Strike King Lure Company's KVD Magnum Dream Shot

Strike King Lure Company's KVD Magnum Dream Shot

Two years ago, we wrote a blog about the creation of Strike King Lure Company's KVD Dream Shot.

The first one was fabricated with an X-ACTO knife by Mark Zona of Sturgis, Michigan, while he was smallmouth bass fishing on Lake Ontario. Zona used his X-ACTO knife to whittle it from Strike King's Caffeine Shad. He accomplished this feat by removing the split portion of Caffeine Shad's belly, creating what Zona described as a flat-bellied drop-shot worm. And it possessed the Caffeine Shad's tail configuration, consisting of a thin segment that was about three-quarters of an inch long and topped with a triangular-shaped bubble that was about 1 ¼ inches long. And straightaway, it bewitched scores of Lake Ontario's smallmouth bass.

After that maiden endeavor, Kevin Van Dam of Kalamazoo, Michigan, helped Zona refine some of the Dream Shot's features. Van Dam says the tail section moves as if it was endowed with a hinge, which allows the entire tail to quiver and undulate bewitchingly even when anglers are executing a deadstick presentation with their drop-shot rigs.


Though it was originally designed to be employed on a drop-shot rig, Van Dam and Zona eventually discovered that it worked well on a shaky head jig. What's more, several Midwest finesse anglers have found to be an effective bait when they attach it to 1/32-, 1/16- and 3/32-ounce Gopher Tackle's Mushroom Head Jigs.


Van Dam calls it a very titillating and versatile bait, and to his delight, Strike King has recently beefed up the original four-inch Dream Shot, and they are manufacturing a five-inch model that is called the KVD Magnum Dream Shot. It was introduced to the angling world at the 2013 International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades on July 8-11 in Las Vegas, Nevada.


It is available in 13 colors: Brown Purple, Candy Craw, Chartreuse Blue Glimmer Back, Dirt, Ghost Shad, Green Pump Purple Gold, Honey Candy, KVD Magic, Morning Dawn, Watermelon, and Watermelon Red Flake.

A package of eight purchased for $4.59 from some online retailers.


Endnotes:

Anglers who want to read about the creation of the Dream Shot, can read about it using this link:  https://www.in-fisherman.com/2011/10/13/van-dam-and-zonas-dreamshot/

Get Your Fish On.

Plan your next fishing and boating adventure here.

Recommended for You

Here's some important crankbait lessons from the big leagues. Bass

Deep Cranking Confessions from the Pro's

John Neporadny Jr - December 18, 2017

Here's some important crankbait lessons from the big leagues.

To help you get a handle on it all, we offer the following rundown of top choices on the buzzbait scene. Bass

Buzzbaits for Bass

Dan Johnson - February 02, 2015

To help you get a handle on it all, we offer the following rundown of top choices on the...

Balance is the goal when tipping jigs with trailers. Bass

Rigging Soft Bass Baits Correctly

Matt Straw - May 15, 2018

Balance is the goal when tipping jigs with trailers.

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Bait Choices from Skeet Reese

Bait Choices from Skeet Reese

Pro angler Skeet Reese is a Major League Fishing champion and a winner of the Bassmaster Classic and BASS Angler of the Year titles. Throughout his years of bass catching success, as he tells World Fishing Network personality Chad LaChance, Berkley baits like the Deal and Straight Money have played a key role in what he has accomplished out on the water.

Minn Kota's Brad Henry shows OSG's Lynn Burkhead that there's much to like in the new Minn Kota Riptide Terrova saltwater trolling motor that comes with I-Pilot and an 87-inch shaft.

Simms

Simms' Challenger Raingear

John Frazier of Simms Fishing Products details the warm and dry features found in the new Challenger raingear being brought to market by the Bozeman, Mont. company.

See more Popular Videos

Trending Stories

Catfish are among the most popular groups of fish with over 7 million catfish anglers nationwide. Catfish

All About Catfish

Rob Neumann

Catfish are among the most popular groups of fish with over 7 million catfish anglers...


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...

It was an August evening and I was wading the flats in Brewster, MA with my cousin. Here you can Other Fish

Must-Have Striped Bass Tackle

Rick Bach - May 04, 2017

It was an August evening and I was wading the flats in Brewster, MA with my cousin. Here you...

See More Stories

More Baits

The original 4.5-inch solid body YUM Pulse proves that a swimbait is not simply just a bait. Baits

YUM Pulse Swimbait is Multi-Talented

In-Fisherman Online Staff - July 13, 2018

The original 4.5-inch solid body YUM Pulse proves that a swimbait is not simply just a bait.

 Professional angler Brian Brosdahl hefts a nice walleye that fell for a jig-spinner.

It's Baits

Spice It Up With Jig Spinners

Cory Schmidt - March 10, 2015

Professional angler Brian Brosdahl hefts a nice walleye that fell for a jig-spinner. It's

Hot new Softbaits sure to help you put more fish in the boat. Baits

2018 ICAST New Softbaits

Dan Johnson - July 05, 2018

Hot new Softbaits sure to help you put more fish in the boat.

See More Baits

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

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