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Bassectomy Lures: Ok there are a million jokes you could make about the name of this brand but the quality of their pours is no laughing matter. AT the show we checked out their lures and one in particular really caught our attention. The "Leaf" is a combination of a minnow and a leach and looks like an excellent drop shot bait. The flat profile looks like a variety of different prey depending on the angle, and has a wider profile than your average drop shot plastic. The baits come 10 to a pack and retail for $4.39, a very reasonable price for a hand poured plastic.


The Bassectomy "Leaf" lures feature a wide yet flat profile for more action in the water when drop shotting


Nichols: Anglers have long trusted Nichols to deliver consistent fish catching products and the company steps it up with a new "shattered glass" finish on their blades.


The popular Pulsator spinnerbait now available with shattered glass pattern blades


One such bait that makes use of the shattered glass finish is the popular Pulsator spinnerbait. This bait makes use of patented tapered blades which are designed to maximize vibration as well as generate a distinct sound in the water.


A large Lake Fork Spoon with the new pattern should be good for bass and stripers


Also making use of the shattered glass pattern are the company's Lake Fork Flutter spoons. The profile is designed to closely mimic the lake's primary prey, Gizzard Shad. The spoons are available in a wide range of sizes from 3/4 to 1 1/8oz. and retail for $7.99-$9.99 depending on size.


James Thurber shows us both the Bassectomy and Nichols product


Looking for a better drop shot weight?


Team Davies - Tear Shot: Looking for a better drop shot weight? How about one that allows you to feel the bottom but resists snagging? The Tear Shot weights from Team Davies accomplishes just that with cleverly designed weights that work thier way through structure better than conventional weights. There are two styles the "Tear Drop" and the "Slim Shot," both of which are available in a wide range of weights and retail for $4.29-$4.59 depending on size and weight.


The slim shot (left) and tear drop (right) are both designed to go through structure without snagging


DeLinn and Steven Davies make up the team that bring the Tear Shot to market


Wordens Lures: The team from Yakima Bait Company was at the show displaying the popular Timber Tiger and Poe's Super Cedar baits but they were also highlighting their massive topwater lure, the Havana & Giant Jackpot. These lures have been around for a while but are regaining popularity as anglers are becoming more comfortable tossing big baits. Originally designed for big pike and musky these lures are also good for lunker bass and even peacocks in the Amazon.


Brett shows us the Havana Jackpot next to a Poe's crankbait


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