Lure Review

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Mister Twister BUZZ Bug

Mister Twister’s BUZZ Bug, which the Louisiana company plans to introduce at the beginning of 2016, was in the right place at the right time to make a name for itself before it ever hit the market.

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January 15 at 9:00 am
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The DeepJerk Minnow

Saltwater fishermen who love to fish coastal and inshore waters for speckled trout and redfish soon will have a new weapon: the DeepJerk Minnow from Mann’s Bait Company in Eufala, Ala.

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December 15, 2015 at 9:00 am
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Lure review: The YUM Bad Mamma

If you’ve seen one soft plastic creature bait and you’ve seen them all. Right?

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November 12, 2015 at 2:45 pm
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Stanley’s Ribbit Runt

Ann Thomasson Wilson knows a good artificial lure when she sees one.

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October 12, 2015 at 5:10 pm
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BKB Swim Jigs

A Kansas bass angler is doing more than holding his own on the Bassmaster Elite Series circuit.

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September 14, 2015 at 4:34 pm
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Live Target Rigged Shrimp

When Live Target Lures decided it was time for fishermen and fish to fall in love with a soft-plastic shrimp imitation, it turned to R&D dream team leader Victor Cook.

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August 14, 2015 at 5:20 am
6908 Views

Trout trailers

Success, as usual in the artificial lure manufacturing business — or anything else, for that matter —  begats success.

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July 14, 2015 at 4:00 pm
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Yum’s Kill Shot, Warning Shot and Sharp Shooter

Take it from a Bassmaster Elite pro bass fisherman who is serious about his drop-shot and finesse worm fishing: three soft plastics introduced by Yum Baits at the ICast are going to be deadly tantalizing to bass from California to his home state of Florida.

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June 12, 2015 at 2:45 pm
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Rapala Shadow Rap

Rapala last introduced a jerkbait around 2000.

The Finland artificial lure manufacturer got back in the swim of things in a resounding way, although it was a well-kept secret, during the 2015 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell near Greenville, S.C.

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May 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Hildebrandt Drum Roller

Want a unique and improved spinnerbait on your side when you go redfish fishing for pleasure or for money?

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April 15, 2015 at 8:37 am
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Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits’ YamaFrog

Christmas came early for one of the most-accomplished professional bass anglers in his era.

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March 15, 2015 at 9:00 am
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Rapala introduces the Shadow Rap

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Combining a horizontal struggle with a vertical fade that mimics a minnow’s final quivering moments, the Rapala Shadow Rap suspending jerkbait triggers bites as predator fish move in for an easy meal.

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February 18, 2015 at 1:15 pm
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Bomber Saltwater Grade Mullet

Give Theophile Bourgeois a new artificial lure with so much upside to it and he’s as happy as speckled trout and redfish chasing tasty mullet.

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February 15, 2015 at 9:00 am
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The 7¾-inch Kut Tail Worm

Alabama pro bass angler Randy Howell got what he wanted and more in 2014.

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January 15, 2015 at 9:00 am
7919 Views

Mister Twister Poc’it Hawg Raiser

A Texas bass angler’s bid to get back to the Bassmaster Classic depended heavily on a soft-plastic creature bait that few, if any, others had in their arsenal when they fished the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship on Nov. 6-8 on the Ouachita River.

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December 15, 2014 at 9:00 am
9985 Views

The Crappie Psychic

There were days as recently as this summer that a 51-year-old Raceland outdoorsman returned from a sac-a-lait (crappie) fishing trip and removed a secret weapon on his tube jig about a mile from the boat ramp. He did this so no one would get so much as a glimpse of the artificial add-on responsible for putting so many slabs in the ice chest.

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October 15, 2014 at 9:00 am
10744 Views
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