The Caffeine Shad is shaped like standard soft stickbaits with a tapering tail. I fish the regular ones Caffeine shad and Bass smoke these things all year. Rigging The Caffeine Shad. Video Pro Tip â Fishing the Caffeine Shad in Fall Kevin VanDam. The Swim'n Caffeine Shad is surprisingly tough when you consider how soft it is. When rigged weedless, the hook point stays in place and doesn't leave a big, gaping hole in the bait. The pond is crazy weedy (though mostly subsurface) and I cast into holes in the weeds where beds were. I caught this mug and nine of her friends on a Strike King Caffeine Shad. Was watching the coverage of Sabine River Elite BASS tournament on ESPN today. The Swimming Caffeine Shad has a swimbait-style tail that kicks from side to side and looks like a baitfish swimming around. A simple [â¦] Made with Strike King's Perfect Plastic formulation, the KVD Swim'n Caffeine Shad features some of the softest, saltiest plastic ever produced, and is also loaded with Strike Kingâs exclusive coffee scent (patent pending). Did anyone else notice how Todd Faircloth had his swimming caffeine shad rigged? The Strike King KVD Swim'n Caffeine Shad features the body style and profile of the original Caffeine Shad - now with a paddle tail for an incredible kicking action. One of Kevin VanDamâs favorite tools for this time of the year is his soft plastic Caffeine Shad rigged on his Mustad Grip Pin hook. Lake Coeur dâ Alene pumps out some serious largemouth and smallmouth bass. The Fishing Cadence. I go out with a few guys and its all the throw. It slides up the hook shank effortlessly without tearing and lasts for several fish catches. Zona will zip a Strike King Caffeine Shad along the watersâ edge and kill it letting the bait sink briefly before speed reeling again. Like all baits in this category, the Caffeine Shad was designed to be thrown weightless on a 5/0 EWG hook. According to fishing experts, anglers are almost guaranteed to catch a fish if they use coffee-smelling worms as bait. Basically sight fishing. Was that just weeds on top of the bullet sinker he was using, or some secret the â¦ I recently pre-fished for a tournament and caught several smallmouth over 3-pounds on Strike Kingâs Swimân Caffeine Shad. Some fishermen take containers filled with coffee grounds and worms with them when they go fishing. Both baits are very versatile. I wanna say that when I went on my fluke-frenzy a few years ago the weighs went Zoom Super < D-Shad < Caffeine Shad. Let the fish tell you what they want as sometimes a twitch-kill-kill-kill-twitch retrieve might be needed. First, letâs look at the most traditional rigging for the Caffeine Shad. It was close to three pounds. It is an Idaho fishery known for big fish and the fall brings some exciting opportunities for bass anglers of all experience levels. Itâs a big chunk of plastic. I like to switch it up, but when i â¦ I like to use 10 pound test for fishing the Strike King as one of its advantages is that it weighs more than most of its competitors. I beleive the D-Shad is about the same as a Senko (~3/8oz) and I am reasonable sure the Caffeine Shad was closer to 1/2oz. Schooling bass can be some of the most fun and exciting fish to catch, and in the fall, that can happen every day, or even several times a day.