By David A. Brown
December 11, 2014
When Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits debuted its new Heart Tail Swimbait at ICAST, the fishing world saw a new soft plastic with an interesting design on the back end. Bassmaster Elite pro Kevin Hawk saw the same thing, but he also saw another level of potential.
Making his home in Guntersville, Ala., Hawk is a big fan of swim jigs and vibe jigs. Yamamoto’s new creation, he said, is a great fit for both. For him, a bait’s action is the deciding factor and the new Heart-Tail brings a lot to the table.
“In addition to a good kick, it has a good side-to-side wobble, which in my opinion, is a crucial element for a soft plastic,” Hawk said. “It really seems to appeal to bass. I think it looks more realistic in the water.