The Mud Bug was designed in early 2013 by RAZOR BAITS founder/owner Jim Lanza and quickly became a bass producing bait. It is credited with catching the Big Bass at the 2013 James River Bassmaster Open and was the primary bait used for the First Place finish in the 2013 NY BASS Federation on Lake Champlain, NY.
The Mud Bug overall measures is 4 1/4" long, 1" wide and 7/16" thick to handle up to a 5/0 wide gap hook. The 2 claws/tails are each 1 1/2" long, 3/4" wide and 1/8" thick and the slightest movement of the baits causes them to have an erratic action that drives bass crazy.
The primary design was for flipping/pitching but there as several ways to fish this bait. It can be Texas rigged weighted or unweighted and retrieved in a steady sub surface motion, twitching/jerking motion, stop and go motion, by dead sticking or ran across the surface unweighted. It can also be used as a jig trailer.
Its tapered design makes it less likely to be fouled by weeds or grass and can easily be fished in some of the thickest stuff you can find. The slightest movement of the bait causes it to have a fluttering motion of the claws/tails and a flapping motion of the side flappers.