It’s ICAST time again. We’ve spent the last two months working with many of the companies in recreational fishing and have compiled a long list of the must see new fishing tackle for 2022. Check out more than 350 new products for the upcoming fishing seasons from more than 100 companies. Let us know on Facebook what your favorite new products were for 2022.
A long-awaited member to the DT family, the DT08 has the body size of a DT06 but with a bill resembling a DT10, only a bit smaller. The DT08 dives down quickly to maximize running depth and is remarkably snag resistant. Fished at any speed, water clarity or temperature, the DT08 is a flat-out fish catcher. Weighing in at 3/8-ounce, 2 inches long and armed with a pair of No. 5 VMC treble hooks, the DT08 is going to become one of your favorite cranks. MSRP $12.99 Food Grade Mgco3 Magnesium Carbonate
Available in January at Tacklewarehouse.com.
From a passion of bait building as a childhood hobby to customizing lures as a professional angler, the OG Series is born of the sawdust from Ott DeFoe’s garage. Tiny is a thin, flat-sided balsa bait with a tight wobble and finesse-like action. The thin design and lightweight circuit board lip moves less water and provides a sensitive feel of bottom structure. Tiny runs to about 4 feet, is 2 1/4 inches long, weighs 5/16 ounce and sports a pair of No. 5 VMC Hybrid Trebles and comes in 19 colors which were hand-picked by Ott. MSRP $9.99
Available in January at Tacklewarehouse.com.
BX Brat square-bill crankbaits feature a balsa-wood core within a brawny hard-plastic shell. Rapala balsa baits famously float up and back out of cover well, minimizing snags. Encasing a balsa core in copolymer armor allows a BX Brat to bounce off cover and trigger bites without hanging up often and getting beat up. The new BX Mid Brat dives as deep as 5 feet. It measures 2 ½ inches, weighs 7/16th an ounce and comes armed with two sticky sharp VMC No. 4 black-nickel, round-bend treble hooks. BX Brats are available now in three models – BXBB03, the original; BXBB06, the Big Brat; and now BXBB05, the Mid Brat. The numeral following the zero in the model number signifies the bait’s maximum diving depth. MSRP $10.99
Available in January at Tacklewarehouse.com.
For decades anglers have been catching fish all across the country with the Original Wiggle Wart, targeting the 7 to 9-foot zone. Now anglers across the country can target the 11 to 13-foot zone with the same, tournament-proven “wart” action. The Deep Wiggle Wart maintains that classic loud “wart” rattle, hard-hunting action and 25 of the best colors. The Deep Wiggle Wart features No. 4 VMC treble hooks, weighs 7/16 ounce and measures 2 inches. MSRP $6.99
Available in January at TackleWarehouse.com.
Featuring a finesse yet super strong hook made from chemically sharpened Vanadium Steel, the Ned Rig Jig sets the bar high. Utilizing a hybrid bend that lends strength and incredible hooking percentages as well as a uniquely beveled edge conical keeper that will keep your plastics firmly secured. The conical keeper is positioned precisely to allow for the plastic to collapse tightly between the keeper and jig head which keeps you spending your time fishing and not messing with your plastic. Sporting a 1/0 hook, available in 4 sizes (1/16, 1/8, 3/16 & 1/4) and 3 colors (black, green pumpkin and chartreuse) this jig will up your Ned Rig game.
OG Slim has 5 amazing new colors – Bream, Classic Craw, Copper Green Shad, Hot Copper Green Shad and Coosa Special. All of these were created directly with Rapala’s talented pro staff.
The Skitter V features an exclusive design that radically alters the action of the lure. V-hull body design combined with tail weighted balance allows the lure to cut quick with the snap of the rod, ending with a soft, long glide on slack line. Now featuring 5 new colors – Clear Pale Olive, Ghost Clear, Wish Bone, Ghost Bone and Holographic Bone.
Armed with high performance, lightweight Cerakote coating which protects against abrasion, corrosion & UV rays. The Elite Scissors serrated blades cut all braid, monofilament and fluorocarbon line. Side cutter blades cut light wire up to 15 lbs. Spring loaded for easy one-hand operation & sliding lock for safe storage. Robust, comfortable ergonomic handle design & lanyard ready. $46.99
Measuring only 5″ long, the Rapala Compact Line Remover is convenient to have close at hand and for easy stowing. The high torque motor removes 6′ of line per second and the dual-direction design allows for left or right handed operation. Uses 2 AA batteries with an easy access battery compartment. $24.99
The Rapala® Rain Jacket and Bib Series are built on high expectations, combining advanced technology performance with upgraded waterproof and breathable components for more extreme conditions.
Suit Features: Very Comfortable, Mid-weight 2-Layer Construction – Shell – 100% Polyester Oxford/100% Polyester Honey Taslan/100% Polyester Mesh Lining – Waterproof/Breathable (5000mm) – Taped Sealed Seams – Premium YKK Zippers – Reflective Rapala Logos – Jacket Features: Adjustable Drawstrings – Two-Way Hood, Waist and Opening – Outer Chest Zip Pocket with Attached Microfiber Cloth – 2 Outer Zip Lined Hand-Warming Pockets – 3 Interior Pockets – 1 Zip, 2 Pouch – 2 D-Rings – Magnetic Flap on Main Zipper – Adjustable Hook & Loop Cuffs – $149.99
The Rapala® Rain Jacket and Bib Series are built on high expectations, combining advanced technology performance with upgraded waterproof and breathable components for more extreme conditions.
