Strike King® Rage Tail™ Shad Softbait Lures
Made from high-grade plastics for superior action and excellent durability, the Rage Tail line of soft plastics features designs engineered to provoke violent strikes from the biggest lunkers in the lake! Features a fat body and a bulbous, wobbling tail. Rig weightless on a 4/0 or 6/0 wide gap hook, with the tail up.
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 69 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by RSF2 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. t June 27, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by IceInTheVeins 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
Rated 4 out of 5 by 1FishingVa2 good purchase When I purchased the Strike King Rage Tail Shad it was still cold. When the fish moved to shallow water and stated hitting topwater lures the Rage Tail Shad worked wonders. The tail action on this lure causes the fish to go crazy. May 3, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by buckhunter15 great action this soft plastic if very lifelike and can be fished in a few different ways so it is pretty versatile. I like to fish it either on top of the water the way that most people use it and i also use it is i let it sink like a foot then begin reeling and let the tail smack on top of the water fro a bit then let it sink...so it sounds like a shad trying to run from something. Rage tail made a great lure so its a must buy. April 28, 2011
3 Questions | 28 Answers
Get help about this item from fellow customers.
Ask your questions. Share your answers.
A:You must wait until you know the fish has the lure before setting, (more difficult than it sounds), then it's not too bad.
A:I drop my rod tip and let them turn with it then I cross their EYES
A:Am rigging the lure using a #4 Bass Pro XPS super lock hook. Being soft plastic lure with the extra wide hook the bass just about hook themself when they strike.
A:No not at all. The hook is out of the body when the fish grabs it.
Top 25 Contributor
A:No, if you count 1 - 1,000 slowly in your head and then set it - works every time.
Top 250 Contributor
A:Not at all. When the fish blows up on this bait, and they will, just pause your retrieve for a moment and then lean in to a nice solid hook set. If you are using a sharp hook, of the right size (Moaner 4/0 Keel weighted Stroker hook), a rod with the correct action (medium heavy) and some braided line then you will be fine and dandy.
A:no its not, but you have to be patient. you might get alot of short hits
A:a little bit. just remember it's a top water so you need to reel down.
Top 10 Contributor
A:the hook set isnt that hard if you have a nice 5/0 hook, just wait a little after the fish takes it to set the hook.
A:About 3inches maybe a hair longer but not much. Kind of thick though about 1/2 inch so use a 4/0 or 5/0 EWG hook
A:THE RAGE TAIL SHAD IS ABOUT 3" LONG
A:i'm pretty sure it's either 3-4 inches
A:Am rigging it using a small snap swivel. The swivel keeps the line from twisting on the retreive. It seems the spin on the retreive is what makes the splash which makes the bass attack the lure
A:you can Put on a 4 or 5ought hook and they should work fine, good luck
Top 250 Contributor
A:rig them on a keel weighted hooks such as the MOANER Stroker hook with the 1/8 oz keel weight. I use the 4/0 size. This will prevent the bait from rolling as you reel them in. Using a bait casting reel as opposed to a spinning reel is helpful as well.
A:BE SURE TO USE A 5/0 OR 6/0 HOOK AND BE SURE TO HOOK THEM RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE WHERE THE LINE IS WITH TAIL PROTRUDINGG UP. I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO BE A SWMINAR WHERE A FACTORY REP SHOWED HOW TO HOOK THEM UP. ON THE RAGE WEB SITE IT SHOWS HOW TO HOOK THEM.
A:just rig it like it shows in the product info on the bass pro website. it does roll a bit. you need to keep reeling it in. the action is in the tail.
Top 10 Contributor
A:use a sharp wide gap hook with a a little bit of weight hooked weedless
A:Idiot me! I rigged one upright with tail up on a 3/8 oz. spinner bait and caught a 38" muskie. What might I have caught if I had rigged it correctly.
A:The proper way to rig a Strike King Rage Shad is tail up with a wide gap worm hook. I use size 4/0. Rig it Texas style and weightless with one flat wide side down and the other up. Think of it as reeling a pancake across the surface. They are made to be a surface lure and will not twist if rigged right. Once you see and hear the action you may never use a buzzbait again!
Top 1000 Contributor
A:I was unable to stop the bait from rolling while fishing it at a speed to make the tail work weightless. I texas rigged it with a weighted swimbait hook and that helps quite a bit.
1 of 1
1 of 1