Skip to main content

Berkley PowerBait Pro Shad

Berkley PowerBait Pro Shad
A 2 1/2-inch purple Berkley PowerBait Pro Shad and a hand-painted blue 1/16-ounce Gopher Tackle's Mushroom Head jig.

The Berkley PowerBait Pro Shad is a finesse-size swimbait that has been catching the fancy of some Midwest finesse anglers and their quarries.

It is manufactured in two sizes: 2 1/2 inches and 3 1/2 inches. Some folks say it possesses a bite-size profile in the eyes of a black bass.

Its head is embossed with two bulb-like eyes and two abstract gill membranes. Its nose is flat, which allows it to fit snugly to the back of a mushroom-style jig, such as Gopher Tackle's Mushroom Head. Its torso is shaped similar to the thin body of a gizzard shad. The back portion of its torso is segmented, and it supports a paddle or boot tail, and these two features are designed to create a significant amount of movement, which the folks at Berkley describe as hard pounding, which is said to attract black bass from a goodly distance.

The folks at Berkley say that anglers can affix the Pro Shad to a small Chatterbait, tiny A-rig, or a swim jig. But Midwest finesse anglers will opt for a 1/16- to 3/32-ounce mushroom-style jig, and they will present it with all six of their standard Midwest finesse retrieves.

It is available in the following colors: Black Ice, Bleak, Blue Ice, Chartreuse Ice, Chartreuse Purple Ice, Firetiger, Madtom, Opening Night, Pearl White, Perch Ice, Pink Ice, Purple, Purple Chartreuse, Purple Ice, Smelt, and Watermelon Pearl.

It is impregnated with Berkley's exclusive PowerBait Formula, which Berkley heralds as the most effective scent in the world of freshwater angling.

Anglers can purchase a package of 10 for $4.99.

Endnotes

(1) It is interesting to note that the jig illustration on the Pro Shad's package looks to be a Gopher Tackle's Mushroom Head, which has been one of the longtime favorite jigs for Midwest finesse applications. A photograph of the package is below.

DSCN1149

(2) Here is a link to a Midwest finesse column that details the six retrieves that Midwest finesse anglers will employ when they work with the Pro Shad: http://www.in-fisherman.com/midwest-finesse/six-midwest-finesse-retrieves/.




GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

Recent Videos

In this throw-back video, Dave Csanda shares some insight on the best way to tempt big walleyes into eating with what he...
Learn

Angler and Rescuers Reunite After One-In-A-Million Offshore Epic

In this throw-back video, Dave Csanda shares some insight on the best way to tempt big walleyes into eating with what he...
Destinations

World-Class Channel Cats below the Selkirk Dam in Manitoba with Blackwater Cats

In this throw-back video, Dave Csanda shares some insight on the best way to tempt big walleyes into eating with what he...
Learn

Controlled Drifting for GIANT Blue Cats with Phil King

In this throw-back video, Dave Csanda shares some insight on the best way to tempt big walleyes into eating with what he...
Learn

3 SIMPLE and EASY Catfish Rigging Tips with Captain Ross Robertson

In this throw-back video, Dave Csanda shares some insight on the best way to tempt big walleyes into eating with what he...
Destinations

CATFISH FEVER!

In this throw-back video, Dave Csanda shares some insight on the best way to tempt big walleyes into eating with what he...
Learn

How To: Rigging For Fall Catfish

In this throw-back video, Dave Csanda shares some insight on the best way to tempt big walleyes into eating with what he...
Gear

The PERFECT Rod to Carolina Rig With G. Loomis GLX Bass Rods

In this throw-back video, Dave Csanda shares some insight on the best way to tempt big walleyes into eating with what he...
Destinations

In-Fisherman Classics: Stalking Giant Flatheads AFTER DARK

In this throw-back video, Dave Csanda shares some insight on the best way to tempt big walleyes into eating with what he...
Destinations

In-Fisherman Classics: Big Cat Safari - Finding Spring Channel Catfish

In this throw-back video, Dave Csanda shares some insight on the best way to tempt big walleyes into eating with what he...
Fishing

New Podcast! Life on the Lower Niagara River with Capt. Frank Campbell

In this throw-back video, Dave Csanda shares some insight on the best way to tempt big walleyes into eating with what he...
Learn

In-Fisherman Classics: Where to Find Post-spawn Walleyes

In this throw-back video, Dave Csanda shares some insight on the best way to tempt big walleyes into eating with what he...
Learn

In-Fisherman Classics: What Are the Top Walleye Baits Of ALL TIME?

In-Fisherman Magazine Covers Print and Tablet Versions

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

Buy Digital Single Issues

Magazine App Logo

Don't miss an issue.
Buy single digital issue for your phone or tablet.

Buy Single Digital Issue on the In-Fisherman App

Other Magazines

See All Other Magazines

Special Interest Magazines

See All Special Interest Magazines

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get the top In-Fisherman stories delivered right to your inbox.

Phone Icon

Get Digital Access.

All In-Fisherman subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Enjoying What You're Reading?

Get a Full Year
of Guns & Ammo
& Digital Access.

Offer only for new subscribers.

Subscribe Now

Never Miss a Thing.

Get the Newsletter

Get the top In-Fisherman stories delivered right to your inbox.

By signing up, I acknowledge that my email address is valid, and have read and accept the Terms of Use