Suit Features: 3-Layer Construction Offers Comfort, Durability and Ultimate Protection – Shell -100% Nylon Ripstop Taslan/100% Nylon Honey Taslan. Ripstop Shell Weave Strengthens the Fabric and Prevents Tears – Waterproof/Breathable (8000mm) – Taped Sealed Seams – Premium YKK Zippers – Reflective Rapala Logos – Jacket Features: Adjustable Drawstrings – Two-Way Hood, Waist and Opening – Outer Chest Zip Pocket with Attached Microfiber Cloth – 2 Outer Zip Lined Hand-Warming Pockets – 2 Interior Pouch Pockets – 2 D-Rings – Magnetic Flap on Main Zipper – Adjustable Hook & Loop Cuffs
A proprietary Gel Phase Technology™ process produces the ultimate handling, performance and clarity essential to the most discriminating anglers. Featuring 100% fluorocarbon, incredible shock absorption, knot strength, abrasion resistance and virtually invisible underwater, Advance Fluorocarbon Leader line has your back. G2 precision winding provides virtually memory free line so you are able to spend more time fishing and less time dealing with line problems. Available in 25 yard spools in 4-pound through 100-pound. $9.99
Longer run times. Shorter charge times. That’s the precision difference that keeps anglers on the water longer and puts more fish in the boat. Now, the next generation of this legendary line of chargers has been optimized for 12 volt lithium (LiFePO4) batteries. Precision chargers feature battery-type selection by bank, which now includes charge curves specially formulated for the high demands of lithium batteries, and can even wake these battery types from standby.
This new sonar technology delivers the clarity and detail of MEGA Imaging in live action, allowing anglers to see fish and structure in real time, even watching fish on-screen as they move in to bite an angler’s lure. With the release of this technology, anglers have access to the most complete package of industry-leading technologies and products offered by a single brand.
Humminbird’s new MEGA Live Imaging retails for $1,499.99 and will begin shipping September 2021. MEGA Live Imaging transducers are compatible with all APEX and SOLIX models, as well as HELIX 8-15 G3N / G4N models with MEGA Imaging. For optimal performance, the MEGA Live Imaging transducer is designed to be paired with a Minn Kota Ultrex™ trolling motor.
The new Humminbird HELIX 7 G4 models are designed to find fish faster with a crystal-clear view of unmatched sonar and chart technologies. Starting with an upgraded 7″ HD display (1024H x 600V), new and experienced anglers alike will appreciate the increased resolution that provides easy to read sonar views of fish and structure.
The soft-key operation of the HELIX 7 G4 Series makes it simple to use and easy to access desired chart and sonar views. The HELIX 7 G4 line offer best-in-class sonar, with options featuring MEGA Side Imaging® and MEGA Down Imaging® models, both of which also include Dual Spectrum CHIRP 2D sonar. A new addition to the lineup is the HELIX 7 CHIRP SI GPS G4 model (non-MEGA) that provides standard definition Side Imaging, Down Imaging and Dual Spectrum CHIRP sonar views. This new model provides a ton of features and provides anglers the chance to trade up and experience the benefit of Side Imaging sonar.
Included on the HELIX 7 G4 units are built-in GPS and Humminbird Basemap which provides basic depth contours and navigational aids for all continental U.S. coastal waters and over 10,000+ U.S. lakes and rivers. Additionally, all models include AutoChart Live®, a real-time mapping technology that gives anglers the ability to make their own 1-foot contour maps in real time.
New to Berkley and new to the industry, Berkley Jigs are now paired with an irresistible PowerBait flavored skirt and Fusion19 hook. Provided seven different styles of Jig: Football Jig, Swim Jig, Skippin’ Jig, Flippin’ Jig, Heavy Cover Jig, and a Finesse Jig. Pro Designed by MLF Bass Pro Tour angler Gary Klein, Berkley Jigs are set up for success.
An all new Berkley bait designed by Bassmaster Classic and MLF Bass Pro Tour Champion Edwin Evers! A bottom-dwelling, flat bottomed swimbait that has an ultra-low center of gravity and internal weighting to skid along the bottom. Built tough with a PowerBait packed material giving you the chance to set the hook on every bite.
Pro designed by Bassmaster Classic® Champion and MLF Bass Pro Tour angler Skeet Reese, The Boss Grub has an enticing finesse grub profile with proven fast action alike the Berkley PowerBait Pit Boss style legs for maximum water disturbance in a chunkier profile.
Designed by Major League Fishing Pro Scott Suggs, the Crash Craw is a compact craw profile that allows the bait to excel in a variety of situations.
The PowerBait Gilly is a Pro Design by Bassmaster Classic Champion Mike “IKE” Iaconelli with heavy Japanese design and technique influence. It displays an unbelievable natural presentation with its shape, action and color options. It is infused with PowerBait flavor ensuring you have the chance to set the hook on every bite.
Pro designed by arguably the best Jerkbait fisherman in the world and 2-time Bassmaster Classic Champion Hank Cherry, the Berkley Stunna has all the refinements for a Jerkbait to excel. It delivers a slow sink to trigger finicky fish while being weighted perfectly for long distance casting.
