FishLab enters the Big Bait Fray with the 10" Hydra
Introduction: It has been a year since the FishLab brand has been in
existence, and it was last ICAST that the company debuted their original lineup
of baits. Since that time the company has continued to increase awareness of the
brand, grow distribution, and strengthen their overall portfolio. This ICAST
FishLab looks to build on that momentum with a number of interesting new
offerings, starting with a big swimbait called the Hydra Glide.
We knew with Mike at the helm it was just a matter of time
before FishLab introduced a full sized swimbait... meet the 10" Hydra Glide
Glide: For many anglers nothing gets the blood flowing more than sending
full sized swimbaits, and with each retrieve the dream of hooking a giant is
enough motivation to power each following cast. FishLab is looking to enter the
big bait game with a full sized glide bait called the Hydra Glide.
“Anyone who knows me, knows
that I love throwing big swimbaits,” states Mike Bennett, Product Development
Manager. “Working on the project has been a dream of mine for quite some time.
There is nothing like the rush of getting bit on a slow retrieve of winding in a
The Hydra Glide is every bit
the big glide bait with a 10" profile designed for chasing large, aggressive
fish. With its heavy-duty construction as well as heavy duty split rings and
hooks, this bait is designed to produce a wide side-to-side glide on a straight
retrieve, or an erratic side-to-side action on a twitching style retrieve. For
anglers looking for a smaller profile the bait will also be available in 6” and
8” lengths and comes in five colors, Hitch, Rainbow Trout, Carp, Bone and
Baitfish and all come in Slow-Sink.
The Hydra Glide will retail from $17.99 to $34.99 each making
them a truly affordable big bait option.
The Bio Shad is designed to be worked at all speeds
without blowing out (note this prototype does not have the rear feathered hook
or nose split ring equipped)
Shad: Anglers looking for a more compact wakebait may want to take a look at
the upcoming FishLab Bi-Shad, a new wakebait for 2021.
This hard-bodied single-jointed top water
bait is designed to deliver a classic wake action at any speed.
The Bio-Shad baits will be
available in 4” and 6” sizes and can be worked at a slow crawl all the way up to
a fast burn without traditional blow-outs. The double pinned joint connection
was carefully tuned to reinforce the bait and keep it running true. Bio-Shad
baits are a double hooked bait and feature a rear treble hook with feather
trailer for increased attraction as well as a pre-rigged nose split ring.
The Bio-Shad will be
available next year and retail from $13.99 to $17.99 in four patterns including,
Shad, Sexy Shad, Golden Shiner and Chartreuse Shad, and are designed to target
both bass and striped bass.
The Bio-Shad Tail Spin gives anglers a blade equipped bait
for vertical applications
Tail Spin: Rounding out FishLab's new lineup of hardbait offerings is the
Bio-Shad Tail Spin, a blade equipped bait that is
designed to be the vertical jigged or cast and slow retrieved. This new lure
will be available in four sizes including 1/4oz, 1/2oz, 3/4oz and 1oz. The
Bio-Shad Tail Spin will feature a willow blade which provides a large profile
with a large flash with little drag on the bait. The back hook will feature
Owner’s new bladed treble hook conversion kit.
Bio-Shad Tail Spin will be available in Black/Silver, Blue/Silver, Perch, Shad
and White/Silver and are designed to be fished for a multitude of species
including, largemouth, smallmouth, striped bass, walleye and even light
In FishLab tradition these
lures will be reasonably priced and will retail from $8.99 to $11.99 when they
become available towards the end of the year.