BEST VALUE – Storm WildEye Swim Shad Fishing Lures
At just $6 for a 3 pack of these amazingly life like lures, fish everywhere will bow before you and beg for mercy. Solidly constructed with a pre-rigged sharp hook, they have great coloring and a realistic swim pattern as they are reeled in. Bass of all varieties seem unable to resist hitting them, along with crappies, perch and bluegill. Best used in deeper water because they snag easily, at this price you can afford to lose a few.
BEST OF THE BEST – SevenStrand Electronic Acoustic Lure (www.kefishing.com)
This is probably as close as you can get to a sure thing in fishing. My brother introduced me to this line of lures when I was deep-sea fishing with his crew in Baja last October. While to look at it you may think, what’s the big deal? It looks like a normal squid lure, but the secret lies in the acoustic lure. It’s mini transmitters reproduce the sound of a distressed fish. Roosterfish, Dorado, Marlin, Tuna, and other game fish find this thing irresistible, and they hit it hard and fast. You’ll spend more time catching and less time fishing. Coming in at $100 to $200 each, they are available in all the colors of the rainbow and in 10″, 11″ and 14″.
FOR THE KIDS – Flambeau Adventure Kids Tackle Box
Since there are really no specific lures or tackle made just for kids, what better pick than a place to keep your stuff? This kid sized beginners tackle box is a great way to teach a youngster how to keep their fishing gear organized and safe. It has a simple and secure latch that is easy for little fingers to use, and the tip-guard tray helps prevent accidental spills. The dividers in the tray are removable and adjustable, and at just $13 it the perfect price for your junior angler.
NEW INNOVATION – Rapala Clackin’ Crank and Clackin’ Minnow
Nicknamed Triple Threat, this new lure combines all the best attributes from three of Rapala’s most popular lures, the Clackinâ€™ Rap, X-Rap and Flat Rap. This lure produces a loud acoustic rattle that fish not only hear, but feel. That, along with it’s wounded minnow action, give the Clackinâ€™ Minnow its unique flashy presentation that the big ones can’t resist. My friends and I were amazed how many large mouth bass we were able to pull in on these lures, and I’m pretty sure I even caught the same fish twice that afternoon. It has good weight, which means long casts, and at under $15, it makes a great addition to any tackle box.