A classic craw imitating bait with high-action pinchers is now available in PowerBait Maxscent technology. The PowerBait MaxScent technology has proven to be successful, now paired with a Bassmaster Classic winning bait, there is no limit on this bait’s success.
A 2 3/4-inch stick bait profile with ribbed texture to kick up debris and provide more surface area for maximum scent & flavor. An ideal bait to pair up with any Half Head or Ned Rig style jighead.
A new shape for Berkley MaxScent. A 2 1/2 inch compact crawfish imitation that is deal for Ned Rig applications. The Lil’ Trooper also makes for a great trailer on smaller skirted jigs.
This bait is the ultimate Smallmouth smasher. The Tube already being a proven bait, now paired with MaxScent it has become the ultimate upgrade. This bait will take finesse fishing for Smallmouth bass to the next level.
Abu Garcia engineering at MAXimum performance in the Abu Garcia Max LP reels. Built tough with a machined-aluminum spook, power disk drag system and a MagTrax system, the MAX LP reels are ready for war.
The Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Pro Rocket Round reel series calls on the heritage of dependability and durability with a commemorative reel that will give anglers years of service.
The most sensitive rod that Abu Garcia has ever made, the Abu Garcia Zenon features a premium carbon blank with their exclusive Powerlux 1000 resin system. The Zenon delivers an ultra-light, powerful and sensitive blank with higher break strengths and improved impact and fracture resistance.
Pro designed by Bassmaster Classic and MLF Bass Pro Tour Champion Jordan Lee, with an assortment of 14 different technique specific rod models, JLEE Pro rods and reels offer the right product for bass anglers.
Now get a Veritas in a combo that is packed with iconic Abu Garcia features. Reels feature a 10+1 bearing system paired with a lightweight Veritas rod constructed of 30 Ton graphite combined with Powerlux® 100 resin, the Abu Garcia Veritas pushes the limits of high-performance fishing combos.
The Abu Garcia® Aqua Max combos are engineered with proven Abu Garcia performance. Featuring an eye catching Mossy Oak® Elements Agua design, high performance comfort grips, and a lightweight graphite body and rotor, this combo both looks and feels good for all day fishing.
Ugly Tools are designed for ugly conditions. Rugged non-slip handles give you control in wet and slimy environments, and rugged metals with hardy coatings ensure jaws and blades will not corrode or pit. Fish the way it’s meant to be done. Fish Ugly.
From the brand that brought you the iconic StowAway®, comes ultimate stow-anything bag: meet Stowall™. Constructed out of TPU material with excellent abrasion and scratch resistance, Stowalls can truly stow it all. The transparent design and super-strong waterproof closures make it easy to identify and access contents in a flash. Available in 3600 and 3700 sizes to customize storage inside other Plano® storage bins and tackle systems.
The award-winning design that EDGE™ brought to tackle organization is now available for premium line management. The EDGE Line Management System protects fishing line in a waterproof box sized to hold just about every spool available. Plus – quick spooling reels has never been easier thanks to the one-handed top latch.
They took everything anglers love about EDGE Crankbait™and EDGE Flex™ boxes to build one innovative, do-it-all crankbait tackle box. The EDGE Flex Crankbait offers customizable storage for a perfect compartment configuration just for crankbaits, powered by Plano’s patent pending Crankbait Catcher system with the added ability for complete customization. The newly designed crankbait retainers – all 28 of them –easily hold every shape and size of baits.
The most effective way to store and protect your premium vertical jigging and “spy” baits. Plano’s custom bait cradle holds up to 52 individual baits. Put this box to the test, but baits will stay separated and tangle-free no matter what.
Combining the strength of a hard-sided tackle box with the lightweight portability of a soft-sided tackle bag, the premium EVA constructed Atlas Tackle Pack is a completely new take on tackle storage. Built up from the sturdy foundation of a waterproof HDPE base surrounded by ultra-durable EVA panels, the Atlas includes Plano’s patented magnetic Dropzone™, bungee cord rod holder, tool holders, water-resistant cell-phone storage, internal zippered mesh pockets, molded side pockets and comfortable shoulder straps.
The all-new, completely renovated KVD tackle bags are champion level tackle storage – just like the pro whose name they represent. New to the KVD line: Plano’s patented magnetic Dropzone™ secures tools, hooks and more on the lid, while EVA-molded front and side pockets add strength and protection to interior contents. These bags also include an integrated Bait File storage system with high-quality rings and waterproof pouches. Available in two sizes.
Updated and re-imagined by the man himself, KVD Speedbags now feature heavy-duty molded zippers and EZ Label panels for easy identification of your favorite baits. The new 3600-sized Speedbag with portrait orientation is the perfect companion for Plano’s new 3600 Stowalls, traditional StowAway boxes or clam-shelled soft baits.
The newest addition to Plano’s popular Weekend Series tackle bags, the Weekend Series Sling Pack makes carrying tackle easier than ever by going hands free. Fitted with a large-zippered compartment, zippered front pocket, laser cut MOLLE tool holder and two mesh side pockets options abound to make sure no gear gets left behind. The Sling Pack also includes two clear utility boxes to customize and organize your favorite tackle.
