Though it’s actually a jerkbait, the Bomber Long A (shown above) will swagger across the surface in a tight wobbling pattern when fished properly. It’s probably the most popular stick bait-style wake bait of all time. - The 15A model of the Long A is most popular. It’s a 4 1/2inch stick bait with a short diving lip and three treble hooks. - Most pros prefer early vintage models, which are identifiable by a screw-in rear hook hanger, though more recently manufactured Long As will also work. - Natural baitfish color patterns work well, as do bone, white or similar finishes. Usually, your favorite walking topwater pattern also applies to a wake bait. - Kreiger says you should remove the split ring from the nose and connect with a loop knot for the best action.