• Fishing

    Huk Attack

    Huk Attack

    The new Huk Attack won Best of Category in the 2017 ICAST New Product Showcase, and is the most engineered, purpose-built fishing shoe ever created. The Attack combines Huk’s GripX wet traction non-marking outsole, with the bullet-proof durability of a Fuzetek upper-support cage along with a unique insole drainage system, for all-day dry, non-skid comfort. “I didn’t want to come up with just a water shoe,” said Iiley Thompson, Huk’s vice-president of footwear who designed the Attack. “Everything we’re going to do will be purpose-built for fishing. That’s first, and then everything else comes after that.” The Attack is available in black, green and blue, and retails for $84.99.

    November 01 at 7:00am
    Old Town Next

    Old Town Next

    Old Town’s newest canoe is a durable, compact one-man fishing machine. It weighs a mere 53 pounds, making it great as a car topper, and measures 11 1/2-feet long. The hull is a 3-layer number, making it rugged and the removable Element seating system is designed with all-day comfort in mind. Average retail is $849. 

    August 01 at 7:00am
    Booyah Flex II

    Booyah Flex II

    How many times have you flung a crankbait up toward a levee, riprap bank or dock piling only to have it crack or chip? Those days are over with the introduction of the Booyah Flex II, which has a foam-injected body. This means that the bait is one piece with no fusing or plastic welding. The Flex II has a wire-though design that can handle the burliest of fish and a rattle chamber that’s part of the scooped bill that encourages the bait to hunt.

    August 01 at 7:00am

    Live Target 2017 lineup

    Famed hyper-realistic luremaker LiveTarget has released three new baits for the ICAST tackle tradeshow this past month, the Sunfish, Hollow Body Frog Popper and Hollow Body Mullet. The Sunfish follows the Mullet, Threadfin Shad and others with its flawless look and action while the Hollow Body Frog Popper fills a gap in Live Target’s freshwater lineup that bass and topwater fishermen will love. The Hollow Body Mullet is designed for maximum hookup ratio with a body that collapses on the bite. The Texposed hook also helps the lure remain weedless. Prices range from $10.99- $14.99.

    August 01 at 7:00am
    Shimano Curado K

    Shimano Curado K

    Shimano’s storied Curado line gets a new addition this year with the introduction of the Curado 200K. The 200K is designed to be a do-all workhorse for inshore anglers who demand precise cast controls, smooth operation, a redfish-stopping drag and the longevity that is the best in the business. MicroModule gearing keeps reeling smooth as butter, and SVS Infinity cast controls let you toss a 1/8-ounce jighead into the wind and the longer handle gives you leverage like you’ve never seen. The 200K is available in 6.2:1, 7.4:1 and 8.5:1 gear rations and retails for $179.99. 

    August 01 at 7:00am
    Ardent Apex Flipping Reel

    Ardent Apex Flipping Reel

    Flipping and pitching can be hard on reels, namely the drag, handle and gears. Ardent has teamed up with flipping and pitching legend Denny Brauer to release the newest Ardent reel, the Apex Flipping reel. The Apex is built tank tough but is also lightweight at 5.9 ounces. It has a carbon fiber handle, a 10+1 ball bearing system and a 6.5:1 gear ratio. Also, no bass will be able to stand up to the 11 pounds of drag the Apex can put on them.

    July 01 at 7:00am
    Front Runner Monsoon Bag

    Front Runner Monsoon Bag

    The bed of your pickup is the best place to stow cargo, but the gear is liable to get wet or dirty riding back there. Front Runner Outfitters’ new Monsoon Bag is made to keep goods dry and protected, whether it’s in your truck bed or on the back of your kayak. The Monsoon Bag is weatherproof (not waterproof) and has a rigid internal tray to securely hold your gear, be it camera equipment or fishing tackle. To secure the Monsoon, simply roll the top over and tighten the clasps.

    July 01 at 7:00am
    Versamaxx Bolt

    Versamaxx Bolt

    The Versamaxx Bolt represents a new evolution in sliding corks. The Bolt can be adjusted for depth in an instant by winding in or out the leader line, then securing it in the eyelet. The Bolt is constructed with a titanium wire, has solid brass beads, a stainless steel swivel and solid foam to take season after season of abuse.

    July 01 at 7:00am
    Hobie H-Crate Jr.

