UPCOMING EVENT: YETI FLW COLLEGE FISHING - 2019 - Sam Rayburn Reservoir

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New Hard Baits for 2015

Joining the Arashi Deep 10 is the new Deep 18 and Deep 25. Like their names imply, the 18 and 25 will dive to their respective depths. They both feature the self-tuning line tie along with a circuit board lip so the baits dive quicker and stay down longer. If you like throwing deep crankbaits, then you might want to sample a few of these bad boys.

It doesn’t take long to find yourself overwhelmed on the show floor of ICAST. Hundreds of companies are here unveiling cool, new products. When it comes to the hard bait category it can be daunting to sift through all the new stuff. Its early, but here are a few things that might be worth adding to the tackle box.

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Biovex is a Japanese based company that is finally bringing its product line to the US market. The AMP Stay 80SP is a pretty sweet little jerkbait that a lot of anglers should make room for in their box. It measures in at a hair over 3 inches which is a prefect offering for finicky bass of all sizes. The AMP Stay 80SP suspends so it works well throughout the cooler water months.

Biovex AMP Stay 80SP

Biovex is a Japan-based company that is finally bringing its product line to the US market. The AMP Stay 80SP is a pretty sweet little jerkbait that a lot of anglers should make room for in their box. It measures in at a hair over 3-inches which is a prefect offering for finicky bass of all sizes. The AMP Stay 80SP suspends so it works well throughout the cooler water months.

The Stay 80SP weighs ¼-ounce, is available in 8 colors and should retail for $9.95

 

The Jaco features flat sides which make it a good pick for plucking bass pushing up shallow early in the spring. The difference between this bait and other flat-sided crankbaits is that the Jaco sports an internal weight system so that you can cast it a mile, though it still has a subtle floating action. On a long cast with light line this bait should run around 6-feet deep.

Jackall Jaco

The Jaco features flat sides which make it a good pick for plucking bass pushing up shallow early in the spring. The difference between this bait and other flat-sided crankbaits is that the Jaco sports an internal weight system so that you can cast it a mile, though it still has a subtle floating action. On a long cast with light line this bait should run around 6-feet deep.

The Jaco comes in 8 colors and sells for $14.99

 

Joining the Arashi Deep 10 is the new Deep 18 and Deep 25. Like their names imply, the 18 and 25 will dive to their respective depths. They both feature the self-tuning line tie along with a circuit board lip so the baits dive quicker and stay down longer. If you like throwing deep crankbaits, then you might want to sample a few of these bad boys.

Storm Arashi Deep Series

Joining the Arashi Deep 10 is the new Deep 18 and Deep 25. Like their names imply, the 18 and 25 will dive to their respective depths. They both feature the self-tuning line tie along with a circuit board lip so the baits dive quicker and stay down longer. If you like throwing deep crankbaits, then you might want to sample a few of these bad boys.

The Deep 18 and 25 are available in 16 colors and retail between $10.99 - $12.99

 

Though it's not necessarily a new bait, this new photographic finish Rapala released looks almost better than the real thing giving new life to their crankbait lineup. There are five colors in the initial lineup that are available on the DT series, Shad Raps and Original Floater.

Rapala Custom HD Colors

Though it’s not necessarily a new bait, this new photographic finish Rapala released looks almost better than the real thing giving new life to their crankbait lineup. There are five colors in the initial lineup that are available on the DT series, Shad Raps and Original Floater.

 

Expanding on the already popular Red Eye Shad is the tungsten version. The 2-Tap has a tungsten sound chamber that emits a double tapping cadence that offers a different sound than other lipless baits. It is only offered in 1/2-ounce size and available in nearly 20 colors.

Strike King Red Eye Shad Tungsten 2-Tap

 

Expanding on the already popular Red Eye Shad is the tungsten version. The 2-Tap has a tungsten sound chamber that emits a double tapping cadence that offers a different sound than other lipless baits. It is only offered in a 1/2-ounce size and available in nearly 20 colors.

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