October 04, 2023
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New and unique fishing stuff, as reviewed by the In-Fisherman staff from the July 2023 issue.
Spot devices are satellite-messaging and emergency-notification technologies that provide communication capabilities—even when users are out of cell range—and can initiate search and rescue. Spot X is a two-way messenger that allows communication with family as well as search-and-rescue services. Spot Gen4 notifies family you’re ok and sends your GPS location to emergency responders.
Spot X at sportsmanswarehouse.com | $249.99; Spot Gen4 at sportsmanswarehouse.com | $149.99
Designed for white bass and other pelagics, the MAL Lure can be fished vertically for suspended fish, as a near-subsurface lure, and retrieved horizontally for fish holding near bottom. The Original MAL weighs 0.60-ounce and measures 2.75 inches. Also available in Heavy (0.74-ounce) and Dense (0.88-ounce) 3-inch versions. Check whitebasstools.com for colors, pricing, and fishing applications.
The NEBO OMNI Fish Dock Light is a 450-lumen LED rechargeable light with four modes, including an innovative UV setting that illuminates your fishing line in the dark. It also has a green light setting, is water- and impact-resistant, and has a non-slip rubber coating. The OMNI Fish Dock Light is USB-C rechargeable and weighs 2 pounds.
sportsmanswarehouse.com | $54.99
Ultimate Travel Pouch
The Phoozy Orion Capsule is lightweight, rugged, and climate proof, for everyday carry and protection of your essentials, from a phone to chargers, tablet, billfold, keys, and more, including your passport. The 8.25- x 5.25- x 1-inch-thick pouch offers military-grade drop protection and the shell’s weatherproof.
phoozy.com | $59.99
Women’s Drop Seat Bibs
Grunden’s Women’s Pisces Bibs, noted for their sturdy durability, comfort, and waterproof protection, offer a women’s relief system with a drop-seat, to go with fashionable and rugged good looks.
scheels.com | $169.99
Crazy For Cull Shad
The Berkley PowerBait Cull Shad is a paddletail swimbait with a through-body line attachment and a hook harness with a single treble hook pinned below the bait’s body. A solid head-end transitions into a uniquely articulated tail for head-rolling and tail-flapping action. Available in 6 and 8 inches and 12 colors, a “smart-weight” system allows the addition of nail weights for speedier fishing—price not set at press time.
sportsmanswarehouse.com | $9.99
Mosquito Protection Plus
From Thermacell, the EL55 Rechargeable Mosquito Repeller + Glow Light offers ambient soft lighting with a 20-foot zone of mosquito protection. Portable and easy to use, the rechargeable repeller offers up to 9 hours of battery life.
scheels.com | $49.99
Mystery Ranch of Bozeman, Montana, is a company that makes mission-specific packs for outdoor enthusiasts. There are six products in their High Water Series, including the waterproof High Water Duffle, made of 840D ballistic nylon with Tru-Zip waterproof zippers. Multi-use shoulder straps allow several carry methods, and quick-access mesh pockets and reinforced daisy chains help keep things organized.
scheels.com | $329