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The tournament-proven Red Eye Shad is one deadly lipless crankbait. Designed by Strike King's Pro-Staff, the Red Eye Shad produces an incredible action and features a unique shad-style body, pro-chosen paint schemes, red 3D eyes and free floating rattles to give you the best action and to entice tournament-winning fish from a far. The action when the Red Eye Shad falls is unbeatable and it's rigged with premium VMC® Vanadium Cone Cut hooks.
''I can use the 1/2 oz. Red Eye anywhere from dirt (the bank) to about 7' deep. The tournament proven Redeye Shad is one deadly lipless crankbait.'' Kevin VanDam - 4 time Bassmaster's Classic Champion and 7 time Toyota Tundra Angler of the Year
Rated 5 out of 5 by redeyeshadfan Only limit of the day
First tournament of the year and I crushed em with this bait. I had a limit before noon from ripping this bait through the grass patches. First place, first tournament of the year. This bait is the real deal when fished properly.
April 28, 2008
Rated 5 out of 5 by kyowa Red Eye Shad
Got seven of them have not used then yet ,but anything By Strike King will catch fish .
August 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by IkeBeatU Perfect
This thing is is awesome... Blue Gill a little less transparent in real life as it is in picture until you get it into the light... that said I lost it, but loved it so much I bought another, thanks Bass Pro and thangs Strike King
May 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by bigoandj never leave for the lake without 4 or 5
caught tons of fish with this bait , covers water fast and draws reaction strikes
May 10, 2014
I don't know about this particular lake, but the most productive color for bass anywhere I have fished has been the Gizzard Shad and the Bleeding Gizzard Shad. My next favorite colors have been Chrome Sexy Shad and Chrome with Blue Back.
When it comes to lipless crankbaits you can't go wrong with any of the chrome colored ones. If you're fishing shallow cover and grass try a red/craw pattern one and rip it out of the weeds. Regardless of where you are in any part of the country or any body of water these basic colors will produce.
Yes you can, but it won't dive as deep because of the floating properties of braided line. I prefer using this lure with 15 to 17 lb test mono or copolymer lines with a 7' med action rod. In very clear water I'll go to even lighter test line.
I have fished this Lure with monofilament and braid line (Sufix 832) and works Awesome with both. The braid definitely gives you more feedback and faster reaction when working the lure. Also instead of just reeling the lure in - cast and on retrieval about every three to four cranks pop the rod tip twice and Hang On.!. G…
Absolutely. I prefer monofilament for my crankbaits because of casting distance and how the line stretches when battling a fish. Sometimes braid can tear the hooks from a fish's mouth but if you set the drag properly there is no reason why you couldn't use braided line.
Some people think the visibility of the braided line will spook wary fish but a bait, such as this, retrieved at high speeds should be fine.
They will run about 2 to 3 feet down on a steady retrieve. They also work great on the fall, they stay straight up and wiggle all the way to the bottom. My favorite way to fish them is to yo yo them in, by that I let them fall on a slack line reel it up to top and repeat. Bass will hit it on the fall watch the line. Good luck.
There are many answers to this question - most are that it can go as deep as you need it to go depending on the line and your speed of retreive. I do not have information on the lures that are best for the KY lake and TN river.
I have fished this Lure in a lake that once was forty plus acres now down to about an acre. I have had Awesome success with the Red Eye Sexy Shad – Chrome Sexy and Red Sexy all with Rattle… Also instead of just reeling the lure in - cast and on retrieval about every three to four cranks pop the rod tip twice and Hang On.!. G…