Similar to the Deep Runner (the two are somewhat interchangeable), the 1-ounce Trolling Bait Buster was designed for catching tarpon, grouper, cobia, dolphin, bonito and other offshore fish. The heavier weight makes it dive faster, and allows the lure to track and swim well at higher speeds and greater depths. It is an outstanding lure to throw in front of rolling tarpon along the beach and offshore. Simply allow it to sink, and retrieve it slowly and steadily if the tarpon doesn’t strike on the drop. Again, make certain the hook is sharp.
As the name implies, the Trolling Bait Buster is excellent for trolling both inshore and offshore. It also makes a superb pitch bait for dolphin or cobia which appear around the boat or under floating debris. Inshore, it excels for casting in deep, fast current—such as around bridge structure and passes—for tarpon, striped bass and snook. Even giant tripletail have been known to inhale it.