Carry more tackle without weighing yourself down. The new full-sized Weekend Series Tackle Backpack holds up to three 3700 StowAway utility boxes, with two boxes included. The durable shoulder straps distribute weight for a comfortable carry even when the backpack is filled with tackle, tools and gear. Notable upgrades include a water resistant sunglasses pocket and a zippered front pocket with laser cut MOLLE tool holder.
Conceived for tournament anglers competing at the highest level, passionate recreational bassers, or anyone in between, St. Croix’s all-new Victory Series of high-performance American-made technique-specific bass rods are poised to deliver more wins on the water – however they’re defined. The NEW Victory 17 expands St. Croix’s landmark Victory series to 25 total models, giving bass anglers of all levels unprecedented choice in selecting the proper tools for a complete range of bass presentations. From finesse techniques; bombing hair jigs and spy baits; to crankbaits; chatterbaits; flippin’, pitching and punching; to heaving and retrieving 8-ounce swimbaits, it’s all there in this complete and balanced assortment of high-performance, technology-laden, American-crafted rods – backed by a 15-year transferable warranty – that cost a fraction of other “elite-level” rods in the marketplace.
BASS X Casting are redesigned for 2022 with the technologies and advancements learned and incorporated in recent new launches to improve their angler-favorite rod line. Anglers will get lighter, stronger and more balanced rods at an astounding $120-$150 price point. The line will expand to 16 rods for 2022 as well.
Handcrafted in the USA for extreme sensitivity using St. Croix’s most exotic materials and technologies, the Legend Xtreme Freshwater Series grows for 2022 with a new 7’3″ MLXF spinning model ideal for Ned rig presentations and a new 7’6″ MHMF casting model optimized for presenting football jigs. Retail prices are $660 and $670 respectively and include a 15-year warranty.
The exciting new, semi-custom Tundra Ice Series is a culmination of ice-centric features and technologies wrapped in an extremely durable package at a retail-price range of $100 to $130 with a five-year warranty. Featuring nine distinct spinning models ranging from 26″ to 36″ in light to medium-heavy power, new fast and extra-fast action Tundra Series rods offer anglers different blanks and thoughtfully designed handle configurations for optimized comfort and performance in multiple ice presentations.
The belly and face weights give the One Knock perfect balance allowing the bait to be fished in variety of ways. It tracks straight with a tight wiggling action when burned back to the boat and won’t kick out. When fishing with a yo-yo technique it has a seductive wiggle action on the fall and easy rips out of the grass. Effective any time of the year but particularly deadly in the fall through mid-spring.
The Rattl’n Vibe One Knock is available in 13 of Yo-Zuri’s best color patterns including state-of-the-art holographic scaled finishes and some of the most popular painted and matte finish color schemes. These natural patterns, combined with the lifelike body shapes and externally embossed details on gills, fins and scales, create strikingly realistic looking baitfish imitation.
Features a Magnetic Weight Transfer System which improves casting distance and accuracy by transferring a weight to the tail during the casting motion, which results in long, accurate casts up to 30% farther than the top competition. Upon landing, the weights shift to the front of the lure and are locked in place by a magnetic, providing a well-balanced diving action. This bait reaches a depth range of 4-5ft and is an exceptional choice for targeting largemouth, smallmouth, spotted bass, trout and walleye.
Comes in 10 color patterns and feature a “power coating” that protects the finishes from chipping or fading. The terminal tackle is top of line with high quality black nickel split rings and round bend black nickel treble hooks.
Features perfect balance which allows it to be retrieved in a variety of ways to cover a multitude of fishing conditions. This bait can be burned back to the boat with a perfectly straight track and it won’t kick out at any speed. It can be slow rolled just above the grass with a tight wiggle action and when fished with a yo-yo technique it has a seductive swimming action on the fall and can be ripped out of the grass easily to trigger that reaction bite. The larger profile and added weight are perfect for targeting giant bass on deeper grass lines.
Comes in 10 color patterns and features a “power coating” that protects the finishes from chipping or fading. The terminal tackle is top of line with high quality black nickel split rings and round bend black nickel treble hooks.
The Hardcore Crank 7+ features a new “Bullet Magnetic Weight Transfer System” which improves casting distance and accuracy by transferring a weight sled to the tail during the casting motion, which results in long, accurate casts up to 46% farther than the top competition. Upon landing, the weights shift to the front of the lure and are locked in place by a magnetic, providing a well-balanced and quick diving action. This bait reaches depths of up to 27 feet on 14-pound fluorocarbon line.
The Hardcore Crank 7+ comes in 10 color patterns and features a “power coating” that protects the finishes from chipping or fading. The terminal tackle is top of line with high quality black nickel split rings and extra-large round bend black nickel treble hooks.
Ideal suppleness for spinning and baitcast reels Best combination of tensile strength, shock strength and shock abrasion strength Natural translucency for better invisibility Perfect molecular balance for exceptional strength
Bold Table Rock (pictured), Clown, Gold Black and Natural Perch
The F1 takes pole position in its category of reels, its sleek and low fastback body shape is a departure from outdated reel designs. The Venti 20LB 6 Disk Carbon Drag System works in conjunction with the Instant Stop Anti Reverse to put down the power and stamp out any hope a fish has at escape before being photographed. The F1 carries features never seen before in its category like the long casting Arrowhead Casting System, and Beetle Wing Side-plate that allows for rapid spool exchanges. If you want more for less this 7 bearing reel claims the top spot on the podium.