    Hobie H-Crate Jr.

    Space is at a premium in your kayak, so make every bit of storage count with Hobie’s new H-Crate Jr. This 14- x 14-inch box nests neatly behind your seat for convenient and secure storage. Another cool capability of the H-Crate Jr. is that it fits within the cargo area along with a plug-in cart inserted upside down in the scuppers, eliminating a trip back to the truck to store your wheels.

    July 01 at 7:00am
    Napier Outdoors’ 57 Series Truck Tent

    Napier Truck Tent

    You know you’ve slept in the bed of your truck before. Was it the most comfortable night of sleep ever? Of course not. But more than likely, it was necessary. Make the next experience a more comfortable one, and memorable for the right reasons. Napier Outdoors’ 57 Series Truck Tent Offers 5’7” of headroom and a sewn-in floor to keep your dry and warm. It has a waterproof rainfly, two side vents and two windows, a 4’ X 4’ awning and packs up easily into a bag.

    June 01 at 7:00am
    Matrix Minnow

    Matrix Minnow

    There’s nothing better than a fish smashing a topwater plug, but when they quit crushing it or begin swatting at it, that’s indication that it’s time to go to a subsurface lure. The Matrix Minnow is made with saltwater-grade black nickel hooks for a long rust-free life. It’s 3 1/8” long and dives down to 5 feet. It’s billed as a suspending jerkbait, but will sink ever so slowly if paused, making it a countdown lure as well. 

    June 01 at 7:00am
    Drop-Let

    Drop-Let

    The Drop-Let is reported to keep your bait in the strike zone longer by maintaining a constant depth throughout the length of the retrieve. It also lets you keep the bait stationary or jig vertically over a likely target. Think of the Drop-Let as a bobber that allows you to fish any sinking bait vertically instead of only horizontally. This means you can ‘jig” a swimbait or other plastic in the water column right next to a tree or stump. It’s reported to be murder on crappie and bream as well as bass.

    June 01 at 7:00am
    Si-Tex NavStar

    Si-Tex NavStar

    The new NavStar Series is the first Si-Tex MFD (multi-function display) to offer the versatility of hybrid touch-screen operation, allowing navigators to access all of the unit’s advanced features via simple touch screen or traditional controls. NavStar’s versatility is further enhanced by its built-in Bluetooth connectivity and wireless LAN, providing fast Internet connection, automatic chart and software updating. Navigators will appreciate NavStar’s powerful 4kW dual-range radar capability that lets them view both close-in and far-away targets at the same time, for enhanced safety and situational awareness in all conditions. The built-in chartplotter provides radar/chart overlay capabilities with all the advanced navigation features and content-rich detail of trusted C-MAP 4D cartography. The NavStar series is also enabled for optional Skymate satellite communications for access to up-to-date weather forecasts, Nexrad radar and sea surface temperatures, as well as the ability to transmit texts, emails and faxes via Skymate.

    June 01 at 7:00am
    Bill Lewis stutterstep

    Bill Lewis stutterstep

    Walking topwater baits are nothing new, but they’re generally one-trick ponies; they walk and don’t do much else. However, Bill Lewis Lures’ StutterStep has three different actions built into it. Its wide tail “grabs” the water if you wish to spin it in place with aggressive rod pops, and the tail’s resistance also provides a back-and-forth weave when steadily retrieved. Finally, a standard walk-the-dog action can be had with a traditional pop-and-reel retrieve. Retail price for the 5-inch bait is set at $13.99.

    June 01 at 7:00am
    Star Brite's Ultimate Vinyl Clean

    Star Brite's Ultimate Vinyl Clean

    Whether your boat is brand new or has been around the block a few times, you can keep the seats and other vinyl looking new and protected from the sun with Star Brite’s Ultimate Vinyl Clean.  

    May 01 at 7:00am
    Z-Man EZ ShrimpZ

    Z-Man EZ ShrimpZ

    Possessing the same deadly good looks and fish-catching prowess of its rigged brethren, the EZ ShrimpZ can serve as replacement bodies for the rigged version or rigged separately on jigheads or a weedless hook. The 3.5-inch body is segmented for lifelike action and movement. The EZ ShrimpZ are constructed of Z-Man’s famous Elaztech plastic that is buoyant and extremely durable.

    May 01 at 7:00am