When it comes to catching walleyes, late summer can be tough, especially during the heat of August. Just a little bit early for the fall feedbag bite, walleyes can prove tough to boat. Sure, you can catch a few ‘eyes live bait rigging, slip bobbering, and using other finesse approaches, but to consistently put numbers of delicious marble eyes in the livewell, you’ve got to cover water. Lots of it. The best way to do that? Trolling crankbaits, which means…

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Hellraizer fishing lure from Z-Man

No one knows for sure when Ron Davis first envisioned his original surface slashing ChatterBait. That includes Davis himself, whose workshop harbors an astonishing collection of never-before-seen, occasionally theoretical fishing lures. Some of these, Davis reserves for his personal fishing experiments. Others, like the new Z-Man HellraiZer . . . let’s just say this one was too good to remain undercover any longer. “I remember fishing the early versions of Ron’s remarkable topwater lure and hoping I could keep it…

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New for 2022, Big Bite Baits is launching our exclusive Scentsation line of soft plastics. Scentsation was developed after numerous requests from the Big Bite pro angler team and consumers for a soft and buoyant soft plastic, that was infused with a powerful fish attracting scent that would be more effective for wary fish with greater scent susceptibility.  The Big Bite production team initially began working with a 30-year PhD chemist for months to develop this proprietary formula with greater…

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ZMan Micro Finesse

“When you build baits with ElaZtech,” suggests Jolee Myers, Operations Manager for Z-Man Fishing, “it unlocks a whole other horizon of bait shapes, sizes and performance. That’s just some of the sorcery behind Z-Man’s Micro Finesse system—an emerging series of super soft, vibrant, fish catching baits created with 10X Tough ElaZtech®.” Beginning three years ago, Z-Man undertook the challenge of crafting five micro-sized bait profiles, each tailored to fish seamlessly with a namesake Micro Finesse ShroomZ™ jighead. “This spring, we…

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Redfish caught on saltwater shrimp

“We call it the ‘Salty Ned ShrimpZ,’” says inshore saltwater guide and Z-Man pro, Captain C.A. Richardson. “It’s my newest little saltwater nugget for big redfish, snook and seatrout. When the water’s cold or extra clear—or any time fishing pressure is extreme—a Salty Ned can be even better than livebait. And now, rather than borrowing baits from our freshwater boxes, we’ve got a new Ned goody, all to ourselves.” In recent seasons, as Richardson and other intelligent inshore anglers recognized…

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