Berkley Havoc Beat Shad
Let me start by saying I am a big Havok Bait fan. I picked up the Beat Shad before going to a tourney and during the tourney I tied one on just to try it and let me tell you-- it worked. Bait action is great and lure works good in cover when rigged Texas style. My partner was throwing a bait close to the Beat Shad but I was catching 3 fish to his one. I know that maybe presentation might having something to do with it but when I tossed him one he went to sticking fish the same I was. We finished 8th out of 66 teams using this bait and got a really good paycheck. The major problem is the bait is soft, really soft. Smallie Bass would rip it in half. I could only average about 2 fish on one bait. I can tell you also that you cannot repair them either. I tried to glue them, melt them and pin them back together and they just won't fix!! Will I buy more? I already have!! I am in high hopes that Berkley will continue to make them but come up with a material in bait so they are more durable.
June 6, 2013
Same size and almost identical tail action as a more expensive Keitech Minnow. 1/8 weighted screw on hook and this lure have never once let me down. Cast and let it sink then retrieve slowly. Always a producer!
September 2, 2014
Took this bait on a fishing trip to the Connecticut River Vermont. Worked well for both Small an Large Mouth Bass.
July 1, 2014
Work great as a trailer, caught a beast!
I used these as trailers for a bladed jig (chatterbaits) and they are awesome! I caught my PB using them, 6.22 lbs.
April 24, 2014