Yo-Zuri Rattl’n Vibe
When it comes to hard baits, Yo-Zuri has to be considered amongst the top names in the fishing industry with their ability to create innovative lures that attract a lot of fish … and, big fish, too! From their widely acclaimed Pins Minnow series, to their ground breaking color-changing Sashimi series, the folks at Yo-Zuri have consistently taken the hardbait to new heights. So, it was with great excitement that I decided to check out their newly redesigned Rattl’n Vibe rattle-shad type lures.
Right out of the package, you instantly notice the detailed state-of-the-art scaled holographic foil that makes the “skin” of the bait look incredibly life-like. Add to that the large holographic eyes, and you immediately can see why a fish would mistake this bait for a real meal.
The balance of these baits is spot on, allowing it to fall like a dying fish … unlike other lipless cranks that tend to fall over and drop like a rock. Combine that with the 1 foot per second fall rate that Yo-Zuri designers engineered into this bait and you can see why a vertical yo-yo presentation can be absolutely deadly with the Rattl’n Vibe. However, this bait is just as effective burning it over weeds and submerged structure, slow rolling it along the bottom, or stop & go retrieving over open water. Plus, with it’s perfect nose-down attitude, don’t be afraid to run it through some structure, too! Range is not a problem with this lure, either, as you can effectively work it just under the surface to as deep as 20 feet.
There are two sizes and 17 patterns to choose from. My favorite, so far, are the Gold Back/Orange Belly (GBO), Ghost Shad (GSPS), and the Bass (BS). Though, I’m anxious to get my hands on a few other patterns like the Ghost Bluegill (GSGL) and the Red Crawfish (RC).
Yo-Zuri now makes a Sashimi version of this lure type, with their patented color-changing technology, which I will be reviewing soon. But, if you want a uniquely designed, durable, versatile rattle shad with a look the fish haven’t seen before, search no further than the Yo-Zuri Rattl’n Vibe … it will rock your world!
MSRP – $9.99 (2.5″ 5/8 oz. or 2.25″ 3/8 oz.)
Cave Club Scale
5 Clubs = The Missing Link
4 Clubs = Rock Solid
3 Clubs = Better Than Sharp Stick
2 Clubs = Not Fully Evolved
1 Club = Should Be Extinct