Jackall Debuts New Baits Addressing the Entire Water Column
continues to innovate and this ICAST they built upon their popular ASKA
crankbait series as well as introduced new soft ad hard bodied lures designed to
target fish from the bottom to the surface using a variety of techniques.
Whether anglers enjoy drawing viscous topwater strikes or enticing lunkers from
down deep with umbrella rigs Jackall had the answer this year.
Cody Meyer highlights the new
baits from Jackall
New for this ICAST are the 50 and 70 sizes of the company’s ASKA silent
crankbait. In 2012 Jackall released the ASKA 60SR which was considered Seiji
Kato's masterpiece. The designer dedicated five years of R&D to the ASKA series
with the goal to create a lure with all-terrain obstruction resistant qualities
while maintaining triggering vibration and balance. Perhaps even more
impressive is its ability to return to accurate tracking during impact and
The ASKA line gets both a smaller
and larger version as well as new patterns
Unlike traditional crankbaits the ASKA is made to climb over and through cover
during impact. Other cranks tend to glance off of cover and shoot off several
inches to several feet during retrieve. This ricochet effect is responsible for
inhibiting traditional lures tracking into chosen strike zones. ASKA's low flex
square bill maintains high vibration and grabs more water, allowing the lure to
remain balanced while "burning the bait." Low ballast positioning allows the
lure to return to an upright balanced position during impact and retrieve.
ASKA's blunted hook guards (molded onto the hook keepers) helps the treble hook
position consistently and increase hook up ratios. With three sizes now
available, a crankbait fans will plenty of choices to address technical shallow
The 70 Size ASKA
Jackall also introduced a topwater lure
called the Boil Trigger 100. This topwater bait looks like a combination between
a jointed ripbait, pencil bait, and a popper. The lure can be walked or popped
and the segmented body gives the tail section additional life, or death rather,
as the tail is designed to flip the lure ever so slightly to better mimic a
injured baitfish. Like other Jackall lures the bait comes armed with sharp Owner
hooks and the rear hook will be dressed.
The Boil Trigger is like a popper,
pencil bait, ad jointed ripbait all in one
Jackall also debuted a new bait that
addresses the Umbrella Rig craze called the Glossy Shad. This 3.8” long
paddletail is extremely realistic and features an ultra slim tail that tapers
past the body so the tail will move back and forth at even extremely low speeds.
This small swimbait can also be fished with traditional styles as well and sets
up well with a shakey head, Carolina, ball head or even on a drop shot rig.
The ultra realistic Glossy Shad
features a tapered tail for extra movement even at low speeds
In addition to these offerings Pro Angler Cody Meyer also showed us a new
prototype slash style jerkbait simply described as the “prototype” or “Jokey”
and an official name will come when it is officially launched later this year.
This bait is designed to fish up and down versus side by side and when jerked
and retrieved it will dive head first then rise up to mimic baitfish fleeing up
to the surface where bass trap the prey. No exact dates for launch yet but the
new bait looks like it is a pretty mature state already.
A new prototype jerkbait is
designed to dive and rise
Prices and actual availability for all the Jackall baits are being finalized now
but suffice to say that everything is right around the corner. Jackall has
quickly become one of the most popular high end lure manufacturers and while
most companies have one or two major hits it seems like Jackall, through design
and quality, has been able to introduce both highly effective and popular soft
and hard bodied lures.