- The Kettle Creek 5" Swing Shad has been a hot lure for us over the last several years. These soft plastic paddle tail swimbait shads have a distinct ribbing on the body that gives it a natural appearance in the water. The construction of the tail makes these lures swim well with almost any retrieve, so it works for many different species in a wide range of conditions. For back bay stripers and weakfish in the northeast, look no further! In the southeast, these work very well for redfish, sea trout, and small tarpon.