The Gila Monster is an 8.75" soft plastic lizard. The Gila Monster was designed for a myriad of fishing techniques such as flipping, pitching, Texas Rigging, and Carolina Rigging. The Gila Monster tends to float straight up when Texas Rigged and is a deadly presentation on bedding bass. We have found that strikes are vicious on this lure and can only assume that bass are trying to kill this lizard. We recommend at the minimum a 5/0 Wide gapped hook and have used up to 7/0 hooks with success.