For those who don’t know me let me tell you one thing. My favorite type of fishing is topwater lures and the reason why is seeing those vicious bites and seeing and hearing your lure getting slammed. No matter what time a year it is I will always have a buzz bait tied on to one of my poles as it is one of my favorite techniques. After watching the Omega Tackle Jig fishing video, which included a section about the Alpha Shad, I decided to purchase several Alpha Shad Buzz Baits from Omega Custom Tackle. Omega’s attention to detail makes these worth every penny. So, what makes these so special? When I think of buzz bait fishing it’s usually done early dawn and in the evening. But, I’ve discovered that as long as you cover new water this bait can actually go on all day long even in bluebird sky conditions. First off, it doesn’t take long for them to surface. Usually after one or two cranks they start chugging along the surface leaving behind a monster sized wake & bubble trail.
The Alpha Omega Buzz Bait comes in three colors: Black, Midnight, and Chartreuse Shad. I have been experimenting with the Black and the Chartreuse buzz baits aiming to pin down when to using each of them and such. Thus far the results have been pretty darn good to say the least. I have picked up a bunch of 4′s and 5′s out at the lake, where in the past I was mainly catching smaller ones. One outing forever changed my view of this awesome bait.
I was fishing one evening at a local fishing marina out at Lake Perry with my best friend Keith. He was using a plastic worm while I was throwing the Alpha Shad (chartreuse)buzz bait. I missed a larger bass that struck my buzz bait but missed. I thought that maybe the bass felt the hook of the buzz bait. So, I followed up the buzz bait with a Remitz football head jig hoping to get the fish to strike again. While I fished with the jig my buddy borrowed my Alpha Shad buzz bait rod. He threw the bait towards the rip rap and I watched him slowly reel in the buzz bait while he evaluated the lure. All of a sudden the lure just disappeared. It was sucked under the water and needless to say the rest is history as my best friend caught an almost 7lb largemouth (see pic below of my buddy Keith). Needless to say this is why you don’t let your friends borrow your Alpha Shad.
Pro’s: Made in USA, Long Lasting caught over 200 fish with the same buzz bait, easily surfaces, unique sound and did I mention it catches a lot of fish!
Con: Wish that they made one with a clacker on it.
There are two great locations that you can buy this great buzz bait. You wont regret it!!!
Thanks and god bless,
Extreme Bass Angler