Spro Aruku Shad - $6.49 to $8.89
Designed to do things no other lipless crankbait can, the Spro Aruku Shad is uniquely made to lock on to the bottom in a nose down position during the retrieve - making it look like an actual feeding shad moving along the bottom. Specifically designed for fishing thru aquatic vegetation, it’s nose-down action makes it one of the most weedless lipless crankbaits on the market. Life-like finishes, including etched scale patterns and 3D eyes add to the Aruku Shad’s realistic presentation, and its super loud rattle garners additional attention. Great for bedding bass as well as other fresh and saltwater game fish, the Spro Aruku Shad features sticky sharp Gamakatsu hooks and is also available in several effective color patterns to match the forage in your local waters.
|Aruku Shad 65||2-1/2"||1/2oz||Sinking|
|Aruku Shad 75||3"||5/8oz||Sinking|
|Aruku Shad 85||3-3/8"||1 oz.||Sinking|
Comments: bought this lipless crank based on some great reviews online. I've bought and replaced the 65 size in Perch color a few times now. Also bought the 75 size in magic shad, but never had a chance to use it. The 65 in Perch has been a fish catcher for me all summer and fall. Besides bass, fish in general seem to love this lure. While bass fishing I've also caught a handful of crappie on Lake Austin and no telling how many gar have hit this on Nueces River waters in south Texas. I fish a pond with huge numbers of all kinds of gar and get strikes on this lure nearly every cast. Been able to land (amazingly) several needlenose and alligator gar between 5-25 lbs. on this lure. The 65 size in Perch is one of my favorite all time lures!
From: Chris: San Antonio, TX 10/13/14
Comments: Very effective trap style bait. They have a much harder thump than most other lipless cranks out there. Seems to work better the slower its retrieved. My only negative on this bait is when its ripped free from grass it tends to do an extreme nosedive (almost front flip) that at times causes the stock back hook to snag the line. I fixed this by changing out the rear hook to a larger size. Overall a very good big fish lipless crank.
From: Hydrilla: Lake Seminole, FL 3/25/14
Comments: I'm always stocked a few baits deep of the Perch and Blue Shiner colors. Just a great lipless crankbait.
From: John: NY
Comments: i can go behind other anglers in the spring and catch bass , i've done this year more than others the new Aruka 65 is the deal, the sound that it makes is way different from all the other ones out there..
From: Jim: Guntersville AL
Comments: the only thing missing on these guys are those crazy eyes. awesome lure. bought one and caught fish with it the first day
Comments: My favorite lipless cranks of all time. I've fished these next to Luckycraft LV500s and they produce just as good for less than half the price. I have most of the colors offered but Magic shad seems like the only color I need.
From: maxZmus: San Diego, CA
Comments: Great bait besides the fact the paint chips off fairly easy, switched the stock hooks out with mustad kvd triple grips 2x's. Good bait though
From: Austin: Central Florida
Comments: Normally use this bait for bass fishing but had the opportunity to try it on snook and it performed flawlessly and we caught several snook up to 15lbs. Am a firm believer and will be purchasing many more of these baits in the future. They work equally well on the bass on the lakes here in florida. Thank you Spro for a truly fine bait.
Comments: just awesome! was out the other day and just killed them - 62 degree water and they just smashed this thing. tons of bass and pike and one 40" muskie. i was catching 1-3lb largemouth from the back of my boat casting to the same exact spots that my buddies just casted to. we all were burning rattle baits. my gold one is no longer gold - just silver and some transparent spots - it still outfished the XR75, 1 knocker, rattle trap, and rattlin rap. the guys fishing those tied one of my arukus on and they instantly started catching fish. theres something about the aruku shad that fish just cant ignore
Comments: This is a very good bait and it is reasonably priced. It has a little larger profile than most 1/2 oz. traps and comes through rock very well.
From: Lou: NJ
Comments: Just threw the chrome blue 75 for the first time tonight and all I can say is, "wow". Flatsided cranks are one of my number one confidence baits. I have close to a hundred of them. This bait (tonight at least) out-fished 9 other baits, even my redeye and my Xr75 that had been the best bait of late. I fished for less than 2 hours and caught around 25 bass on the Aruku......may be my new favorite.
From: Jeff: Rocky Mt, MO
Comments: First time out not a ton of fish, (that kind of day), but it did bring in a three pounder (scale weighed, not "guesstimated"). Come cooler waters this thing is going to rock. Conditions- Clear blue skies, good breeze, temp about 85 (September in south FL). Casts far, swims true, runs clean..
From: Craig: Sunrise, FL
Comments: all i have to say is wow!wild shiner is great for clear water lakes that bass are somewhat lathargic and lake were the prime food source is shad good job spro
Comments: I'm pretty new to lipless baits, but the Aruku 75 in Wild Shiner flat out catches fish in my waters. Plus, it casts like a cruise missle downwind or upwind. Definitely my go-to lure when the white caps are out. My only gripe is that the hooks on this thing (like many cranks) have a tendency to majorly foul hook the fish, but I guess that just goes with the territory. Highly recommended!!!
From: G: Boston, MA
Comments: This is my go to confidence search bait. I think I have tried 80 percent of lipless cranks on the market and this one has stuck more fish for me than any other. Great color selection, however some of the paint does chip a bit quick. I have a box full of these and have caught countless smallies on them. Less than seven bucks the best lipless crank on the market in my opinion.
From: Mark: Spokane, WA
Comments: This is a great crankbait. I use the 75 and it casts like a bullet. It has a wobble and shake like no other bait in it's class. The only thing you need to do is change the rear hook to #4 mustad treble and you'll be set. I like the wild shiner and chrome blue best of all. I can't say enough about the price and the quality either. Grab you 8 and you'll get free shipping from Tackle Warehouse and they are 50 cents a bait cheaper than anyone else in the country. Try them, you will not be disappointed.
From: William: Hohenwald, TN
Comments: One of the best (three) lipless on the market. Can't say enough good stuff about it. First, it has a great action at any speed - fast, medium, slow and slower. It even flutters on a straight-up rise. It doesn't plane to one side when dropping straight down. Burn it or jig it, it has action. If you like to yo-yo, this bait will nose-stand on the bottom with its butt pointing up. By the way, all these attributes apply to the Jackall T/N70 and Yo Zuri Hardcore Drum, which are both as good as the Spro.
From: Rowland: Newport News, VA