Gear Box Avid bass anglers will be quick to recognize the superb value in the new 2023 Gear Box. This collection of tackle and accessories was hand-picked by our editors to give you an upper hand when you hit the water this season.
Missile Baits Craw Father This craw bait has a subtle thumping action in the claws when moved through the water. It can be effective with popular rigging methods such as a Texas rig, as a jig trailer, on a Carolina rig, on a vibrating, or punched through the thickest cover. The body can handle a big flipping hook but is not too bulky for finesse tactics. 3.5” long (7 pk).
Rapid Fishing Solutions Line Guide Fishing line can be hard to see, hard to hold and that makes threading it through rod guides a challenge. The Line Guide solves that problem. Simply insert the line into the clip end and use the Line Guide to thread it all the way up to the tip. If you drop the line, the Line Guide prevents it from falling back through the guides. Perfect for anglers with vision issues, arthritis or just to make life easier.
All-Terrain Tackle Finesse Jig When the bite gets tough or you’re fishing in ultra-clear water, keep this jig within reach. It’s built with a longer shanked, lighter wire hook than the original A.T. jig and a lighter brush guard, and the smaller profile is ideal to fool pressured fish. This is a great tournament jig as the hook is light enough to penetrate the mouths of spotted bass and smallmouth bass, yet strong enough for giant largemouth.
Seaguar BasiX fluorocarbon line Looking for a no-frills, high-performance, virtually invisible line for your next fishing trip? Seaguar’s BasiX is a soft, supple, easy-casting fluorocarbon line that comes off a reel smoothly for a fret-free fishing experience. Made in Japan with cutting-edge innovation and the knot strength and abrasion resistance anglers expect from Seaguar.
Northland Reed Runner Frog Who doesn’t like twitching a hollow body frog across the surface, knowing the next twitch could trigger an absolute explosion? The Reed Runner Frog is designed to be walked, twitched and to just plain create a commotion that bass won’t be able to ignore.
Fish Monkey Face Guard Functional, lightweight, comfortable and UPF 50+. What more could you ask for in a face protection product? The Fish Monkey Face Guard is made from a high-quality featherweight breathable fabric that provides a consistent and superbly comfortable fit. A perforated area near the mouth prevents annoying sunglass fog build up.
X-Zone Lures Hot Shot Minnow Designed in collaboration with pro angler Brandon Palaniuk, the Hot Shot Minnow is perfect for various finesse presentations for bass, walleye and many other species. Poured with a proprietary blend of high buoyancy plastic, it stands completely upright underwater, making it a deadly option for Ned rigs and other bottom-oriented techniques. Features a unique hook slot beneath the nose so anglers can easily rig it straight on a drop shot.
Cuda Titanium Bonded Micro Scissors No fishing line stands a chance against these scissors, which are made with titanium bonded blades featuring dual micro-serrations. They're three times harder than untreated steel and the non-slip handles allow for better comfort and control.
SPRO Hunter Crank 65 SB A square bill is arguably the most versatile hard bait out there and the Hunter 65 SB is the latest in a line of fish-catching baits from SPRO. Its erratic hunting action and loud knocking sound gets the fish’s attention and once they commit, they get stuck by a pair of Gamakatsu #4 treble hooks. With a dive curve of 3 to 5 feet, this is the perfect bait to fish over rocks and timber.
The Rod Glove rod sleeve Protect your investment and prevent lure tangles with the standard casting Rod Glove, which was designed to fit casting rods with diameters of 5/8-inch up to 1 5/8 inches. The nylon loom material slides easily over the rod and guides and gives all anglers peace of mind that their favorite rod is safe from harm and tangles.
Freedom Tackle Mischief Minnow Bass haven’t seen anything like the Mischief Minnow before. The secret to the lure’s performance is the custom-shaped Kilter blade design, which is center-mounted on the bait's underside by an angled blade pin. Working the bait is simple with a steady retrieve and the resulting unique thrashing action combines sound, wake vibration and blade flash – a triple threat in topwater fishing.