Made right here, by hand, in the USA! Gotta give Yakima Bait Company some love here!
Check to this video on how each one is carefully assembled and painted by the good folks at the plant in Granger, WA!
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.
A roe fishing ban for salmon and steelhead on the Smith River in Northern California has been proposed to the California Fish and Game Commission. Now, lots of guys are already going off the deep end thinking this has already been passed. As of early Nov., 2016, it’s simply a proposal that has yet to even go in front of the Commission, so don’t get all panicky yet!
Proposed by Ted Souza, a long time Smith River angler, commercial fisherman and river activist, the regulation change (if it were to happen) calls for a total ban of the use of roe for salmon and steelhead fishing. In the official documents filed with the Commission, Souza states that roe is such an effective bait that many hens are killed just for their eggs — hens that are more valuable to the overall fishery. He also claims that catch and release mortality is higher when fish eat eggs as opposed to artificials.
Also included in the proposal is a total fishing closure above the Forks on the Middle and South Fork Smith in November and December to protect spawning salmon.
At this point, a proposal has only been filed and received by the Fish & Game Commission. The Direction to grant, deny, or refer requests input will take place at the Commission meeting on Dec 7-8, in San Diego.
While I watch California’s fisheries (and the industries they support) go down the tubes due mainly to water issues, we have this: “Having shrewdly maneuvered the backroom politics of California’s byzantine water rules, the Resnicks are now thought to consume more of the state’s water than any other family, farm, or company.”
Read all about the Rednecks and their water use in Mother Jones