Chasebaits SMASH CRAB JNR Review [UNDERWATER FOOTAGE]

By: Tony Acevedo on October 29, 2018
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SMASH CRAB JNR

The Chasebaits SMASH CRAB JNR is a lure that is making a lot of noise in the fishing world right now.

It’s a realistic and tough crab lure that can be used a number of different ways to target inshore species.

This is one of three crab lures made by Chasebaits and is the middle-sized one.

After using this lure for a good period of time and catching some fish with it, I wanted to give you my honest review of it.

In this review, I go over the top pros and cons for the Chasebaits SMASH CRAB JNR. I also show you how to retrieve this lure in the video review at the bottom of the article.

Note: We are not affiliated with Chasebaits in any way. All our reviews are unbiased and independent. If you’ve used the Chasebaits SMASH CRAB JNR, let us know what you thought of it in the comments section!

Specs Of The SMASH CRAB JNR

SMASH CRAB JNR specs

The SMASH CRAB JNR is made from ultra-durable and flexible 10X material.

Here are the specs for the lure:

  • Length: 2.95″
  • Weight: .63 oz
  • Hook Size: 2/0

The SMASH CRAB JNR is available in four different color combinations.

It is $10.49 per lure, which you can see on Amazon here. 

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Top Pros And Cons Of The SMASH CRAB JNR

Pros and Cons of SMASH CRAB JNR

In this section, I go over the top pros and cons of the Chasebaits SMASH CRAB JNR.

Pros Of The SMASH CRAB JNR

The top pros of the SMASH CRAB JNR are the following:

1. Great Action

This lure has fantastic action. The legs and claws of the crab vibrate and wiggle in the water as it sinks and when it’s being retrieved. Fishing this lure in good moving current naturally will give it great action as well.

2. Very Durable

These are tough, strong and durable lures that hold up well against fish. They stretch and are designed to take a beating without breaking down. You can catch multiple fish with just one lure.

3. Sinks Slowly

Although this lure is relatively heavy for its size, it slow sinks nicely and allows you to effectively present it to fish.

Cons Of The SMASH CRAB JNR

Here are the cons of the SMASH CRAB JNR:

1. Makes A Big Splash

This lure makes a pretty big splash when you cast it out, which can spook fish if you cast too close to them.

2. Odd To Cast

The lure is kind of clunky to cast because of its shape. You have to cast it out like it’s live bait for it to be an effective cast.

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Chasebaits SMASH CRAB JNR Video Review

In this video, I give you my top pros and cons of the SMASH CRAB JNR. I also give you my top retrieval techniques for this lure with some underwater footage as well.

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Conclusion

SMASH CRAB JNR

This is a good lure for targeting fish that eat crabs – such as redfish, black drum and even tarpon.

The action of the lure is really unique and it is a strong and durable product.

It is a little odd to cast but once you figure it out, it should not be a problem.

Remember, all our reviews are completely independent and objective.

Let us know if you have any concerns or questions about this review in the comments section.

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Do they work on black fish?

William Bishop
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Just bought one. I’m going fishing tomorrow and I can’t wait to try it.

Bill Clark
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I wonder if it would work with permit?

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Have you tried this lure for blackfish or black sea bass ?

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can you add scent or smell?

Jim Magnanini
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Tony, you show how durable when stretched, but do you have any experience with fish biting through it? Worried about Pinfish and Puffers taking those legs off.

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Jim

Daryl Shipper
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Love the action this crab has and will be ordering some soon!
Thanks Tony

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Really looks excellent ! Can’t wait to try it 😀

Alan Whitworth
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Tony, very good and informative review of the product. I really like the swimming pool video. I have one question: have you tried it fishing and did you catch any fish with it???

TOBY SORRELS
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Great review Tony! Concise, hit all the important points of pros and cons for fishermen. Seeing it on video in the pool is extremely helpful. Thanks for all you and the Salt Strong team do for anglers. You guys are awesome!

John Simkunas
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Tony my bro! just ordered 2! what kind of knots you recommend?

Lee Ashe
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GREAT REVIEW TONY OF THE CRAB CRASHBAIT!! CRASHBAITS LOOK AWESOME BUT ARE VERY EXPENSIVE!!!

Gregory Batchelor
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Great review Tony:)

Steven Free
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Wow you were not kidding that crab does have great action I bought a crab made by savage lures but have not tried it yet it looks great and is made of the same tough plastic that alot of companies are using to manufacture there baits like the z-man and vudu to name a couple I also have a crankbaits crab lure called the cw crab it actually has a bill on its side like a crankbaits and dives to about 6 ft they make a kit of 3 that comes in a floater suspended and sinker you should do a report on it sometime I haven’t used it yet but I will but I think I might try and order that crab from chasebaits that one looks like a winner of coarse no bait is flawless but that one is pretty close thanks for the report and as always all you do😁