A tournament ready product, the O1 combines 18lbs of drag on a murdered-out Fastback Frame Design clapped with Blackout Components. The Multi-Material Drag System means you have the power of a will crushing hammer in your hands. Backing up the Charcoal and Onyx appeal is the MCS – Magnet Control System and 5 Total Ball Bearings providing smooth performance. Trick Shop Compatible and Arrowhead Casting System equipped, the O1 turns heads.
The Origin R1 is our newest addition to our performance-driven, reasonably priced line up of casting reels. With 18lbs of Max Drag, and Fastback Frame Design the R1 sacrifices nothing and puts all the features in your hand to put fish in the boat. The R1 is a highly capable caster with the MCS – Magnet Control System and a fierce fighter with Instant Stop Anti-Reverse and reliable heart of 5 Total Ball Bearings.
So bright it needs an exclusion zone. We pulled this paint job straight from Chernobyl. The Radioactive combo is not for those trying to hide. This setup is built to claim the podium and let everyone know you’re doing it! The Radioactive series delivers High Performance under the hood, and we made sure it’s the launcher of swimbaits, the caster of cranks, and fling’r of finesse you need when you need it. Let everyone know that you’re bowed up on a big one… from 6 miles across the lake. After all, why not?
Kind of a big dill. The fan Favorite Radioactive Pickle is back in action, this time in open water. A full array of options available in this series finely tuned to meet the needs of anglers looking to target the most tenacious fish around. This crisp combo comes in both spinning and casting to suit your every need. Think it’s too bright? Dill with it.
The Jabber Jaw is our big-lipped, yeet anywhere, treble assisted fish harvesting machine. Since launching in 2020 it’s become a sensation that elite level anglers have made a staple in their repertoire. The JJ Deep is the newest addition to the line up with a deeper dive that makes it rad. This bait stamps its role alongside the predecessor with authority.
Going dark, the Blackout series has been mission orientated from the start. The rugged yet refined Evolve Skeleton Reel Seat offers the perfect tactical system for landing leviathans. Strategic lightness is inserted with a Japanese EVA Split Grip Handle design. Agility and durability is the goal, and with Stainless Steel Guides, and an Evolve Snagless Hook Keeper, it will be obtained. Consider this, mission accomplished.
Ask any fishing freak about the world’s best rods, and 9 times out of 10, they’ll foam over like a simmering saucepan, raving about exotic carbon fiber. Carbons’ light, responsive, and it’s infinitely variable in terms of size, shape, material properties, and strength. It gets all the credit these days.
But carbon is like tomato sauce – there’s more to it than the tomatoes and where they were grown. It matters more how you make it and what you put it on.
As lifelong anglers (and pasta) addicts, we’re experts at finding the ingredients to make carbon ideal for every venture we can envision. As such, we add a healthy dose of soul to our in-house 46 Ton Japanese Toray fiber recipe. Along with hand selected premium Portuguese 5A Cork in a split grip handle with an Evolve Soft Touch Seamless Reel Seat.
To be clear, the Envy Black’s fiber is light enough and stiff enough to satisfy the most selective anglers. Not to mention the Fuji K Frame Guides with Zirconia inserts. We’re not afraid to brag that our anglers have won a fair share of derbies. But these days, “light, strong, and stiff” is easy. What takes more thought and care is getting it to the perfectly tuned taper for technique specific application.
Occasionally something comes along to realign your gray matter. This series is an evolution in performance. Instant supplies the distinct advantage you’ve been yearning for. It’s got history to live up to from our legendary Gold series of rods and new history to make so we’ve given it every advantage with Fuji Stainless K Frame Guides fitted with Alconite Inserts. This isn’t your bronze/greenback gear from yesteryear, but an entirely different level.
Often overlooked, we take our small species equipment serious. Rather than starting from a heavy lumber some conventional rod, we started with a blank gifted with sensitivity surging through its veins and created the Omen P&T. It brings sensitivity and reliability with that irrefutable 13 attitude to the otherwise safe and sensible light tackle market.
Whoever heard of a Japanese 36 Ton Toray Graphite blank, Premium Portuguese 3A Split Grip handle, and an Evolve Skeleton Reel Seat in a lightweight, performance driven rod kitted out with Fuji Stainless Steel K Frame Guides that have Alconite inserts on a panfish/trout rod?
The Omen of sophisticated species? That’s more like it – and just like that, performance came to panfish.
Bringing the Lunch Bug is like being the kid whose mom packed them a Lunchable and a Snackpack in the morning you were living large in brown bag town. These appendages slap harder than the Caprisun Pack. It has puffy lips protect hide the little hook eye when rigged Texas style in order to make it more weedless. Also included is Donkey Sauce in order to leave the lingering taste in fishes mouth long after you’ve gone off to recess.
Designed supremacy from the ground up, delivering top tier features and performance to everyday anglers. The Architect Series possesses our proprietary Coolstop Stage 6 Advanced Polymer Drag with 6X the durability of Carbon Fiber, crafting any fight in your favor. The Coolstop’s unique beveled washers push the boundaries of drag system design and cutting edge materials. The chassis is robust and forceful, created with a rigid, Cast Iron Carbon frame, Double Rail Reinforced drive system, and a precision 2 process CNC Z-Cast drive gear that can handle the rigors of extreme use. Effortless Glide Oscillation provides a distinctly smooth feel. Combined with our sealed rotor, and Instant Stop anti-reverse system, the Architects blueprint is peerless.
