Chuck and Cover with Megabass of America's Grenade
||Megabass of America
Total Score: 7.75 - GOOD
In our continuing series that is the L.O.U.S. (lures of unusual size), Megabass of America enters the fray with an obscenely large, shallow running squarebill. What type of explosive action can this largely JDM manufacturer bring to the table? Let's find out in our review of the Megabass Grenade!
||Square Bill Crankbait
4.25" (4" body)
||1 5/8oz (1.62oz on our digital scale)
Almost too pretty to take out of the package.
Impressions: Megabass's Grenade square bill crankbait easily slides into our L.O.U.S. classification dwarfing the manufacturer's other squarebill bait offerings measuring at four and quarter inches in length (4.25"). If that weren't enough, the Grenade nearly triples any other square bill Megabass has to offer in weight tipping out scales at 1.620 ounces. No matter how many big swimbaits I throw, seeing an oversized crankbait like this always causes me to take a step back.
Almost... introducing Megabass's Grenade squarebill crank.
Real World Tests: Of course, what better way to wrap my head around the Grenade's size than to tie it on to the end of my Evergreen Heracles HCSC-73HG and Scorpion 201 combo, toss it out, and crank it back?
This bait is easy to cast thanks to its 1 5/8oz bulk.
Castability: As you might expect, a lure of this size and heft casts pretty easily although you still have to be mindful of a smooth casting motion because this bait will tumble in the air if your windup and follow through isn't pure. This is probably due to the fact the Grenade does not have an internal weight transfer system. Rather, the bait's internal weights are fixed at the back of its belly with just a small amount of side to side wobble, so any momentum the bait carries into the cast is imparted by your swing.
The Grenade's body measures 4" in length.
Customary Megabass detailing at the bait's head.
Dive Time: After splash down, the Grenade wastes little time getting down to business beneath the surface and will dive down easily on a quick retrieve cadence. However, if you crawl the bait, you can make it wake just beneath the surface too.
Tied on and ready to be tossed out.
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