Crawfish on Steroids

Cypress, CA – Bass fans who enjoy raking the bottom with crankbaits in that magic six- to eight-foot depth where both bigmouths and smallies are often found transitioning around the change of seasons have long appreciated the ability of Ever Green’s “WildHunch” WH-8 Series Crankbaits to get the job done. The big bad brother of the famous WH-5, these lures float at rest but dive fast to ensure your baits are both seen and heard as they scrape the bottom and deflect off boulders, rocks, logs and other structure with nary a snag.

Now, Daiwa is reintroducing a slightly updated 8 crawfish patterns to the line. Featuring natural dark brown hues on top that fade to a yellowish midsection and off-white belly, this pattern enjoyed success in its original introduction and has been brought back at request of both the angling public and Daiwa pro staffers. The reinserted pattern has base colors that are both natural-looking and sharp enough to be seen even in murky, stained or discolored waters while darker etchings enhance the lure’s lifelike appearance, while a splash of red on the lip and underside flashes that easy to recognize crawfish calling card bass simply can’t resist.

“We’re excited to bring back this unique color pattern,” says Satoshi Ito, Product Manager for Ever Green. “It’s been productive in the past and really is a great compliment to this bait’s existing color palette. With the WH-8’s long, sharp-angled lip, these get down deep, dig in hard, and deflect off rocks and other bottom structure to trigger jarring strikes. Everyone knows that bass love crayfish, so this pattern fits in perfectly with our existing selections, all of which feature either crawfish or shad pattern themes. For crankbait fans, this is another arrow in the quiver of their powerful Daiwa bass arsenal.”

The new colors, which will be available this September, Daiwa Ever Green WH-8 Series Crankbaits now come in eight different patterns. Other colors include Bleeding Green Craw, Cajun Craw, Natural Green Craw, Brown Chartreuse Craw, Molting Blue Craw, Fire Tiger Craw, and Natural Brown Craw. All colors are highly saturated to provide a combination of crawfish or shad shades and shape against the bottom as the lure ticks off structure, bursts through weeds and kicks up puffs of sand and mud. “There’s a lot going on when this lure is being retrieved,” adds Ito. “It’s no wonder the WH-8 Crankbait Series has caught the attention of serious bass anglers across the country.”

The WildHunch WH-8 is a powerhouse selection bass sharpies need to carry. It measures 2-1/3 inches long, weighs 9/16-ounces, dives six- to eight-feet deep and quickly explores waters that are hard to reach with active, natural-looking lures. Pick up a few and try them on your next crankbait excursion. It should take only a few casts to make you a fan. You can check out the entire line, at the ICAST Show in Orlando, Florida, July 19 – 22, by stopping at the Daiwa booth (#5630). MSRP: $18.99.


  • Available in eight color patterns to mimic both crayfish and shad
  • Floats at rest and quickly dives 6 to 8 feet deep
  • Long, sharp-angled lip discourages snagging
  • Tight-wiggling action triggers instant response
  • Super sharp size 5 (front) and size 4 (rear) hooks penetrate deep and hold fast

About Daiwa Corporation

Daiwa’s first spinning reel rolled off the assembly line in 1955. Since then, the company has grown into one of the largest and most influential tackle companies in the world today. To handle sales and distribution in the United States, Daiwa Corporation first opened its doors on September 26, 1966, operating from a small facility in Culver City, California. Today, based in Cypress, California, Daiwa Corporation sells tackle throughout the United States, Canada, Central and South America. From the very beginning, Daiwa’s emphasis has been upon innovation and quality. The result is a long list of product features, design and materials that have become standards for the fishing tackle industry. Daiwa’s long-standing record of innovation has left a visible mark on the majority of tackle manufactured today and continues to advance the sport of fishing. Learn more at