The Basscada is a really well-designed replica of a cicada in both body structure and action. In a range of colours to suit the environment or angler preference, they fish well in a large majority of freshwater conditions and also some saltwater estuaries where cicadas swarm the trees. Being handcrafted and designed out of timber makes them more natural than a lot of your metallic and artificial lures and also gives it that natural buoyant floatation on the surface. The benefit of these handcrafted lures is that your ensured that they are well trialled and tested before put on the market with very high catch rate when fished in the right environment.
My preference with the Basscada is to work hard on the banks where the weed bridges out 8-15m from the shore, slow rolling over the beds to seek out the bass that are waiting to ambush their prey. Very low lighting and visibility is where I find these lures are at their prime. With bass feeding hard a night in the shallower and surface water column these are definitely a lure you want to be throwing at night. Early mornings they will also work great before the sunrises as a bite usually occurs around that time period. Basscadas will also work for bream and estuary perch in the salt/brackish water where the tree lines touch the water. So, don’t restrict yourself to freshwater with them.
Depending on your fishery, whether your little creek/river fishing or dam fishing on what setup to run them with. In the creek systems where everything’s close quarters , rods around 5’6 to 6’ with 4-8lb main line will suit your creek fishing with the smaller calibre fish whereas if your in the dams where your stockier fish are living and not working as hard I’d recommend throwing with a minimum 7’ rod with 6-12lb mainline depending on how harsh your environment of fishery is , running 10lb leader is enough to handle majority of the target species with these lures.