Friday, July 29, 2016

ICAST 2016 New Molix Supernato Beetle Topwater with Mike Iaconelli and I...

One of the coolest baits at the 2016 ICAST show was the Molix Supernato Beetle topwater bait. Ike explains why it is a must for anyone looking for an edge or just because it looks so damn cool!

Japanese YGK Braided Line with Shin Fuake FLW Tour Pro and IBASSIN

One of the secrets to FLW Pro Shin Fukae drop shot fishing is that he uses a sinking braided line that is now available in the USA. Learn what makes the YGK braid ideal for fishing in clear water.

ICAST 2016 New Finesse Fluorocarbon Line from Seaguar with Shaw Grigsby ...

If you fish in clear water or you need an edge over other anglers then try Fluorocarbon. Listen to Shaw Grigsby as he explains the new Seaguar Finesse Fluorocarbon lines.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

ICAST 2016 Strike King Half Shell with Kevin Van Dam and IBASSIN

The new Strike King Half Shell is an amazing bait! It has already helped KVD win two BASS Elite events in 2016. Learn from Kevin Van Dam himself to what makes it so great on a drop shot.

ICAST 2016 ABU Garica Revo MGXtreme 2 with Mike Iaconelli

The ABU Garcia released an amazing new baitcaster at the 2016 ICAST show. The new Abu Revo MGXtreme 2 is one of the lighters, fastest and smoothest casting reels ever made. Listen to Mike Iaconelli as he explains its features.

ICAST 2016 Jackall Gavacho Frog with JP De Rose and IBASSIN

Frog fisherman have a new fav coming in 2016. The new Jackall Gavacho Frog look so good. Amazing colours, easy walk the dog action plus it is a popping frog. Listen to JP De Rose as he explains all about it.

ICAST 2016 Megabass Kanata Jerkbait, Vision 110 and Ito Shiner with Chri...

Megabass jerkbaits are considered the best ever made. Listen to BASS Elite angler Chris Zaldain as he explains when to use the Vision 110, Ito Shiner and the brand new Kanata baits.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

ICAST 2016 Jackall Archelon Craw with JP De Rose and IBASSIN

Jackall has a new craw ideal for flipping, pitching and as a trailer. Check out the new Jackall Archelon Craw.  JP De Rose goes through all the features of this new and great craw.

ICAST 2016 Jackall Gantia Swimbait with JP De Rose and IBASSIN

If you love hard body swimbaits then you must have a look at the new Jackall Gantia swimbait. JP De Rose explains all the great features that make this a must have.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

ICAST 2016 Best In Show the Minn Kota Ultrex with Brett Hite

The talk of ICAST 2016 was the Minn Kota Ultrex. Everyone was crowding it and having a look and for good reason. It really is a smart trolling motor with all the control of a traditional cable foot control motor. Listen to BASS Elite star Brett Hite as he takes us through the many features of this award winning  trolling motor.

2016 ICAST Don Iovino & Major Craft Casting and Spinning Rod

Looking for that perfect finesse rod in spinning or casting? Try Don Iovino's new one from Major Craft USA. It has the action that made Don famous. They don't call him the "Godfather of Finesse" for nothing!

2016 ICAST Carrot Stix XXX Heavy Gen X Rods with Brandon Medlock

Brandon Medlock loves his heavy flipping and pitching. That is why he selects the Gen X rods from Carrot Stix. Light, strong and easy in the hand allow all day fishing without getting too tired.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Dobson Wins Wire to Wire 2016 Costa FLW Series Northern on 1000 Islands!

Canadians dominate Top 10
by Kyle Wood
Scott Dobson didn’t expect it to come so quickly, but 30 minutes is all it took for him to find the winning pattern during his first day of practice for the Costa FLW Series Northern Division event presented by Mercury at 1000 Islands. That pattern would lead him to three consecutive limits of more than 20 pounds, including today’s final-round bag worth 21-12 – the day’s biggest limit, yet his smallest of the tournament. His three-day total weight of 68-8 earned him a check for more than $37,000 along with a Ranger Z518C with a 200-hp engine for being Ranger Cup qualified.
Clean bottom key to win.
(Photo: FLW)
Dobson was a late entry into the event, and while many of the pros in the tournament spent a week or more of practice to fully break down this massive water system that includes Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, the Clarkston, Mich., pro got a mere two and a half days.
“When Bryan Doyle [his practice partner and co-angler in the event] and I got out on the lake Monday the wind was whipping so bad we couldn’t fish, so we went to the river,” recalls Dobson. “We got up on this flat in the river, and it reminded me of something I’d fish back on St. Clair, and we started to see good fish. We ran around trying to find more areas like it, and I even expanded a little more on it during the tournament.”

