1. The Baits The 10-inch, 3/8-ounce Double Cowgirl is the bait that started it all, and it's still a bestseller. But other large bucktails, like the Llungen DC-10 and Shumway Giant Flasher, are solid producers. "No one color stands out," Esse says. "Match the hue to the water conditions: black in turbid water, bright colors in stained, and silver in clear, for example."