Reins Fishing Tackle's Bubbling Shad

Reins Fishing Tackle's Bubbling Shad

On May 8 we wrote a brief gear guide that featured Reins Fishing Tackle's three-, four- and five-inch Bubbling Shaker, and its five new colors, and shortly after that gear guide was published, a Midwest finesse angler urged us to call the angling world's attention to the five new colors of Reins' four-inch Bubbling Shad.

Some anglers describe the Bubbling Shad as a small swimbait, while others call it a boot-tailed grub. And some might call it a paddle-tail grub.

It sports a short, smooth-skinned head. Its torso has two segments. The upper segment is encircled with 17 ribs, and it is the portliest part. The lower portion of the torso tapers as it gradually merges with the tail, and it is encompassed with 13 ribs. Between the last or 29th rib and the boot or paddle, the tail narrows, and is smooth-skinned.

Most Midwest finesse anglers will affix it to either a 1/16- or 3/32-ounce Gopher Tackle Mushroom Head Jig, but those anglers who ply deep-water lairs will opt for a heavier jig.


The traditional presentation for grubs and swimbaits similar to the Bubbling Shad is to employ a swimming-style retrieve that can be enhanced by an occasional pause or several shakes. But across the years, several Midwest anglers have discovered that baits like the Bubbling Shad are effective when it is presented with a variety of different retrieves, such as the swim, glide, and shake; hop and bounce; drag and deadstick; drag and incessant shake; and stroll. In essence, they retrieve it as if they were wielding a four-inch finesse worm affixed to a jig.


The slightest movement of the Bubbling Shad causes its tail to undulate, and its body quivers, and at times, air bubbles exude from between its 29 ribs.

The body is impregnated with salt and shrimp scent.

It is manufactured in 11 colors. The five new ones are Aji King Silver , Baitfish, Clear Pearl Black Flakes, Kito Kito Shad, and Pearl White Clear Pearl Silver. The other six colors are Blue Gill, Ghost Pro Blue, Green Pumpkin, Prawn, Scuppernong, and Watermelon Seed.


A package of 10 can be purchased for $5.49.

Footnotes

(1) For more information, please see Reins' website at reinsfishing.com.


(2) For more information about the Midwest finesse retrieves that can be used with the Bubbling Shad, please see this link: https://www.in-fisherman.com/2014/03/05/six-midwest-finesse-retrieves/.

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

Recommended Articles

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

What

What's New from Cummings Nets?

There's more than meets the eye with new Cummings Nets Red Line. Find out what. With Mike Powell of Cummings and Game & Fish Editorial Director Adam Heggenstaller at ICAST 2019 in Orlando.

Simms

Simms' Solarflex Ultra Cool Armor Hoody

John Frazier of Simms Fishing Products helps OSG's Lynn Burkhead understand the new features of the new Simms' Solarflex Ultra Cool Armor sun protection hoody.

Room Full of New Gear from L.L. Bean

Room Full of New Gear from L.L. Bean

L.L. Bean's Jeff Miller shares a room-full of new gear for 2020 with Game & Fish Editorial Director Adam Heggenstaller at ICAST 2019 in Orlando.

Bug-Repellent Clothing from L.L. Bean

Bug-Repellent Clothing from L.L. Bean

L.L. Bean No Fly Zone and Insect Shield apparel won't let bugs ruin a fishing trip. With Jeff Miller of L.L. Bean and Game & Fish Editorial Director Adam Heggenstaller at ICAST 2019 in Orlando.

See More Popular Videos

Trending Articles

Now more than ever, understanding each category's strong suits is critical to choosing a powerplant that best fits your personal needs and preferences. Boats & Motors

2- Vs. 4-Cycle Outboard Motors

Dan Johnson - April 16, 2018

Now more than ever, understanding each category's strong suits is critical to choosing a...

Walleyes spawn in spring and understanding spring walleye migrations, whether you live north or south, will help you pinpoint their predictable locations year after year. Walleye

Understanding Spring Walleye Migrations

Gord Pyzer - June 02, 2018

Walleyes spawn in spring and understanding spring walleye migrations, whether you live north...

Several methods are available to estimate the weight of a fish. Some use length as well as girth measurements. Biology

Walleye Length To Weight Conversion Chart

Dr. Rob Neumann - January 03, 2017

Several methods are available to estimate the weight of a fish. Some use length as well as...


Spring is prime time for pike. The Prespawn and Postspawn periods offer excellent odds at catching Pike & Muskie

How To Catch Pike In Spring

Dan Johnson - April 26, 2016

Spring is prime time for pike. The Prespawn and Postspawn periods offer excellent odds at...

See More Trending Articles

More Midwest Finesse

An effective creature bait with a ton of rigging versatility. Midwest Finesse

Strike King Lure Company's Rage Baby Craw

Ned Kehde - May 22, 2020

An effective creature bait with a ton of rigging versatility.

The head, torso, and tail are constructed of solid and flexible soft plastic. Midwest Finesse

Berkley's PowerBait Power Swimmer

Ned Kehde - June 15, 2020

The head, torso, and tail are constructed of solid and flexible soft plastic.

This May guide to Midwest Finesse fishing contains 22 logs. Midwest Finesse

Midwest Finesse Fishing: May 2020

Ned Kehde - June 04, 2020

This May guide to Midwest Finesse fishing contains 22 logs.

The tail is flat and thin with a thickness of less than one millimeter. Midwest Finesse

Lunkerhunt's Finesse Swimbait

Ned Kehde - May 29, 2020

The tail is flat and thin with a thickness of less than one millimeter.

See More Midwest Finesse

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

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

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