These 5 soft plastic baits break the mold.
Soft plastic baits have been around for more than half a century, but in the last few years a whole new breed has evolved. The increased availability of technology that allows individuals to pour their own ideas into molds has created a bait market the likes of which anglers have never seen before. Now, the angler’s imagination is the only limit in creating custom soft plastic bait designs. Whether you use the term custom, hand-poured or one-of-a-kind, the result is a new breed of baits that flat out catch fish. These five soft plastic baits ain’t your daddy’s soft plastics, and that’s a good thing!
Click through the slideshow to view 5 of the top soft plastic baits on the market.
Damiki Mega Miki
Most everyone who’s been around fishing knows that large worms can catch large bass. The Mega Miki from Damiki is an 11’ worm has quickly built a reputation for hauling in big fish. What sets this worm apart is the fact that it plays two roles simultaneously. While it is a big bait, it also has a finesse approach, thanks to the thin tail that has a cupped end to add subtle action when the bait is left motionless.
Power Team Lures Swinging Hammer
Now that soft bodied swimbaits are produced by every major brand on the shelf, it’s very hard to find one that stands out. While subtle fluke style swimbaits are very popular, there’s something enticingly different about the Swinging Hammer from Power Team Lures. This bait has a thump, retrieved at any speed that fish of all types can’t seem to resist. Having seen bass (largemouth, spotted, striped and white), crappie, bluegill, gar and even catfish caught on this bait from the same body of water in one day, you can’t help but put this bait in a class all by itself.
Evolve RX Vibra Grub
This is one of the most realistic swimming soft baits that’s ever hit the water. This grub – if you can call it that – was designed to flutter and undulate in the water and give the illusion that it is propelling itself. The RX Vibra Grub’s realism creates reaction strikes from even wary and lethargic fish. In addition to looking really cool in the water, it also makes a great conversation piece in your tackle box.
Paul Krew Custom Hand Poured Baits
In the last couple of years, one name has become synonymous with the idea of custom baits.
That name is Paul Krew. He’s one of the best in the business when it comes to taking your vision, and turning it into a fish catching soft plastic bait. No detail is overlooked and no color is “impossible” once Paul has taken on your project. When Krew says, “I can do all of these baits in any color you want” he means it!
Shredlife Fishing Shred Tail Worm
While this bait might look like the most common one on the list, it’s highly sought after for its uncommon performance. Shredlife’s Shred Tail Worm utilizes a time tested – and big fish approved – paddle tail design to entice strikes. As with many of the top baits on the market, water displacement is a key component to the success of the worm. When you add in quality craftsmanship and made to order colors, the Shred Tail worm is unlike any other.