2006 ICAST Lure Coverage (Special)
ICAST Special (Lures) - Pure Fishing trucks in a boat-load of baits
Introduction: Pure Fishing has always had a big booth at ICAST, but this year
it looked even more impressive with the boat-load of baits they introduced all
at once, so
many new baits were released that we have to feature a special ICAST lure report just on Pure fishing
Approximately 1000 new SKUs have been produced on these
baits which include offerings from PowerBait, Gulp!, SevenStrand, and much more.
is introducing about 1000 new SKUs for 2007!
PowerBait Sabertail Worm
and Grub: Berkley introduces a huge line of plastics this year which include
a new PowerBait series called Sabertails which consist of the Sabertail Worm,
Sabertail Bug, and Sabertail Grub. The Worm comes in only four inches long with
appendages at both ends to create unbelievable action. The Grub, which is a
shorter version of the Worm, is three inches in length and available
in 11 patterns. The four inch Sabertail Worm comes in 17 different colors.
the PowerBait Sabertail Worm with appendages to give it action
"The Sabertail has such
incredible action in the water - it's unlike anything I've ever see before,"
said Berkley Pro staff member Ken Cook.
There are 8
Worms per pack and the package is resealable
These two Sabertail freshwater
baits can be rigged weightless or weighted and can be fished in many different
ways. They also feature an exclusive PowerBait formula to keep the fish
from spitting the lure. A pack comes with eight plastics and will retail for
$3.59 to $3.99.
version of the Worm, we have the Sabertail Grub
PowerBait Sabertail Bug:
Next we have the Berkley PowerBait Sabertail Bug. This is a unique creature-bait
that's designed to produce erratic actions on the drop.
PowerBait baits, the new Sabertail Bug contains an exclusive PowerBait scent
"This bait has it all," said
Berkley Pro staff member Kevin Wirth. "The two 'meat sticks' on the body of the
bait slow the fall rate giving fish more time to observe the bait wiggle and
rock with its unique motion, which is irresistible to bass"
The heavier set of appendages give
the Bug a random action each time it drops
Ron Kliegl, Marketing Director/New Products of the
Bait Category, tells us that the two appendages also create random action as the
lure drops. This erratic action is the key to triggering strikes from bass as
they watch the bait fall. This plastic can be rigged with a bullshot, jighead,
or any other way one would fish a creature bait. The PowerBait Sabertail Bug is
available in 12 colors picked by Berkley's pro staff members and is scented with
a patented PowerBait flavor to ensure the fish won't let go. MSRP for the
Sabertail Bug runs from $3.59 to 3.99 for a pack of eight.
Introducing the Realistix Bat Wing
PowerBait Realistix Bat Wing Frog: Plastic
frogs have been a huge hit on today's bass fishing circuits because they are
versatile in that they can be worked in almost anywhere, any depth, and in many
different ways. Berkley introduces the PowerBait Realistix Bat Wing Frog and
Floating Bat Wing Frog. These plastic frogs features an innovative tail design
that flaps around on the drop, it also has realistic 3-D eyes, life-like patterns, and an exclusive PowerBait
attractant. The five inch Bait Wing Frog comes in a sinking and floating type
with up to five different patterns. Each pack includes four Bat Wings and will
retail from $4.49 to $4.99.
You can get
the Bat Wing Frogs in Sinking or Floating
PowerBait Realistix Sinking
Minnow: The Berkley PowerBait Realistix Sinking Minnow is their new stick
bait, but the company didn't just produce an imitation of the Senko. The
Realistix Sinking Minnow is unique in that it features two impregnated non-lead
weights inside the plastic. These two weights are strategically places to
produce the perfect action when fished. Between the two weights there's a heavy
monofilament line that connects the two and serves multiple purposes, one being
that when you wacky rig the Minnow it won't tear apart like other stick baits
This is not
just another stick bait but has unique features that set it apart from others
Speaking of durability, the Realistix Sinking Minnow uses a PowerBait
scent instead of salt, resulting in a much more durable plastic. In addition to
those innovative features we just talked about the Minnow sports 3-D eyes, clear
or translucent colors, and exciting holographic colors; available in eight
different patterns. You can have the Berkley PowerBait Realistix Sinking Minnow
for about $4.99 per pack of five.
Notice the two
non-lead weights impregnated inside the plastic. In-between the two weights is a
heavy mono line which keeps the bait even more durable when wacky
Section: Shaky Worms...Beasts...Eels...