Last updated on March 7th, 2023 at 10:55 pm
We know that muskie anglers are always on the hunt for the latest and greatest in gear and tackle. We also know that truly innovative products only come along every few years or so. This year at ICAST, one such product in particular caught our attention, and it has the potential to catch the attention of muskies, as well. At first sight, we knew that the Chasebaits Ultimate Squid Lure had the potential to be a major muskie magnet.
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Chasebaits Ultimate Squid Lure Design
The designers at Chasebaits were determined to create and perfect a squid profile plastic lure. After 18 months of hard work in the design stage, the final design of the Chasebaits Ultimate Squid came off the production line and was launched at the 2017 AFTA Fishing Tackle Trade show “Down Under” in Australia. Heads were turning as the lure was demonstrated in the viewing tank. The lifelike action of the Ultimate Squid lure is one of the most realistic lures that most had ever seen. The wings on the side of the squid’s head are the key to it’s amazingly lifelike action. The fluid and tantalizing roll of a squid’s wings, captured perfectly in the Chasebaits Ultimate Squid lure, are sure to attract fish of all types, including muskies.
Ultimate Squid Lure Features
– Superb Squid action and likeness – Fluttering squid wings.
– Works even after legs sustain damage or have been bitten off.
– The most realistic Squid action lure on the market.
– Ideal for the both salt and fresh water applications and a broad range of fish species.
– Easy fishing lure to work, even for beginners.
As of December 2018, the Ultimate Squid is only available in one size: 5.9”. However, the 7.8” size is expected to also soon be available. The larger size should be better suited to muskie fishing. It would not surprise us if Chasebaits eventually comes out with an even larger version in future renditions. This lure is also one of the most affordable in it’s class, especially when considering that the 5.9” size comes in a pack of 3, and the 7.8” version will be sold in a 2-pack.
The Chasebaits Ultimate Squid lure is available in 6 different colors, some of which utilize UV paint and glow in the dark bodies. It also features 3D squid eyes, contracting tentacles, custom squid scent, and extended candles which flutter to trigger strikes.
How To Fish With The Chasebaits Ultimate Squid
Being a super versatile lure, you can roll it, twitch it, or even let the current do the work by putting it on a drop rig. The ultra-realistic 3D squid eye plus the dancing legs, combine with the head wings to perfectly mimic a real squid. Even if the lure is damaged from action, such as having a leg bitten off by a hungry fish, the Chasebaits Ultimate Squid lure still delivers, thanks mainly to the fluttering action of the head wings.
As you can see, the Ultimate Squid offers the action and versatility needed to be a major muskie magnet. We are looking forward to when the larger size of this lure is available, as we feel that will be better suited to catching larger muskies. In the meantime, we can’t wait for spring in order to begin testing out this new bait. We think it has real potential to be your new favorite muskie lure. If you happen to pick up some of these lures from Amazon, and we highly recommend that you do, let us know in the comments below about your experiences with fishing them.
About Chasebaits Lures
Chasebaits, the maker of the Ultimate Squid and several other soft plastic lures, is based in Australia. They have won numerous awards in their home country for their ultra-lifelike lure and bait creations. Lucky for us, they are now shipping to suppliers throughout the United States.