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The job of any good jighead is to bring out the unique talents of baits that best match its design. Dissimilar jighead styles deliver softbaits at different speeds, actions and depths, each performing a singular, premeditated presentation. Collars and keeper configurations are made to match and pin certain baits firmly in place. Jig-hooks vary by anatomy: size, gap, throat, shank length, wire gauge and more; with justifiable reasons for each. While a mismatched jig and bait might still catch fish, a perfect pairing can stimulate an onslaught of bites.

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The eighth annual Michiana Outdoors & Sportsman Show will be held at the Michiana Events Center (MEC) in Shipshewana next weekend.

The show runs Friday, Jan. 18 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 from 8-5.

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New Tackle for 2019

Missile Bait’s “Ike’s Micro Jig” is going to start a new category of super compact jigs and new way to finesse fish for bass.

Built on a No. 1 Gamakatsu light wire jig hook, the Micro Jig will come in 3 sizes - 1/16, 1/8, and 3/16 ounce.

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New World Record Crappie

On May 15, 2018, Lionel "Jam" Ferguson made fishing history by landing a giant 5 lb. 7.68 oz crappie on a pond near Philadelphia, Tennessee. This fish vastly exceeded the state's previous record of 4 lbs. 4 oz caught in 1985.

Not only did this fish make the state record books, but it also made world history. The previous world record was 5 lbs. even. Therefore, after a genetic and weight confirmation, Ferguson became the new black crappie world record holder.

This Tennessee trophy was caught on a Kalin's 2" Triple Threat Grub (https://www.acmetackle.com/collections/triple-threat) using a cast and slow retrieve technique. The pond it came from was roughly an acre in size and 16 feet in depth. With a storm rolling in, and after a series of casts across the pond, Jam picked up the soon-to-be record along the bank.

The fish was weighed and genetically confirmed by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. It was then sent to the International Game Fish Association where it has officially been added as the new world record.

Contact Acme Tackle to Find Out More (mailto:charvey@acmetackle.com).

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