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Cashing In on Berkley's Powerbait Ned Rig Worm

 

Date: 7/1/21
Tackle Type: Lures
Manufacturer: Berkley
Reviewer: Cal






Total Score: 7.58 - GOOD

Introduction:
As finesse techniques grow in number, the corresponding baits seem to get smaller and smaller. I admit, I have a tough time with some of the smaller baits because they often lead to a lot of small bites. Still, when fishing pressure is high, there's often no other alternative but to downsize your bait. Skeet Reese has a bait for just such an occasion. Here's our look at one of his newer baits with Berkley, the PowerBait Ca$h Out.

 

Berkley PowerBait Ca$h Out Specifications

Type Ned Bait
Material Soft Plastic
Colors/Patterns 12
Sizes 3"
Scent/Plastic Treatment PowerBait
# per package 10
Resealable Bag? Yes
MSRP $4.49


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

 


The 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 bait!

 

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.


Thanks 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

Ratings:

Berkley PowerBait Ca$h Out Ratings (?/10)

Construction/Quality Good consistency bait to bait with confidence inspiring colors 8
Performance Fished with the right head, very effective as a Ned rig bait 7.5
Price Not bad at $0.45 per bait though hard to expect more given the bait's size 8
Features Powerbait infused and packaged in a resealable bag 7
Design (Ergonomics) Good color selection 7
Application Another technique specific soft plastic from Berkley 8

Total Score

7.58
Ratings Key: 1 = terrible : 2 = poor : 3 = lacking : 4 = sub par : 5 = mediocre : 6 = fair : 7 = good : 8 = great : 9 = excellent : 10 = unbelievable!
For More Details of the updated rating system visit our explanation here

 

Pluses and Minuses:

Plus

Minus
+ Nice colors - More colors would be nice
+ Powerbait infused  
+ Good durability because of size  

  


If you're looking for a new, diminutive bait to thread onto your Ned rig jig heads, Berkley's Powerbait Cash Out, designed by Skeet Reese is worth a shot

 

Conclusion: Berkley's Cash Out Ned Worm is so small, it's almost like fishing some balled up Powerbait dough on a jighead. Of course, if you tried that, some pesky bluegill or other panfish would likely steal the entire ball off your hook before you had a chance to hook them. By the way, don't think they didn't try with the Cash Out. There were plenty of instances where I could feel that little "tick-tick-tick" of a pesky little fish trying to have their way with this worm. All that served to do was build my confidence with the bait really. If you're looking for a new, diminutive bait to thread onto your Ned rig jig heads, Berkley's Powerbait Cash Out, designed by Skeet Reese is worth a shot.

 

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