What is it? Hawgtech makes lightweight and incredibly strong carbon fiber reel handles that feature interchangeable knobs. Straight 94mm, 90mm and swept (kinked back toward the reel) 102mm versions are available to lighten up your casting outfit as well as make working big plugs easier. What does it do? It reduces weight by replacing the original handle while providing an increase in leverage and power. It also provides a custom look, feel and finish that enhances the performance of your favorite reels.
What is it? O.S.P.’s newest shallow-water crashing crankbait, the Blitz Max. What does it do? O.S.P. designed the Blitz Max as a big-bodied crankbait that excels at attracting big bass from treacherous cover. The action, size, snaglessness and ability to get into heavy cover are all traits that O.S.P. reports attracts bigger bites. Plus, you’d be hard pressed to find a more durable hardbait on the market. How do I use it? Like a squarebill crankbait; in and around stumps, rocks, wood and other shallow cover.
Another one of our Facebook readers, Dustin Keys, wants to know what out-of-pocket baits I use, and why. By out-of-pocket I assume he means those lures that I buy myself, those that do not come from sponsors. In truth I don’t use a lot of them. I have top-shelf sponsors. Their baits seem to work in most situations I’m faced with in B.A.S.S. tournaments. There are exceptions, however.
What is it? MagicEzy’s 9 Second Chip Fix and Hairline Fix. What does it do? As the names imply, these little miracle tubes are designed to fix up your boat’s dings, dents, scratches and cracks in a matter of seconds. The Chip Fix fills in, well, chips, and the Hairline Fix takes care of those annoying hairline chips that come with wear, tear and age.
Michael Iaconelli talks about how he likes to use swimbaits.
There’s more than meets the eye with this mug. Sure, it can hold 15 ounces of coffee and keep it hot, but it’ll also make French pressed coffee for you. How? It’s a mug within a mug.
Well, we happen to have a gratuitous lot of it here for you.
What is it? Alabama Power’s Shorelines app and website. What does it do? Alabama Power is releasing its Shorelines media that includes an app, website, social media component as well as email alerts to keep customers and lake-goers abreast of lake conditions, news and stories from Alabama’s waterways. The app might be most useful for bass anglers because it includes dam generation/release schedules for the 11 reservoirs and 14 dams controlled by the company on the Coosa, Tallapoosa and Black Warrior rivers.
Behold! You're gazing at one of the newest Yamaha outboards, the VMax SHO 175.
Gerald Swindle on the tweaks he does to get the most out of his electronics.