I've had my best success using a smaller thinner rounder fluke style bait. I toss the 1/8oz and 3/16oz heads. My specific bait is an alluringbaits.com 3.75inch duperfluke. It's got a harder soft plastic similar to a Zoom but the body of the bait is rounder to give it a better side to side roll. The rig seems to work in strange conditions and places. What I mean by that is I'll throw a spinnerbait or a crank through an area and never catch a thing. Go through that same section with the scrounger and I might pick up 2-3 fish. I guess it's a power-finesse technique for picking up an extra fish or 2 here and there. My best advice is to just throw it and throw it and throw it. They'll latch on. I throw mine on spinning gear 8-10lb test mono or fluoro.