Shimano HD ORCA is the newest topwater addition to the Orca offshore lure series. This lure has a unique diving and swimming action when retrieved with low slow sweeps of the rod, make sure to allow the lure to return to the surface after each sweep. The HD-ORCA has Shimano’s propulsion weight transfer system for increased casting distance.
The shape of the Orca is not of a traditional style stick bait. Most stick bait designs are long and slim with flat sides. The Shimano HD ORCA has a more round shape. The round shape will actually give the lure some side to side movement.
You could fish the bait using a slow retrieve. The bait fishes much better with a walk the dog action. Long slow sweeps with fast hard jerks and short pauses. The bait could also be fished with fast hard jerks on a fast retrieve.
Long distance casting is not necessary. The bait can be fished slowly not requiring long casts. If you want to fish the lure using a fast retrieve with hard jerks – cast for the horizon! The longer the cast the more of the water column you can fish and work the lure.