This year Berkley, with the help of legendary crankbait designer David Fritts, introduced six new hard bait designs in eleven sizes. Each is available in 12 different high quality paint colors. These baits sell for a remarkably low price of $6.99 to $7.99. For pond fishermen the Cutter 90 ripbait, Pitbull crankbait, and Warpig lipless crankbait are must haves.
Bad Shad Crankbait - 1/4 oz dives to 5-7 ft and the 1/3 oz dives to 6-9 ft
Cutter 90 Ripbait - 3/8 oz dives to 4-6 ft
Cutter 110 Ripbait - 9/16 oz dives to 4-8 ft Skinny - 7/16 oz dives to 4-7 ft
Digger Crankbait - 1/2 oz dives to 5-8 ft and the 9/16 oz dives to 7-9 ft
Pitbull Crankbait 5.5 - 3/8 oz dives to 4-6ft
Warpig Lipless Crankbait - 1/4 or 1/2 oz sinking
Wild Thang 8.5 Crankbait - 1/2 oz dives to 6-9ft
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The BBZ-1 Rat, created by Bill Siemantel, is a single-jointed wake bait designed to mimic a rodent swimming on the surface. The original BBZ-1 Rat won the 2014 Best Hard Bait Award at ICast and this year at ICast two smaller sized rats were introduced by SPRO. The BBZ-1 is available in three sizes and seven colors. The BBZ-1 30 is 6.25" and weighs 1/2 oz, the BBZ-1 40 is 7.5" and weighs 1 oz, and the BBZ-1 50 is 10" and weighs 2.5 oz. Cost of these baits is $21.99 to $29.99. Each BBZ-1 comes with two tails and additional tails are available in 9 colors. For topwater fishermen this is a must own bait, watch the videos below and you will agree.
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FishingSkirts.com Skirt Kits-
Earlier this year we wrote a how-to blog for creating your own fishing skirts for jigs, spinnerbaits, or buzzbaits. The materials we use come from FishingSkirts.com. They offer three kits designed to help an angler get started making their own skirts. Each kits contains ten different colors of silicone tabs, 100 total tabs, 12 rattles, 50 UV treated amber and black rattle bands, skirt making tool, and boat box. The silicone for each kit was selected by Professional Angler Cliff Pace. The difference in the kits is the color of silicone that is selected specifically for jig, spinnerbait, or living image skirts. Each kit cost $25.99.
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Rod storage and organization has long been the nemesis of anglers. The rod sleeve has now become an extremely popular way to stay organized and prevent rods from becoming tangled. FishKDS.com has rod sleeves available in 115 color combinations for casting rods and 14 color combinations for spinning rods. The cost of each sleeve is $3.49 for casting and $4.49 for spinning.
For anglers fighting the sun can be a lifelong battle. A very popular way to prevent sun from burning your skin and represent your favorite brands is to wear a logo sun buff. These are available from many companies at a cost of $5 to $15.00.
Major League Fishing $5.99
Tackle Warehouse $11.99
SPRO Frog $6.84
Unlock unlimited access to over 400 online videos of top anglers teaching 45 minute classroom sessions. Videos cover lure selection, angling techniques, dissecting a waterbody, electronics tips and on the water demos. Subscriptions can be purchased monthly for 14.99 or annually for $149.99. Annual subscriptions come with additional select gifts. In class and on the water sessions are also available in select locations
When all else fails you can never go wrong with a Tackle Warehouse gift card. Tackle Warehouse has become the go to shopping spot for any serious angler. Their website has anything and everything a fishermen needs. The gift cards can be bought in any amount and most likely you can find a Tackle Warehouse decal or T-Shirt to round out the perfect gift.