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Perhaps the greatest bait I have ever owned...

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It has to be the Spro Aruku Shad. These things are amazing. Get on a windy bank you can catch fish on 5,6,7 straight casts (which I have done multiple times). For example...

This past Sunday I was out with a former boss who just got into bass fishing. He bought all top notch stuff (including a Ranger Z520) and has no clue what to do with any of it. So I just tied on an Aruku Shad and told him if he threw the bait all day he would get us our 10 fish limit all by himself. Now he has never had a day where he has caught more than 3 fish. In his first 10 casts he had 7 fish. The rest of the day continued like this. I would say by himself on the Aruku shad he caught about 60-70 fish, 1/2 of which were pickerel but it was still fun. The best part was the finish of the bait looked as though it was barely used. Even after an eight pound pike ate the bait it had some good scratches but was still in great shape, probably an 8/10.

The last hour we had all our fish but could not get anything big (this lake is notorious for 11-13" fish). So I just tied one on and starting firing it. In the last hour I actually counted to 24 fish. Once again nothing big, but tons of fish.

It is just a fish catching machine.

We missed the money but were not goofed on by the announcer. Some brought in 10 fish for 8 pounds or  a team who had 8 fish for just over 5 pounds. And there is a 12" minimum on this lake. Got to love post-spawn.

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I have heard good things about this bait, although I do not own one.

Congrats on your success! Not to disparage the Aruku Shad, but I suspect that if you would have thrown an Excalibur XR-50 or Redeye Shad you would have gotten the same results. Fish were definitely on a rattlebait bite. JMHO. That being said, I did just check them out at Tackle Warehouse.

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Holy Crap! 10 fish for 8# ?? What does Aruku mean in Japanese? Dink?  ;D

Sounds about like the Xcalibur One Knocker I've been throwing this year. I've caught more fish on that bait in 4 months than I'll probably catch the rest of the year. Ask Burley, he'll tell you.

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I was out today and watched some guy hammer dinks on some lipless crankbait... 60-70 is still quite impressive

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I have heard good things about this bait, although I do not own one.

Congrats on your success! Not to disparage the Aruku Shad, but I suspect that if you would have thrown an Excalibur XR-50 or Redeye Shad you would have gotten the same results. Fish were definitely on a rattlebait bite. JMHO. That being said, I did just check them out at Tackle Warehouse.

One of the tourney's I finished second in I had a boat in front of me with a team throwing that d**n Sexy Shad Red Eye's and I caught 6 fish behind them. We were both just chunking and winding in a 5' stump field. One of which was the lunker for the T, 4.5. I have never touched an Excalibur so I can't say anything. I just know they wear out LC's, SK's, and Bill Lewis ones.

For colors I love the Natural Shad and Perch colors.

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Not to show any negative side but i have one and tossed it around and havent caught a thing on it. What time of the year do you guys chuck a rattle trap? just spring? also, Where do you use them the most and how?

thanks

BB

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I have heard good things about this bait, although I do not own one.

Congrats on your success! Not to disparage the Aruku Shad, but I suspect that if you would have thrown an Excalibur XR-50 or Redeye Shad you would have gotten the same results. Fish were definitely on a rattlebait bite. JMHO. That being said, I did just check them out at Tackle Warehouse.

One of the tourney's I finished second in I had a boat in front of me with a team throwing that d**n Sexy Shad Red Eye's and I caught 6 fish behind them. We were both just chunking and winding in a 5' stump field. One of which was the lunker for the T, 4.5. I have never touched an Excalibur so I can't say anything. I just know they wear out LC's, SK's, and Bill Lewis ones.

For colors I love the Natural Shad and Perch colors.

Might be conditioning to a certain color or sound. I can't buy a fish on a Rattle Trap and don't even throw them anymore. Excalibur are my new favorite. Tried and true Super Spot in Chrome/Blue Back still slays 'em around here.

Congrats on second place finish and big fish! Great job.

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Not to show any negative side but i have one and tossed it around and havent caught a thing on it. What time of the year do you guys chuck a rattle trap? just spring? also, Where do you use them the most and how?

thanks

BB

Wherever there is limited vegetation and I can get away with it I fish it. I use it primarily to cover water on low light days. Another thing I do is when the bite dies (rarely), I actually fish it faster. I will burn it on a 7:1 Revo.

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*Opens a new tab and clicks Tackle Warehouse link.

Haha, I was letting the new tab load as I read your post...good call!

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Not to show any negative side but i have one and tossed it around and havent caught a thing on it. What time of the year do you guys chuck a rattle trap? just spring? also, Where do you use them the most and how?

thanks

BB

Now i dont know about in Illinois, but down in s.e. Texas, I personally throw a xcalibur xr75 in Rayburn Red color from Dec-May. Then i use the xr50 in foxy shad. anytime they are targeting crawfish in the spring I am throwing red of some type. in summer im throwing shad patterns.

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Ryan is your hero    ;D

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