Product Review                  

Week of  October 22, 2012

Johnson Spoons, PowerBaits

 

Johnson Silver Minnow 

Johnson Sprite

Johnson Slama Spoon

Johnson Slimfish

Johnson Splinter

Johnson Thinfisher

Berkley PowerBait 3" Twitchtail Minnow

Berkley PowerBait 4" Thief

Berkley PowerBait 4" Power Claw

Berkley PowerBait 3/4" Atomic Wishbone And Atomic Dogbone

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Johnson Silver Minnow 

Color Extensions for an angling favorite

A bait that has become synonymous with the Johnson name – the Original Weedless Wonder Silver Minnow has proven its worth in freshwater and saltwater applications, in open water, weeds, at any depth and any weather condition. The Silver Minnow is receiving added colors to attract more predatory species.

 

Each blade offers unmatched flash and appeal, giving anglers more confidence with the weedless Silver Minnow.  The Johnson Silver Minnow is renowned for its fish catching ability and will now be offered in five new colors: Chrome Trout, Five of Diamonds, New Penny, Nickel-Nickel Blue and Racy Shad.

 

With the additional colors, anglers have more options when selecting a bait that matches prey on any given day.

 

1/8 ounce/$4.29

¼ ounce/$4.29

½ ounce/$4.59

¾ ounce/$4.79

11/8ounce/$5.29

 

800-237-5539    In Canada 519-750-0100

 

 www.johnsonfishing.com

 

Johnson Slama Spoon

Ribbed Design gives greater action for more bites

Anglers that need more action from a spoon can rely on Johnson to deliver with the new Slama Spoon. Utilizing a wide profile, the Slama Spoon has an aggressive, wide wobble that is great for active fish and in warm, dingy waters.

 

Built in ribs give it all the action needed to cast or jig for trout, walleye, bass, pike and multiple saltwater species. Black nickel hooks and terminal tackle outfit the unique spoon, and each package has detailed rigging and technique instructions for how to best utilize the Slama Spoon.

 

The Johnson Slama Spoon is available in a wide variety of sizes and colors, and is ready for freshwater and saltwater fisheries.

The Slama Spoon is available in nine colors: Chrome, Chrome Trout, Firetiger, Five of Diamonds, Gold, Nickel- Nickel Blue, Pearl Red Dot, Racy Shad and Red White.

 

Sizes for each color of Slama Spoon include: ½ ounce, ¾ ounce, 1 ounce and 1¼ oz.

 

About $ 4.49 - $6.49

 

800-237-5539    In Canada 519-750-0100

 

 www.johnsonfishing.com

 

Johnson Slimfish

Unique body gives anglers an erratic swimming action

Anglers familiar with the Johnson name understand the quality developed in each bait. The Johnson SlimFish is no different.

This uniquely shaped body can be fished multiple ways for multiple species, and the thin profile is perfect for anglers looking for a bait with an erratic swimming action.

 

The SlimFish has built in fins toward the tail end of the bait, which causes the bait to stutter and provokes more strikes from walleye, smallmouth, lake trout, pike and largemouth. Equipped with black nickel hooks and terminal tackle, the SlimFish is ready for any waters.

 

Available in a wide variety of sizes and colors, the SlimFish is ready to make its mark on fresh- and saltwater markets. Each bait is packaged with information about fishing the SlimFish. A Palomar knot is recommended when tying the rig on to any line.

 

The Johnson SlimFish is available in nine colors: Chrome, Chrome Trout, Firetiger, Five of Diamonds, Gold, Nickel- Nickel Blue, Pearl Red Dot, Racy Shad and Red White.

 

Sizes for each color of SlimFish include: 1/4 ounce, ½ ounce, ¾ ounce and 2 ounce.

 

About $3.49 to $7.49

 

800-237-5539   In Canada 519-750-0100

 

 www.johnsonfishing.com

 

Johnson Thinfisher

Built-in Sonic Rattle has fish scrambling for the ThinFisher

Blade baits have a following that continues to grow with each successful cast. The new Johnson ThinFisher is set to take the market by storm with its thin, blade design and multiple swim settings.

