Raining New Baits at ISE 2012
Pro Angler Randy Pringle was on hand to introduce the new lures from the team at
Berkley and there were a lot of them. The Havoc lures have been doing well since
they were originally released and target a slightly lower price point than the
“Powerpoint” soft baits.
The Hawk Hawg
was designed by Bobby Lane for both finesse Texas and Carolina rigging in cold
There were a number of new
plastics at the show that fit right into our “Creature Fever” theme. In the
Havoc line Bobby Lane introduces the Hawk Hawg to be used on a Texas or Carolina
rig and designed to move even with subtle movement for even slow fishing in the
winter. This 5 inch bait comes 8 per pack and will retail for only $3.50.
knows tube fishing and the subtle flatter design of the Smash Tube makes it
easier for hook penetration
Mike Iaconelli’s Smash
Tube is a designed to glide erratically on the fall and blends colors together
to create a unique look. The reason it is called the smash tube is because the
body is “smashed” and is flatter to make it easier for hook penetration.
The Juice Worm
was designed by Boyd Duckett and features a substantial body and ribbon tail
Boyd Duckett introduces a
new worm called the “Juice Worm.” This worm is designed not to roll over during
the retrieve and tail will move even at very slow speeds to generate attention.
The Juice Worm is designed to be a staple in the bass angler’s arsenal, good for
all occasions that call for a worm, and available in a dizzying array of
features a flat body to help it glide when weight hits the bottom
Powerbait has been rolling
out some new baits and some of the more exciting include the “Thief” and “Power
Claw.” The Thief is features multiple tentacles and can be used either rigged
alone or as a trailer. The lure features a aerodynamic body and is also a good
option for punch fishing.
The Power Claw
is an aggressive looking lure designed for fast retrieves
The Power Claw looks
exactly like the name sounds, like a very aggressively styled crawfish. The body
is bullet shaped and the body is designed with angular edges making it easier to
burn the creature through grass or wood, it can even be used in shallow water
similarly to how you would fish a Horny Toad.
The new 5"
Chigger Craw (top) compared to the standard version
Also exciting for lunker
hunters is a even bigger Chigger Craw. The original 3” and 4” versions have
become very popular for everything from Texas rigging or use as a jig trailer.
New for this season is a massive 5” version which is not just longer but
features thicker claws. The claws are so thick that it is possible to insert
rattles into the claws for that extra element of sound. These big creatures will
come 4 per pack and retail for $5.00.
The new bait's
claws are so thick that they will accept rattle inserts
Real Fish Bait Company:
Real Fish introduced a number of new swimbaits including new hard bodied
swimbaits that look similar to some of the other hard bodied baits we have seen
from the competition but with new finishes and broomtails that are painted to
match the detailed finishes. These “Real Fish Baits” are available now in 4” 4
½”, and 6 ½” sizes and will retail for only $12-$15 depending on size.
Real Fish Bait
Company's new swimbait
features a brush tail painted for a more realistic transition
Real Fish is also
capitalizing on the Alabama Rig craze with a few spreaders of their own. Not all
of these spreaders are designed to hold multiple swimbaits, some are designed
with additional blades to mimic the school with a main swimbait in the middle.
One of the most interesting is a fan style rig which can be attached to the back
of a crankbait allowing anglers to drive down the depth of the entire rig then
adding up to five possible baits on the back.