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Is the Megabass Spark Shad as good as it looks?

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I have a couple gift cards I need to use, and figured I would try some new tackle. I have been checking out the Spark Shad and for some reason I feel like it would be a dynamite finesse swimbait for light c-rigs, light weighted hooks, and split shot rigs in shallow water.

 

I am wondering if I want to buy a few packs because they are Megabass, and price is in my range. I typically do not buy Megabass lures since I wouldn't use the hardbaits for what they cost with all the other brands in storage. However, I realize they make quality tackle, If I was a skilled Suspending Jerkbait angler, I am sure I would appreciate the 110 for $25, but thats not my style of fishing. 

 

I saw the 4" at BPS and figured it would be a good soft plastic to add, that darkstar swimmer is another, but I feel like the Spark shad could be a productive bait fish do not see often, kind of like the Big Hammer Swimbaits which work awesome but you rarely see them.

 

Anyone using these regularly? Thanks.

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You didn't hear it from me . . . 

But the smaller spark shad makes a Killer drop shot bait.

Shhhhh . . . 

:shhhhh:

A-Jay

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The 3" one is a tremendous finesse swimbait. The tail works at very very slow speeds, It's been one of my better finds, but they seem to be getting harder to buy.

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2 hours ago, A-Jay said:

You didn't hear it from me . . . 

But the smaller spark shad makes a Killer drop shot bait.

Shhhhh . . . 

:shhhhh:

A-Jay

^^THIS^^

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12 hours ago, 1201vilbig said:

^^THIS^^

 

15 hours ago, A-Jay said:

You didn't hear it from me . . . 

But the smaller spark shad makes a Killer drop shot bait.

Shhhhh . . . 

:shhhhh:

A-Jay

That's literally what Zaldain is using on Lainer this week in the Bass Elites, catching spots. Spark shad on a dropshot. 

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How durable are they? I use 3” Easy Shiners as a dropshot plastic and they will sometimes rip off just from a light snag in cover, nevermind when a bass grabs them.  Using a CPS spring helps a lot but it makes them sink nose-down too fast. 

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54 minutes ago, fishwizzard said:

How durable are they? I use 3” Easy Shiners as a dropshot plastic and they will sometimes rip off just from a light snag in cover, nevermind when a bass grabs them.  Using a CPS spring helps a lot but it makes them sink nose-down too fast. 

Poke a bit of heavy mono through the head, like it was going through the eyes, then run the hook behind the mono and it will help reinforce it without adding weight.

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16 hours ago, Tim Kelly said:

The 3" one is a tremendous finesse swimbait. The tail works at very very slow speeds, It's been one of my better finds, but they seem to be getting harder to buy.

I actually just saw them at BPS while scoping out the inventory for the spring sale..They had them on the shelves....Guess I need to buy a bunch of packs in case their is a spark shad shortage in the near future....Never know..

 

Thanks  I love the way it looks. I have a feeling it will be perfect for fishing slow and work well when everyone else is power fishing big paddletails.

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7 hours ago, Tim Kelly said:

Poke a bit of heavy mono through the head, like it was going through the eyes, then run the hook behind the mono and it will help reinforce it without adding weight.

You know, I do that exact thing with Easy Shiners to help keep them on jigheads, no idea why it never occurred to me to try it with a drop shot.  Love the Easy Shiners but man I wish they were a little more rubbey like Roboworm’s plastic formula.  

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Not sure how they work but like you they looked good enough for me to pick up 2 packs.

 

Allen

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