At home both in open water and in the frozen tundra, the Kalon A is performance proven and tested by the most rugged and rowdy anglers we have. Designed by our gurus, this reel is outfitted with a Precision CNC Cut Z Cast Drive Gear and Performance Drag so you can take on the gnarliest fish that swim. Sealed Rotor and GLIDE Oscillation System keep this bad boy smooth as silk throughout extended uses. It’s time to get out there and tackle your next target.
While performance pumps through this reels veins, it’s versatility is where it really shines. Offering the Ultimate Cut Aluminum Drive Gear; to keep even the most rambunctious species pinned up. With a powerhouse performance drag that is like butter, it’s always ready, but that’s only part of the story. With the GLIDE Oscillation System, 7 Total Bearings, and Sealed Rotor the only decision that you need to make is which size.
The Kalon Blackout is an obsidian and charcoal masterpiece. Geared up with a powerful Precision CNC Cut Z Cast Drive Gear and balanced with the silky smooth Performance Drag it is excellence in noir. It’s always prepared for battle with highly reliable six ball bearing system and Sealed Rotor. Combined with our the Blackout Series Components it’s one of the ultimate tools you can use to improve your success on the water.
Drill fewer holes and catch more fish with Garmin’s new LiveScope™ Ice Fishing Bundle LI with lithium-ion battery. Revolutionary Panoptix LiveScope sonar with LiveScope™ Forward and LiveScope™ Down modes pairs with a large ECHOMAP™ UHD 93sv combo touchscreen display, allowing you to see up to 200′ in any direction. A built-in flasher provides a view of jigs and fish as they swim into the beam. Create custom pages that combine the sonar, flasher and map on your display. Preloaded LakeVü g3 maps with integrated Navionics® data cover more than 18,000 lakes.
The bundle includes the complete Panoptix LiveScope system with swivel pole mount for the Panoptix LiveScope transducer plus a new lightweight lithium battery for easier mobility and enough battery life to fish all day. The new LiveScope Ice Fishing Bundle LI includes a li-ion battery charger and utilizes a new power cable which stays flexible in the cold — all in a convenient, glove-friendly portable bag. MSRP $2,999.
The Old Town Sportsman PDL 106 & PDL 120 provide hands-free fishing in performance kayaks that are easy to maneuver and light enough to car top. With instant forward and reverse, the award-winning PDL Drive is the most reliable and easy-to-use pedal drive on the market.
The PDL 120 is 12 feet long, 3 feet wide, weighs 106 pounds with a 19 1/2 pound drive and can support up to 500 pounds. MSRP $2,199.99.
Get to your spot, then stay there without paddling, on the Old Town Sportsman BigWater PDL 132 pedal kayak. With instant forward and reverse, maneuverability and stability, you’ll enjoy precise boat control while your hands remain free to fish. Award-winning PDL Drive is the most reliable on the market. It’s 13 feet, 2 inches long, weighs 117 pounds, is 3 feet wide and the drive weight is 21 pounds. It can support up to 500 pounds.
The Jenko SAVANT Swimbait rod was built from scratch with specific designs from a veteran swimbaiter. The rod allows your 1 to 4-ounce hard-bodied, treble-hook swimbaits to be target casted with the right amount of load for roll casting and surprising forgiveness that keeps big fish hooked on the fight. It will launch a big bait a country mile as well.
At 7-feet, 8-inches, the Savant fishes more like a small crankbait rod would, except it can do it with 3 ounce, 8-inch hard swimbaits. Crankdowns, glides, and multi-jointed swims all work amazingly well with this rod. While you can fish it in open water, it really excels target casting to cover. The custom grip was designed from scratch as well and gives you a long day’s comfort even in wet conditions.
The Groovy Glide is your “do-it-all” swimbait. A start-stop cadence will give fantastic side-to-side glides and flashes, twitches will turn it, and a straight retrieve swims like escaping prey. With a perfect slow sink rate and measuring 5 inches and 1 1/2 ounces, the sticky sharp VMC hooks will find their way into the mouths of big bass. Terry Bolton tested it on the MLF Big 5 Pro Circuit this season with phenomenal results.
The Jenko Wake n Bait is the perfect compliment to your top water and shallow water arsenal! The unique dual line tie system allows it to be surface waked with the bottom line tie, and the top line tie lets the bait dive up to a foot deep! Floating 4 inches, 3/4 ounces, with replaceable tail, sticky sharp VMC hooks.
For 100 years, the fishing industry has relied on petroleum based plastics for lure making. It’s cheap, durable, and up until now the only option that was out there. The folks at Jenko may have found an alternative here with their new Hemp Series Groovy Glide and Wake n’ Bait.
They are made of a hemp based bioplastic that is a US agriculture product, is sustainable, durable, functions well, and if lost will decompose to just the hook hangers within 6 to 9 months. This new material functions very similarly to normal ABS plastic in the manufacturing process, and with proper care will have a usable lifespan as long as a normal ABS bait would. This technology has been around in the plastics world for a while now, but as far as we know, Jenko is the first to take it into the hard bait space.
