Northland Tackle report

Bagley’s New Tight Wiggling Shallow Sunny BBagley’s New Tight Wiggling Shallow Sunny B

Freshwater bass fans are no strangers to Bagley Baits’ stacked line-up of “better balsa” crankbaits.

All feature the company’s unique heat compressing molding process (HMC) in which two full-length halves of the lure body are produced and sealed together. This process allows precise positioning of the weights for optimal center of gravity, superior flotation at rest, better overall balance, longer casts, and a nice, tight wiggle with just the right amount of roll to drive predator fish crazy.

Just added to the roll call is Bagley’s new Shallow Sunny B. Destined to quickly become another bass fan favorite, it’s ideal for probing shallow flats featuring riprap, hard-bottom or gentle slopes, as well as any water where hard structure or wood breaks crowd the surface. Patterned after Bagley’s original and super popular Sunny B, but with a distinctively short and stubby lip, it’s designed to dive 1- to 4-feet below the surface rather than the 6-to 8-foot depths explored by its deeper-diving sibling.

Bagley’s New Tight Wiggling Shallow Sunny BBagley’s New Tight Wiggling Shallow Sunny B

“This new entry is patterned after the original Sunny B, one of my favorite small crankbaits of all time,” says two-time Classic Bass Tour Champion and Bagley Bait pro-staffer Noah Schultz. “At 2” and 3/8 of an ounce, it’s the exact same size, weight, and flashes the same tall but thin profile as the original – but it’s more efficient in the shallows. While the Sunny B is great for getting down quickly along sharper, steeper breaks, the new Shallow Sunny B quickly gets down to a working depth of two or three feet, which makes it perfect for running shallow, sloping flats, mild channel edges or any place where hard structure breaks or approaches the surface.”

The new Shallow Sunny B is available in 10 colors including Blue Chartreuse Shad, Blue Olive Shad, Burnt Crawdad, Cooked Crawdad, Crusty Crawdad, Chartreuse Root Beer, Hot Claw Crawdad, Orange Belly Gill, Purple Gill, and Root Beer. Each lure is finished with a light coating of lacquer that’s strong enough to protect the body without adding much weight. All retail for $9.99 each.

Bagley Baits Shallow Sunny B Features

  • Finesse profile, tight action and silent performance perfect for all seasons.
  • Excels in cool water situations and on pressured waters.
  • Dives 1- to 4-feet with light tackle.
  • Heat compression molded (HCM) premium balsa.
  • Welded through-wire design for greater lure strength.
  • Precision weighting for superior action and maximum casting distance.
  • Uniquely shaped and precision-balanced.
  • 10 hand-painted custom colors.