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Berkley Report 

Bass pros Edwin Evers, Skeet Reese and Scott Suggs worked with the Berkley PowerBait team to bring new designs to life. Each bait meets a specific bass fishing need and features the legendary PowerBait flavor that fish hold onto longer, allowing for more positive hooksets.

Berkley PowerBait Agent E

Developed with help from Evers, the PowerBait Agent E is a bottom-dwelling, flat-bottom swimbait with an ultra-low center of gravity and internal weighting that allows it to skid across the bottom. Fish this bait like a skirted bass jig or on a faster retrieve like a mid-water swimbait—the side-to-side kicking action and built-in “hard-nose” subtle rattle will draw attention. The integrated fluorocarbon hook keeper is invisible to fish and sheds the nastiest grass and debris while remaining easily collapsible on the strike.

Agent E is 2 ½ inches long, comes in 10 popular colors and retails from $6.99 to $8.99.

Berkley PowerBait Boss Grub

Berkley PowerBait Speed Boss

The PowerBait Boss Grub (3 and 4 inches) and Speed Boss (4.75-6.75 inches) are Reese-inspired designs that combine the profile of either a grub or a worm with PowerBait Pit Boss inspired action legs that create maximum water disturbance. Ideal for a host of presentations from Texas rigs to Florida rigs, the Speed Boss is excellent around grass. The Boss Grub’s chunky profile works great as a bladed jig trailer, on a jig head, swing head or a Texas rig. They both come in 12 colors and retail for $5.49 per pack.

Berkley PowerBait Crash Craw

The new PowerBait Crash Craw was developed in conjunction with Suggs and gives anglers a compact profile that works well in multiple situations. The rib design hides the hook for easy maneuvering in heavy cover plus adds additional surface area for PowerBait flavor. It’s trailing legs have a controlled, alternating action that’s perfect for all water temperatures and is exceptional on a wobble head setup. The PowerBait Crash Craw is also great for flipping or on a Texas rig, as a jig trailer, or event threaded onto a bladed jig.

The Crash Craw (3.5 and 4.25 inches) comes in 12 colors and retails at $5.49 per pack.

Lew’s Report

Lew's New HyperMag Spinning Reel

New for the 2022 lineup, Team Lew’s has added the Speed Spin to its HyperMag family designed for highly competitive fishing.

What sets the HyperMag Speed Spin apart is the extraordinary engineering of the lightweight magnesium body and the high strength magnesium skeletal rotor.  Together with the proprietary forged main gear, premium 11 stainless steel bearing system and the new Winn slim design handle knob, these features distinguish the HyperMag Speed Spin as one of the lightweight/ high performance spinning reels of the class.  

Lew’s Report

Lew's Mark Zona Signature Rod

Team Lew’s has introduced a Signature Series of rods including some specifically designed by Kevin VanDam and Mark Zona.

What sets the Signature Series apart from other rods in the pro model space is FOCAS Blank technology.  This multi-layered graphite blank production process - used exclusively by Lew’s - delivers 75% greater tip strength and overall blank durability. And most critically, this innovative strength design preserves superior sensitivity.

Signature Series rods also feature next WINN’S generation polymer Dry-Tac ULTRA Grips, delivering complete rod control.  With the Dry-Tac Ultra system, anglers will experience tighter, more accurate casting, more controlled fish fighting, and all-day comfort.

Daiwa Report

Daiwa Tatula SV103 Limited Edition baitcaster

Manufactured in limited quantities, the new Tatula SV103 Limited Edition baitcaster is loaded with features that anglers will find advantageous to diverse bass fishing scenarios.

Much like a limited edition automobile, the Tatula SV103 Limited Edition is the race car of the Tatula SV Series with cool aesthetics and deluxe features. In-house at Daiwa a team of designers and product development team focused on both the look and operation of the reel to bring fans of the Tatula family a special option unlike any other reel to date. The goal was to keep the Tatula family cool, innovative, and alive. That has most certainly been accomplished with this gem of a baitcaster.