We’re expecting other companies to follow suit quickly with this, as the market demands more sustainable, greener products as well as the proposed bans on fishing lure materials by radical political groups.
Building off their flagship X-13 introduction from a year ago, Jenko has designed the Cadillac of crappie spinning rods. The perfect action for casting a jig on cover or sniping open water crappie with real-time sonars. The rod features custom grips, custom reel seats, custom locking nut and a solid carbon fiber blank that gives you the right amount of sensitivity and power to hook and swing big crappie without a net.
The 7-foot, 1-piece spinning rod gives crappie anglers a high-end rod that rivals the high-end rods only bass anglers enjoyed until now.
Expanding the X Series of two-piece flagship high-end jigging rods, Jenko has released a longer X-15 at 15 feet and a shorter close-combat jigging rod, the X-10 at 10 feet. Both of these rods feature the same sleek designs as the X-13 with custom grips, counterbalancing butt weights, carbon fiber foregrips, custom reel seats, recoil tips, hook hanger and a heavy-duty high-end crappie slinging jig rod.
Downsized for when the crappie get pressured and finicky, the new Little Mermaid delivers incredible action in a smaller profile than the original Mermaid. This is no doubt going to be a popular new bait for a lot of crappie anglers give the popularity of the Mermaid with all of the hot colors on a tail that never stops moving no matter how hard you try to hold still because of its ribbed tail design.
Smokeshow and Gold Digger have been added to the crappie colors for next season. Smokeshow has already proven to be a money maker when it comes to catching big weights in crappie tournaments and the new Gold Digger color gives the crappie some bling they haven’t seen before.
Adding in some new sizes and colors to the existing lines will help flesh out the full crappie line for fans of Jenko crappie baits. This year they are adding blue and grey to their color offerings as well as smaller 1/32-ounce Kevin Rogers Warbird hair jigs and 1/32-ounce Kevin Rogers Warheads.
They also redesigned their Whirlybird jighead with a tied wire keeper to replace the peg style keeper on the previous model. Also, an upgraded heavier J-style Mustad hook should appeal to a wide range of techniques for crappie and bass fishing
Jenko added several new colors to their Tremor Shad and Booty Shaker lines to match popular Chatterbait and jig colors. Now you can match these proven baits as trailers to your favorite jigs, swim jigs and vibrating swim jigs for an appealing action and profile that have been catching bass consistently for us in our testing.
From top to bottom: Firecracker, Pumpkamelon, Delightful, Black N Blue, Hotshot
Key to the extreme light weight of the Tournament Lite is the wildly popular LFS one-piece aluminum frame with C45 carbon side plates, paired with an aircraft-grade double anodized Duralumin 34mm spool. The reel weighs in for the fight at only 5.3oz. This is a critical benefit for all-day fishing, particularly in heavier applications.
Engineered specifically for the challenges of serious fishing, the Tournament Lite LFS boasts Lew’s hard aluminum alloy Speed Gears, which were cut on high quality Hamai CNC gear hobbling machines and the battle tested P2 Super Pinion bearing supported pinion gear. This smart engineering ensures precise alignment, an exceptionally smooth operation and, critical for top-level equipment, extended gear life.
The Super Duty’s one-piece aluminum frame and handle side plate with a premium 11 bearing system, featuring stainless steel, double shielded bearings, lays the solid foundation for one of the strongest reels in the Lew’s lineup.
Additionally, the P2™Super Pinion™ bearing supported pinion gear provides precise alignment and solid stability, resulting in smoother operation and extended gear life. The carbon fiber drag system provides 20 pounds of drag power to put the angler in control of the fight, while the deep capacity 34mm spool is designed to withstand heavy braid to for strength in hooksets. Also features a new flipping switch.
What sets the BB1 Pro LFS apart is the performance of the 27-position QuietCast Adjustable Centrifugal Braking System, delivering precise control of spool breaking and exceptional casting.
The new BB1 Pro LFS Baitcast reel is available in three gear ratios. The PRO1H model sports a 6.2:1 ratio. Most anglers favor the 6.2:1 ratio for deep cranking, though it also performs well with spinnerbaits, swimbaits and a bladed jig like the Strike King Thunder Cricket.
The7.5:1 gear ratio makes for an exceptional multi purpose reel perfect for jerkbaits, topwaters and a variety of applications.
Anglers looking for a high-speed reel will find the 8.3:1 ratio of the PRO1XH to be ideal. This higher ratio is perfect for fishing applications that require an angler to rapidly take up line, such as when reacting to a frog bite, or pulling in slack before setting the hook on a soft plastic. For pitching, flipping, or even slowly crawling a deep jig or Carolina-rig, the 8.3:1 is a good choice.The 6.2:1 and 7.5:1 gear ratio models are also available in left-hand models.
What sets the HyperMag Speed Spin apart is the lightweight magnesium body and the high-strength magnesium skeletal rotor. Together with the proprietary forged main gear, premium 11 stainless steel bearing system and the new Winn slim design handle knob, these features distinguish the HyperMag Speed Spin as one of the lightest weight high performance spinning reels of the class.
What sets the Signature Series apart from other rods in the pro model space is FOCAS Blank technology. This multi-layered graphite blank production process – used exclusively by Lew’s – delivers 75% greater tip strength and overall blank durability. And most critically, this innovative strength design preserves superior sensitivity.
