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Every lure manufacturer has their own version of a creature bait. Some are better than others in our opinion but we are always willing to try a new entrant in this crowded segment. Why? Cause they catch fish! The new Strike King Rage Tail DB Structure Bug, (DB being short for Denny Brauer) is the… [Continue Reading]

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In our humble opinion, top-water bassin’ has to be one of the most exciting ways to catch fish there is. To see a follow, then the strike and within a split second, feel the weight of the fish … man, there’s nothing quite like it. You may know the company Koppers’ LIVETARGET for their hollow… [Continue Reading]

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Berkley, through its Havoc line of baits, has come out with some very good value priced soft plastics. Today we’re going to look at a new lizard, the Havoc Klein’s Boss Dog. This lure was produced with the input of Elite Series Pro Gary Klein.

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The Strike King Rage Tail DB Structure Bug, the Best Rage Tail Yet?

Every lure manufacturer has their own version of a creature bait. Some are better than others in our opinion but we are always willing to try a new entrant in this crowded segment. Why? Cause they catch fish!

The new Strike King Rage Tail DB Structure Bug, (DB being short for Denny Brauer) is the subject of our review today. [Read more…]

Koppers’ LIVETARGET Yearling Baitball Walking Bait

In our humble opinion, top-water bassin’ has to be one of the most exciting ways to catch fish there is. To see a follow, then the strike and within a split second, feel the weight of the fish … man, there’s nothing quite like it.

You may know the company Koppers’ LIVETARGET for their hollow body frogs which, like all their baits, are produced using ultra-realistic paint schemes to complement the engineering behind the lure. [Read more…]

Going “Old” School with the Berkley Havoc Klein’s Boss Dog

Berkley, through its Havoc line of baits, has come out with some very good value priced soft plastics. Today we’re going to look at a new lizard, the Havoc Klein’s Boss Dog. This lure was produced with the input of Elite Series Pro Gary Klein. [Read more…]

Fishing low and slow with the Jackall Spade T.G. Jig

So you’re looking for a jig with a little something different that the bass haven’t seen? On top of that, you want something that can be used for more than one technique because the waters that you fish have varied structural elements that require more than one approach? [Read more…]

Fishing the Missile Baits Fuse 4.4

So your looking for a finesse bait that the bass haven’t seen before that gives you the ability to be rigged several ways without sacrificing the action? Then here is one that you’ve got to try if you haven’t, the Missile Baits Fuse 4.4. [Read more…]

Going Wacky with the Gamakatsu G-Finesse Wacky Jig Head

Wacky rigging soft plastics is a mainstay in clear water situations ‘cause it catches fish. The terminal tackle, in this case the wacky jig head, has seen several changes over the course of its introduction.The Gamakatsu G-Finesse Series Wacky Jig Head is one of those products that takes a different slant on this proven technique.

The G-Finesse comes in four sizes, 1/16, 3/32, 1/8 and 3/16. All of these feature the same specially designed hook for the jig head. The recessed line tie sits at about 40 degrees with a pair of titanium weed guards molded securely in the head of the jig.

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This package of features makes the jig more weedless than a number of its competitors according to Gamakatsu. [Read more…]

Fishing the Field and Stream Sugar Stix Sugar Jerk

Yeah, fall is here in all its glory and with it, some of the baits that you may have put away for a while are back on the table for catching bass. One of those is soft plastic jerkbaits. If you want to throw  a curve ball pick up a pack of Field and Stream Sugar Stix Sugar Jerk’s. [Read more…]

Dropping Bombs with the Missile Baits Baby D Bomb

We’re going to assume that the vast majority of you have at least experimented with using creature baits at one point or another. Maybe you’ve had some success with them, maybe not. Have you ever tried the Missile Baits Baby D Bomb? If the answer is no, read on … [Read more…]

Chronicle of a “Lifetime Warranty”

I’ve got a question for y’all. Do you ever wonder if the warranty that came with something that you bought is worth the paper that it’s written on or do you, like we have many times in the past, just replace an item when it goes south without trying to exercise that warranty? [Read more…]

Hitting the Water with the Raid Scatter Frog

We’re going take a little trip across the pond, way across, to show you a product that debuted at ICAST. Produced by Japanese lure maker Raid, the Scatter Frog caught our eye for a number of reasons.

The fact that the convention is always held in July, which is prime top water time in lots of parts of the country, means that our radar is particularly tuned for new top water offerings that have the potential to fill some void in our tackle box. [Read more…]