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 KG45 best lipless ever
Yet another great Strike King product. I have fished a lot of different lipless cranks and this is by far my fav. Looks great, great price, handles amazing and perfect rattle. And even if you want a lipless without the rattle bc maybe the bite is a lil slow or the fish are being skittish... Strike King does make them in the stalker version without the rattles as well. I own every color version of this bait and have been very satisfied... rip it through grass, bang em off rocks, gravel, tress, brush, logs and whatever else... the bite will be solid every time... sharp hooks... slight pull on the hookset and reel big mama in... it has won KVD and Mark Davis a lot of tournaments for a reason. Enjoy
April 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jig4Bass Expect the unexpected
I have tried several lipless cranks, but this one has worked best. The 1/2 oz model in sexy shad casts very well; even in high winds I was able to make long casts without the bait sailing on me. Its irradic movement on the pause was the unexpected trigger that makes bass commit to a reaction bite. The red eye makes a good target for bass to zero in on.
April 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CanadaEH Best Lipless EVER
First day out, caught 56 smallies, second day 72, thats only counting the ones that made it into the boat. Sexy shad is the way to go. Also i would change out the hooks to gamakatzu or mustads in red color right aways, as well as the split rings.
March 13, 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…
Silent is a good option on heavily pressured fish, but that does not mean they won't take a rattle. Do some research on line and find out what kind of bait fish are in the lake. Match the bait with the lure. Crayfish are always on basses menu try crayfish colors. Try different techniques on the retrieve start off fast and work your way to slow, I get a lot of hits with this lure on the drop. Check out the action as it drops it still wiggles and stays upright even when on the bottom... Tight lines!!
when it comes to pressure Lakes, the puzzle changes daily. The best color is the one the fish prefer that day. It's believed that you should try and match the bait fish and make adjustments from that point. Same goes for technique and yes the silent red eye shad is a good choice. There was a time when a small tackle box and a few of your favorite lures would do the trick, that time has passed. Diversity is the name of the game today.