There are 18 different actions that have been meticulously tested and tweaked to be perfectly aligned with the needs of five of the top names in fishing. Each Signature Series model is designed to be the precise action for the techniques these anglers are known for being the best in their fields.
What makes the XD Series the premier rod for cranking is the rod blank is Premium HM50 Tour Grade high modulus Graphite with Carbon Nano Tube construction. The Lew’s hybrid construction has delivered a rod with the ideal amount of blank power for securing exceptional hooksets and long casts, while providing a soft tip that is necessary for fish fighting, phenomenal bait action and dealing with fatigue that often accompanies long hours of cranking.
The XD Series offers two Medium Fast cranking rods in 7’4″ and 7’6″ lengths for lighter diving plugs and square bills. Next, the 7’6″ Medium Heavy and 7’8″ Medium Heavy rods are ideal for bigger and deeper diving baits. For anglers looking for those long casts, heavier line and deep divers, the 7’10” Medium Heavy rod is well-suited.
First class rod engineering is the standout feature of the Wally Marshall Classic rods.The premium IM8 blanks, designed to provide the perfect balance of backbone with a light, fast tip, deliver an astoundingly sensitive rod with plenty of strength to drag big slabs out of the deepest cover. The rods feature stainless steel guides and inserts for maximum reliability, as well as lightweight graphite reel seats for added sensitivity.
The spinning, jigging and rear reel-seated jigging models all come equipped with the popular high density premium cork handles. The fourth rod of the line-up, the trolling model, features an EVA handle and fore grip.
The Kickin Their Bass reel is built on a sturdy, yet lightweight, SLP graphite frame with high strength and solid brass Speed Gears. The premium 4+1 stainless steel, double shielded bearing system is built to last, and the durable Rulon drag system provides up to 15 pounds of fish fighting power.
Both the 7′-1 Medium Heavy Baitcasting rod and the 7′-1 MediumFast Spinning rod are built on premium IM6, high modulus graphite blanks, with stainless steel and zirconia line guides and inserts. Both rods feature Lew’s exclusive graphite skeletal real seat for light weight and sensitivity, and with the popular Winn Dri-Tac grip and EVA rod butt for all day fishing comfort.These rods are priced for great value at with the spinning combo 89.99 MSRP and the casting combos 139.99 MSRP.
Strike King is adding a new sound for one of best-selling crank baits of all time. For 2022, Strike King announces the 6XD Hard Knock. Strike King has taken the time-tested 6XD and applied the popular Hard Knock technology to it. They maintained the exact same shape, weight & proven action, but added a single weight configuration that adds a deep thumping sound that makes it have a different appeal to offshore bass.
The Chick Magnet is ideal in the three-to-six-foot depth range and anglers will certainly see the design’s benefit for targeting fish in tougher conditions; the Chick Magnet excels in cool water, when fishing pressure is high, or after a weather front has made finding a bite more challenging. Available in 13 colors.
Like the original, the 60-degree line tie on the Weedguard Squadron Head allows ideal action on the bait. Strike King offers the Weedguard Squadron Jig Head in Blue Glimmer, Green Pumpkin, Pearl, Unpainted and in four sizes: 1/4 oz, 3/8 oz, 1/2 oz, and 3/4 oz.
In 2020, Strike King introduced the reengineered Tour Grade spinnerbait with 3/8 and 1/2-ounce double willow models, for 2022, the Strike King Tour Grade Spinnerbait gets new sizes and blade combinations. A product of 55 years of honing and perfecting, the Tour Grade Spinnerbait is offered in four innovative blade designs, a multitude of sizes, and 13 colors. The additions are a 5/16-ounce size with Colorado / Turtleback blades, a 3/8-ounce Colorado / Willow leaf combination, a compact frame, hidden weight 1/2-ounce model with double willow leaf blades and a 3/4-ounce double willow leaf model.
Following up on the immense popularity of the Strike King Rage Bug, Baby Rage Bug and the Magnum Rage Bug, the company introduces the new 3.38″ mid-size Rage Bug. It’s a remarkable soft plastic for pitching around cover and punching mats. This size is also an awesome trailer on a swim jig.
With a relentless drive to offer anglers new tools to catch more fish, Strike King Lure Company is pleased to announce the new Andy Montgomery Skip’NBuzz. To augment the skipping design of the buzzbait, Montgomery and Strike King also replaced the traditional buzzbait skirt with a soft plastic Strike King Toad. The bait is also sold with an interchangeable Rage Swimmer.
The Andy Montgomery Skip’N Buzz comes in four colors. Andy favors the white design when fish are targeting shad. In low light conditions, and when fishare feeding on bluegill, Andy will switch to a green pumpkinseed or black to get the job done, and pink when the fish want something different. The Skip’N Buzz will be available in a 3/8-ounce size with an MSRP of $8.99.
Magnesium Carbonate Light Powder Anglers who stake their livelihood on high-quality, dependable line are turning to Strike King for the all-new Primal series of Fluorocarbon, Monofilament, and Braid. The monofilament comes in 200- and 1000-yard spools ranging from 6- to 20-pound test.The Fluorocarbon spools are available in 330- and 1000-yard spools ranging from 6- to 20-pound-test. Finally, the braid is available in 150-yard spools and 330-yard spools with the line rating from 8- to 65-pound test in both green and Hi-Vis Yellow.