The Z-Man Pop ShadZ is a soft plastic topwater popper style bait that is designed to provide a weedless alternative when fishing heavy cover situations. Constructed of high floating, 10X Tough ElaZtech material, The Pop ShadZ are a first-of-its-kind soft plastic surface popper possessing a cupped face that pops, spits, and chugs along the surface for maximum fish-calling attraction. Buoyant enough to float even a heavy gauge hook, its baitfish profile accurately mimics a number of fresh- and saltwater forage species.
Upon first glance, the Z-Man Pop ShadZ may seem a bit odd, but if you take a look at the video below, you will see exactly how it can be used. Once you get the bait on the water, you'll start to understand it's benefits. First and foremost, the Pop ShadZ is a multi-tool of sorts with a number of different ways to fish it. The cupped mouth design allows anglers to impart a popping action that spits and chugs water mimicking a number of forage species such as shad, bluegill or herring. Freshwater or saltwater, you can replicate the splashing that bait fish make as they break the surface and attract attention from predatory species. In addition, the Pop ShadZ can be worked like a walking style spook with just a bit of practice. It will sashay side to side in rhythmic fashion depicting the graceful movements of smaller forage game fish feed upon. What's more, the Pop ShadZ possesses the perfect weight for making really accurate casts and can even be skipped under docks or trees with just a little experience.
The Z-Man Pop ShadZ measure 5" in length and come 3 per pack in several excellent colors.
- Unique soft plastic popper design thanks to super buoyant ElaZtech material
- Cupped face and side-to-side walking movement creates strike-provoking surface action
- For best results, rig weedless with a heavy wire 4/0 or 5/0 offset EWG style hook
- Ideal for a number of fresh- and saltwater species, including bass, pike, stripers, snook, redfish, seatrout, and more!
- 10X Tough withstands violent surface strikes and being ripped through surface cover
- 5" length, 3 baits per pack, available in 8 vibrant topwater colors
Plastic fishing baits have been around since you first went digging around in your granddad's tackle box. You probably learned early on that soft plastic baits caught fish, but that you needed to buy a lot of them because they tore up easily when the fish were biting. Z-Man's proprietary ElaZtech® material is the toughest soft plastic bait you will find on the market today - period. It stands up to the most aggressive fresh- and saltwater game fish, and remains fishable after several catches. ElaZtech is a remarkable material that is soft and pliable, and as much as 10X Tougher than other traditional soft plastic baits. ElaZtech resists nicks, cuts, and tears better than traditional soft plastic baits. No matter the quarry, ElaZtech soft fishing baits can handle it. These plastic fishing baits can withstand getting hammered time after time by aggressive largemouths, toothy barracudas, and anything else you can get to bite.
A plastic fishing bait is no good if fish can't see it! Unlike other plastic fishing baits, ElaZtech is a naturally buoyant material that floats off the bottom and creates a more visible target. A more visible target means more strikes and more fish-catching opportunities. With traditional plastic fishing baits, this means going through a lot of soft plastics. ElaZtech baits, however, maintain their fishability despite all the abuse, and also boasts one of the highest fish-per-bait ratings in the industry. To top it off, ElaZtech, unlike most other soft fishing baits, is non-toxic and contains no PVC, Plastisol or Phthalates.
Word of ElaZtech is spreading like wildfire as these soft plastic baits gain traction along the tournament trails. Our new line of flipping & punching soft plastic baits puts ElaZtech to the test in the heaviest cover. Whether wood, grass mats, rock piles or dock posts, these plastic fishing baits can stand up to the flip, the bite and the fight. Rig it up and hook up again, and again ... And again. ElaZtech soft fishing baits don't just stop at our CrawZ, StreakZ or WormZ. Our new Finesse ShadZ offer versatility not found in any other soft fishing bait. Its action on a drop shot is extremely lifelike because of its supreme buoyancy. And, if they stop eating the drop shot, simply rig it on a shaky head for a finesse rig that blows away any other soft fishing bait. It's the perfect shad imitation in a durable and deadly package.
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DHEP) and lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
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I got overzealous and put a 6/0 hook in this at first and didn't like the way it set in the water. After reading the product description I dropped to a 5/0 and it's much better. Great action.