 

The ThinFisher has a built in sonic rattle that lures fish in from afar, giving anglers a broad strike range. Using high-quality terminal tackle, the ThinFisher has black nickel treble hooks and terminal tackle. The ThinFisher comes with a snap for quick and easy change as well as the option to change the swimming action.

 

By moving the snap in any three holes on the ridge of the blade, anglers change the swimming action and the angle of movement. Move the snap forward for a deeper presentation, back for a shallow retrieve.   Anglers can jig the ThinFisher or cast and retrieve the thinly designed bait.

 

Ideal for freshwater or saltwater, the ThinFisher is available in 3/16 ounce and 1/4 ounce versions. It comes in a wide variety of colors that include: Black Gold, Black Gold Sunset, Black Silver, Blue Silver, Chartreuse Pearl, Chrome Trout, Firetiger, Perch, Pink Shine and Purple Tiger.

 

Each bait comes in educational packaging so anglers have the ability to learn and become experts on the ThinFisher and its many uses.

 

About $3.49

 

800-237-5539   In Canada 519-750-0100

 

 www.johnsonfishing.com

 

Johnson Splinter

Slashing it’s way to more bites

Whether anglers choose to target reds in the Gulf or walleye on Lake of the Woods, spoons are a standard. The Johnson Splinter is a popular shape with a unique slashing action through the water, enticing more bites from fish.

 

The Splinter comes with a black nickel swivel and hook that is designed to catch fish in any waters. The unique rhythmic darting action is due to its asymmetric flat profile.

 

Anglers can cast and retrieve the Splinter, jig it or flutter it through a fishes haunt. Available in 1/12 ounce, 1/8 ounce, ¼ ounce, ½ ounce and ¾ ounce models, the Splinter comes in seven fish attracting colors.

 

Colors include: Chrome, Gold, Chrome Trout, Chartreuse Pearl, Firetiger, Nickel-Nickel Blue and Perch.

 

About $2.99 to $4.99

 

800-237-5539   In Canada 519-750-0100

 

 www.johnsonfishing.com

 

Johnson Sprite

Color Extensions for an angling favorite

A bait that has become synonymous with the Johnson name – the Johnson Sprite has proven its worth in freshwater and saltwater applications, in open water, weeds, at any depth and any weather condition. The Silver Minnow is receiving added colors to attract more predatory species.

 

Each blade offers unmatched flash and appeal, giving anglers more confidence whether they fish off the coast with the Sprite.

The Sprite is renowned for its fish catching ability and will now be offered in four new colors: Chrome Trout, New Penny, Nickel-Nickel Blue and Red Head Pearl.

 

There are many ways to fish these baits, casting, jigging and fluttering. With the additional colors, anglers have more options when selecting a bait that matches prey on any given day.

 

1/8 ounce/$3.19

¼ ounce/$3.49

½ ounce/$3.59

¾ ounce /$3.69

 

800-237-5539   In Canada 519-750-0100

 

 www.johnsonfishing.com

 

Berkley PowerBait 4" Power Claw

High-Action creature bait stirs commotion

The creature bait, a craze that just won’t die, continues as an angler’s favorite. Berkley stirs the creature bait pot with the new PowerBait Power Claw. This 4" soft plastic, with claws that simply cannot be still, is designed to catch fish, and can be used in a variety of techniques throughout the seasons.

 

The overall body design of the Power Claw makes this creature bait worth a second look. With a segmented body and appendages, the Power Claw maximizes the erratic motion of the two, high-action pinchers, enticing more strikes. For the best results, use the lifelike bait where bass are holding tight to cover. Fishing the bait with a weighted belly-hook or as a jig trailer. The Power Claw is perfect for any waters.

 

The Power Claw is packed with the Berkley PowerBait advantage. Fish hold on 18 times longer giving any angler a distinct advantage for greater success and more time for hook sets.

 

Berkley PowerBait Power Claw are available in 10 attractive colors; Bama Bug, Black, Black Blue Fleck, Green Pumpkin, Green Pumpkin Red Blue, Green Pumpkin Red Pearl, Pumpkin Chartreuse and Watermelon Big Red.

