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Designed by pro angler Skeet Reese, Berkley® Havoc® Pit Boss® Softbaits utilize the optimum action to produce bites under all conditions. The ultimate flipping bait, Berkley’s Pit Boss is sized to match the most common forage, like bait fish and crawfish. Made in USA. Designed by Skeet Reese Optimum action Sized right Ultimate flipping bait
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Questions & Answers for Berkley Berkley Havoc Pit Boss Softbaits

Question

what is the best size of hook to use when using a 3" to 5" soft plastic bait

asked 2 years, 11 months ago
by
timbo83
on Berkley Havoc Pit Boss Softbaits
11 answers
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answer 1
it depends where you are fishing
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answered 8 months ago
by
jman3336
 - Illinois
answer 2
I use a 2/0-3/0 extra wide gap.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
by
DANLDOG
answer 3
It depends on the bulkiness of the bait. For this particular bait I use a 4/0 or 5/0 EWG Z-bend hook.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
by
Anonymous
 - NJ
answer 4
a 4/0 hook works welll with these baits. get the owner jig rig. check them out. weight and hook connected by a swivel. gives the bait a great fall. keep casting!!!
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answered 1 year, 10 months ago
by
nepafisherman
 - ne pa
answer 5
2/0 to 4/0
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
by
fishingperson
 - Iowa
answer 6
Use a 2.0 or 3.0 hook size.
Smallmouth also hit this bait well.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
Snagger
 - Joplin, Missouri
answer 7
I use the Gamagatsu 3/0 offset shank or the ewg 2/0 or 3/0. If I im in a tournament I use the Trokar
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
by
Lunker43
 - Jersey Shore, NJ
answer 8
I like 4/0 with 5", and 3/0 with 3".
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answered 2 years, 8 months ago
by
Mikensyb
 - Nashville, Tn
answer 9
depends on the type of worm (width of body)
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
by
madorangutan
answer 10
i try match my hook sizes tio my bait like 1/0 for aa 1 inch bait or a 3/0 for a 3inch bait
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
by
OntarioBassMaster
answer 11
Most popular are 2/0 for the 3", 3/0 for the 5"
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answered 2 years, 11 months ago
by
BPSResource10
 - Springfield, MO
Question

Most productive colors?

What works? I picked up a bag of the tex but is it worth getting other colors as well?
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
by
Adum12
 - Appleton, Wi
on Berkley Havoc Pit Boss Softbaits
11 answers
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answer 1
for the price of the Havoc line of lures, buy as many as you can/want
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answered 8 months ago
by
jman3336
 - Illinois
answer 2
Big Texan but the greens and black and blue work well too.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
by
DANLDOG
answer 3
Green pumpkin seems to be king in my experience
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
by
ChiefWiggum
 - Yarmouth, NS. Canada
answer 4
It all depends on what type of water you are fishing. I personally like Black/blue flake it has been very productive for me and I would recommend it to anyone.
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answered 1 year, 7 months ago
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nwrbfl
 - York, PA
answer 5
for stained water go with black and blue. For clear water choose a more natural color ie. watermelons or green pumpkin.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
by
NeverGiveUp12
 - Midwest
answer 6
Watermelon and my favorite...Junebug
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
by
Anonymous
 - NJ
answer 7
hey vampire orange seemed to kill for me. keep casting!!!
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answered 1 year, 10 months ago
by
nepafisherman
 - ne pa
answer 8
Ive caught most on big texan but id try out different colors. But i bet they all work
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
by
fishingperson
 - Iowa
answer 9
I have been using green pumpkin in slightly stained water.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
bfun1973
 - ms
answer 10
Generally more natural colors such as green pumpkin, watermelon, and summer craw will be more effective in clear water while brighter and more solid colors (electric blue, junebug, black/blue) will work in a stained water situation. I use the Pit Boss for flipping and pitching in thick vegetation and have found that color is not a big factor in that situation.
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answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
BWebb
 - Sherborn, MA
answer 11
Sorry. I can only say what works on the lakes here in Missouri.
Table rock lake is a deep clear lake.
Some timber, rocks, and several coves.

Stockton Lake is mostly shallow. Lots of timber. Not so clear in most places.

My color is watermellon seed for both these lakes.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
Snagger
 - Joplin, Missouri
Question

What type/weight of sinker to use for texas rig?

