Supernatural Big Baits are famous for their unique wandering action. They are effective whether you are casting or trolling, but they really shine with their trolling ability. Hand made out of wood in the USA, Supernatural Big Baits have a custom designed metal lip with 3 different depth setting for increased durability and versatility.
Even though the MattLock will run over 6+mph, it is at slower speeds where it has been the most effective. This makes it ideal for early and late in the open water season when the water temp is the coldest and muskies can be a bit more sluggish. It is also an exceptional night fishing lure as this slower speed allows the fish more time to find the bait in the darkness. If you are not trolling after dark during the summer you are missing out on one of the best bites of the entire year. Multiple fish nights are the norm. Our favorite technique is to use planer boards and only put the baits 4‘ to 15‘ behind them. This keeps the baits very close to the surface. You can troll structure doing this but we have done the best over open water. One other trick with the MattLock is to cast it and crawl it slowly along the surface. This big bait wobbling on the surface is very natural and something the fish don’t see and we have raised some huge fish doing this when they would not respond to other presentations.
10", 8.8 oz.
* Large wood lures like Supernaturals are each unique due to varying density of wood. This can give each one unique fish catching abilities. Comes with lip pin & split ring and 3 Mustad 3551-7/0 treble hooks with #5 Wolverine Super Split Rings (not shown)
Supernatural Big Baits FAQs
Here are some of the general guidelines/answers to some of the most asked questions on Supernatural Big Baits.
Running Depth: Currently all Supernatural Big Baits are made of wood and each one is different so keep that in mind. The lips on the 10" HeadLock, 12" HeadLock and MattLock come with 3 depth settings. The shallowest setting is closest to the lip's edge/furthest way from the body. This setting is not only the shallowest diving, but is also the most erratic of the three and produces the best 'searching' action that the Supernatural Big Baits are known for. As you move positions back towards the body the depth of the dive increases with the deepest setting being the one furthest from the edge of the lip/closest to the body. Keep in mind: the deeper the setting--the less erratic the action. The deepest setting produces more of a tight wiggle without the erratic wobble of the shallow setting. With 100# superbraid at 3mph you can expect about a 3:1 ratio. Example: on the shallowest setting (the one furthest away from the body and produces the most erratic action) with 10' of line out it will get 3', 20' of line out 6', 30' of line out 9', etc. For the mid-depth setting (middle hole) add 4' to this. For the deepest setting (closest to the body/least erratic/tight action) add 8' to this. We know that with 45' of line out and the bait set on the deepest setting the bait runs 23' down. These are general guidelines and you will have to experiment and 'learn' your baits to get the most accurate depths.
Hate tuning crankbaits? Not a problem as there is no tuning required! The pin and split ring in the lip are free-floating and self-centering. All you have to do is take the split ring off, determine the depth range you want and put the split ring back on.
Bait Care: The majority of Supernatural Big Baits have been made out of wood and there are things you can do to make them 'go the distance'. First is to keep them out of direct sunlight and extreme heat. When not in use keep them in a cool, dark place. Leaving them on the decks of your boat or (especially) on the dash of your truck will lead to a quick 'knockout' by Mother Nature. We bake the wood to get as much water out as we can but extreme heat and sunlight can expand the little water left inside the wood and cause it to expand--and crack the wood and epoxy topcoat. Heat/Sun is the enemy of all epoxy coated wood lures!
Hook rash and scratches are normal. We are brawling with big, badass toothy critters after all! Any cracking or deep scratches should be filled in with epoxy or layers of clear fingernail polish to maintain the thick protective coat on your 'prized fighter'!
As far as the aluminum lip 'mushrooming' after repeated contact with the bottom, this is normal. We suggest leaving it alone unless it affects the bait's action--and it normally doesn't. Usually filing it off will change the bait's action as the lip shape will change as well as the weight distribution.
Hopefully this is helpful and you will get years of use (and many, many big fish) out of your Supernatural Big Baits!