2016’s best new lures
The hottest new jigs, topwaters, swimbaits, cranks and more for walleye, muskie, bass, pike and trout
Best Soft-Plastic Bass Bait
REEL ’N SHAD
Mann’s new Reel ’N Shad is the first straight-tailed, fluke-style-jerkbait I’ve seen that shivers and swims like a soft-plastic paddletail swimbait when you put it on a jig. A slit straight through the middle of the bait makes for the natural swimming motion, but you really have to see it in the water to believe how amazing the action is. A package of five includes one bait pre-rigged on a no-slip jig (you can also use the 5¼-inch-long baits on other jigs). They come in four colours.
Mann’s Bait Company, 1-800-841-8435; www.mannsbait.com