Dakota Country Magazine October 2016 Edition - Page 43

by Mort Bank More New Products from ICAST 2016 Yozuri Crystal Minnow -Though Yozuri lures may not be as well known as Rapala to Midwest anglers they manufacture some of the best crankbaits on the market. Now they've added the Crystal Minnow Deep Diving Walleye Series that looks like a sure winner. What I like best about their lures is that they run true out of the box. Their patented Internal 3D Prism finish reflects all subsurface light for utmost visibility even at maximum depths. Available in 4 sizes and 12 colors. yozurilures. com Abu Garcia Revo Reels -- Abu Garcia's Revo lineup are my favorite brand of spinning and baitcasting reels. At ICAST they introduced the lightest baitcasting reel on the market. Their Revo MGXtreme weighs in at an amazing 4.5 ounces. It incorporates a new spool design with hybrid ceramic bearings for improved casting. The MGXtreme features an alloy frame and C6 carbon sideplates that greatly reduce weight while providing durability. For added comfort and function the reel includes a recessed reel foot, compact bent carbon handle and round cork knobs. Add stainless steel, corrosion proof bearings and you've got the best baitcasting reel money can buy. purefishing.com Storm Arashi Spinbait -- Although it may look like a typical surwww.dakotacountrymagazine.com face prop bait, the Storm Arahi Spinbait is a slim bodied lure with a slow-falling shimmying action, the perfect tool to help anglers catch wary, suspended fish that ignore ordinary baits. I like to use this finesse bait by counting it down to where fish are suspended (similar to the legendary Countdown Rapala). Although I've found suspended fish are often the most difficult to catch, a Arashi Spinbait"s subtle and silent action captures the fish's attention. rapala.com Frabill's Aerated Bait Bucket -- Savvy anglers know the key to catching fish with bait is fresh and lively. Frabill's 8-quart Aerated Bait Box is a must have for live bait anglers. This product is more user friendly with its built-in aerator instead of the more traditional clip on aerator. The bucket also includes an insulated liner to keep water temperature stable. Learn more at frabill.com Savage Gear's 3D Suicide Duck -- This realistic lure was the talk of the ICAST show and ended up winning the coveted "Best, New Hard Bait Lure". Northern pike, muskie and bass love eating baby ducklings and the 3D Suicide Duck looks exactly like the real thing. About six inches long, it has two feathered treble hooks and its two little feet spin like propellers. I had a chance to use it on a recent trip for pike and it produced some of the most violent, exciting surface strikes I've ever seen! savagegear.com Panoptix PS21-TR Forward Trolling Motor Mount Transducer -- Made by Garmin their LiveVu Forward delivers a whole new perspective to fishing. Current trolling motor transducers only show images of fish you've already passed over. With LiveVu Forward you can see fish up to 100 feet in front of the boat. It's an all-seeing sonar unlike anything you've ever seen on the water. garmin.com Rapala Shad Dancer -- It looks like Rapala has another "home run" with its new Shad Dancer. It swims with a silent but aggressive, hard-thumping and sweeping tail action. According to fishing legend, Al Lindner, "The Shad Dancer is a bait that will work all season. The swimming action, vibration, size, hook-up ratio and colors make it an almost perfect bait. Fish really, really like it". It dives 7 to 10 feet deep, whether it’s cast or trolled. Available in 16 color patterns. rapala.com Sebile Magic Swimmer -- I almost had a heart attack when I heard Sebile had stopped making their famous fish catching Magic Swimmer, one of my go-to lures for big fish. I was relieved when I got to Sebile's booth at ICAST and saw their newly renovated Magic Swimmer! With refined colors, added body detailing and reinforced mesh body, the Magic Swimmer was better than ever. For those fishermen who have never seen one in the water, the Magic Swimmer's natural swimming action is just too much for any gamefish to resist. Available in 4 sizes and 10 colors. purefishing.com Plano's Elite KVD Signature Tackle Box -- Considered by many to be the "Greatest Angler on Earth", Kevin Van Dam(KVD) has earned over $6 million on the BASS fishing tour. KVD has teamed with Plano to design the most advanced tackle sorting and toting system. Some of its features are: Molded top that holds two Stowaway utility boxes for quick access to your favorite baits; three 3700 Series Prolatch boxes, large mesh pocket on back, plier and tool holder slots on the front and side pock ets. planotackle.com Dakota Country, October 2016, Page 43