass. A true hybrid, the Heavy Hammer Hook is a cross between a flipping hook and your classic EWG hook style (extra-wide gap hook). Flipping hooks are compact, heavy-duty hooks with a high hook up ratio. The hook point and line tie are offset in most flipping hooks which help the bait pull into the fish’s mouth easier upon hookset. Extra Wide Gap hooks are more versatile and built with an extra-wide gap. The wider gap allows easier rigging of large plastics while leaving a wide gap between your hook and the plastic. The Googan Squad Heavy Hammer Hook draws inspiration from both hook styles to create a one of a kind terminal tool built for big fish. An offset hook point design, wide gap, extended hook point, and natural fall rate will help any plastic you pair with this hook, look like a bass snacc.
Pro Tip:Set the hook HARD! Once you detect a bite with the Heavy Hammer Hooks, really go for it on the hookset. The Heavy Hammer Hook is made with a thick gauged wire which requires a little more ‘umph’ on hooksets. The harder you set the hook, the better chance at driving the hook home, into the fishes mouth.
Casting Rod Medium-Heavy
Casting Reel: 6:4.1-7:3.1 Gear Ratio
15-25lb Googan Fluorocarbon or 40-65lb Braided Line
The Googan Squad Juicee Jig is the "do it all jig" designed specifically by the Googans. The Juicee jig has an arkie style head which means it can be flipped around wood, skipped under docks, and easily fished through grass. And it also lets you cast weedlines and grass which add to this jigs versatility. From hook point to line tie, the Googan Squad Juicee Jig is designed to help you increase hook up percentage, decrease snags, and bring in big fat bass.
Each Juicee Jig comes with the weight size painted on its head for easy identification. The Juicee Jig also features a U-shaped weedguard that helps prevent snags while increasing your chances of hook up. Built around a Mustad Hook, the Juicee jig features a hand-tied skirt and a double-pronged trailer keeper.
Pro Tip: Skip the Googan Squad Juicee Jig under docks and brush to target unpressured fish. Skipping a jig will take some serious practice but getting your rod tip as parallel and low to the water as possible the better. Skipping a jig is like skipping a stone, you want to cast low, be parallel at release, and use something flat.
After countless requests, the Googan Squad has developed the perfect jig Trailer. Using the Rattlin' Ned and Krackin' Craw as inspiration, members of the squad have put months into testing and developing the perfect chunk style bait. This bait can be fished on the back of a jig or solo as a ned style bait. The Rattlin' Chunk uses the same patented flange appendages from the Krackin' Craw and the same removable rattles as the Rattlin' Ned to make a loud presentation that is guaranteed to get the attention of any fish.
The in line ribs and below the belly boot style tail on the Saucy Swimmer are designed to grab and disperse water while swimming to give the tail an irresistible wagging kick and the body a natural wobbling motion. Use the Saucy Swimmer on a light weighted hook for shallow fish or rig it on a jig head for suspending deep fish. Sauce up a vibrating jig to amplify thumping action or use on spinnerbaits and buzzbaits for a more life like bait profile. Available in 3 different sizes and a variety of delicious colors to match the forage in your water. All googan baits are infused with Slaunch Sauce and come aligned in clam packs giving you top notch action as soon as it hits the water.
The Googan Squad Hummer will create a buzz the second it hits the water. The Hummer is a Googan Squads take on the classic buzzbait. Each Hummer features a free-spinning propeller blade that puts off the look, feel, and sound needed to call in the fish. Every Googan Squad Hummer has the bait's weight painted to the head for easy identification.
The Googan Squad Hummer has slotted holes stamped into each blade for an increased surface disturbance. A hand-tied rubber skirt is clinched around an ultra-sharp Mustad hook adding to the Hummer's liveliness. And finally, to help prevent dreaded line slippage, each Googan Squad Hummer is topped off with a rubber band line keeper.
Line: Googan Squad Monofilament 10-17lb or 30-40lb Braided Line
Rod: Medium to medium-heavy power rod with a moderate to fast action
Reel: 6.1.1 - 7.3.1 gear ratio casting reel
Pro Tips:Use the Googan Squad Hummer to create reaction strikes. Reel over schooling baitfish in areas you notice bass feeding actively. When faced with overcast situations, focus on open water areas near vegetation or cover. When the sun is high, keep your Hummer closer to cover, vegetation, and shaded areas.
The Googan Squad Blooper is a topwater popper that will crash and splash it's way across the water's surface. Designed with a cupped mouth for maximum splash and “bloop” sounds, it features two needlepoint hooks with a feathered back hook. The belly of each Blooper is outfitted with a set of Rumble Strips, which increases drag and surface disturbance.
Point your rod tip down and apply quick snaps to your rod tip to get your Blooper to sing loudly and call in fish from a distance. This technique will help resemble the action of a fleeing baitfish being chased to the surface of the water.
For a slower and more subtle approach, make short sweeps with your rod tip allowing the bait to gently plop at the surface of the water. This will help you mimic the action of a baitfish feeding at the water's surface. The cooler the water, the longer the pauses.
Line: Googan Squad Monofilament 8-15lb or 15-30lb Braided Line Rod: Medium power casting or spinning rod Reel: Casting or spinning reel with a moderate retrieval speed
Pro Tips: Use the Googan Squad Blooper when fishing tight to cover or shaded areas. The ability to barely move this bait and create a subtle plop will help you get bites from fish holding tight to cover.
The Googan Baits Rattlin' Ned will help you bring the noise. Each 2.75'' Rattlin' Ned is equipped with an internal rattle system that gently puts off a fish-friendly sound upon retrieval. While this is still a classic finesse bait designed specifically for a Ned Rig, the added rattle helps add a fish triggering sound that fish really seem to like. Coupling that noise with the unique Googan Rattlin' Ned colorways and you have a recipe for big bass success. Start finessing your way to quick limits with the Googan Baits Rattlin' Ned.
Remember this bait is for finesse applications. So, fish with light gear and remember to stay patient as you slowly work your bait. Often times less is more when fishing a Ned Rig style bait so chill out and let the Googan Baits Rattlin' Ned do the work for you.
That Googan Baits Dart is the Googan Squads take on a soft body jerk bait. With the slightest twitch of the rod, the dart will "Dart" in all directions. With action like that mondo suspended bass will not be able to resist.
Banger, Flat Banger,Mini Banger, Grande Banger, Micro Banger
The Googan Squad Banger is the dirtiest of square bills and designed to be fished around mondo hangouts like rock, wood, docks, and bridge pilings. The square bill design allows for easy deflection when banged against cover. This will help you prevent snagging while creating a unique swimming action which oftentimes helps trigger strikes.
The Googan Squad designed a variety of mouthwatering colors, creating an arsenal of cranks for all water types and conditions. All Googan Squad Crankbaits come with Mustad Triple Grip Hooks and their diving depth painted on the bottom of the bait.
Gear Recommendations: Googan Squad Fluorocarbon 10-15lb Medium power casting rod with a moderate action 6.4:1 - 7.3:1 gear ratio casting reel
Pro Tips: Throw the Googan Banger in places where other cranks get snagged! Instead of fishing a creature bait or jig on a laydown, you can confidently throw this bait along the limbs and trigger bass to strike as it deflects off the cover.
The Explode Toad is the Googan Squad's take on a soft plastic topwater buzz frog. Using our patented flange the Toad is able to create explosive topwater action while maintaining a slow retrieval speed across the top of the water. It is best to fish around spotty grass with open water to allow the Explode toad to create the perfect action. Reel at a steady pace across the top with the occasional pause or twitch to entice active fish into a reactive topwater bite.