Pro designed to help you catch more bass, Berkley is releasing their brand new line-up of Havoc baits to coincide with 2011 Bassmaster Classic on the Loisiana Delta.
The Berkley Havoc Skeet’s Pit Boss was designed by top Bassmaster Elite Series veteran pro and 2009 Bassmaster Classic Champion, Skeet Reese. He designed it to be the ultimate flipping bait. The Havoc Pit Boss’s short compact body is perfect for getting in and out of cover, and its action is second to none.
“I love fishing with a flipping stick. I designed the Pit Boss to mimic bait fish, as well as, crayfish. It’s the perfect size to match the most common forage sizes and has the best possible action to get bites in all conditions.” - Skeet Reese
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Comments: The 3 inch version in Okeechobee color is the best lure to use when you are punching hyacinth mats in central Florida where I live. I've caught many 7-8 pound bass consistently on the pit boss. My friends personal best large mouth bass was also caught on this lure which weighed in at 13 pounds 12 ounces! This is the only soft plastic I flip with along with the Incredi Craw Slim which is another great lure to use.
From: Ryan: Inverness, FL 4/12/15
Comments: I was fishing late with about an hour of daylight and I had just bought a pack of these in Big Texan. I put it on a cheap black and orange jig and a few minutes before the sun went totally down I landed a largemouth that was so big my spinning reel would not reel anymore once it got out of the water. I had to hold the line with my hand and drag the bass onto land because my rod and reel could not handle this fatty. Berkley is great for softbaits and the Pit Boss is another quality Berkley softbait, especially as a trailer.
From: Tommy: Daytona Beach, FL 2/22/15
Comments: This is a great bait and has many applications. I have fished it on a Texas rig, back of flipping jigs, but I've found it best on the back of a swim jig. A green pumpkin Pit Boss and a bluegill swim jig will catch you bass all day long!
From: Nick: VA 1/12/15
Comments: Fantastic bait. Put a bullet wait on the front and flip it into heavy cover and structure.
From: Dan: NJ 12/23/14
Comments: The Pit Boss is an awesome all-conditions bait- the outer arms have a great fluttering action while the inner arms are always at rest. The resulting movement is very convincing and I can't count the number of times I thought a baitfish was approaching the boat only to realize it was my bait. Green Pumpkin on a 1/4 oz. texas rig and you can't go wrong. Best new bait I picked up in 2014.
From: Mark: MI 11/15/14
Comments: Best compact creature bait on the market. Especially lethal in grass and thick weeds and is a good punching bait. The action is great but subtle enough to appeal to both aggressive and sluggish bass. One of the first baits I reach for in a pitching/flipping situation.
From: Tyler: Grand Juntion, CO 9/23/14
Comments: Best craw I've ever used, have caught fish on them Texas rigged, jig trailered, and topwater. Bass crush these things and every now and then a catfish will get in on the action. only problem is durability I've had big bass suck these things clean off the hook of a Texas rig before. Overall its a great bait.Best colors for me are, Okeechobee craw, perfection blue fleck, and electric blue.
From: Zane: OK 8/31/14
Comments: Hands down best craw on the market, use these exclusively Texas rigging, and weightless rigging. Bass simply cannot handle these, the way the arms pulse through the water. Also very durable, I've caught 20 bass and only went through two, and when the top slices open cut them half an inch down and use as a jig trailer. Tie on a size 4 EWG and you will have a bass on guaranteed.
From: Brett: CT 6/9/14
Comments: These are absolutely amazing! i bought a pack of the black and blue in 4" and paired with a 3/0 EWG texas rigged with a 1/8 oz. i caught more bass in a single day than i have in a long time. i only wish i had a 4/0 hook instead. Best texas rigged bait for me. I don't see a reason to buy another when the Pit boss has the action and the colors i need!
From: Kieran: Marietta, GA 5/28/14
Comments: Performs well and has a great selection of colors. I was missing a few hookups, so I tried bending the hooks out a bit with pliers, only to have the hook break. I'd intentionally bent other brands' frog hooks before and never had an issue with them breaking.
From: Mark: NC 5/27/14
Comments: There's something about this bait that fish just like. I've never had much luck with any other of Berkley's Havoc baits but this one is the exception. Occasionally an arm will get torn off and I find, when it does, it doesn't balance quite properly. In the case of this, I just rip off the arm on the opposite side. It seems to work just as well with two arms as it does with four. It's a solid bait that I would recommend to anyone.
From: Victor: St. Catharines, ON Canada 5/17/14
Comments: I have to tell you I am in love with this bait. The legs really do have a very good swimming action. Rigging the hook on this bait is super easy. This bait has so much variety it is unreal. You can jig it off the bottom, you could swim it like a swimbait, you could use it as a trailer, or you could use it as a punching bait. The waters in my area are so overfished it is almost unbelievable, so I have experimented and found out that you only have a couple of options when fishing overfished waters. The first option is to use a bait that the fish have never seen before, or you can use a bait that mimicks the baitfish really really well. I fished this bait in murky water and pulled out a 2 pounder right after somebody had just got done fishing that spot spot. Durable is very low on this bait though.
