Strike King Rage Tail Shad Softbait Lures
Love these frogs
These baits are my go to Soft Plastic buzz bait for open/sparsely covered water. I rig them on a 4/0 MOANER Stroker hook in the 1/8 oz weight. My favorite colors are Black Neon, smokey shad, and green pumpkin. The only issue i have with these baits is that they do not come through heavy slop as well as i would like. They loose the ability to make noise in that heavy goop. It's ok though, i have rage toad as back up.
To those who say these baits are too fragile, i say Buy some Mend-It, and avoid the senko!!
July 18, 2010
Excellent top water bait
I think Strike King really hit the nail on the head with this bait. I don't know what these people are talking about when they say they can't get the bait to run correctly. Everyone I have rigged has performed perfectly everytime. The only thing I can think is line twist. If you had line twist to begin with I can see how that may make your bait flip over or wobble. However, I have had no problems and think this bait performs excellent. The tail action is unbelievable. It will definately give bass a new top water look in my neck of the woods. Can't wait for it to warm up a little bit so I can use them everyday.
April 16, 2008
One Of The Very Best Topwaters You Can Throw
The rage shad is awesome. Though I still love buzzbaits, I have to say this little shad outproduced the buzzer 2 to 1 last year, while being MUCH more weedless than a regular buzzbait. It's heavy, so you can throw it on casting gear quite well. Throw it on at least 12 pound test with a fast ratio baitcast, and you can crawl this thing slowwwww, while still making a great noise. My biggest bass of the year, almost 6 pounds, came on this lure. The strike to hookup ratio is pretty good, and each lure lasts at least 3 - 4 bass before needing replaced. With some mend it and parasite clips, you won't need to use more than a pack or two per year, regardless of how many bass you catch.
May 21, 2011
Favorite new topwater bait
My Son and I have caught many large mouths on this bait, savage strikes during post spawn time. Love fishing with this bait and the fish love it also. Strike King made another WINNER! Pearl White and the Silver Flake are the ones we tried so far, have other colors but not used them yet, expect they will work also. Just a little pricey though 5 for $5 but seem to last fairly well. Small fish have a little trouble getting the whole body in their mouth which they end up tearing the tail then ya gotta change it out - darn little fish. Caught a lot of 2 to 3 lbs. fish though. No Monsters yet.
June 27, 2011