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New Products – Nories Padtue

New Products – Nories Padtue

Apr 30, 2014

Nories introduces Padtue hybrid lure By Mike Pehanich Nories, the Japan-based marketer of premium hard and soft lures, has announced the release of its Padtue soft plastic hybrid finesse bait to the U.S. market. “Padtue has captured a lot of attention among Japanese bass professionals,” said Munenori Kajiwara, director of Japan Import Tackle...

Tackle & Techniques – Finesse on Ice

Tackle & Techniques – Finesse on Ice

Dec 23, 2012

For success on hard water, take a lesson from Nature. “Slow down,” advises Scott Glorvigen. “Be precise in your movements. Study your electronics. Slow your presentation.”

Pond Hopping – Jigs ‘n Rigs:

Pond Hopping – Jigs ‘n Rigs:

Aug 23, 2012

A simple tip will improve your hookup percentages with Texas-rigged soft plastic baits, said Kevin Short in a session on jigging and flipping at Bass University. “You will be amazed at how many fish you put in the boat with a snell knot and the straight shank hook.”

Techniques – Reed fishing

Techniques – Reed fishing

Aug 8, 2012

Leech Lake largemouth proved to be suckers for three categories of lures: stickworms (the fat cigar-like worms represented by the Yamamoto Senko, Northland Dip Stick, Yum Dinger, etc), skirted jig/trailer combinations, and Texas-rigged soft plastic beaver- and creature-style baits.

Post Spawn Sand Pit Bass

Post Spawn Sand Pit Bass

Apr 12, 2012

“It’s a post-spawn junk fish bite,” explained Mike Iaconelli, releasing a sand pit bass caught at VIP Adventures’ Lake #1. Ike was dead-on! Fishing with Ike and Boyd Duckett, we caught bass, including a number of four- to six-pound post-spawn fish, on new Berkley Havoc Bottom Hopper and Devil’s Spear soft plastics and Rapala DTs cranked through deadfall.

Carolina Sand Pits

Carolina Sand Pits

Jan 31, 2012

Small Waters Fishing met with Mike Iaconelli, Gary Klein, Boyd Duckett, Bobby Lane in South Carolina to fish a series of sand pits managed by Marc Deschenes of VIP Adventures. The pros were looking forward to a couple of days of fun fishing after the Bassmaster Carolina Clash at Lake Murray. We also wanted to test some of the latest lures and tackle from Pure Fishing, including the new line of Berkley Havoc plastic baits.