 

About $ 4.29 per6-pak

 

800-237-5539      berkley@purefishing.com

 

www.berkley-fishing.com/

 

Berkley PowerBait 3" Twitchtail Minnow

Irresistible to Bass and Walleye

Having versatile bait in your tackle box is key to being a successful angler. Whether on a drop shot rig or on a jig head, the new Berkley PowerBait 3" Twitchtail Minnow lands big bass or walleye.

 

The true action of any bait rests in its tail. The Twitchtail Minnow offers a tail that moves with little to no current, making it ideal for pressured fish.   The PowerBait Twitchtail Minnow sports a new tail design, allowing for enhanced bait movement. The best way to describe the tail is to picture a narrowed tail with no split. The body tapers down to the straight-line tail that delivers unmatched action when finesse fishing.

 

A flattened back and ever-slight bulge in the belly make the Twitchtail a great choice for a day of light-line techniques. Infused with the exclusive PowerBait formula, fish will bite and hold on 18-times longer than other scented baits.

 

Available in 15 colors: Chartreuse Black Fleck-Orange, Black Shad, Breen-Clear Chartreuse, Chartreuse Shad, clear Golden Shiner, Clear Bluegill, Clear Gold-Black Back, Clear Silver Shiner, Clear Smelt, Green Pumpkin, Pearl Watermelon Shad, Pearl White, Perch, Pink-Pearl and Smelt.

 

About $4.29 per 12-pak

 

800-237-5539      berkley@purefishing.com

 

www.berkley-fishing.com/

 

Berkley PowerBait 4" Thief

Stealing away bites with the Thief

The new Berkley PowerBait 4" Thief is the latest in innovative soft bait designs created by the Berkley design team. The versatile bait can be rigged and presented to fit a wide range of applications and conditions.

 

The PowerBait Thief utilizes its high-action tentacles and pinchers to give the bait extreme movement and plenty of water disturbance. The broad body allows the Thief to maneuver through heavy cover and dense forage. Simply rig Texas style or on a Carolina rig for the slow presentations in structure or along the bottom. For a subtle approach to catch finicky fish use as a jig head trailer. The Thief can even be rigged weightless for fishing grass or along or near the surface.

 

“To Texas rig the Thief use a 3/8-ounce bullet weight with a 3/0 wide-gap hook and target heavy cover,” said Lane. “Take the weight off and run the Thief as a top water bait through grass and stump fields. The Thief makes a great all-around bait that is easy to rig and easier to fish. Cast the Thief out, bounce it along the bottom or swim it through thick areas, the PowerBait Thief is ideal for any condition presented.”

 

Available in 10 fish-catching colors; Bama Bug, Big Texan, Black Blue Fleck, Black Red Fleck, Breen Orange Fleck, Green Pumpkin, Green Pumpkin Red Fleck, Summer Craw, Watermelon and Watermelon Big Red.

 

About $4.29 per 6-pak

 

800-237-5539      berkley@purefishing.com

 

www.berkley-fishing.com/

Berkley PowerBait 3/4" Atomic Wishbone And Atomic Dogbone

Shallow water bait ideal for small streams

Anglers looking to expand their trout and panfish tactics will gain an advantage with the new Berkley PowerBait ¾" Atomic Wishbone and Atomic Dogbone. Mimicking the hatched mayfly, the unique shapes and tail designs are irresistible to fish.

 

The ¾" Atomic Wishbone and Atomic Dogbone are versatile enough to use with a fly rod or dangle under a bobber. The high-action tails entice even the finicky fish to bite. Rigged on a jig, anglers can target shallow waters to capitalize on the small, fluttering tail of the Atomic Wishbone or Atomic Dogbone. Anglers are encouraged to tie either bait using the Trilene knot.

 

Each bait has been infused with the exclusive PowerBait formula to keep fish hanging on 18 times longer than other scented baits.

The 3/4-inch Atomic Wishbone and Atomic Dogbone come in three different weights to maximize your opportunities for bigger and better fish.

 

Available in six colors: Black, Clear Silver Fleck, Glow White, Pink, Pumpkinseed and Red, the baits come in the following weights: 1/32, 1/64, 1/80 oz sizes and come with eight baits per package.

 

About $3.49 per 8-pak

 

800-237-5539      berkley@purefishing.com

 

www.berkley-fishing.com/


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