Raw Outdoors www.rawoutdoorsinc.com
RAW08 | Price: $8.99
TIP: One thing we know about bass…they LOVE to eat panfish and smaller bass!! The RAW “Alive Series” swimbait is an insanely life-like imitator. Throw this bait on a 7’0 – 7’4 medium to medium-heavy baitcasting rod spooled with 12-15 pound mono or fluorocarbon. Cast this bait around shallow structure or weedlines and reel back to you VERY slowly. The slower you reel the better. Give occasional small “pops” with your rod tip to incite strikes.
Bento Swimbait | Price: $6.99
TIP: The Lunkerhunt Swim Bento is one of the most realistic baitfish imitators on the market. This bait is amazing on a small jighead, darthead or swimbait hook. Throw it on a 6’9 – 7’2 spinning rod spooled with 6-10 pound fluorocarbon line. If fishing deep around rocks or structure, throw it out and let it go to the bottom and slowly reel it back, keeping contact with the bottom. If you’re not sure if you’re on the bottom, flip the bail and let it fall until your line goes slack.
Autism Flipping/Punch hook combo pack | Price: $6.99
TIP: April is Autism Awareness Month. To support the cause, Lucky Tackle Box has partnered with My Little Buddy’s Boat Inc., a nationally recognized 501c-3 non-profit corporation, and Mustad Hooks to bring Autism Awareness into the spotlight.
Lunar Tackle Co. www.lunartacklecompany.com
G Force 8 | Price: $6.99
TIP: The G Force crankbait from Lunar Lures is fantastic for getting down to where the fish live! Throw it on a 7’0 – 7’6 crankbait rod using 10-12 pound test to get that bait down to the bottom. The lighter the line, the deeper it will dive. Try bouncing this bait off of rocks, stumps or other underwater structure. After that bait defects, hold on! Many times that’s when bass decide to strike.
Gary Yamamoto www.baits.com
Kut Tail Worm | Price: $4.49
TIP: The Kut Tail Worm is a great choice for flipping & pitching around cover. It works best when Texas-rigged on a 1/4 – 3/8 oz. bullet weight and a 4/0 or 5/0 EWG style hook. Use a baitcaster or spinning set-up depending on the type of cover you are fishing. Keep the bait on the bottom, either slowly dragging, hopping or swimming the bait back to you depending on the conditions.
6th Sense www.6thsenselures.com
Crush Flat 75x | Price: $9.99
TIP: The 6th Sense Crushed Flat 75X square bill crankbaits are designed for crashing thick, shallow cover, ripping out of grass, cranking rocks or just burning in open water for larger finicky fish. Throw this on a 7’0 to 7’4 crankbait rod with a parabolic bend and a fast-action tip. Try bumping your bait into objects so that they “deflect” creating instinctive strikes from the bass
Strike King www.strikeking.com
3/8oz. Swinging Sugar Buzz | Price: $2.95
TIP: BRAND NEW FOR 2016! One of the most exciting techniques in fishing, throw the buzzbait with a steady retrieve (so it stays on top). Rig it on a 7’0 – 7’6 rod spooled with 14-17 pound flouro or 50-70 pound braid. Toss around docks, weedlines, lilly pads or other man-made structure. Make sure to delay your hookset until you feel the fish pull.