Strike King KVD Perfect Plastics Caffeine Shads
I used this bait, for the first time, last Friday (05/21/2010). On my second cast I caught (See Picture) an 8 lb. 1 oz. Bass (Post Spawn) that hit it like a freight train. It has great action alone, or with a smaller weight. We had twelve keepers that day; I had several on this bait.
May 26, 2010
This is a very nice product. It casts well due to its weight which makes it easier to use with baitcasting equip, has great action in the water. I have had success with them however they are not very durable. In my experience 1-2 fish each bait. When texas rigged the first fish rips the nose of the bait often. All in all its a nice product but you go through them pretty fast.
May 18, 2010
They can't leave em alone
Tried them for the first time yesterday with my 4 year old son. They just can't see this thing hit the bottom. It seems to be against their nature. It has such incredible action it's insane. The head will tear up after a couple of fish though. Just keep some glue in your bag like I do and you'll be just fine. "Baby Bass" color!
April 6, 2010
When I purchased the Strike King Caffeine Shad It wasn't long before I was at the pond across the road testing it out. I texas Rigged the Caffeine Shad using a 5/0 MiHatchii Offset Wide Gap hook. The rod and reel combo I used was an Abu Garcia Vendetta 7'3" heavy action rod for the strong hook pennitration and long casts that I needed and I pared that with a Browning Maxus with a 6.3:1 gear ratio equipped with 12lb test Berkley Vanish. While I was still getting used to the Caffeine Shad I got hit hard by quite a few good quality bass. I ended up catching only two bass that evening but only because I was pressed for time. The next evening, at a different pond, I ended up with just one bass because of the difficult pre-spawn conditions and the fact that I was ignorantly fishing too shallow instead of deeper. Sadly, I didn't figure that out until it was getting dark. Anyway, the way I fished the Caffeine Shad was by casting out, jerking 2 to 3 times, and then pausing for a moment. if that didn't work I would slow down by just jerking once pausing and repeating. Note, the very second you feel a strike, set the hook immediately or you will more than likely miss your fish. That was the reason that I was having so much trouble hooking bass in the beginning. The action in the salt filled Caffeine Shad is amazing giving it a real slow and seductive fall when it is paused. I really expect a lot of great things out of the Strike King Caffeine Shad and strongly believe that it is going to produce massive amounts of quality bass for millions of fishermen and pro anglers all over the country.
March 16, 2010