Ready for battle at any depth with
Lock and Load lures
Lock and Load Lures
Crankbaiters are a special breed. Not liking to
slow down, they prefer to fish quickly and cover as much water as possible. If
you love to fish crankbaits, you know it takes lots of baits to cover the entire
water column effectively from deep to shallow. Not only can this cause a tackle
storage hassle, but the cost involved can be daunting. Sharing a table at ICAST
2012 with Castaic and Reaction Strike baits, Lock and Load lures offers an
innovative solution. With a patented crankbait design featuring an
interchangeable lip, these baits allow you to fish the entire water column
effectively with just one single bait.
Prototypes were a bit
rough in appearance but gave us a good idea of the features and how they work.
Expect the production models to feature top quality finishes.
The Lock and Load crankbaits
will include 3 different lips, all of which are easily interchangeable. The
lips are designed to let the bait to fish shallow, mid depths, and deep cranking
applications. This allows the angler to target all depths efficiently with one
single bait. Going from cranking shallow stumps to fishing a bit deeper? Rather
than tie on a new lure, simply unscrew the lip and screw in the one that fits
your current need. A new lip can be installed or removed in mere seconds by
simply inserting then twisting or untwisting 45 degrees. It's a simple idea
that is sure to save both time and money.
look at the underside of a bait with the bill removed
The Diving bills as well as an unpainted
body. Note the internal cavity and rattle inside.
The customization doesn't
stop on the outside. Inside the bait is an internal cavity that features
interchangeable rattles. The cavity also has space that can be injected with
scent, which is then exuded slowly outwards through slits in the gills. This
allows the scent to seep out of the bait at a slower, more natural pace. It is
claimed that once filled with scent, it will continue to disperse for 20-25
casts or for approximately 10 minutes of trolling time before the scent needs to
Jack Oney and Scott Smith show off their
patent and new baits.
Prototypes were only
available to be seen at ICAST 2012, however Lock and Load reps Jack Oney and
Scott Smith tell us to expect a launch in November. The bait should first be
offered in just a traditional crankbait body style for now, and included are the
3 interchangeable lips. Expect to see 8 colors available to start, with a price
in the $15-$20 range. For more information visit