What is it? Owner’s Pivot Head. What does it do? It brings a new dimension to the swing head craze by offering a head shape and weights that are more conducive to swimming. How do I use it? Owner is suggesting they be used with swimbaits, but a craw or creature bait would be equally at home if you felt the need to crawl this rig across the bottom.
What is it? Missile Baits’ newest shape, the D-Stroyer. They will be in Dick's Sporting Goods stores and online retailers next month. What does it do? It combines one of the most popular soft plastic shapes — the beaver-style flipping bait — and adds extra appendages for more fish-attracting power. These assets lend the D-Stroyer a high degree of versatility.
What is it? Gandy Bait Co.’s Jointed Swimmer. What does it do? It’s a jointed square bill that is highly detailed in its finish and action. Each Jointed Swimmer is armed with Mustad UltraPoint KVD Elite Triple Grip 1X trebles and a circuit board lip. How do I use it? Throw it around any shallow fishy looking cover like you would any other square bill to show the fish something a little different.
What is it? The most anticipated bait of 2015 so far, the Rapala Shadow Rap. What does it do? Sure, it looks like a regular jerkbait, but the Shadow Rap shines when you get it in the water. Rapala’s engineers wanted to create the most realistic dying baitfish imitator to hit the lake. How do I use it? When, where and how you would a regular jerkbait, but you’ll also want to add a few vigorous pops and pauses in your retrieve to get the most out of the Shadow Rap.
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Here are some of the exciting new products making their debut at the 2015 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro. Compiled by the editors of Bassmaster Magazine.
If your 18- or 19-foot rig is in need of a repower, this 4-stroke is worth considering for a few reasons.
If Old Man Winter keeps his grip, the 2015 GEICO Bassmaster Classic will likely be won deep – just like it was in 2008.
Brandon Lester is building a career the right way, one step and one rod at a time.
Winter weather makes for a great time to inventory tackle and get it stored properly.