The Smoke Shad is one of the best lures I've used over 48 years of fishing Ohio's reservoirs. This is my go-to lure for multiple species, including saugeye, crappie, and bass - both large mouth and smallies. I've had several muskie snatch the Smoke Shad as I fished for saugeye. I've watched bass tourney guys fish near me with cast after cast with no to little results, with spinnerbaits, cranks, etc., but at the same time, my wife and I will bring bass to hand with a Smoke in their lips. Funny stuff. My tackle bag is full of various lures, but one sectioned box in that bag is full of various Joshy minnows - and more Smoke Shad than any other color. When I take a non-angler family or friend along on the pontoon boat for a day on the water, I hook them up with a Smoke Shad and soon they are having a great time. They work well.
Reviewed by: bob loewendick from Hopewell.