I’ve been a huge fan of Yakima Bait Co.’s MagLip series of plugs since they hit the scene several years ago. There’s a plug size in in this family of lures that will cover just about any salmon, trout or steelhead situation you will encounter.
And now with the introduction of the 4-inch MagLip 4.0, the lineup is even more impressive.
I chatted with Yakima Bait’s Buzz Ramsey recently about the plug and he’s really excited about it. While there are literally countless applications for this new size, he thinks it will be especially useful to anglers chasing spring chinook and trophy steelhead.
It should also be sweet for salmon casting situations and is the perfect size for dragging behind planer boards on the Great Lakes for lakers, steelies, salmon and browns.
Ramsey says the MagLip dives up to 18 feet and can handle current/trolling speeds of 4 mph.
It’s just now being introduced to the public at the Puyallup Sportsmen’s Show in Washington this weekend and there will be some on display and for sale at the Portland Show next month.
Initially, the MagLip 4.0 will only come in 10 colors but by this spring it should be in full production mode with all sorts of fishy colors.