June 30, 2016

Special Edition Gear Review Opportunity for the BASS ANGLERS

I know, I know – WEDNESDAYS are Gear Review Opportunity days.  But – I am making an exception.  (And, with Rebecca galavanting around in some remote, tropical isle, chasing saltwater whitefish, she can’t tell me “NO!”)

This morning we were contacted by the folks at Pure Fishing about their new baits.  They launched 4 new soft plastic Bass Baits under the Berkley Havoc label at the Bassmaster Classic this year in February.  These new baits are all designed by Pro’s sponsored by Pure Fishing – Bobby Lane, Skeet Reese,Gary Klein,  and Mike Iaconelli.  Since they were just introduced last month, they are not found everywhere yet – a GREAT opportunity for our Bass Fishing Bloggers to get their hands on these new  baits.

The 4 baits are outlined below.  Pure Fishing has offered to send out 6 packages of baits to lucky bloggers chosen by the RNG.  Each winner will receive 2 bags of each bait (2 different colors, specified in the details of the bait) for a total of 8 bags.  At $3.50 per bag, you get $28 worth of new baits to try!

Details on these new baits are found below.  Good Luck, and THANKS to Pure Fishing for the offer.

First up is the Craw Fatty.

Bobby Lane designed, The Craw Fatty™ has bigger ribs and a wider body for increased action and maximum disturbance in the water. The thinner design in the plastic body results in flawless hook-ups. It’s a great multipurpose bait, you can flip it, pitch it, punch it, Texas & Carolina rig it, or use it as a jig trailer.  This is a 4″ bait and the colors you will receive are  Green Pumpkin and Black Blue Fleck
Next up is The Deuce.  Gary Klein designed, the Deuce™ has an innovative tail design that creates movement even at the slowest speeds. The longer body allows you to use a larger hook for better hook-ups. It’s a very versatile bait, which can be used for all techniques.  This is a 3″ long bait.  The colors you will receive are Smoke Spakle and Green Pumpkin.

Next up is the Pit Boss.  Skeet Reese designed, The Pit Boss™ has the best possible action to get bites in all conditions. It’s the perfect size to match the most common forage like bait fish and crawfish. The Pit Boss will be the ultimate flipping bait.  This is a 4″  bait.  Your colors will be Vampire Orange and California.

The final offering in this set is the Devil Spear.

Mike Iaconelli designed, The Devil Spear™ has a segmented tail that results in wild flapping or whipping action on the fall and retrieve. Since it doesn’t have any appendages it can be fished easily even in extremely heavy cover. It’s a great bait for flipping, pitching and punching with Texas & Carolina rigs.  This is a 4″ bait and your colors will be June Bug and green Pumpkin.

OK fishermen – you know the drill by now.  If this is something you’ll be able to use in the next 4-6 weeks and you want to give  it a try – throw your name into the ring.  The RNG will work its magic on Sunday evening, and we will post the winners on Monday.  One quick word of advice – lure reviews can sometimes be difficult to do.  There are times that, no matter what you throw, the fish simply will not bite.  With lure reviews, pay close attention to the action of the bait, the feel, the durability.  Of course, if you are catching fish, EVERYONE attributes that to the lure or bait!  Bottom line – take them out, give ‘em a workout, and let us know what you think.

Before you pull that comment trigger: Gear Review Opportunity is open to OBN Members with an Active Blog on the Outdoor Blogger Directory. By Commenting on this Entry you confirm you have read the Reviewer Guidelines and agree to the terms and conditions. Comments will be accepted until Sunday at 5 p.m. MST. Winning comment (s) will be selected by the Random Number Generator and announced this coming Monday on the OBN. Please check back to see if the RNG has shined upon you, we don’t track down winners…



  1. 1

    I’m pumped for this one! I’m in! 4-6 weeks, that sounds like bed fishing weather!

  2. 2

    Absolutely. Lemme at ‘em.

  3. 3

    This is two in a row that I am all in for!!

  4. 4

    I’ll give’em a job as bass toothpicks. Sign me up.

  5. 5

    Bring ‘em on Joe. You know these would come in handy at … oh wait I can’t talk about that place in public, but… well, you know. ;)

  6. 6

    Oh, yeah! I’m DEFINITELY in for this one. Come on, RNG!

  7. 7

    Oh my! Definitely throw my name for this give away…..

  8. 8

    Definitely count me in.

  9. 9

    Maine smallmouths… I think so, let’s make it happen…

  10. 10

    I think I could figure out where to cast those.

  11. 11

    Who can’t use more Bass gear! Sign me up!

  12. 12

    I’m willing to try anything new at this point.put my name in the hat!

  13. 13

    Those look Sick! Put me in.

  14. 14

    That’s a lot of plastic! I’d even be willing to share with another OBN’er! I will def. be checking out the Fatty Craw and the Devil Spear for some deep, warm water fishing!

  15. 15

    There is some Smallmouth Bass in both the river near home and in the deep reservoir about (20) minutes away. Very interested to see Crawfish pattern!

  16. 16

    I need all the help I can get when it comes to bass, count me in.

  17. 17

    huh 4-6 weeks. MN Bass Opener in 7 weeks. Solution: Bowfin, they don’t have a season and Pike Open at 5 weeks. Count me in.

    I really wanna see that Devils Spear on a swim jig.

  18. 18

    Is it too childish too simply post “ME ME ME ME ME “?

  19. 19

    I’m in. Three I’ll use on heavily fished, crystal clear strip mine pits. The other on the Fox River. I might try the craws on the river, but I have a favorite for that already. And to show you how out of it I am on naming casting techniques, what the heck is punching and don’t all jigs swim? At least they do when I throw them.

  20. 20

    Although I’m mostly a fly fisher these days, I’ve done my fair share of fishing for bass with plastic worms and spinning gear. I think my favorite Smallmouth streams would be the perfect testing ground for all of these crayfish imitations.
    Count me in.

  21. 21

    I’ve got a special spot in my tackle box for these. I’m in!!

  22. 22

    I know some fish that will rip those up..in a good way!

  23. 23

    Definitely in! I love to fly fish, but I have a River Bassin’ Tourney coming up in a couple of weeks. I love fishing soft plastics!

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