Introducing Berkley's PowerBait Cash Out Ned rig bait
Impressions: The Cash Out is a small little bait full of detail. The main body resembles that of a grub but the bait's underside has ridges. It tapers down to a tail whose shape reminds me of a Cross Tail Shad. Colors for the Cash Out are rather intricate for a soft plastic bait
main body resembles that of a grub
Real World Tests: This bait reminds me of a post holiday feast Crosstail Shad, so my first instinct was to fish it as a drop shot bait. Rigging in this manner is pretty straight forward, but of course, the likely intent for this bait is as a Ned rig worm. The only secret here is finding the right jighead to fish it with. I doubt it matters, but I rigged this bait with the hook point coming out the smooth side of the bait.
The bait's underside has ridges
Once rigged and in the water, the Cash Out's ability to stand up as a Ned Rig bait is directly proportional to the size jighead you are using. As is the case with the majority of these types of baits, the lighter the jighead, the better your chances of the Cash Out standing up when at rest on the bottom.
Nothing like a good bite to affirm the effectiveness of a new
As a drop shot bait, the Cash Out is moderately effective but better if the fish are in the mood for something small. For some reason, most of the time I fished this bait in that manner, the better bite was on larger worms.
The Cash Out is buoyant enough to stand up on even some of
the heavier ned rig jig heads (1/6 & 1/5 Zman sizes shown here)
Otherwise, thanks to its compact size, the Cash Out has pretty good catch to catch durability with most damage coming on those undersized fish that really know how to tear up a bait.
to its compact size, the Cash Out has pretty good catch to catch durability
Design & Ergonomics: Berkley's Cash Out is available in twelve different colors and comes in a resealable, ziplock package. The baits are infused with the company's famous Powerbait formula that seems to be very effective in having fish hold on for that extra little bit so you have time to set the hook. Colors on the Cash Out are very well done especially Peanut Butter n' Jelly and of course Perfection.
The baits come in packages of 10 and sell for $4.49 per pack
Price & Applications: The baits come in packages of 10 and sell for $4.49 per pack for a somewhat reasonable per-bait price of $0.45 - only somewhat reasonable given the bait's size. Application wise, this bait was designed to be fished on a Ned Rig but is effective on a drop shot too.
Berkley's Powerbait formula seems to be very effective in
having fish hold on for that extra little bit so you have time to set the
hook - especially when the water is cold