2016’s best new lures
The hottest new jigs, topwaters, swimbaits, cranks and more for walleye, muskie, bass, pike and trout
Best Lipless Rattlebait
Designed to mimic a crawfish, this lipless, vibrating rattlebait is self-balancing thanks to its heavy lead-weighted nose. Being nose-heavy and lacking a belly hook also means you can cast the SmartCraw or vertically jig it over the side of the boat without snagging on rocks or woody debris. I’m betting it’s also going to have plenty of fans among the legions of ice anglers who jig rattlebaits for walleye, lake trout and whitefish. Available in six of the most realistic crawfish patterns you’ve ever seen, this Canadian-made lure is a bright new winner.
Kamooki, (403) 851-5733; www.kamooki.ca