|The Fat Boy
2840 Views - Posted: November 15 at 9:00 am
Paul Brown’s Fat Boys are still kicking, slowly twitching underwater, tantalizing and catching saltwater fish after the proven soft plastic was bought in the late 2000s.
|Booyah Boo Series
2948 Views - Posted: October 16 at 9:00 am
Two of America’s bass fishing legends turned artificial lure designers realized soon after the umbrella rig craze subsided somewhat that, indeed, the almighty mousetrap could be improved.
|Mister Twister Flip’n OUT
3088 Views - Posted: September 16 at 9:00 am
Louisiana born and bred Mister Twister Flip’n OUTs, the latest in soft plastic creature baits, were scheduled to go on the market the first week of August.
|Bass Kandi Croaker
2601 Views - Posted: August 15 at 9:00 am
With the very large number of plastic frogs on the racks and shelves for bass fishermen to choose from, who would’ve thunk to add another one to the mix?
|Arbogast Buzz Plug
2150 Views - Posted: July 17 at 9:00 am
Just when you thought you might, just might have seen it all as far as artificial lures designed to fool bass, well — you know what they said about just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water.
3468 Views - Posted: June 13 at 9:00 am
Can an artificial lure — a soft plastic — outfish a natural creature? That day has arrived and it’s like magic, hence lure’s name, thanks to Ken Chaumont of Lacassine.
|Stanley Top Toad
1715 Views - Posted: May 15 at 9:00 am
A leading artificial lure manufacturer’s newest pride and joy jumped like a real frog to the forefront of bass fishing circles in and around Louisiana very quickly in early 2013.
|The Matrix Shad
19930 Views - Posted: April 17 at 9:00 am
There are sound reasons behind the growing success of one of the hottest soft plastics for saltwater and, even, freshwater fish from Biloxi, Miss., to Houma and beyond in the Sportsman’s Paradise.
|Bass Trap back in action
3431 Views - Posted: March 14 at 9:00 am
A machinist’s touch has made all the difference in the world to a spinnerbait made in the Sportsman’s Paradise. Just ask some bass anglers by the name of Shaw Grigsby and Kevin Van Dam, who make sure they get their hands on the lure any time they get to Louisiana. Or ask accomplished Louisiana bass angler Jamie Laiche of Gonzales.
|Bass Kandi’s Coastal Crippler
2055 Views - Posted: February 13 at 9:00 am
Mike “Redbone” Holland of Ragley, who owns Bass Kandi Baits — a Southwest Louisiana artificial lure manufacturing company specializings in soft plastics — and his 11-year-old son Payton were deer hunting the week before Christmas near Kerrville, Texas.
|Vision Prop Limited Edition Buzz Bait
2026 Views - Posted: January 14 at 9:00 am
Leave it to someone with great vision for designing artificial lures to put a “boat prop-style” blade on a buzz bait that consistently catches bass coast to coast.
This Vision Lures’ Vision Prop Limited Edition Buzz Bait is the latest in a line of innovative buzz baits made by David Trantham in Springfield, Mo. Trantham’s Honeybuzz buzz baits have been triggering strikes since the mid-2000s.
|Poppa Chop Jigs
3189 Views - Posted: December 17, 2012 at 9:00 am
Got a Poppa Chop?
If so, chances are you are using the fine-hair jig and catching sac-a-lait on the creation Paul “Chopper” Viator and his wife Angela make at their home in Delcambre.
|Bass drawn to the Poc’it Craw
2294 Views - Posted: November 19, 2012 at 9:00 am
When a Port Allen bass angler needed to cull some fish in his livewell during a recent Bassmaster Southern Open on Lewis Smith Lake near Jasper, Ala., he started fishing with a soft plastic that had been on the market no more than three weeks. It’s a safe bet no one else on the water had those in their bass fishing arsenal.
|KVD crankbaits are proven winners
1938 Views - Posted: October 15, 2012 at 9:00 am
During his meteoric rise to the top on the B.A.S.S all-time money list with more than $5.3 million won in tournaments around the United States, Kevin VanDam relied on artificial lures he had utmost confidence in.
|Not your typical creature bait
2024 Views - Posted: September 10, 2012 at 8:00 am
Just look at those rows and rows and rows of soft-plastic creature baits, the success story of the 21st century, on the shelves at the main outlets and the local fishing tackle shops. It can be a mind-boggling challenge to pick up the right one(s).
How’s a man, or woman, to choose one that does the job — which is to get a bass to open its mouth and chomp on it?
|‘D’ Shad does its job
2699 Views - Posted: August 13, 2012 at 10:00 am
Take it from some people who don’t throw this particular soft plastic as often as others: the “D” Shad catches bass after bass after bass. That may sound strange at first glance, but let me explain.
Texan Gary Yamamoto, the artificial lure-manufacturing wizard, and his son Derek Yamamoto for whom the “D” Shad is named because he started designing it in the mid-2000s confided that it isn’t one of their favorite soft plastics.
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