New Crankbaits for 2016 - ICAST

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SPRO Little John 50 and Aruku Shad 75 Color Additions

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SPRO has added some sexy-looking colors to their popular Little John 50 and Aruku Shad 75 models. They’re now available in Western Chartreuse Black Back, Western Craw, Delta Chrome and Delta Craw. 

Booyah One Knocker and Hard Knocker

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Same exact lures as the XCalibur Rattle Baits, just in a different package. They’re available in 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4-ounce sizes, 8 core colors and retail for $6.99.

Bandit Mistake Series

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You’ll find a different color pattern on each side of these crankbaits. Run down a riprap wall with one color, turn your boat around and the fish see another color. Pretty cool concept! The 100 series runs 2 to 5 feet, the 200 series runs 4 to 8 feet and the 300 series runs 8 to 12 feet. 


Strike King Red Eyed Tungsten 2-Tap

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Two tungsten balls create a deeper done and aid in castability. Flutters exactly horizontal on the fall, is available in 1/2 and 3/4-ounce sizes and are the same price as the original Red Eye Shad. Available now at Tackle Warehouse

Berkley Bad Shad

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A tight-swimming crankbait with a unique roll that casts very well on casting gear. David Fritts designed these plastic Berkley crankbaits to behave similarly to balsa lures. It’s priced at $6.99 and comes in a 5 and 7 size. Available for pre-order at Tackle Warehouse

Berkley War Pig

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Lipless crankbait with a unique square nose that helps it deflect well off of cover. It has a very skinny spine to it, which is actually what gives it its vibration. Available in 1/4 and 1/2-ounce sizes and priced at $6.99 and available for pre-order here

Berkley Wild Thang

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Perfect for throwing in 10 feet or less, this crankbait has a coffin-shaped bill that deflects well. Fritts also designed this crankbait to have a wide hunting action without blowing out at high speeds. Priced at $6.99 and available for pre-order

Berkley Pit Bull

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Squarebill crankbait that dives to 5 1/2 feet on thin-diameter fishing line. Fritts designed this not to blow out at high speeds and spent 2 weeks in the Berkley testing tank perfecting its 1 1/2-foot wide hunting action. Priced at $6.99 and available for pre-order

Berkley Digger

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Available in a 6.5 and 8.5 model, this crankbait is said to have a lot of roll and vibration throughout the retrieve. Designed for river, tidal water and spring scenarios, it casts well and floats slowly. Priced at $6.99 and available for pre-order

Rapala Custom HD Color Series

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This new color series is available on all of Rapala’s wood crankbaits. Foil is wrapped around the bait before the HD print is added. Before packaging, each lure is also dipped in clear coat for added color depth and durability. 


Storm Arashi Rattling Deep

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Available in both 18 and 25-foot models, this is a fairly small crankbait to dive so deep. It features minimum body roll for maximum depth retention, a single rattle, a circuit board lip and its popular self-tuning line tie. 

Megabass Grenade

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Megabass Fermata

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This lipless crankbait suspends. So when you rip it out of the grass, you can pause it and let it sit a second to draw vicious reaction strikes.

Megabass I-Jack

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This bait will wake the surface but remains several inches under the surface. So you get a good waking action out it but it has a better profile to the bass.

Jackall Jaco MR

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Ever Green SH-3

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Ever Green WH-8

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Livingston Howeller Deep Plus

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Dives to 30 feet and according to Hank Cherry, you can come close to spooling a reel on a long cast. It features all 3 EBS sounds (original, shad and crawfish) and is designed to come through cover easily. Available now at Tackle Warehouse

Livingston Flat Master

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LIVETARGET Shad Baitball Series 

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Rat-L-Trap Echo 1.75

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Yellow Bird CF705 

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DUO Realis G87 15A 

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DUO Realis Adds New Colors

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Old School Balsa Wesley Strader Series

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Handmade and hand-painted flat-sided balsa crankbaits available in W1 series (0 to 4 feet), W2 series (0 to 6 feet) and W3 (0 to 8 feet). Quality treble hooks, a premium circuit board lip, hunts well and available in 8 colors. Also worth noting, everything is made in the USA.