Bass Pro Shops XPS McShad Hardbaits
A Must Have
I bought this shad for the first time years ago, I didn't have too much hope for it just figured I would give it a try...well long story short I will never hit the water without at least one of these in my box. I always go with the XXX Shad when fishing Pike in the spring/early summer. My fishing buddies would laugh at first when I would refuse to use anything else (something larger) when targeting large northerns all until they sat in the boat watching me pull in large northerns one after another. Give it a try, I can just about promise you you will catch fish if you put yourself in decent locations. I do wish they could put some better hooks on it but for the amount/size of fish it catches, i have no problem always having at least 3 with me at all times. it runs at about 5 feet consistently with a nice tight wobble and honestly works great for trolling...there I gave up my best kept secret
March 9, 2014
Awesome action, great price
I love this lure. It has a unique profile and fishes like a jerkbait with a great flash/wobble. It is a light lure, so you have to be careful while casting against the wind. I've also smacked one into a rock and shattered it, but I can't knock the durability for something that was my fault. Also, I think the hooks are pretty sharp. I've never had an issue like other reviewers.
I've caught white bass, hybrids, LM, SM, gar, and even a carp on these. I love the XXX and chrome colors the most.
April 19, 2012
Went fishing with a friend of mine, and he had a couple of these baits, in his tacklebox. I used the XXX SHAD color, on Lake Mohave, and caught a couple of good largemouth bass, between 2 - 4 lbs.
The bait has a tight wiggle, and runs true, straight out of the box. The color selection, is great. This bait is great, for the price.
I use the XPS Series lures, on a regular basis, and you can't go wrong, with any of them. This is a must have, for Crankbait fishing.
March 29, 2010
nice looking bait but it broke.
I really thought that the bait would work quite well with all of the shad in my lake. However, after about 10 casts and two bass, the lip broke off. It is useless now. I would ask for a new one to replace this one but the hassle is not worth it. You had better take a look at how they are built. It seems to be a design flaw.
August 30, 2010