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Havoc Sick Fish - Any New Reports?


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#1 Felix77

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Posted March 05 2013 - 10:45 AM

Guys,

 

There is more about the Sick Fish vs the Trash Fish on this forum than there is anything about catching fish on the Havoc Sick Fish.  Has anyone had any experience fishing this thing?  How to best rig it? etc.

 

I am heading to Texas this weekend and would like some ideas on successful they have been for others.

 

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Posted March 05 2013 - 01:10 PM

I bought two packs, but have yet to fish them. I have one rigged up on a 1/2oz chatterbait just waiting though.



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Posted March 05 2013 - 01:13 PM

My only report is that I have too many packs of these (27) to have never fished them yet.

You've won this round bait monkey/marketing/cool packaging.

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Posted March 05 2013 - 01:14 PM

My only report is that I have too many packs of these (27) to have never fished them yet.

You've won this round bait monkey/marketing/cool packaging.

 

That's quite the collection there!  Better get to fishing them.   :eyebrows:


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Posted March 05 2013 - 07:44 PM

My only report is that I have too many packs of these (27) to have never fished them yet.

You've won this round bait monkey/marketing/cool packaging.

 

bait monkey got me too. At the bps spring sale i picked up 15 packs. They better catch fish lol


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Posted March 05 2013 - 10:42 PM

I got a bad feeling ya'll got took!



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Posted March 05 2013 - 11:17 PM

They fish well.  They're different than the trash fish, really.  They're similar but harder plastic and don't have the same "thump."

The entire key to the bait is using the right hook.  My preference is the Owner Beast 4/0 on the 4.5" version and the 6/0 on the 5.5".  Using a standard swimbait hook places the hook too far back in the body because you have to use such a large hook to get the clearance.

I DO NOT like them on a jig head at all.  Some will say it works fine, but the action is dead and you lose the horizontal glide of the bait.

 

I've caught a few fish on them at Table Rock and on Beaver with them this spring.


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Posted March 06 2013 - 12:51 AM

I haven't caught a bass on one yet but I have thrown the 4" a few times. I think it has good action and I fully expect to catch plenty of fish on them once the water warms up. They have a more subtle action than a Basstrix type bait which is good IMO. The water in the lake I normally fish is a lot more stained right now than normal due to lots of rain so I don't think this is a great choice due to the more subtle tail action but I will be right back fishing them as soon as the water clears.

 

I've only rigged one so far and it's on the same hook already suggested, Beast 4/0. It has good action rigged this way and I have a lot of faith in these hooks so I'm happy as of now.

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Posted March 06 2013 - 01:09 AM

I have been fishing the 3" on a drop shot with good success



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Posted March 06 2013 - 01:24 AM

Still catching fish on mine on a belly weighted swimbait hook. Still impressed with how many fish I can catch on a single bait. Quickly becoming my favorite non prerigged soft swimbait. Going to take some of the 3" ones to the White River in Arkansas the first week of April to toss at some big brown trout hopefully  :eyebrows:


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Posted March 06 2013 - 09:50 AM

I wanted to buy one but you all are a bunch of sick fish hogs. My bass pro didnt have a single one on the wall... not one. Do you really need 100 packs before even seeing if they work?



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Posted March 06 2013 - 11:12 AM

I bought two packs, but have yet to fish them. I have one rigged up on a 1/2oz chatterbait just waiting though.

Ooh that sounds like a good combo.  I've been trying to figure out how I'm going to rig them considering they have a more definitive fish shape than most plastics.


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Posted March 06 2013 - 11:30 AM

I bought 2 packs to test them out in the Texas waters this weekend.  I rigged them on a 3/0 weighted EWG hook.  Seemed to fit just right in the slot.

 

I also added a treble hook trailer to it based on some reviews on other sites.  We shall see how it works out.

 

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Posted March 06 2013 - 12:48 PM

I haven't caught a bass on one yet but I have thrown the 4" a few times. I think it has good action and I fully expect to catch plenty of fish on them once the water warms up. They have a more subtle action than a Basstrix type bait which is good IMO. The water in the lake I normally fish is a lot more stained right now than normal due to lots of rain so I don't think this is a great choice due to the more subtle tail action but I will be right back fishing them as soon as the water clears.

 

I've only rigged one so far and it's on the same hook already suggested, Beast 4/0. It has good action rigged this way and I have a lot of faith in these hooks so I'm happy as of now.

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Is that the standard split ring that comes with those hooks?  It looks pretty beefy.


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Posted March 06 2013 - 06:12 PM

I bought two packs, but have yet to fish them. I have one rigged up on a 1/2oz chatterbait just waiting though.


Great idea!




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