Designed by Elite Series pro, Michael "Ike" Iaconelli, the Berkley Havoc Ike's Flat Dawg is the culmination of years of on-the-water experience and months of field-testing. While it may fall into the category of soft stick bait, it is a far cry from your standard worm imitation.
Unlike other stick baits, the Berkley Havoc Ike’s Flat Dawg has two flat sides. This allows it to catch more water on the fall, slowing its descent and accentuating its action. It also features a slightly crooked tail that produces increased vibration. You can throw it on a split shot, shakey head or Texas-rig, but where it really excels is on a wacky rig. Also covered with a number of small pits which give it a unique texture the makes bass hold on longer, the Berkley Havoc Ike’s Flat Dawg is available in a range of proven colors for any fishing situation.
“If you like fishing soft stick baits, and if you want to catch bigger fish, and more fish - in heavily pressured water. Try the Berkley Havoc Flat Dawg.” - Mike Iaconelli, 2003 Bassmaster Classic champ and 2006 BASS Angler of the Year.
Comments: Great bait with TONS of action! Caught a 4.5 pounder on my third cast! Only downside to this bait is that the worm is only good for at max 2 fish. If you're fishing them, you're going to want a lot of them! You'll burn through them fast if your on the fish.
From: David: AL 12/26/14
Comments: this worm works pretty good, shimmies on the fall very slow and natural, and ive caught a lot of bass with it, the problem is, it rips off the hook when you texas rig it, so i had to wacky rig it and use a O ring to keep it on.
From: Doug: Glassboro, NJ 12/22/14
Comments: Ok,here is how you address the problem of durability while Wacky Rigging: Buy some small diameter black rubber bands that would be about 2 inches across. Now take it and fit it over the thin end of the bait, then place it about mid-way from either end. Take the rubber band and form one or two more loops around the mid section of the Flat Dawg so the band is snug. Finally, stick the point of your wacky hook under the rubber band, being careful not to pierce the soft plastic of the worm. The tightness of the band will keep the hook from sliding out between the skin of the worm and the rubber band. It will last three times as long, now!
From: A.J.: RI
Comments: Absolutely awesome bait. This is a true Berkley original. I have caught a ton of bass on these things. The drawback would be the durability because I average only 1-2 Bass per bait. But they are LOADED with salt and that is a great feature. They are really no less durable than a Senko and these are $3 a pack. Sure you'll go through a ton of them on a good day; but isn't it worth it? If I get away with 2 packs on an outing it was worth $6 for the action they produce. Give em' a try; you'll love them. Just be prepared to go through a few. Please remember though; this is a top quality bait at a very reasonable price. They are very soft plastic; are loaded with salt so they will tear. But the trade off is that they flat out work. I'll take these over a Senko 7 days a week. I typically fish these on a weightless Texas Rig with a 3/0 standard EWG hook. I tried the Superline hooks and did find they tend to rip the baits much quicker.
From: Gary: PA
Comments: They tear easy but so do the original senkos and these are less than half the price for 2 less baits. The flat shape has a great side to side wobble on the fall.
From: Clayton: Gardner, KS
Comments: Try the Flat Dawg drop shotting. Caught me my personal best Largemouth. Over 6lbs. Glides through the water if you use a 1/0 EWG for the drop shot hook.
From: Felix: Albany, NY USA
Comments: Nice action and definitely a fish catcher, but I got 10 fish on 8 baits fishing it wacky style. I went through one bag in less than an hour catching dinks. I haven't tried using an O ring, but I'm not sure that it would work well due to the flattened shape of this bait.
From: Charles: Scranton, PA
Comments: Great stick bait works great only downfall bass tear these things up way to easy.
From: Vegamax: CA
Comments: this bait will sink with a nice wobble even when rigged weightless and even more with a wacky jig head. due to it being flat sided, it's not as meaty as your typical senko style bait. therefore, it's extremely soft and helps give it great action. on the downside, durability is sacrificed greatly. it's easy for bass to bite one end and tear it right off your hook when wacky rigged. for the price range you can't complain too much but you will go through the whole pack in no time.
From: Elijah: Seattle, WA
Comments: Higher salt content than a yamamoto senko. this thing is the deal right here!!! Durability isn't its strong suit, but it sure catches fish! can't beat the price either. Thanks berkley!!
From: James: Lake Minnetonka, MN
Comments: This has great action in the water wacky rigged or texas rigged weightless. My only complaint is that i wish the head was wider to make texas rigging easier, to solve this i cut the top off. I was surprised to see that Berkley put salt in these, LOTS of salt similar to the amount in a Senko. It has about the same durability as a Senko but at such a low price it's not an issue.
From: Adam: Long Island
Comments: finally! A cheap good stickbait! Thank you berkley and iaconelli, I can't wait to get my hands on these!
From: Cullen: Ashburn, VA
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