From: Tucker: San Antonio, TX 4/29/14
Comments: Bought these for the hell of it since they were a top seller. First cast today and yesterday, nailed some big fish on them and continued to throughout the day on a simple Texas rig, couldn't ask for a more powerful bait. Only problem I've had is the fish destroy it, after 2 or 3 the top comes unhooked just like any Texas rig would but, it just seems these break a lot easier than most baits. Definitely will buy again!
From: Larry: CA 4/28/14
Comments: Great creature bait. Has good action, but is not very durable i guess that's why their only $2.99. Every time i have thrown this bait i have gotten bit. A few weeks ago i had 5 fish for around 16lbs and had a 6 pounder break off at the boat. If you want to catch fish buy this bait.
From: J.C.: USA 4/28/14
Comments: Went through 3 packs in two days!! I've never caught more fish on a single lure. They cant get enough of it. I'll flip it then use a slow retrieve back to the boat. Get's em every time!
From: Cliff: Marksville, LA 4/4/14
Comments: Awesome lures! I recently caught a solid 3.5 lb. bass at a local pond with the Watermelon Red Pit Boss! They provide a pretty large profile and larger fish just inhale them! Just ordered some more in a different color that I couldn't find at my local Academy!
From: Chase: TX 3/9/14
Comments: bought the 4" in green haze from my local dicks sporting goods Thursday, Saturday I had a seven 7 pound bass in my hands. Monday I went to the closes bass pro shops hour and half away to pick up some 5" Junebug, and today I caught a 7 1/2 pound bass and I have caught plenty of fish in between, needless to say these things are awesome I'm gonna pick me up some more!
From: Colby: jasper G.A.
Comments: I caught tons of fish on these using them top water like a buzz bait or a Stanley ribet frog There also great for pitching and for punch rigs and jig trailers. Great bait. The claws tend to get ripped off if you get a lot of dinks to hit but all you have to do to prevent that is let them eat it and the claws stay back in there mouth Bigger fish just inhale these. Great bait. Really versital I plan on getting more
From: Josh: WI
Comments: These Things are hands down the best flippin bait on the market. They have proven themselves time after time, and tournament after tournament. Most people also hook them wrong the Top View is the top of the bait i know the bottom pic looks like that should be the top but its not.
From: Swizzle: Holbrook Ma
Comments: These things are great. They have more action than you'd think. It takes very little speed to get them swimming. Not only are these really good for flippin and pitching they are really good for swimming and fishing them like a Biffle Bug on a Hardhead or Wobble Jighead. California is nice Green Punpkin/Red color that works well in most Texas/OK lakes. Junebug is my go to color for muddy water. Thumbs up on these. I buy them onsale for $1.99 a pack which can't be beat. Buy some!
From: Basszilla: Lake Fork, TX
Comments: I was fishing this in Big Texan on a Texas rig flipping it up under bushes. I caught one 2lb bass and hat another huge bite but my drag was not set and i snapped the line setting the hook. I like how this bait looks. The only cons I can think of are that bluegill like to "Jackhammer" it and rip off the arms. Also it rolls over when you swim it. Overall a good bait though.
From: Ethan: Charlottesville, VA
Comments: Bought 2 bags to test back in feb. By the end of may I had won 2 tournaments on the upper Chesapeake bay, and had about 30 bags. Black blue is good for me, and big texan with some chartreuse spike-it on the tail.. killer. Well worth the price and my go to flippin bait
From: Jake: dover, DE
Comments: Swimming it, hopping it, crawling it, jigging it, it doesn't matter. This bait will catch fish. Even at a straight retrieve, the claws put off more action than any bait on the market. Also makes a killer bed fishing bait. Punch it, flip cover, it's just an awesome bait.
From: Caleb: Grandview, Texas, United States
Comments: They look good, the action is there, the colors are right. They have such a bad chemical smell though. Soaked 'em in BANG Pure Craw for half a day, then sprayed with F2(a little secret), and they still stunk. R.I. Sweet Beavers outfished them today 18:1!
From: Bill: IN
Comments: good value. They are durable and the powerbait scent makes the fish hang on. However, about half the baits in each bag are deformed. They really need a better storage method. When you get them dip the flappers in boiling water until they are straightened out.
From: Cullen: Ashburn, VA
Comments: this bait is so awsome.i got it in green pumpkin and big texan and black blue. this bait is good for pitching around docks and laydowns. i caught my biggest fish on thi bait in black in blue. love this bait will be buying more.
From: Charlie: NC
Comments: Which side is considered the top? The side with just a couple ribs or the side with ribs all the way down? I know which side I believe is to be the top but when I look at some of the colors I feel like they should be the other way. Just wondering what yall think. With that said, I have rigged it both ways and this bait is money. lay lake grass, stumps, and rocks.... hang on.
From: Mike: Bama
Comments: Very smart design and I really like the Havok plastic. I would really like to see a shorter and slimmer version of this bait. The size and profile of the 4" version is perfect when the fish are on, but I very often have to switch to a 3.5" beaver when things slow down. I live in an area where the smallmouth prevail so I understand if not everybody agrees.
From: Nate: Pasco, WA
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