Bass Pro Shops XPS Lazer Eye The Egg
These baits are a true gem. Their attention to detail is above average and the action they produce is simply amazing. After a few casts with buzzbaits, to get the fishes attention, I like to throw out my lucky chart/blue XPS shallow diver. My trick is this. I roast the surface with my buzzbaits but I switch gears when I throw my hard baits. Depending on weather conditions and such I generally start out with a sloooow retrieve.This method helps the fish locate the bait using sight, sound, touch (Vibration). Now, If the fish are still uninterested in my speed and color presentation I will move to a white or shad color.Again I start with a slow retrieve while gradually increasing the retrieval speed every other 5 casts. That seems to be the ticket here in North Texas, well, what works for me and my backseater that is.
January 26, 2008
The Egg has received a lot of accolades and for good reason so I really don't have anything to add except maybe a fish story and a couple of pics.
A couple of weeks ago, on a whim,,, rigged up one of my rods with a new in-package egg I'd found when rummaging through a boat bag.
Didn't remember buying it let alone when and my expectations were pretty low.
Hitting the shallows on a small MN lake, I started to pick up a lot of 8-12" bass with an occasional 13-15 incher thrown in and some small pike,,,anyway,, enough action not to change anything
A couple of hours later, fishing a few remaining docks that hadn't yet been pulled for the season,,, got a 17 incher, lost another on the jump that was just as big or bigger, and then the best on a crank so far this year at 19 1/2". :)
A little further down the shoreline, continuing to cast the egg, but now over 8' of water, a decent size 29" pike slammed into it with an explosive wake and splash.
What continues to make this a fish story is that I still didn't really know what I was using,,,just knew I wanted more of them.
When placing the order, I was a little confuse with size discrepancy and that no purple tiger was offered. Why revamp I thought.
But I ordered anyway and ended up with a hand full of ___?
It probably doesn't matter,,,any lure that performs well in the water it was designed for would have caught bass that afternoon..
I'm still going to order some eggs though.
October 9, 2014
The egg didn't crack
I needed something that didn't swim too deep and the egg did the trick! I purchased the red Fire Crawdad and it pulled in a couple big black bass. The quality seems fine, even on the hooks... and the price is right! I'm going to order a few different colors and see what I can reel in.
November 9, 2011
EGGsolent EGG !
I love to fish shallow for Smallmouth, especially in the spring and fall. If it's a shallow running lure, I have probably tried it. This year I grabbed a few of these XPS Eggs on a trip to my nearest Bass Pro Shops. I couldn't be happier with them. They cast well, and the action on the retrieve is great. So far, the bronzebacks have loved them, and so have a few bucketmouths and Northern Pike. This morning I took two friends out for some early morning bass fishing and out of thirteen fish caught, eight were caught on an XPS Egg. Definitely a lure worth a place in your tackle box. The XPS Egg is EGGsolent !
September 16, 2013