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ABT X-2 Countdown Dives 40 Feet Down

Monday, June 25, 2012

OAKHURST, Calif., June 5, 2012 – The use of controversial “Long Lining” or “Strolling” techniques by pros competing in the recent BASS Elite Series tournament on Tennessee’s Douglas Lake has put the subject of getting down deep with crankbaits front and center. ABT’s new X-2 Countdown lets anglers get a plug deeper than ever before without all the controversy. The innovative design of ABT’s “Next Generation Series” Super Deep Diving Crankbait allows this revolutionary new lure to dive as deep as 40 feet using a traditional countdown cast-rip-pause and slow crank retrieve technique.  Read Full Story

Storm Debuts Swimmin’ Stick

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Three sizes and 10 color patterns are available for the new Storm Swimmin’ Stick, which ought to appeal to a wide range of Great Lakes Anglers, whether they’re trolling up shallow for beach-hugging brown trout or casting for roving smallmouth on flats.  Read Full Story

Lindy River Rocker Looks Familiar

Friday, December 09, 2011

OK, it looks a lot like a Heddon Tadpolly, but with a realistic eyeball and cooler colors. It’s probably no great stretch to figure that there is a Heddon connection, since both Lindy and Heddon are under the lure giant PRADCO’s umbrella.The lure is going to gain fans among both river steelhead trollers and springtime coho seekers out on big water, and you can see an impressive video of it catching walleyes at River Rocker on Leadcore.  Read Full Story

Live from the Kalamazoo

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

NEW RICHMOND, MI -- Cranks are working on the Kalamazoo River here as Capt. Tony Wolte of Frostbite Charters shows steelhead Number Two after less than an hour of fishing this morning.  Read Full Story

Centerpinning ugly: Baitcasters make float fishing easy

Monday, November 14, 2011

With little doubt, center-pin combos featuring smooth, single-action reels and super long rods have become the real deal for catching steelhead and more with float rigs in Great Lakes tributaries.  Read Full Story

The Naked Brads: Part Two

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Well, since that initial test run, all I can say is that—in the interest of fairness and experimentation—we have tried most of these “alternative” theories, including, but not limited to, wholly empty ones and even the one that “accidentally” got doused in Milwaukee’s Best (we happened to have a can of the discount beer aboard). While they all work, and work well, the one we always came back to was the original. Naked. Cheap tuna. The ol’ KISS theory; Keep it Simple, Stupid, seemed to prove true once again.   Read Full Story

The Naked Brads: Part One

Monday, October 10, 2011

Any self-respecting and stereotypically frugal Norwegian worth his weight in lutefisk remembers when he sees a price tag he thinks is preposterous. And while this event was now years ago, I remember like it was yesterday the inner battle in my head as I held that shiny black and yellow “Brad’s Super Bait Cut Plug” packaging in my hand.  Read Full Story

ABT Hybrid Shad “Swim-Crank”

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Ahwahnee, CA – ABT Lure Company’s new “ABT Hybrid Shad” combines the enticing action of a swimbait with the diving qualities of a crankbait.  Read Full Story

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