I have a crankbait that a friend on the internet sent me a few years ago that i am trying to identify. Its a balsa bait with a square lip and its got Crankin' Thunder on the belly. Is that the forerunner of the Thunder shad? or something from someone else? just curious its a very good bait, and though i've had it for about 4 years now I just started using it, and with very good success. I didn't use it because i wasnt happy about the color, and hadn't gotten around to painting it yet. After catching a lot of fish on it I think I'll leave it the same color.