KVD Wins Niagara Bracket Event, Third Win in 2016!

Victory Stands!
In the final round of the Bassmaster Classic Bracket event on the upper Niagara River, Michigan’s Kevin VanDam collected his 23rd B.A.S.S. win in a dramatic ending to this first-of-its-kind tournament.
Jerkbait, drop shot and stamina key to Van Dam win!
(Photo: BASS)
 In today’s championship match, VanDam was pitted against Brett Hite of Arizona, and fans were able to watch live on as the two Elite Series anglers clashed rods for a berth in the 2017 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro and a $10,000 first-place payday. Unlike the first two elimination brackets of this derby — and traditional Elite Series tournaments — where a five-fish limit was the goal, every legal-size bass caught today was weighed and counted.
VanDam, who was worried about the change in format after it was announced Thursday, had no issues locating and catching enough fish to eliminate Hite, as he landed 11 bass that weighed-in at 20 pounds, 3 ounces.

Friday, July 22, 2016

2016 ICAST Pro Wild Tournament Rods by Carrot Stix with Brandon Medlock

Carrot Stix are known for being ultra strong yet super light weight in the hand. Florida hot stick Brandon Medlock, producer of the famous Medlock Double Guard jig, explains the benefits of using these Pro Wild Tournament rods from Carrot Stix

ICAST 2016 The LUNKERHUNT LIMIT Worm with FLW pro Matt Arey

The LUNKERHUNT Limit worm is amazing at catching limits of bass. Tournament anglers or weekend warriors all want to catch as many as they can and this worm will do it. Listen to Matt Arey to find out what LUNKERHUNT did to make this worm more durable.

ICAST 2016 Ever Green's CR Crankbaits with Brett Hite

Brett Hite loves his crankbaits and EverGreen International makes some of the best out there. The new CR Crank, called the Combat Crank in Japan, offers a full line of baits that run from shallow to deep.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

ICAST 2016 New Zako Yamamoto Swimbait with FLW Pro and Classic Champ Jay...

The Yamamoto ZAKO swim bait is a compact bait with a lot of great action. BASS Classic Champ Jay Yelas explains how this is an amazing swim bait, flipping bait and Brett Hite has already made famous this year as a chatter bait or vibrating jig trailer.

ICAST 2016 New Storm Wiggle Wart with Brandon Palaniuk BASS Angler

The Storm Wiggle Wart is one the most effective crankbaits ever made. If you want to catch bass around rocks or wood then this is the bait for you. Storm pro Brandon Palaniuk explains why you need it.

ICAST 2016 TH Marine AquaStick for GOPRO with Gerald Swindle

TH Marine pro Gerald Swindle loves his GOPRO and he knows how to get great video. So, if you love to use a GOPRO then this is the accessory for you! The TH Marine AquaStick allows you to have power from the boat so your camera will never run out of energy. It also doubles as an underwater pole.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

2016 ICAST Don Iovino & Major Craft USA Zoner Hunter Crankbait

The Godfather of Finesse Fishing, Don Iovino has teamed up with Major Craft to create the Zoner Hunter Crankbait that works just like the original Storm Wiggle Wart. It hunts and deflects off cover perfectly at a fraction of the price.

ICAST 2016 New Crawfish Rapala with Mike Iaconelli

Mike has the latest colours available in DT and Balsa lures from Rapala. He'll explains which colours he loves and when to fish them so you'll be successful.

ICAST 2016 Rick Clunn on the Luck E Strike Trickster 2 which claimed his...

Finally, Rick Clunn reveals that the Luck E Strike Trickster 2 was the true bait that claimed his St John Victory! The Trickster 2 is an ultra weedless scrounger head ideal for heavy cover. Listen to the master as he explains how to use it.

ICAST 2016 The LINK by Lunkerhunt and Matt Arey

Lunkerhunt has invented a really interesting bait for the 2016 ICAST SHOW. It walks and swims like no other bait on the water. FLW pro Matt Arey explains why the LINK is so cool.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

ICAST 2016 The LINK by Lunkerhunt and Matt Arey

The LUNKERHUNT Team created one of the most interesting baits at ICAST this year called THE LINK.  This joined bait swims, wakes and wobbles like no other. Let's hear from FLW Pro Matt Arey on why its so great.

ICAST 2016 EverGreen's JT Pencil Topwater with Justin Kerr

The JT Pencil Topwater is one of the very best from EverGreen International. Now that Diawa USA is supplying North America with these baits, its time to take a serious look at them. Justin Kerr, a Western pro, explains all the details.

