Let me first say, I’m a very big fan of fishing with lizards, especially in the heat of the summer. When I saw the YUM Salleemander F2 with bass attractant and the paddle tail, I was excited to get my hands on this bait. I purchased the Green Pumpkin style, which is usually my go-to choice of color.
So, I had this package of bait for a little over 2 months before I actually used it on a fishing trip. Let me tell you, I hammered some bass with these little creatures. In the brush, in the weeds, in the thick lily pad cover. It didn’t matter where I was throwing this, it made the bass go nuts! The key is to get it as close to shore, or the structure you are fishing and slow down your presentation.
Let the Salleemander sink. Stop. Wait. Slowly reel one turn. Stop. SLAM! I started setting hooks in the heat of the day, in high winds. I don’t know if the bass felt threatened by the bait, or if it was the F2 attractant that was doing it, but this bait was working.. hard.
Drives bass nuts. They won’t just nibble at it, they will destroy it. This bait also has some weight to it, so it’s easily castable from a good distance to help you not spook the fish.
The only downfall to this bait is the material is a little weak. I did manage to only use one all day, but at the end of the day it had huge holes in it, shredded up quite a bit. But that’s all in good fun!
From the Manufacturer
Move this through the water and witness a swimming action never before seen in a soft-plastic lizard lure. Four swimming legs and a knob at the end of the tail create a realistic motion in the entire lure, and the resulting water displacement brings curious fish in for a closer look.
Though ideal for Texas and Carolina rigs, it also drives bass crazy when worked weightless over grass. Now infused with YUM’s Ferocity Squared (F2) attractant. F2 is a concentrated natural formula that has been clinically tested under strict conditions. Results show that F2 is preferred by bass by a margin of more than 30% over other attractants.
What’s more, F2 can be infused into soft plastics of any shape with lasting effectiveness and no need to “refresh” with more scent every few casts. F2-infused lures also don’t dry up left out of their package, but maintain their supple suitability.