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Boogerman Racket Buzzbait Review

In Depth:
Manufacturer: Shadow Lake Lure Co, Inc.
Weight: 1/8oz, 1/4oz, and 3/8oz
Depth: Topwater
Type: Buzzbait
Cost: $4.79 – 5.99

The Boogerman buzzbait is made by Shadow Lake Lure Co. in Marion, IL. It’s no secret that this buzzbait is a hit amongst tour level pros. The clacker style head and factory hand tuning allow for out of the package use. No extra modification are required at all.

Davy Hite used this bait to help win the 29th Bassmaster Classic. ESPN has the full story here .

Boogerman Racket Buzzbait Packaging
Available in 3 sizes for bass.

The lures come in a bright yellow packaging that is protected by a plastic casing to make sure the wire does not become untuned.

Yellow boogerman packaging
Nothing fancy here. We hope you like yellow.

It is available for bass fishermen in 3 different sizes ranging from 1/8oz, 1/4oz, and 3/8oz. There are an endless amount of color combinations ranging from a sparkle white skirt, to the manly pink skirt. Lets just say that Shadow Lake Lures gets very creative with their colors! They also offer the choice of a silver, copper, painted, and prismatic, head colors.

Buzzbait colors and sizes
Multiple color and blade combos. It can get crazy.
The Goods
Rod: Shimano Crucial 6’10” MH
Reel: Shimano Ciica 200D 6:2:1 Ratio
Line: 10lb Yozuri Hybrid

Quality: The first thing you notice is the different design that was incorporated into the blade and head design of the bait. The patented clacker design allows the blade to rotate and hit the head of the buzzbait. This produces a clacking noise that can heard below the water, as well as other fishermen in the area. The wire is tough, yet flexible, and allows for the bait to be tuned again in case the blade does not produce the desired effect.

White Boogerman Buzzbait.
The clacking originates here.

Fishermen will also notice the blade contacts a rivit in the head, which allows it to produce a slight squeeky noise as well. The blade is movable and can pivot up and down the wire if needed.

Application: Docks, grass, weeds, or laydowns, this buzzbait can handle it all. The key philosophy with this bait is; the thicker the cover, the better.

The best way to retrieve this bait is to cast it out and as soon as it hits the water, bring the rod tip up, and start reeling. Don’t allow the bait to become submerged. Bump it off logs and drag it through thick grass. When the bass explodes on it, let it take the bait, and then set the hook. This is a hard technique for beginners and advanced anglers alike, due to the instinct reaction to set the hook as soon as the fish jumps on it.

Notice the wake this bait leaves behind.
Notice the wake this bait leaves behind.

Fished optimally, the bait will hit the water and immediately start making a racket, like the name suggests. The best times of the day to fish this bait are early morning and late evening. Overcast days and irregular weather will also produce nice bass.

Branson Werner
Branson Werner
When not working his heart out on websites, e-commerce, and programming, Branson like to enjoy time on the lake. His best times are spent with friends trophy bass hunting.


  1. I have been using the Racket Buzz since 1987 and I have won a good bit of money with this bait. I can also tell you that the pro”s have been using it for years and not telling anyone.

    • Ive been Tournament fishing for 35 yrs,and have won numerous tournaments on Boogerman Buzz bait,this is the best buzz bait on the Market,


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