2016 Bassmaster Classic Bracket July 19-22 on the Niagara River

Three hour fishing sessions pack excitement!

By Steve Wright
BUFFALO, N.Y. — No one knows what to expect, but everyone is fired up to find out. That would summarize the feelings of the eight Elite Series anglers who will compete in the Bassmaster Classic Bracket Tournament on the Niagara River beginning Tuesday.
The top eight finishers at the Elite Series tournament recently on Cayuga Lake have been seeded and matched up according to their finish in that event. But this format is unlike any other tournament in B.A.S.S. history, and all the action will be carried on “Bassmaster Live.”
KVD sets his eye on rookie Drew Benton. (Photo: BASS) 
“I think it’s great,” said Dean Rojas, who finished seventh at Cayuga and faces No. 2 seed Jordan Lee. “It’s new. It’s exciting. The people watching on ‘Live’ are going to love it. It’s innovative. There are no negatives to this.”
Rojas and Lee will compete during two three-hour sessions over the first two days, as will No. 1 seed Kevin VanDam vs. No. 8 seed Drew Benton, No. 3 Brett Hite vs. No. 6 Keith Combs and No. 4 Jacob Powroznik vs. No. 5 Koby Kreiger. There’s a five-bass limit (minimum 12 inches) in each three-hour session.

2016 ICAST Brad Knight with the new Strike King Bull Worm

The Bull Worm from Strike King is a great bait for pulling over ledges. Rig it Texas or on a jighead it works either way. FLW CUP Champ, Brad Knight explains why you need to buy some packs of these worms.

ICAST 2016 EverGreen International's SB Topwater baits with Brett Hite

The EverGreen International SB Topwater is one of the very best at walking the dog. Learn about the 3 sizes of SB and what makes them great from BASS Angler Brett Hite.

ICAST 2016 G Loomis New GLX with BASS Elite Star Kota Kiriyama

BASS Elite angler Kota Kiriymama knows great gear and the new G. Loomis GLX rods are one of the best. Lighter, better balanced yet so strong makes them a must buy.

ICAST 2016 New Optimum BOOM BOOM Swimbait with Fred Roumbanis

Optimum Baits is one of the very best at producing soft swimbaits. The new BOOM BOOM 6" swimbait comes in two models: weedless and with exposed hooks. Fred Roumbanis explains why he's so proud of this bait.

ICAST 2016 Shimano Power Split Ring Pliers and Cutter with Jim Saric

Shimano makes great rods and reels but they also have super accessories. The new Shimano Power Split Ring and Cutter Pliers are great for all your fishing needs. Jim Saric is a musky pro and he and big fish know how to destroy gear. If he says these things are good then they are!

Monday, July 18, 2016

2016 ICAST Wild Wild Orange Rods by Carrot Stix with Andrew Young

Carrot Stix was the originator of the the ultra light fishing rods and micro guide technology. They're back and making a huge splash at the 2016 ICAST. Their Wild Wild Orange line of rods is offered in regular guides or the MicroWave guides. For about $100 USD what more can you ask for. Listen as Andrew Young explains their features.

ICAST 2016 VMC Finesse Ruby Head Jigs with Mike Iaconelli

If you love to finesse fish then the new VMC Ruby jighead is for you. Let Mike Iaconelli explain all its features.

ICAST 2016 The Froglet by Lunkerhunt and Matt Arey

The Froglet is a longer version of the famous LUNKERHUNT frogs. Its longer length makes it an ideal walking bait that will pull big bass from the heavy cover. FLW Pro Matt Arey explains the detailed the details at ICAST 2016.

ICAST 2016 New Storm Arashi Spinbait with BASS Star Brandon Palaniuk

Spinbait or spy baiting is one of the best ways to catch spooky bass in clear water. BASS Elite angler Brandon Palaniuk introduces us to the new Storm Arashi Spinbait. This lure is ideal for catching smallmouth and largemouth that won't bite anything else.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

ICAST 2016 New HydroWave and Crappie HydroWave by TH Marine with Gerald ...

The HydroWave is an amazing product to help generate fish activity and keep them feeding. The G-MAN explains what you need to know about them. Did you know they have a Crappie HydroWave?