Thanks
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
by
MichMan12
 - Michigan
on Berkley Havoc Pit Boss Softbaits
10 answers
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answer 1
weighted EWG hook or a regular EWG hook with a bullet weight
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answered 8 months ago
by
jman3336
 - Illinois
answer 2
1/4 oz but I use whatever it takes to keep on bottom.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
by
DANLDOG
answer 3
I use a 1/4 oz. mag bullet weight. All depends on the water depth/vegetation. I personally like to use a heavier weight to keep the bait on the bottom.
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answered 1 year, 7 months ago
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nwrbfl
 - York, PA
answer 4
use a 1/4 oz bullet weight. Either tungsten of lead will work. If you are flipping it into thick weed cover go with a 3/8 or 1/2oz bullet weight.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
by
NeverGiveUp12
 - Midwest
answer 5
3/8 to 5/8 tungsten bullet
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
by
Anonymous
 - NJ
answer 6
A 3/16 ounce slider.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
Snagger
 - Joplin, Missouri
answer 7
I use a black bullet weight or a drop shot setup with a swivel so the line doesnt twist up on you. Weight varies depending on depth and current. Typically I use a 1/4 oz.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
by
Lunker43
 - Jersey Shore, NJ
answer 8
i like using the 1/4 oz weight for all my soft plastics.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
by
slim4127
 - Barberton, Ohio
answer 9
a flippin weight.size depends on cover and depth.
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answered 2 years, 8 months ago
by
nightrunr
 - UPSTATE NEW YORK
answer 10
Bullet Weight
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
by
Rickzx190
 - Raleigh Nc
Question

Can you fish this texas rig style?

asked 1 year, 10 months ago
by
Bassfishing2012
 - Michigan
on Berkley Havoc Pit Boss Softbaits
9 answers
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answer 1
Yes it works great when texas rigged.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
by
fandhel
answer 2
Yes. It is pretty good with a Texas rig. I like to also not use a weight and runt it across some lilies from time to time.
answered 8 months ago
by
AFFisher
 - Albuquerque, NM
answer 3
thats the best way to rig it
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answered 8 months ago
by
jman3336
 - Illinois
answer 4
Easily done.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
by
DANLDOG
answer 5
Yes this is the only way I have fished this bait so far. Very productive for me! I use black and blue flake on a 4/0 EWG hook and a 1/4 oz. bullet weight pegged with a toothpick.
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answered 1 year, 7 months ago
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nwrbfl
answer 6
yes! happens to be my favorite method. Rig on a weighted swim bait hook
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
by
bwiley
answer 7
yes this is great texas rigged. I have found a 4/0 hook works good.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
by
NeverGiveUp12
 - Midwest
answer 8
Yes, its the best way in grass or around docks.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
by
Anonymous
 - NJ
answer 9
Yes you most certainly can did it myself
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
by
Anonymous
Question

How well does this work when rigged on a shaky head?

asked 2 years, 6 months ago
by
BassBandit99
on Berkley Havoc Pit Boss Softbaits
6 answers
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answer 1
This bait is fantastic when rigged on a shaky head. When using this bait i have caught most of my fish on it while rigged on a shaky head.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
by
fandhel
answer 2
I've never tried it but it might work.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
by
DANLDOG
answer 3
I would not..too bulky.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
by
Anonymous
 - NJ
answer 4
This bait works best on shaky head, but I have used it texas rig which worked good.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
Snagger
 - Joplin, Missouri
answer 5
I really like the action of this bait on any jig head or a weighted hook rigged weedless.
It works very well with all kinds of retrieves.
The downside for me is that they aren't durable enough.
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answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
powerpickle
 - Michigan
answer 6
good and has a thick head so it should work good. have used this bait flipping and carolina rigging but i think shaky headings work work to on beds or something.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
by
madorangutan
 - usa
Question

How do you work these?

Lift and drop like a T-Rigged plastic? Creep along the bottom stop and go? Deadstick with a hop or shake once in a while?
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
by
Golfallday
 - Midwest
on Berkley Havoc Pit Boss Softbaits
6 answers
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answer 1
All of the Above
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answered 8 months ago
by
jman3336
 - Illinois
answer 2
You can use it weightless and cast it out and let it sink and then just twitch it. I just casted it to isolated cover like stumps branches weeds and leaning trees and used it like that and caught several nice ones.
answered 10 months ago
by
thebassmaster39
answer 3
Exactly the way to do it.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
by
DANLDOG
answer 4
I think its really about person preference. I have caught several smallmouth bass with these guys relling in fast, slow bobbing off bottom, and even motionless.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
by
ChiefWiggum
answer 5
I fished it T-rigged and flipped shallow water trees, also pitched it in Lilly pads as well.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
by
firefighter162
 - Brighton, Tn
answer 6
T-Rigged is great - flipping works great, just drop works great.
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answered 1 year, 7 months ago
by
BPSResource10
 - Springfield, MO
Question

Is this or the z-hog better?

asked 10 months ago
by
thebassmaster39
on Berkley Havoc Pit Boss Softbaits
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Hi, thank you for your inquiry. This is a bit hard to answer because they both would work great. It would depend on what the fish are biting in your area on that day. You might order both and test them both out. It is always best to have options since the fish do not bite the same thing every day.
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answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
by
BPSResource7
 - Springfield, MO
answer 2
this
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answered 8 months ago
by
jman3336
 - Illinois
answer 3
The pitboss has worked really well for me. It is great for its dirt cheap price.
answered 9 months ago
by
BrendenMiller
 - San Diego, California
answer 4
I like The Boss because it has more action and more uses as a trailer.
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answered 10 months ago
by
Jig4Bass
 - Champaign, Ill.
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