Gary Yamamoto 5 in. Double Tail Yamamoto Hula Grub
Gary Yamamoto first started using the hula grub about twenty years ago because it was the bait of choice in the West. From there, he continued to use hula grubs across the country from North to South to East with equal success. Overall, the 5" 97-series double tail hula grub is the top producer in Yamamoto's hula grub product line.
Gary fishes the 97-series with a 1/2-oz jig head, surprisingly heavier than most people use, moved fast in a swimming motion. Throw to the bank and as soon as it hits bottom start reeling it to give it a fast action until it hits bottom again.Gary Yamamoto uses 16 to 20 lb. test line. He's not finesse fishing or using light line, but going for aggressive fish with a heavy flipping stick and baitcasting reel. He prefers Sugoi fluorocarbon line that has low stretch and high abrasion resistance. He'll swim hula jigs in shallows from zero to ten feet quickly , bumping along bottom almost like you'd use a big-billed crankbait. If no fish are present or biting shallow, he'll switch to a heavier jig head without changing the bait, and fish for deeper fish. Yamamoto may go up to a one-ounce jig in water down to thirty feet deep. Just bounce it along the bottom and reel quickly enough to keep it from getting snagged (a 44W-series football head with a wire-pronged weedguard works great here!) to deter snags.