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Other than the big, meaty body, we don't know how these unique Softbaits got their names. After all, the Strike King® KVD Perfect Plastics Rodent and Baby Rodent's waving legs and dual tail flaps suggest a different kind of critter altogether. But there's no doubting that the Rodents will do a number on big bass. Strike King's level of detail is unmatched, and the profile and action will attract plenty of attention even in heavy cover. Jig it or rig it, and hold on tight! Strike King's Rodents are enhanced with real coffee bean granules and coffee bean oil to give the tubes an earthy tinge and a naturally strong scent/taste big bass are eager to slurp up. Not only does the coffee scent/flavor entice and encourage fish to hold the bite longer, it also works to mask human scents. They are salt-impregnated too!
Big, meaty profile attracts plenty of attention
Waving legs and dual tail flaps do a number on big bass
Enhanced with coffee bean granules and coffee bean oil for unmatched scent and taste
Great action & colors
I was fishing a brush pile and had a baby rodent on a six foot spinning rod. I pitched it next to a branch sticking out of the water and before it hit the bottom I felt a light tap and noticed my line was moveing to the left, I reeled down and just popped the hook, easy as could be. The baby rodent did its job and held up quite a long time in the brush pile before it had to be replaced.
Good action, Good colors and Held up very well.
I would be willing to mention this lure to my friends
and anyone who asked me about the baby rodent.
It also happens to be a bait that you can pitch or skip under docks.
May 25, 2011
I love this bait ! If you haven"t used it yet you should.If you are worried about durability at least try one pack because they"re not as bad as some are saying.When they tear turn the hook around and get more use from it. You may just wish you bought more than one pack.
May 15, 2011
GREAT FLIPPIN BAIT
I used these out in KY lake a couple weeks ago. Due to all of the flooding i was flippin in peoples back yards and slayin' bass. Not too durable though, 3 fish max per bait.
May 13, 2011
love this softbait
this is all so a good bait for flipping this bat won me a tourment at my bass club
May 4, 2011
I do use the baby rodent in green or pumpkin colors flipping in the rivers i fish here at home in michigan, Bait works real well when the smallies are holding in the weeds out of the current and are unwilling to chase other baits, Actually wood or weeds out of the current or any structure on the shore this will work well. Good reaction bait whenyou drop it ontheir heads. When smallies are active i have much better success fishing the bottom more actively with a tube bait or a football head jig with a craw trailer
1 year, 7 months ago
- dearborn heights, mi
It can be, I've used it on football heads when the fish would not touch a tube.
use a worm hook and fix it texas rig, hide the eye and line in the lure. If you are doing sight/spawning bed fishing - I recommend to not use any weight - just drop the lure in the bed and raise and lower the lure, walking it accross the bed - it will prodrude strike after strike. I have had great success with this bait - watermelon with red flake.
I prefer to rig this on a texas rig setup with a 4.0 wide gap hook. This allows you to throw in wood with out hang ups. Bait is really durable. It is also meaty so make sure your hook is in the center of the bait, or you'll really have a tough time getting the hook through the bait on hook set.
it depends what kind of fishing you are doing. you want a heavier, pegged weight (3/8oz-3/4oz) for fishing heavy cover so it falls straight through the cover. if fishing shallow water you may not need a weight and you will get a slower rate of fall. Use a 4/0 to 5/0 size hook. hope this helps
I have tried both methods. For me the best is to rig it on a finesse type hooks the kind with the weight at the head of the hook. I run the hook so it exits from the side. This way it lies flat no matter how it lands. and the claws always face up.
No weight and use a 3/0 or 4/0 worm hook; hide the hook eye and remaining line. Sight fish by bouncing lure in the spawing bed, stop - repeat after a few seconds. The fish will be irritated and curious. It will come right up to the lure while it is still - then move it a little and HOLD ON. Great succes with watermelon with red flake.
i like to rig the regular rodent with a 4/0 hook and the baby with a 2/0. This has worked well with me and i have not lost any amount of fish like this. I always peg both sizes 95% of the time because i consider this a superior flipping or pitching bait. 1/2 oz is as heavy as i go unless you are really fishing extremely heavy weeds. Regular weeds or wood or docks i almost always use a 3/8oz. as this allows for a slower fall. I suppose you could texas rig this unweighted and drag it over the slop but i think other soft plastics would work better for this
1 year, 7 months ago
- dearborn heights, mi
I like it with weight. I typically throw a zoom trick worm if I am weightless. It really performs. Back to this bait. Depending on the depth I am fishing at and the speed of the boat or how fast your walking the bank depends on the weight. I like to fish this bait slow, so I throw it with light weight like 1/8th oz or 1/4oz when going slow and shallow. This also helps with spooking weary fish. Must be bullet style weight. This way you can throw it on wood. I use a 4.0 wide gap hook. Make sure you texas rig the bait and keep the hook in the center of the bait otherwise the hookset will be tough unless your fishing with a telephone pole haha. If are more of a power fisherman then you will want heavier weight to get your bait where you want it right away. Typically a 3/8oz or 1/2oz will get you where you want in that scenario. If your punching through thick vegitation then at minimal you need a 3/4oz weight preferrably a 1 oz weight. Make sure you have the right rod in your hand with this type of fishing. A lighter rod will break on a 2lb fish with 4lbs of grass on it. Trust me on that one. Good luck. Hope this helps.
You can rig it w/ a weight or w/out. Just depends on where the fish are. If you need to get it to the bottom where the brush is, you're going to need a weight. My favorite way to fish these types of baits is as a jig trailer. If you're going to rig it weedless, use an EWG hook, size 2/0.
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