Creature Baits: Bass crush dangly, gangly creature baits fished Texas or Carolina style, but they also make killer trailers. A bulky jig skirt gives nice contrast to the creature's long wavy arms and legs (1). This combo works well on ledges where schools of bass are competing for food and you need a big bait to attract the hawgs in the mix. A lightweight jig and creature combo (2) is great for shallow flipping, especially in swampy areas where the water is dingy and the bottom is mucky. A jig can literally disappear into a soft bottom, but with the added creature, there's a better chance some arms and legs will remain visible. Finally, remember that creatures are easy to modify. Some of my favorite jig trailers are made by removing a few arms and legs from certain creatures (3).