One thing I found out rather quickly is that, as a collector and researcher of bass fishing history, I end up spending more and more time scanning the pages of Ebay looking for memorabilia to collect and write about. One item that recently caught my eye was an auction for an old Arbogast Jitterbug.
The Jitterbug is one of those baits that most everyone had growing up, and has become a staple for night bassin’ anglers for years. Most every popular article you read mentioning topwaters for bass at night will include a black Jitterbug. Serious big bass hunters like L.J. Brasher, documented in the pages of early 80s Bassmaster magazines, made the Musky-sized black Jitterbug the staple night bait of trophy hunters. [Read more…]