Z-Man to Introduce SlingBladeZ Spinnerbait at ICAST 2018

How exactly does one remake a classic, already exceptional bass bait? That’s the self-imposed question the tackle techs at Z-Man asked themselves about a year ago, as they stood before a big white drawing board. What they came up with was the new Z-Man SlingBladeZ Spinnerbait. The objectives were clear: To re-engineer a new breed of spinnerbait. To optimize wire material, bend Continue Reading

LIVETARGET Frog Drives Angler Success

Hollow body topwaters are some of the most exciting and effective lures available for catching summertime bass. While profiles and designs have evolved dramatically in recent years – giving anglers baits to target a broad spectrum of fresh- and saltwater predator species – all hollow body lures trace their origin back to an unassuming amphibian: the frog. LIVETARGET exploded into Continue Reading

Z-Man Ned Rig TRD HogZ

LADSON, SC (May 1, 2018) – For the legendary Ned Kehde — the man behind the miraculous Ned Rig— testing prototypes and lending insights into bass bait design is all in a day’s “work,” if indeed it’s possible to assign such a term to fishing nearly every day, all year long. Following a two-year testing phase, Kehde simply refers the new Z-Man® Continue Reading

Plano Z-Series Backpack Gets Kryptek

Plano, IL (April 19, 2018) – Salt, sun and spray can send lesser tackle bags to an early grave. How? By attacking their vulnerable zippers and rendering them useless. That’s why Plano engineers eliminated these weak links in their trouble-free weather-defying Z-Series Soft Tackle Bags, Tackle Backpack and Tackle Wrap, which debuted to the universal delight of anglers at ICAST in 2016. Continue Reading

Origins: Z-Man Trout Eye Jighead

LADSON, SC (April 19, 2018) – Z-Man Trout Eye Jighead Origination- “If you look at a lot of the greatest saltwater lures out there, they all have one thing in common,” observes trout and redfish fanatic Ralph Phillips. “Eyes. A large, lively set of eyes. Underwater, eyes can be the trigger, the one anatomical detail that really attracts predator fish Continue Reading

LIVETARGET Sardine Twitchbaits Dominate Oversized Blackfins

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (April 17, 2018) –  LIVETARGET Sardine- Professional angler and television personality Henry Waszczuk knows a thing or two about chasing the denizens of the briny deep. As host of Fishing the Flats & More, Waszczuk patrols the warm waters of the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico in pursuit of the high seas’ hardest fighting, most sought-after predators. These are Continue Reading

NEW: 412 Bait Co. Illusion Color

For the past couple of years I’ve fished a handful of baits from 412 Bait Company, owned and operated by Donald Corbett. I initially tried the brand because Corbett is a kayak angler, like me, and I wanted to support a small business with similar interests. What I discovered was a series of baits that have an edge in certain Continue Reading

REVIEW: Jackall Chunk Craw 4 Inch Creature Bait

The Jackall Chunk Craw is a bait I’ve been familiar with for a little over a year. It has spent most of its time in Japan but has started to gain popularity here in America. I ordered a couple of packs from Tackle Warehouse (who also have tons of JDM stuff) and when they came in I hit the water. Continue Reading

10 Fishing Lures from ICAST You Might Have Missed

ICAST is full of everything fishing but sometimes it’s hard to see the forest for the trees, or the Best of Show you didn’t agree with. Tackle Warehouse does an amazing job of covering the show and watching all of their videos I was able to find fishing lures I completely missed through everyone else’s coverage. These 10 baits really Continue Reading

REVIEW: Flambeau Waterproof Satchel and Cage

As anglers, we go through phases. For me it is usually phases of taking lots of tackle and then the opposite, which is taking only what I need. A downsizing if you will. I’m in the downsizing stage now and have been spending some time with a new product from Flambeau.   The Flambeau Waterproof Satchel with Base Cage is: Continue Reading

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