Berkley’s new PowerBait 4-inch Thief is the latest in innovative soft bait designs created by the Berkley soft plastic design team. The versatile bait can be rigged and presented to fit a wide range of applications and conditions.
The PowerBait Thief utilizes its high-action tentacles and pinchers that entice strikes with movement and water disturbance. The broad body allows the Thief to maneuver through heavy cover and dense forage.
I particularly like the bait because of its versatility. It can be rigged Texas style or on a Carolina rig for slow presentations in and around structure or along the bottom. For a subtle approach to catch finicky fish, it can be thrown on a jig head. It can also be used as a trailer on a flipp’in jig rig as the profile is small and will punch through mats with ease. While not mentioned by the manufacturer as a technique for the Thief–I think the bait would work well on a drop-shot rig too.
The Thief offers anglers another well-rounded bait that can be fished in a variety of situations and is reasonably priced. Available in ten fish attracting colors; Bama Bug, Big Texan, Black Blue Fleck, Black Red Fleck, Breen Orange Fleck, Green Pumpkin, Green Pumpkin Red Fleck, Summer Craw, Watermelon and Watermelon Big Red. There are six baits in a pack.