Friday, July 15, 2016

2017 Walmart FLW Tour Scheduled Announced!

New lakes for 2017

In what has become an annual tradition at FLW, the 2017 Walmart FLW Tour schedule was announced at a press conference and industry gathering held Thursday on the show floor at ICAST in Orlando, Fla.
A crew of six Walmart FLW Tour pros joined FLW Weighmaster Chris Jones for the announcement. One-by-one, each pro was handed a sealed envelope containing the location and date of one of the six 2017 regular-season Tour events, which he then revealed to the crowd. In attendance were many of the world’s best anglers, tackle manufacturers and outdoor media.
Additional details regarding rules, entry dates and payouts will be announced later this year.
The schedule:
1. Lake Travis
Jonestown, Texas – Feb. 16-19         
Hosted by the City of Jonestown and Austin Sports Commission

2. Harris Chain
Leesburg, Fla. – March 9-12  
Hosted by Lake County, Fla.

ICAST 2016: Roland Martin the Legend!

Learn from one of the greatest anglers of all time. Roland explains why Yamamoto is just that great!

2016 ICAST: SHAW GRIGSBY with the new Seaguar Rippin Mono Line

Monofilament is not dead. Listen to Shaw Grigsby, one of the best on BASS, explain why you always need mono line. He explains the new Seaguar Rippin' Mono and its many benefits.

ICAST 2016: Kevin Van Dam explains the new Strike King Deep Diving Jerkbait

Kevin Van Dam is one of the greatest anglers on the planet. When he approves a bait you know it is something special. Listen as he tells viewers what makes the new Strike King Deep Diving jerkbait so effective.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

ICAST 2016 New Shimano Metanium MGL with Mercer and Zona!

Mark Zona and Dave Mercer love their fishing and you should too. That's why they fish with Shimano. Check out the smoothest reel Shimano has ever made! The new Metanium MGL!

2016 ICAST Winners

Minn Kota Ultrex trolling motor wins Best of Show
By Luigi De Rose

The votes are counted that the winners have been annouced!
Here’s a rundown of the other category winners:
> Freshwater rod: St. Croix Legend Glass
> Saltwater rod: Lew's Mach Speed Stick/Inshore
> Fly fishing rod: St. Croix SOLE
> Freshwater reel: Lew's Team Lew’s Custom Pro SLP
> Saltwater reel: Penn Slammer III
> Fly fishing reel: Pflueger President
> Soft bait: Squid Nation Longtail Flippy Floppy
> Hard bait: Savage Gear 3D Suicide Duck
> Rod/reel combo: Lew's Mach II Speed Spool combo
> Electronics: Johnson Outdoors Humminbird Helix 10 SI
> Line: P-Line Tactical Fluorocarbon
> Terminal tackle: Trapper Tackle Trapper Hook
> Tackle management: Cobra Garage Door Storage
> Kid’s tackle: Steinhauser 48-inch kids starter combo
> Technical apparel: Plano Synergy Frabill I-Float Suit
> Lifestyle apparel: Under Armour Men's UA Fish Stalker shirt
> Footwear: Shimano Flats Wading Boots
> Eyewear: Costa Rafael
> FishSmart: EGO Kryptek S1 Genesis Landing Net
> Fishing accessory: Yeti Hopper Flip 12
> Fly fishing accessory: Boomerang Retractable fly box
> Boats: Johnson Outdoors Old Town Predator PDL
> Boating accessory: Minn Kota Ultrex trolling motor
> Giftware: Weego Jumpstarter 44
> Best of show: Minn Kota Ultrex trolling motor

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

ICAST 2016 New G Loomis GLX with Mark Zona and IBASSIN

Listen to the best , Mark Zona , explain the new G Loomis GLX rods. They are lighter, better balanced and so fine. Baitcasting and spinning rods for every application you need for your fishing. Match it with a Shimano reel and you're set.

ICAST 2016 New Rapala Skitter V with Mike Iaconelli and IBASSIN

Rapala has a new topwater for 2016! Listen to Mike Iaconelli as he explains how the new Skitter V will walk so easily. Mike is a champ and if you use his knowledge and the new Skitter V you'll do well.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

ICAST 2016: Livetarget Swimbait Series

Just happening now!


Dear Readers,

Well, ICAST 2016 is finally here and has you covered. So, how do you see all the latest and greatest videos, press releases and photos? This year we have a three prong approach to covering ICAST.

All the news will be put here daily. Often the official press releases trickle out and are only available after the show. Don't worry, we'll get them to you. This is especially helpful with rod and reels to find out the specs of the product you're after.

Best to like us on FACEBOOK. Photos will be uploaded on the fly. Out first round of photos starts today at the LIVETARGET special press release at 4pm.
Click here or link directly

Videos will be staggered throughout the week and into next week. Find them here or on our YOUTUBE page.

 or find the link on the right.

