Big Bite Report

“Scentsation” line of soft plastics

Big Bite Baits launched its “Scentsation” line of soft plastics.

Scentsation was developed after numerous requests from the Big Bite pro angler team and consumers for a soft and buoyant soft plastic that was infused with a powerful fish attracting scent that would be more effective for wary fish with greater scent susceptibility. The Big Bite production team initially began working with a 30-year PhD chemist for months to develop this proprietary formula with greater fish attraction.

The plastic formula was developed after multiple rounds of testing for fish attraction and manufacturing capabilities Responses from the pro team were very strong and they said they saw an immediate impact on their fishing in many areas. That testing continued across the country throughout the off season on many different bodies of water.

Northland Report

Northland Rigged Minnow

There are classic shapes that continue catching fish since the conception of soft plastics. In that spirit, Northland goes back to the basics with the new Rigged Gum-Ball® Grub, Minnow and Swimbait jigs.

Affordably priced and easy to operate, the trio of new baits are founded on Northland’s venerable Gum-Ball Jig (naked jig also available separately). Each Rigged Gum-Ball Jig features a gold-plated hook with blood red finish for added enticement.

The Rigged Gum-Ball Grub sports an especially active, split curly tail. The extra slice produces a tempting action even fished at slow speeds, or as it helicopters downward off the cast. Fish it slow or fast depending on the mood of the fish. Try giving it aggressive snaps to trigger attacks. Or methodically reel it straight back when fish aren’t as spunky.

Plano Report

Plano EDGE Frog Box

The new Plano EDGE Frog Box further expands the EDGE offering this year with an innovative design that allows for storage of up to 50 baits securely by the line tie for perfect protection and organization.

With additional features such as a WaterWick divider with a reusable moisture-wicking packet, a Dri-Loc O-ring seal and Rustrictor technology – the new Plano EDGE Frog Box protects frog baits from rust and moisture-related damage. The EZ Label system allows for quick identification of contents and a DuraView crystal-clear polycarbonate lid allows anglers to see what baits are in the box without needing to open the lid.

Daiwa Report

Ever Green Grass Ripper Jig

Come summer, largemouth bass make a habit of burying themselves in the grass. Bass sharpies know they’re in there, of course, but not everyone has the patience to work through waters where the stringy stalks wrap around hooks and jig heads on every cast. That’s why DAIWA and Ever Green International’s new Grass Ripper (GR) jig series has been a hit.

For 2023, the upsized ¾-ounce Grass Ripper aims to tempt deepwater bass, and, slow crawled in the shallows, to earn the attention of spring bass.