2017 Holiday Gift Guide
(Part 2): Enthusiast Tackle and Lures
Swimbait (Megabass Vatalion): Lures of Unusual Size (L.O.U.S.) are real and here to stay. Our Gift Guide pick in this category is a bait that defies categorization.
Megabass of America's Vatalion walks a fine line between lipless crank and swimbait but fits nicely within our category of an L.O.U.S..
Lure of Unusual Size : Megabass of America Vatalion
It's big, rather awkward and flat out catches fish and would make an excellent stocking stuffer for that fisherman that defies categorization on your list. Megabass of America's Vatalion is available at
TackleWarehouse for $29.99.
Soft Plastic Swimbait : Big Bite Baits Suicide Shad
Soft Plastic Swimbait (Big Bite Baits Suicide Shad): If there is one bait that has risen to must have status in your tackle box over the last ten years it is the soft bodied, paddletail swimbait. Our pick in this category for this year is the
Editor's Choice Award winning Suicide Shad by Big Bite Bait company. As if they knew we the bait was going to make the list, just in time for the Holidays Big Bite Baits has introduced a new, seven inch version of the Suicide Shad. Be sure to check out all 13 colors and the varying size options at
Buzzbait : River2Sea Double Plopper
Buzzbait (River2Sea Double
Plopper): Probably the coolest and most innovative buzzbait to be introduced
in the last few seasons the River2Sea Double Plopper takes the proven Whopper
Plopper tail design and creates a buzzbait quite unlike any other.
The R2S Double
Plopper weedless buzzbait causes a ruckus as it is pulled over weed mats or open
water and can even be completely paused because unlike other buzzbaits it has
the ability to float!
This innovative buzzbait is easy to fish and
comes armed with 2X R2S hooks to handle aggressive strikes. The bait is deadly
effective and fish hit it so hard that the wire will bend. We haven't had any
break on us yet and bending back the wire is a small price to pay for a lure
that delivers strikes and big fish. There are twelve different patterns
TackleWarehouse and a baits retail from $12.88 to $18.99 depending on
whether you go with the 158 or 180 size.
Topwater Prop Bait : PH Custom Ploppin' P
Topwater Prop Bait (PH Custom Ploppin' P): Every now and then we see a bait during the annual ICAST show that intrigues us. Such was the case this past year with
PH Custom Lure's Ploppin' P. This topwater plug features a balsa wood main body with a metal prop that produces a familiar plopping action but because the blade is metal, it can be tuned for more or less splash as desired. PH Custom Bait's Ploppin' P is available at
TackleWarehouse for $19.99.
Topwater Walker : Reaction Innovations Vixen
Topwater Walker (Reaction Innovations Vixen): Fresh off our new
The Walking Bait feature, Reaction Innovation's renewed and reborn Vixen is our pick for a stocking stuffer walker for its long casting and easy walking action. Reaction Innovation's Vixen topwater bait is available in up to ten different colors at
TackleWarehouse for $14.99
Savage Gear 3D Suicide Duck
Wakebait (Savage Gear 3D Suicide Duck):
Fish for largemouth during the Spring long enough and your bound to see a
duckling fall prey to a bucketmouth. The sight of a duckling getting taken is
enough to get your heart to skip a beat.
Based on the actual
scan of a 3D duck the Savage Gear 3D Suicide Duck is one of the easiest and most
entertaining topwater wakebaits to fish.
As it is retrieved the two spinning fish
churn the water ringing the dinner bell for bass that have developed a taste for
duck. When they strike there is both a top and bottom hook hanger to ensure that
strikes equal landed fish. There are two sizes available, the 1oz. 4 1/4" bait
and the much larger 2 3/4oz. 6" bait. Both are available now at
TackleWarehouse for $14.98-$19.99. We dare any angler that
receives one of these crazy yet effective baits not to smile as they envision
those monster suicide strikes.
Popping Bait :
DUO Realis FangPop
Popping Bait (DUO Realis
Realis has a knack for creating baits that fish just as good as they look. The
FangPop is a full sized popper that is designed to take on the biggest and
baddest predatory fish.
reinforced extra thick plastic construction inspires confidence but it is the
fully wired through body that ensures that this bait will stay in one piece when
hammered by bass, stripers, and even Peacocks.
Armed with 2X treble hooks and extra robust
steel split rings the FangPop will stand up to any fish that dares take it on as
it is popped or walked across the surface. Available in four patterns the
FangPop retails for $23.99 at TackleWarehouse.
Frog : Jackall Kaera
Kaera): One of the
best stocking stuffers you can give is the gift of topwater frogging action.
Nothing is quite like a strike on a soft bodied frog, they are viscous and
memorable. New for this season is the beautifully designed Jackall Kaera.
The Kaera frog is
designed not only to entice fish to strike but to keep them pinned as well with
specially designed hooks that are angled against the sleek body to improve
strike to catch ratios.
This frog is also one of the easiest to walk
with a flat sided body that carves through the water and cuts through vegetation
with ease. There are six different colors to pick from, including some excellent
Gill patterns. The Kaera is the hot frog from Jackall right now and retails for
only $9.99 each at
TackleWarehouse. For the frog enthusiast on your list this is one
soft bodied bait that you don't want to miss.
Stay tuned for Cyber
Monday and Part 3 as we delve into our final picks in the Line, Terminal Tackle,
Storage and Apparel categories