ICAST 2013 Live Blog

Crazy CrawZ

7:17 pm PDT, Jul 9, 2013

The Z-Man Turbo CrawZ is said to be a great addition to any Texas rig, Carolina rig or swim jig setup (also a great ChatterBait trailer). Designed to thump at the slightest rod movement or reel crank, the ElaZtech material should allow the ClawZ to rise up of the bottom in a natural defensive pose.

LIVETARGET crankbait

7:13 pm PDT, Jul 9, 2013

LIVETARGET is at it again. This year's release features a crankbait in a form that intricately recreates the schooling formation of baitfish. The lure is offered in four colors: Pearl/Bronze, Pearl/Blue/Chartreuse, Pearl/Grey and Metallic/Green. For a retail price of $16.99 you would be remiss not adding this to your tacklebox.

Rig 'em up!

7:11 pm PDT, Jul 9, 2013

When your rigs are tangled together and hard to get to, the RigRap RigRack Combo can definitely come in handy. With suction cups and Velcroit's, it's easy to attach to any smooth surface. You can also attach multiple RigRacks to one another with exterior connecting slides.

Ugly Stik GX2 spinning combo

6:33 pm PDT, Jul 9, 2013

Ugly Stik's much anticipated GX2 spinning combo is here. She is a dandy! The all new four bearing reel is smooth and fast while the graphite 6'6" medium action rod has great feel and is well balanced in the hand. You can't go wrong adding this combo to your collection for a sensible retail price of $49.95. 

Keep on froggin'!

6:28 pm PDT, Jul 9, 2013

There seems to be a lot of froggin' going on at ICAST 2013. From a new SPRO Dean Rojas Bronzeye Shad, which can be used in open water or fished around edges with cover, to the Snag Proof Ish's Popping' Phattie, which has double popping faces allowing the lure to pop and spray water, there are more frogs on display at the New Products Showcase than you can find on the lily pads at your favorite pond.

This cooler's pretty cool

6:20 pm PDT, Jul 9, 2013

Orca has a new top-of-the-line series of products hitting the market soon. The new coolers come with all the required features that are expected of such high quality coolers. However, Orca has set itself apart this year by adding six LED lights that are activated by simply opening the lid. The lights are waterproof, food safe and powered by two AA batteries. Orca is 100% made in the U.S.A.  

Personal bragging board

6:15 pm PDT, Jul 9, 2013

You know the guy who walks around telling everyone how big his most recent catch was? This shirt would be the perfect solution to shut him up. Now, he can just write all the information right on his T-shirt and save his breath.

This T-shirt is for real. It comes in other species besides bass, too.

It retails for $36. But how can you put a price on getting the boaster to close his pie-hole?

All-terrain footwear

6:09 pm PDT, Jul 9, 2013

Zeko Shoes calls its line of footwear an "all-terrain vehicle for your feet." At only 6 ounces, these lightweight stompers protect your feet from air and water.

Each pair retails for $79.99.

Ear visors?

6:58 am PDT, Jul 8, 2013

At some point during ICAST, I will try on some Ear visors.