Hot new plastics and colors from
Yamamoto and Kinami Baits
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Introduction: As one of the most well known bait manufacturers of
all time, Gary Yamamoto's Yamamoto Bait company is world renowned for producing
products of superior quality. While their Senko is undoubtedly one of the
hottest baits ever, the Yamamoto lineup includes other hot offerings including
spinnerbaits and even rods. Also an avid angler, Gary's son Derek heads up
Kinami Baits which offers quality hard and soft baits at reasonable prices. We
checked out their displays at the 2012 ICAST show to get the scoop from them on
the latest offerings.
Mad Melon is one of the new Senko
colors being offered.
New Senko colors:
The legendary Yamamoto Senko continues
to be one of the most productive soft baits ever devised, and we were notified
of several new colors hitting the scene. The 5” Senko will now be available in
Midnight (362), Green Pumpkin/Blue Flake (363), Mad Melon (367), and Watermelon
Candy (368). The 5” Thin Senko will also have new colors, including Green
Pumpkin/Green Purple Flake (301), Watermelon/Purple Flake (329), Green
Pumpkin/Purple Copper Flake (330), and Green Pumpkin/Red Flake (369). The new
colors are available now. Both baits come in bags of 10 with 5” Senkos priced
at $7.69 for a 10 pack and 5” Thin Senkos priced at $6.99.
The new 3” Yamamoto Saltwater
Some people may not realize that Gary
Yamamoto is not just an avid Bass angler, but spends a fair amount of time
saltwater fishing as well. His new line of small saltwater baits looks like
they will be perfect for inshore species such as Redfish, Flounder, and Speckled
Trout. Don't let the saltwater name deter you from using these on Bass,
however. These will likely make killer finesse baits for clear water and
finicky fish. The series includes a 4” curl tail grub, 3” saltwater shrimp, and
3.5” saltwater Ika. Each bait shares the same 5 color choices: Clear/Large
Black Flake (187), Blue Pearl/Black and Hologram Flake (239), Rootbeer/Black
and 1/2 Green Flake (296G), Baby Bass (305), and Watermelon/Large Purple and
Green Flake (366). All baits come in packages of 10 baits and are available
now at a price of $5.19.
The 3.5” Saltwater Ika.
Available in October, the new Kinami PsychoDad was designed by west coast
Punching expert Bub Tosh to be the perfect compact punching and flipping bait.
At about 4” long, it is able to hold a 5/0 hook and has an internal rattle
chamber capable of accepting a 7mm rattle. It's huge, round claws paddle when
the bait is swam through the water, and stand up when the bait is at rest. The
thinner body allows for a higher hookup percentage and makes it easier to punch
the bait or work it through cover. 12 colors are available: Watermelon Pepper
(804), Watermelon Red (819), Green Pumpkin (805), Green Pumpkin Candy (301),
Jazzy Junebug (373), Green Pumpkin Red (833), Green Pumpkin Blue (846), Black
Blue (850), Black Red (851), Bama Bug (952), Sprayed Grass (953), Okeechobee
Craw (962). The PsychoDad is priced at $5.39.
The Kinami PsychoDad promises
to be an amazing new bait for punching, flipping, or used as a trailer.
The team at Yamamoto and
Yamamoto and Kinami continue to keep things fresh
with these latest colors and offerings. If you are a Bass angler, chances are
you have at least one product from either of these companies in your tackle
collection. Now with an even larger variety to choose from, you can update and
expand your arsenal to show the fish something new and different!