Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
KC Bass Fanatic

Berkley Havoc Pit Boss Review

Recommended Posts

I want to start by saying this review is JUST for the Pit Boss. I haven't tried all the Havoc baits; only the Pit Boss and the Craw Fatty. IMO the Craw Fatty is garbage. It's really no different, and in many ways worse than, a Sweet Beaver. That said - the PIT BOSS IS AWESOME.

Bought a few packs of PIT BOSSES for the reasonable price of $2.99/pack. Couldn't be more impressed. Fished a weekend on my local lake where the water is high enough to cover the shoreline brush. The first morning I had 15+ lbs in the boat within 2 hours (best 5 fish). That's pretty darn good on this lake. The rest of the weekend 90% of my keepers came on these when other baits were failing miserably.

The action is dead on. There are 4 appendages; the middle 2 have no action, the outer 2 flutter or swim. The body is thick and there is a gap in the middle to accommodate the hook point. You can effectively 'skin' the hook point inside the little ridge and still remain completely snag free. Great design. The swimming action seems to be just the right amount - not too much action but more than a beaver-style bait. When flipped on a 3/8oz or 1/2oz pegged weight the falling/swimming action is a dead-on bluegill imitator. The result is some seriously violent strikes on the fall.

Overall I'm really, really impressed with this bait. The design is perfect in all ways and more importantly it really catches even when other soft plastics are not getting bit. And, in a time when all the other guys are INCREASING their price per pack (I'm looking at you YUM and Strike King), these are introduced at $3. Great value, superior design, great bait.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yeah they are sweet, i've got the okeechobee craw pattern. devils spear is good too. mike ike and skeet reese did well very well

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was given a package of them by my boss when he was to a big Gander Mountain vendor thing. I have to say I'm pretty excited t fish them. I haven't been able to get out and use them yet, and its been killing me. Thanks for the review, I'll probably be putting one on tomorrow, depending on conditions I guess.

I also bought the last 3 packages we had of Gary Klein's Deuce trailers in Watermelon Candy. I like twintails as trailers more often that craw trailers, so I figure I'd give them a shot.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

really excited to try these out. what color do you guys find is the most effective?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

/agree

Love the pit boss. Caught a 5 limit that weighed 24-12 on them two weeks ago.

As far as color, it depends on your lake. I fish them in Okee, GP, Black Blue, and Lime Purple Passion. Love, love, love em.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

wow the craw fatty in electric blue flake is my favorite out the havoc series though the pit boss and devil spear look good

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've had really good luck with both the craw fatty and pit boss. The baits catch fish, they're durable, and pretty inexpensive, what more could you ask for in a bait?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can't agree more. The pit boss seems to be one of the most versitle soft plastics I've seen in a while. Swim it, drag it, hop it, C-rig, shakey head.......and so on. The green pumpkin with the inside appendages just ticked with red dye have been very reliable all spring.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing poles

    fishing

    fishing poles

    fishing poles

    fishing reels

    fishing

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×
×
  • Create New...