Bass Assassin makes many great lures for catching bass and other game fish. The Shad Assassin is one of my favorites for many reasons. Of course, the primary reason that I like to fish with Shad Assassins is that they catch bass. Many lures look good in the water but for some reason bass seems to hit some that move well and don’t seem to pay any attention to others that appear equally appealing. The Shad Assassin moves through the water like a real fish and can be fished in a number of different ways that all work to bring a strike.
The Shad Assassin features a large body with a rather small tail compared to the body. The large body seems to offer a good target for the bass while the small tail wiggles freely through the water at even the slowest speeds to provide that added living impression to the bass. Perhaps due to the thick body size, the Shad Assassin seems to get hit less by bluegill and other panfish when you are fishing for bass. Bluegill pulling on the tail of smaller soft plastic lures is a common problem that I face that the Shad Assassin seems to help greatly. The smaller Tiny Shad, also from Bass Assassin is great for panfish as well as bass. In addition to bass, I occasionally hook up with a walleye, large crappie, and other fish while using the Shad Assassin.
The Shad Assassin can be fished a number of ways. For fishing in areas filled with snags the Shad Assassin can be presented Texas Rigged without exposing the hook. With or without a sinker allows the Shad Assassin to be presented as a top water lure, a slow sinking lure, or a fast sinking bottom bouncer. The Shad Assassin can be fished on a lead jig head and this is my preferred way to use it. I use a wiggling retrieve or bounce the jig off of the bottom most of the time when presented on a jig head.
Shad Assassins are 5 inches long, other sizes in the Bass Assassin line are available from 1 ½ inch to 7 inches. The Shad Assassin comes in an 8 pack where I buy my fishing gear and costs about four dollars or about 50 cents each. Shad Assassins are offered in a wide range of colors to match the baitfish and water clarity in your favorite bass waters. I seem to have the best luck using the rainbow trout and chartreuse pepper colors.
I came upon the Bass Assassin line of fishing lures after finding a pouch of Crappie Assassins at a yard sale. Bass Assassin Lures, Inc. makes a wide variety of lures and related items to fit your fishing needs. I can vouch for the effectiveness of the Crappie Assassins and many varieties of Bass Assassins.