Strike King Rage Tail Shad Softbait Lures
I've been using these for about two years and have caught many fish on them. Bass hit these with reckless abandon, unlike anything I've seen, and I fish a lot of topwater. Some reviewers claim tough hook sets, I use a 6'6" medium rod with a fast action, and 50lbs test Power Pro, hook sets have never been an issue for me. The biggest problem with these is that they can tear easily at times, though I did land 8 or 9 bass on a single one. Make sure you use a #5 EWG hook. Tie it on, cast it out, and hold on!
March 26, 2013
Splashes like mad on the surface. The silver bling looks just like a shad skipping on the surface. Hook-ups are really tough. I use mono on topwaters because mono floats; the stretch in mono hurts hooksets when dealing with a dense piece of plastic. Might try a 6/0 hook completely exposed thru top. 7/0 probably too big. Read some articles that T-rigging thru the side solves hook setting problems. I'll give it a try.
September 18, 2012
Great lure to have
This is a great lure. I have caught so many fish on them.The one down fall is the tail tears real easy. I superglue them back closed and that gets me one or two more bass.They might be a little costly but they will catch the bass
September 10, 2012
Excellent topwater bait!
This is an excellent topwater bait. Practically weedless and easy to fish in heavy cover. I prefer it 10 to 1 over a frog. Best fished with a 5/0 hook. The only drawback I have found with it is that it is not very durable. Too soft!
May 28, 2012