Fishing and Outdoor Gear Reviews
Get your hooks into this awesome gear. We did, and we did well.
AMUNDSON 3.5” Aquamatic
Here’s a premium spoon, a perfect choice for our west coast waters. With UV/ Glow, fish it deep or on your dawn patrol. It’s got a well- thought-out design, with a great bend and bloodshot eye placement that mimics wounded baitfish. Oh, and we have to hand it Amundson for their 2-spoon packaging. Keep these onboard for some reel-peeling fun.
PRO-CURE Magnum Bait Injector Caps
For 30 years, these guys have known what it takes to “stink it up”—this stuff is like Axe body spray for fish. If you keep a few scents onboard, like anchovy fish oil or anise, be sure to pick up a 3-pack of these—the 14-gauge needle caps fit the 2-oz bottles perfectly. Stab your swimbait, a brined anchovy, or anything with a scent chamber.
RITE ANGLE The Pickled Herring
Who doesn’t love pickled herring? And thanks to the good folks at Rite Angle, fish can enjoy it too! With very cool colours and an eye sticker, this tasty treat imitates pacific herring very, very well. We also love the split rings for easy terminal changes. Fish will most certainly find getting caught on this a “jarring” experience. Relish this one … we do!
13 FISHING COALITION BAIT CO. OCTOPI The Red Head
This redhead is just plain trouble, especially for bottom fish. You have to see this in action to believe it. This jig’s mesmerizing tentacles drive fish insane. Since octopus are highly evasive and rarely encountered, fish will jump at the opportunity to make a meal out of one. Weighing in at 9 oz and an overall length of 6.7”, the #16 is nicely suited for your next outing.
GIBBS DELTA Reverse Anchovy Special Hi Ho Silver Chrome Glow Red
We love blood-nose teaser heads. And chrome? Yes! Note that these teaser heads are reversed; they will spin clockwise rather than counter-clockwise. If you are fishing in an area with a lot of other boats, try a reverse teaser head to stand out. Use bead chains, and 60″ of 40-lb test when fishing with a flasher.
BEST LURE CO. Mahi Momma
Straight from Kelowna, here’s a new twist on a familiar lure: the plug. Notice the tail? The convex-cut head gives the plug an unpredictable darting action that’s truly unique. Made from yellow cedar, it’s hydro-dipped rather than painted, giving this premium plug amazing detail and a long-lasting coat. Cast or troll it on the lake (or the chuck) and you’ll understand why folks are putting more fish in the box with this.
HOT SPOT Apex Trout Killer
At 1.5”, this little fella is a trout’s worst nightmare. Absolutely great on the troll, the banana-shaped apex line of lures has been a staple for as long as we can remember. The contoured scoop-like nose makes for rapid, side-to-side shaking action that fish can’t ignore. Be sure to use a bead swivel (typically included) on any size apex— they have seriously crazy action.
LIGHTHOUSE LURES Green Demon
Check out this 4-oz swim tail jig—fish do! There’s nice attention to detail, and the realistic eyes and strong body (there’s a spare in the package) make this a great go-to jig. It’s very well- balanced, and the vibrating tail action triggers the urge to strike. Top that off with a super-sharp VMC hook, and this devil will be your friend for a long time. After all, demons are forever.