The Terminator Shuddering Bait
The bladed swim jig is a must-have bass lure that has earned its place inside the tackle boxes of nearly all bass anglers. With an added trailer, it’s an excellent searching presentation that can cover water and throw off heavy vibration that grabs attention and draws strikes.
For bass fishermen in the Northeast, bladed jigs are effective throughout the season, but they are a particularly productive presentation in spring. With aquatic vegetation just starting to grow back, prespawn bass are often scattered on open flats and along shorelines. This calls for an attention-grabbing search bait that can cover water and draw strikes. However, a bladed swim jig can be too fast and aggressive when bass are sluggish, which is often the case in our slow-to-warm waters.
Enter the new Terminator Shuddering Bait, a unique take on the bladed swim jig. Designed with a cupped plastic swimming lip and a lower head position, it pushes some serious water–and that gives the Shuddering Bait the ability be fished low and slow like no other bladed jig.
It’s also heavy enough to allow for accurate underhand casts to docks, brush, and stumps, and thanks to its lip design it deflects off wood structure exceptionally well, adding to the Shuddering Bait’s versatility. Think of it like a crankbait that can be fished slow, bounced off cover, ripped through weeds, or allowed to sink – all while throwing off strong vibrations and offering the tantalizing action of a silicone skirt and your choice of soft-plastic trailer.
The Terminator Shuddering Bait is available in 1/2-ounce and 3/8-ounce sizes and is built with a premium 5/0 VMC hook and Duolock snaps and split rings that can handle rough treatment from big bass. With nine color options to choose from and lip colors matched to the jig colors, fishermen can match both the prevalent bait and the bass’s mood – for example, a muted crawdad pattern with matching lip when bass are sluggish and averse to flash. You can also mix and match the lips and the jigs, or swap the silicone skirts, creating your own color combination.