Right now my deadliest deep water lure is the Yumbrella rig. It’s called a Yumbrella ™ Flash Mob™ Junior with willow blades. Flash Mob Junior is a 5-wire downsized Yumbrella rig with four spinning blades positioned midway down its outer arm. It weighs 1 oz.
This is a spinoff of the popular Umbrella rig that often weighs up to 3 oz. or more and requires a longer rod and heavier braided line.
I fish the Yumbrella rig often with 17 or 20 lb. fluorocarbon line very successfully. Other fishermen, like Frank Lusk, like to use the 65-pound braid line. The one I buy has five small white grubs with lead headed hooks that can be attached to this rig. I like to take off the lure positioned on the bottom wire and attach a Crème white 3” swim bait. This lure will stand out from the four other grub baits which attracts most of the fish. Bass almost always go for the one lure that is different. The Crème lure has a much better hook and this increases your catch ratio.
Yum advertises this bait as the most effective after the bait fish spawn. While that may be true, it is also very deadly in the dead of winter. The Yumbrella Jr. rig can be slow trolled deep (approximately 35 feet) on Lake Jacksonville using only your trolling motor. I simply put the rig on the water’s surface, next to my boat, hit the free spool and watch it drop to the bottom on my depth finder. Once it reaches the desired depth I begin trolling with my trolling motor. This will cause the bait to rise up. You can control the depth of your bait by letting out more line and by adjusting the speed of your trolling motor. Turning your trolling motor on and off will also help you control your depth.