Category Archives: Gear

Cobra Kayak Tandem Long Range

Cobra Kayaks has revamped their 14-foot, 6-inch tw0-plus-person kayak for 2013.  Now called the Tandem Long Range for 2013, it features a super steady 36-inch-wide platform, with a 750-pound capacity.

Outfitted for two fishermen, the Cobra Long Range provides a huge deck area for storing all gear, adding custom after market accessories or even a third passenger.  The 2013 fishing package includes: two 10-inch hatches with bucket & tackle box: four flush-mounted rod holders; two standard seats; two paddle clips; two paddle leases.

Suggested retail on the Tandem Long Rage is $1,099.00. Model shown is with optional large rectangle hatch.

Log onto www.cobrakayaks.com for more information.

CS Bass Trends Trendy Bait: Say hello to the BBB Boom Craw

By Joel Shangle

BBB's Boom Craw is a big bait meant to move big fish.

The science of sight fishing is a weird one, as almost any devotee of the technique will admit. Joe Everett sums it up best: “You’re fishing for a fish that doesn’t want to eat. She wants to argue.”

With that in mind, Everett, the Southern California sight-fishing fiend who graces this month’s cover, teamed up with Brad Kowalski of the Big Bait Brotherhood in Manteca, a small custom big-bait builder whose baits are available on the web (Facebook: Bassin’ Brad, Big Bait Brotherhood) to design the Boom Craw.

The Boom Craw is an “argument stopper.” Or, starter, depending on how you look at it.

“This bait was designed strictly as a confrontation bait,” says Everett. “It’s going to be used when I have an opportunity to bring something right into a fish’s face. I wanted a big profile bait other than what was already out there. I gave him all the trigger that I knew about and asked him to create a bait that would hit all those triggers. This bait is all about starting a fight.”

The Boom Craw is 5 ½ inches of floating, soft-plastic hand pour, impregnated with salt, with detailed antennae and glitter. The overall attractiveness of the bait is enhanced with oversized claws and a big profile, and it’s available in dozens of different colors.

“The bait’s suppleness and salt flavor make it an attractive bait to a bass,” Everett says. “Hard baits, it’s sometimes hard to get a hook set because a fish will mouth it and spit it out. This bait you can pin Texas style or Carolina-rig it and it’s going to suspend over the bottom. Fish are going to grab it and BOOM!”

Web profile: DR Power Equipment

At DR® Power Equipment, we are passionate about the spirit of country living.  Based in rural Vermont, we enjoy caring for our land, and take great pride in beautifying and improving the place we call home. To help us with our passion for independent country living, we appreciate good tools that are durable, simple and useful.  That’s why, since 1985, we have been manufacturing and selling tools that make outdoor work easier and more enjoyable.

We only offer products that we use ourselves, each one vigorously tested for performance and durability, described truthfully, and guaranteed to be of the best quality and value available.

Check out our DR® Roto-HogTM Power Tiller for planting food plots to attract wildlife for hunting.  Or our one-of-a-kind DR® TreeChopperTM for clearing invasive trees to create shooting lanes or fire breaks.  Whatever your outdoor passion, we have the power equipment to make sure it’s DONE RIGHT.

Information: www.drpower.com

Web profile: Baublit Custom Box Calls

ABOUT THE MANUFACTURER

Jim Baublit with a turkey taken with one of his dad's custom box calls. (Photo courtesy Baublit Custom Box Calls)

I have been making custom turkey calls for seven years and hunting turkeys for 35 years. I spend about 30 to 35 days hunting turkeys each year, spring and fall. The rest of the year is spent making custom turkey calls.

I hunt turkeys in several states each year and I have found that turkeys act pretty much the same no matter which state or sub-species you are hunting.

I like to carry at least two different types of calls with me into the woods because sometimes you are going to run into an old gobbler that just doesn’t respond well to one call but may come running to the other one.

I particularly like tube calls for fall hunting because you can make a great “Kee-Kee” on a tube.

I specialize in box calls, pot calls and tube calls, featuring my frying pan copper pot call and my checkered and inlayed box calls. The frying pan copper pot call paired with one of my acrylic tipped strikers makes the call usable on those rainy days.

Information: www.bbcustomboxcalls.com

Web profile: FishUSA.com

Started in 2000, FishUSA.com was one of the first online tackle shops, and it has grown to be a world leading retailer of sport fishing tackle and related products.
FishUSA.com began with an emphasis in salmon, steelhead and trout gear, and has expanded to offer a full range of products for a wide variety of species and fishing techniques, including freshwater, saltwater, fly fishing and ice fishing. It boasts one of the largest online selections of salmon and steelhead tackle in the world. It also has an extensive selection of gear for the ice angler.
At its warehouse FishUSA.com stocks not only popular products, but also specialty and hard-to-find items, including productsdirectly imported from abroad. It also offers special order services for any tackle it does not stock. FishUSA
.com offers low-cost, flat-rate shipping, including to Alaska. Most orders ship within 24 hours and are promptly delivered to anywhere in the United States.
FishUSA.com is proud to be an authorized dealer and pro shop for numerous premium brands, including St. Croix, G.Loomis, Lamiglas, Islander, Okuma, Redington, Simms, Daiwa, Berkley, Rapala, Luhr Jensen, Ross, Lamson, RIO, Scientific Anglers, Cortland, TFO, Cannon, Big Jon, Pro Troll and many more. Its employees are knowledgeable and enthusiastic anglers dedicated to serving its customers.
For great product selection, friendly service, fast shipping and reasonable prices, visit FishUSA.com today to see why it is America’s Tackle Shop.

Web profile: Triggers Gun Auction

TRIGGERS AUCTION GROUP

Triggers Gun Auction sells firearms from estates and private sellers to a nationwide audience of pre-qualified gun buyers. As a Federally licensed firearms auction house, we can manage the sale and disposition of auction items from receipt of consignment all the way through to delivery. Our public sales on the nation’s largest live and timed auction network (Proxibid.com) effectively eliminates nuisance bidding (bidding without the intent to purchase), and the burden of wading through thousands of auto-relisted, initial-high-price items. The majority of our auctions are absolute. But whenever an item of distinction merits reserve pricing, we always start at the reserve. Our monthly schedule of new auctions is designed to keep things interesting for buyers, and speed things along for our sellers (many of whom are trying to close estates).

Consignments Wanted

We are always looking for quality firearms, and firearms related items to represent at auction. Our team is equipped to sell entire collections or individual items, and we work equally hard for estates and private collectors to maximize profit. If you or someone you know has antique or modern firearms, or firearms related items to sell, we would appreciate an opportunity to provide a FREE estimate of auction value and discuss seller consignment terms. We’ve created a convenient online evaluation request form to make contacting us easy.

To learn more about Triggers Gun Auction, please visit our website at: www.triggersauction.com.