Well try to give you the best coverage possible but its hard to stay focused as we drool over the newest tackle and gear.


Monday, July 11, 2016

ICAST 2016: Minn Kota's New Ultrex

Love foot petal steering but a bit envious of all the great features like I-Pilot and GPS Spot Lock? Minn Kota has been listening. The new Ultrex will be revealed at the 2016 ICAST tomorrow to the press. Here's a great video explaining key features.

ICAST 2016: Carrot Stix Wild Wild Pro and Wild Green Pro Series of Rods

1    Wild Wild Pro Series
Pros and Anglers alike are always privileged to a High End Rod at the Most Reasonable Price point that still include most of the Added Functions that are required for this Rod to participate in Tournaments more frequently than most. Carrot Stix Plays Tribute to the Wild Wild Pros.
Wild Wild Pro Casting & Spinning Rods come with an Ultra-Light and Ultra-Sensitive 4A Grade Cork. All new MicroWave Guide system allows for more control and much longer casts. The Wild Wild Pro boasts an improved strength of up to 40% due to an all new blank weave.
Uses the all-new MicroWave® Guide System with its Light Weight Solid Titanium Frame, Running Guides, Strengthened Durability, Corrosion-Free, Line Control System your Line-to-Guide flow is Super Smooth.

Wild Wild Green Pro Series

Wild Wild Green Pro Inshore Casting Rod come with an Ultra-Light and Ultra-Sensitive 4A Grade Cork, featuring all-new Sea Guides with an Ultra-Light and Ultra-Sensitive 4A Grade Cork, featuring strength of up to 40% due to an all new blank weave. The best of Carrot Cellulose Nano Fiber properties include better Shock Resistance, Vibration Absorbance, Heat Resistance and an overall smoother Line-to-Guide flow.

Friday, July 8, 2016

ICAST 2016: Two New Reels from Carrot Stix

1    Spectra Series 2-Speed Spinning Reel
Carrot Stix™ is growing beyond fishing rods with the introduction of 2-Speed spinning reels to their product portfolio with their brand new Spectra series.  The Spectra offers on the fly shifting ability for anglers to change from 4.7:1 to 6.7:1 gear ratio in their 2000 series (also available in 3000).  “This will allow anglers more options when reeling in the catch, more versatility for the angler will only help ensure the fish stays caught.” Says Jimmy Davlouros, General Manager of Carrot Stix. “Much like how we revolutionized the fishing rod category, with these new reels, we expect to get all anglers to ask for 2-speed reels in the future. We already have orders pending for these reels before we announced them.” 


      Coral Series Casting Reel

Carrot Stix™ will also introduce casting reels in 2016 to complement the rod lineup with the Coral series. The Coral Casting Reel will offer dual cast control with both magnetic centrifugal control for line breaking, as well as titanium line guides for durability. The handle allows for a dual speed retrieve, varying the retrieval speed per turn depending on which handle is used. This allows the angler the option to change the retrieval speed based on the type of fish. Both the Coral and Spectra series have a solid formed Graphite body for both lightness and corrosion free use, ensuring smooth performance and protection from the elements.

Thursday, July 7, 2016


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When you see the Lunkerhunt LinkTM up-close, you will marvel at its realism and patterns.   You will immediately think of a dozen places where you want to fish it. You can tell it is a fish catcher just looking at it.  It is when you make that first cast, and the Lunkerhunt LinkTM springs to life, that you will get truly excited.  You get caught up with it, playing with different cadences and retrieves as it walks its way across the water.  The action comes effortlessly.  Whether you are casting a chasing baitfish body style or a snake design, the strikes they generate are ferocious.

The Lunkerhunt LinkTM replicates some of North America’s most popular forage and it comes in two styles: chasing baitfish which replicates fleeing minnows, and serpent, which mimics the slithering action of a snake or eel along the water’s surface.  

The LinkTM is available in two sizes, 4.5 inches and 6.75 inches.  It is also available in 9 natural forage patterns.

The Link is constructed around a reinforced internal stringer that has been designed to withstand the punishment of fish, after fish, after fish.   The Link also features three super sharp premium black nickel treble hooks that keep fish locked when they bite.

Lunkerhunt Link Features:

·       Innovative hinged “Link” technology
·       Chasing Baitfish and Serpent body patterns
·       Two sizes: 4.5 inch - 1/4 ounce and 6.75 inch - 5/8 ounce
·       Reinforced internal stringer for durability and strength
·       Two body styles: Baitfish and Snake
·       Three premium black nickel treble hooks
       LUNKERHUNT LINK MSRP: $12.99 to $13.99 USD