Berkley has announced eight additional shapes and sizes to its PowerBait MaxScent product lineup.
The latest innovation in Berkley soft plastic baits, PowerBait MaxScent, showcases a revolutionary new material that releases a super-charged scent field attracting fish in a never-before-seen way that anglers catch 45% more fish. New shapes include the Power Chunk, Critter Hawg,Flat Worm, Flatnose Jerk Shad and Lizard with additional sizes added to The General and Hit Worm shapes.
Suggested price is $6.99.
Strike King Report
Strike King’s No. 1 selling shallow crankbait has been the KVD 1.5 square bill.
Its popularity was solidified when KVD proved its effectiveness to the world with his 2011 Bassmaster Classic win on the Louisiana Delta. Since then, it has become a tool responsible for countless wins and high finishes from club tournaments to the biggest stages in the sport every single week. The bait has evolved into 4 other sizes that now includes a KVD 1.5 Deep that gets deeper than most shallow square bill crankbaits.
“There is nothing that triggers bites like the hunting action of a 1.5,” says VanDam. “It has the perfect profile and unique action that gets bites everywhere but it has been limited to the shallower ranges of bass habitat. We’ve worked hard on getting the 1.5 Deep to maintain the perfect action and yet dive to 10 feet.”
The new KVD 1.5 Deep is available in 25 of Kevin’s favorite fish-catching colors and will carry a suggested retail of $7.49.
Strike King Report
Bladed jig fishing has been the rage for early spring fishing and several companies have produced their versions the past couple years.
They all catch fish, but Mark Zona says Strike King’s new Thunder Cricket is as good as they get because Strike King’s stellar pro staff provided input for every detail, from the snap, paint job, hook and performance.
“The Thunder Cricket has the perfect action and vibration to get bass to bite,” says Zona who has had good success fishing the bait around the country this spring. “It also has all premium components to make sure that every bite makes it into your boat. The blade shape, skirt count, hook size and style, and the colors were all meticulously tested and unanimously agreed upon as the best possible option to make this bait superior.”
The all-new Thunder Cricket comes in four sizes - 3/8, ½, 5/8 and ¾ ounce. It will be offered in 10 colors and will be available in tackle shops this spring.