berkley flicker shad best crankbaitHonestly one of the best crankbaits in my box.... My Scottish friend turned me onto the Berkle Flicker Shad a few years back, I had no clue how deadly this lure is. It has a unique tight wobble to it, lound rattle, as well as killer color designs, they are absolutely out of this world.... I have found out first hand how valuable it is when I tie a Berkley Flicker Shad on one side, and a Rapala, Rebel, Bomber, Norman, or Strike King on another when out trolling. The Berkley Flicker Shad outdoes them every time for me.... Now this is for Lake St. Clair, so depending on the lake, you might not have the same results...

And that's not saying those other companies won't catch fish, they have landed a lot bigger fish for me. A Big Bomber have always been my goto for big bass, mukie, and pike. But if you're looking for consistency, the Flicker Shad is where it's at! You can have a fun time with this lure!

powerbait lipless crankbaitThe funny thing is, Berkley is known more for their soft plastic baits rather than hardbaits. In fact, I think this is still there only crankbait they have ever made... However, remember the Berkley Rattle Trap with the soft tails back in the day, that was one of the best hardbaits in my box back then. Other than the fact, lol. the bass would eat the tail every so often... Question that comes to my mind, why'd they stop making it?

All I can say is, get some of these, if you haven't done so yet.... I prefer 7cm in Purple Tiger or Rainbow Trout. I bought a few 9cm Flicker Shads as well, they seem to work good too, but then again the bigger the bait and lip, they may hang you up on weeds and snags. 7cm is perfect for 5-10 feet of water...

And another thing, using a snap swivel can make this lure run wrong, wobble to the side, if that happens, tie directly to o-ring. Sometimes you have to tie the knot directly to the space where o-ring opens up, if you know what I mean... I think with the narrow lip, the crankbait is more prone to malfunctioning, other than that pure this crankbait is pure sex for smallmouth bass...