Building on the
success of the Dark Sleeper the company is preparing to introduce the Sleeper
Craw, a craw imitating soft bodied jig designed for bottom contact applications.
Like the Dark Sleeper this new bait comes pre-rigged with a hidden hook that
deploys on strike, and helps keep the bait weedless when doing contact work.
The hook is angled towards the
back of the jig and deploys as the soft body compresses on strike
This is probably
the bait that I am most excited about in the new lineup and the prototypes
exhibit some excellent details in the overall profile and appendage designs. The
profile of the bait looks excellent and the appendages are design to move
aggressively when the lure is popped, or even with the slightest amount of
A look at the profile of the
Sleeper Craw. Notice how the hook is completely hidden in the main body of the
bait. It will be interesting to see if hookups are as good as they are with the
Dark Sleeper with this even more stealthy hook position
The Sleeper Craw
will be available in a range of patterns that the company is making final
refinements to now and at launch there will be one size that measures 3 inches
and weighs in at 5/8oz., and will retail for $8.99 each when they become
available next Spring.
The lxl SHAD is collaboration
between Megabass founder Yuki Ito and Imakatsu founder Katsutaka Imae and comes
with a long lip and patented LBO moving balancer to aid with casting ease and
lxl SHAD TX:
Expanding the brand’s already extensive hardbait line the IxI SHAD TX takes the
collaboration between Megabass founder Yuki Ito and Imakatsu founder Katsutaka
Imae to the next level with an updated design that targets depth ranges down to
13ft. The lxl comes loaded with the company’s patented LBO moving balancer
technology for improved casting and swimming action. The bait measures 2-1/4” in
length and weighs only 1/4oz, and is perfectly balanced so that it will suspend
at rest. The lxl SHAD is becoming available now at the retail price of $19.99
The Super-Z Z3 is another hardbait
that is designed to get deep, despite it's relatively small profile
Another new hardbait addition is the Super-Z Z-3 crankbait which is a compact
and lightweight crank that is designed to get down deep and make bottom contact.
This “bulldog” style lure also features the LBO II balancer system and casts
like a much larger bait, and with a large lip should be able to achieve depths
down to 13 feet. The Z3 measures 2inches and weighs only 1/4oz and will retail
for $19.99 when it becomes available this coming Fall.
The Okashira Heads are designed
for finesse swimbaits and will come in some new patterns
Heads: On the opposite end of the swimbait spectrum the company’s Okashira
heads are designed for finesse swimbait fishing and will soon be available in
three new colorways: Shadow Spawn, Tennessee Shad, and Weed Kamo II.
A closer look at the Weed Kamo II
created specifically to match the expanding Spark Shad 3in. and Hazedong Shad
3in. color lineups. These jigheads are also becoming available no in 1/16-1/8oz.
weights and retail for $5.99-$6.99 depending on size.
The Tennessee Shad pattern in
Okashira Screwhead configuration
In addition to
these new bait offerings Megabass America is also preparing to introduce some of
the popular rods from their JDM Valkyrie World Expedition and Triza lineup here
in the US. We will also be previewing these rods shortly.