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The tournament-proven Strike King® 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.
Unique shad-style body
Pro-selected paint schemes
''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
Strike King® Red Eye Shad Crankbaits - 1/2 oz.
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
i bought 1 of these to try it out striper fishing in the bay it is amzing didnt catch any trollin but caught 10 with this the biggest was 22in and smallest 14in also caught white pearch and a 16in chain pecaral
September 18, 2012
This product is a bass attract machine. I have been using this product over a month now and I been catching more bass than ever before....highly recommend..!
September 7, 2012
My new preference
I use to stand by bill Lewis and wouldn't use anything else, but recently all the new bill Lewis rattle traps seem to chip away the paint in no time, I love strike king so I decided to try their red eyed shad. Best choice by far. They look/swim great, paint is stuff and doesn't chip or break away. Love this bait.
September 3, 2012
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.
You have to "Match The Hatch" if there's shad, use a shad color, like Sexy Shad, or Bone. If water is stained, use the Chartreuse Sexy Shad. Those have worked for me. As far as techniques, you have to vary your retrieve. Don't just chuck and wind. Reel, Reel, pause has worked for me. The bass nornally hit it on the pause.
I bank fish on Fort Stewart using the 1/2 oz and i have had great results. I have never fished the 1/4 oz just simply because the 1/2 oz catches fish all day for me. I either use a fast or real slow retrieve. I have tried the yo-yo technique but havent came up with anything.
I like to stick with the 1/2oz size. You can upsize your line to get it to stay shallow or use a higher ratio reel. I like the size of the 1/2 better and it is more versatile to me than the 1/4oz. Upsize line for shallower water and downsize for deeper applications. I fish 1/2oz on 15-17 fluoro typically and I'll go to 30LB braid when grass/cover is around. Hope this helps.
KVD up sizes his trebles on a rattle trap to a #2 Mustad short shank treble hook. I have tried it and not had any more hook ups than using the stock hooks. I find that the over size hooks tangle together and get hung up easier. They are also a pain in the neck to change out and you will cut your finger tips doing it. I do recommend that you use a cranking rod with heavy fluorocarbon though. It keeps you from yanking the bait out of the mouth and you feel the strikes much better. I think the hooks are just something else to sell you. You can try for yourself if you want.
so far i think the red eye shad crankbaits are better but I have not fished the clackin rap but a handfull of times, the red eye shad seems to have a little more vibration, but I still catch fish on the clacking rap just have not caught as big of ones yet, yes 10 lb fluorocarbon would work but i fish a 1/2 oz. with 14 lb.
Get the Red Eye Shad, it is probably the best lip-less crankbait on the market next to the jackell Bros. Tn 60 and Tn 70 range. The Red Eye Shad has a great action when falling, and it sinks slower then the Clackin' Rap allowing it to stay in front of the fish for longer. Seriously these Red Eye Shads are must have baits for the tackle box.
both of these lure's are great. however, i like the the action of the red eye shad on the fall because it impart's a wiggle. i know of no other lipless crank bait that does that. i catch many bass when it's falling, especially when fishing deeper water (15-25 ft.). i've fished them all and this is my pick over all the rest. the newer 3/4 oz. is a killer on larger black bass and striper's.for me, 15# fluorcarbon work's well as does 12# cxx p-line. i use baitcast rig's only for these lure's. good luck and merry xmas--