Got soft swimbaits? Here’s a handful (teehee) from LIVETARGET that caught our eye. Top to bottom: Sunfish, Sucker, Yellow Perch and Common Shiner:
That 4″ Common Shiner looks and feels like it’s asking for “overs.” Plus it’s cheaper than buying/losing/killing a dozen live shiners. Check the tail action:
2. Custom Jigs & Spins
Custom Jigs & Spins dropped a new, rattling version of the Rotating Power Minnow. Has a built-in, BB-filled rattle chamber in the tail that gives off a subtle click on the sweep. What do you think about those 5 new colors?
3. Northland Fishing Tackle
It’s completely normal to daydream about ice fishing while it’s 90 degrees…right? Check the new Glo-Shot Spoon from Northland Fishing Tackle:
Comes with replaceable light sticks (red, green or chartreuse) that keep that puppy glowing for 8-ish hours. Always been a sucker for Wonderbread:
Polycarbonate spinner blades? Yup! ‘Cuz they’re super light and will spin at speeds down to 0.25 mph. Comes in 3 styles: single hook, Super Death, crawler harness:
Also a great option in the weeds because they don’t crash to the bottom like traditional blades:
Lunkerhunt has got some awesome looking soft-plastic leeches coming out sometime (hopefully) soonish. They’ve got a neutral buoyancy that’s tough to describe in words, but this short vid lets you see for yourself.
Don’t know many more details yet, but we’ll keep you posted.
The purrrrtty new Okuma Epixor XT has “torsion control armor” that helps reduce line twist, and a slower oscillation system that helps to evenly lay the line on the spool (especially lighter braids). Which in English means less this:
Felt like it should cost a bunch more than the MSRP of $69.99. Should be out this fall.
6. Onyx Outdoor Gear
Really diggin’ this new color in the Onyx A/M-24 inflatable life jacket. Might not be flashy enough for those bass guys though (lol), but it’s also still available in blue/black and pink/black.
Same model PFD that guys like Al Lindner and Jason Mitchell run. Love that life-savers are becoming cool:
Also a new ladies STR Rain Jacket that’s #notpink
7. Bay Rat Lures
Drool alert. Bay Rat Lures are hand-painted and 100% made in the USA…every part down to the packaging. It all goes down on the shores of Lake Erie:
That’s just a few new colors of a zillion tasty options. FishUSA has a pile of ’em in stock here, including some custom colors you can’t get anywhere else….
Aqua-Vu’s got a gorgeous new underwater camera called the Micro 5.0 Revolution that’s got a smartphone-like screen, digital temperature, direction, zoom, magnetic power plugs and the “Pro” model adds DVR for recording. LOVE that cable-management system:
Available this fall but you can pre-order ’em now.
There’s a purtty new 3DR (Real) Series of Jerkbaits, Long Bills and Minnows coming out this winter with an “internal 3D prism” that’s supposed to be killer on heavily-pressured fish or super-clear water. Might feel bad getting teeth marks on those gaw-jus patterns though….
By now you’ve seen/used the Crystal Minnow Walleye Deep Divers from Yo-Zuri, but what you probably didn’t know it that they’re adding a bigger 5.25″ size that’ll dive 15-20′. #Money
10. Moonshine Lures
14 new colors painted with Moonshine’s super-secret “special glow.” Here’s 5 of ’em that caught our eye. On FishUSA right here.
New BaitCloud InLine lets you feed line straight through the fish-attracting ball, so you can get creative by: suspending it, pegging it down in current/waves, cast it around on a separate rod, rig it on your line above your bait, [insert creative idea here].
Sounds like this makes BaitCloud technically legal to use in a few more states that require the attractant be “inline with your offering.” Check your local regs!