Freedom Tackle Report

Speed Freak Spinnerbait

If you like to fish your spinnerbaits fast, the new Freedom Tackle Speed Freak is the answer.

Run it as fast as you want with this keel head spinnerbait designed to keep its head down and stay down on those super-speed retrieves. The new Speed Freak Spinnerbait can achieve high-speed retrieves because of its unique down-winged head design that slices through the water while also creating downforce with the bait.

The head design is finished with a two-barb super sticky bait keeper that is fully integrated with our premium black nickel hook – sized matched for the spinnerbait weight which, is size-stamped directly on the head. The head design also relies on a proprietary collar to increase skirt flair.

The other key to the Speed Freak’s performance is the patent-pending Kilter blade which allows for an erratic action from the bait and the skirt that guaranteed fish haven’t felt before with an absolutely unique vibration & flash!

Compact and Full Frame versions are available in multiple sizes and colors. 

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Picasso Lures Report

Picasso Shakey Vibe

Picasso Lures announces the release of the new Shakey Vibe inspired by Lake Guntersville, Ala. Guide Lonnie Cochran. The Shakey Vibe would best be described as a combination of a shaking jighead and bladed jig, though it is at its core a finesse option for anglers. 

Cochran said that the idea came to him as he was reading an issue of Bassmaster Magazine. “I was looking at one of their illustrations and saw a worm standing straight up off the bottom with what I thought was a blade on the nose,” he said. “After I put my reading glasses on, I realized it was a bullet weight lying on its side, but the idea stuck with me.”

Cochran said he picked up the phone and called Terry Monteleone, co-owner of Picasso Lures and told him what he was looking for, he was met with silence. “I thought that the idea must not be any good, because the only word I got was ‘okay’,” said Cochran. “But he called me a couple of days later telling me he had something for me to try, and we were on the way.”

American Baitworks Report

American Baitworks has added BaitFuel infusion into four of its NetBait soft plastic lures.

American Baitworks has added BaitFuel infusion into four of its NetBait soft plastic lures.

Developed in a Lab, BaitFuel has F.A.S.T. – Fish Active Scent Technology –scientifically engineered to stimulate a fish’s predator instinct. BaitFuel provokes key predator aggression habits in fish, stimulating more bites and longer hold times for your bait.

Berkley Report

Berkley’s Versatile New Money Badger Crankbait

Berkley announces the addition of the highly versatile, multispecies Money Badger crankbait.

Designed to excel in casting and trolling, the Money Badger also boasts a clicking sound profile that helps to deliver sound and action. This compact bait delivers a rod shaking, tail-thumping and balsa-like movement that anglers can appreciate.

The tungsten weight transfer system provides extended casting distance as well as accuracy. The Money Badger can be fished slow or at maximum speeds without blowing out due to the embedded line tie system which delivers incredibly stable tracking and an immediate recovery after a pause. Whether you are casting the bait to bass or trolling the bait for walleye, the optimized bill design will maintain contact with structure and rocks with minimal hang-up and each bait comes stocked with sticky sharp Fusion19 hooks.

Key Features

  • Maximum hard thumping and vibration with amplified side roll to draw in fish from a distance
  • Tungsten weight transfer in three larger sizes for maximum casting distance
  • Clicking sound profile is tuned to deliver the perfect balance of sound and action
  • Hybrid baitfish-crawfish design delivers slow rise so the bait hangs on the pause
  • Versatile bait can be cast or trolled and fished fast or slow without blowing out
  • Embedded line tie delivers incredible stable tracking at all speeds with immediate recovery after pause