Tackle Week 2024: The best new crankbaits, soft-plastics, jigs and other lures for fishing in Canada


Every year, the recreational fishing world comes together at events such as the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades Show—best known as ICAST—to showcase the latest and greatest angling innovations. And with such an astonishing quantity and variety of new fishing gear on display, where better to find those items best-suited for fishing in Canada? Here’s my selection of the top new offerings for 2024.

For a look at more of the year’s best new fishing gear, also see our round-up of 2024’s best new rods and reels, electronics & accessories and fly-fishing gear.


Best Crankbait


Lunkerhunt’s latest crankbait borrows the flash-and-vibration concept that’s made underspin jigs such a hot commodity these past few years. The 2½-inch, half-ounce Boshi Blade is also designed to hunt for centre, which is a decided big-fish turn on. It dives a modest four to six feet, making it ideal for fishing shallow or over top of weeds. There are nine complementary body-and-blade colours to choose from.


Learn more: Lunkerhunt, www.lunkerhunt.com