Over the years through my Father’s fishing experience, he turns to one primary crankbait, the Big N!
Made by Normal Lures, the “Big N” is a great lure to pull huge fish from underneath cover and deep water.
The lure shows us fishermen you don’t need a deep diving crankbait to catch big fish.
I remember last year when my Father and I were fishing on a lake in Rochester, Michigan.
The lake barely gets fished by anglers, it has some really huge bass and pike in it.
The lake is around 50 feet deep yet fairly small.
Well the whole day I’m trying every lure in my tackle box: Bomber crankbaits, spinnerbaits, Powerbait jigs, and the Zara Spook.
I’m getting nothing, my Dad’s decides to slap on his ultimate lure: the Big N. He then decides to fish the shoreline, he casts his Big N and fish’s it slowly.
Allowing the crankbait to wiggle just below the surface, the action must of drove the bass nuts, because on the third cast he catches a huge largemouth bass. This pig weighed in around three pounds, a decent size largemouth for a northern lake in the US.
I was just astonished, remind you I’ve tried a wide selection of lures in my tackle box. Then all of a sudden my Dad decides to throw his Norman Big N out there, within minutes he hooks a big bass? I was just furious!
First thing I thought to myself when he attached the Big N to his snap swivel and I actually told my Dad this, “that crankbait is way to big to be using on this small lake. If anything it will scare the fish away on the shoreline.” Boy was I wrong!
Twenty minutes later, instead of fishing the shoreline he casts across the deep water. All of a sudden, wham, he hooks a 40 inch pike. I was just amazed with the way the crankbait could bring bass from cover and pike from the deep.
There’s something about the Big N that drives the fish nuts. I don’t know if it has to do with the large size of the crankbait, the way it shakes, the rattle in side, or the color my Dad was using. I wasn’t quite sure, all I know is it worked. It’s definitely a lure you should try fishing with, because after I saw the lure work on a finicky inland lake in southeastern Michigan, I knew Normal lures were quite deadly.