On a recent Brazil trip my buddy would every so often wing one into the trees and the guide would make monkey noises. The next month we were going to Colombia so I made him a 6" wood banana lure complete with Chiquita sticker, sparkle dust and three coats of epoxy. He loves it.
The top one runs six inches or so under the surface, The bottom one with a bit more weight runs one to two feet under. I made these in anticipation of the next Amazon trip when the big choppers aren't doing the job.
Yep, they're psycho from the git go. This one would have been in the sticks with a lighter outfit. Later, two casts in the tongue of a sandbar got a 15 then a 16, they made some nice runs on a medium spinner.