This time around, lets look at bass lures. One of the big hits of the show was Bait Ball series from Live Target Lures (above). A pretty cool concept — make a lure that looks like a school of fish instead of one.
Another interesting new entry is the Tommy the Trout swim bait…
Speaking of other tasty morsels that bass like to eat, check out the line of soft plastic topwatwer birds from California’s Flipin’ The Bird Lure Co.
One of the things I really enjoy about bass fishing is that there is so much money involved with it that folks are always trying to come up with the “next” SENKO, Huddleston or A-Rig. That, of course always leads to some interesting new lure entries each season.
Here’s one that is coming out just in time for the 2013 Bassmaster Classic: The Smartbaits color changing lure that is activated by water temperature. I’m not enough of a bass guy to fully understand why that’s a good thing, but it still seems kinda cool. Here’s what Michael Dingman, the owner of the company says:
“Fish see color, and the unique chemistry in Smartbaits imitate wounded bleeding prey fish changing color at different water temperatures and depths,” he says. “Predator fish, like large bass, hone in on those colors of vulnerable or injured smaller fish and attack. Smartbaits incite that attack. For example, in cold deepwater or warm shallow water, just one Smartbaits lure will change colors from chartreuse to red or watermelon to junebug to attract more fish to strike. Color changes everything; that’s the Smartbaits’ slogan.”
Well, I’m still not totally clear on the whole concept but I wish them luck. I guess only time will tell if this is the latest and greatest in bass catching technology or not…