The 2018 International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST, show at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando recently wrapped up. Held July 10-13, it attracted more than 15,000 representatives from the domestic and international recreational fishing and boating community. ICAST is produced by the American Sportfishing Association, the sportfishing industry’s trade association.
Lunkerhunt regularly comes up with creative, lifelike lures. Company reps tell me they’re striking deals to have their products in most military exchanges soon. This prop series is a hybrid, combining topwater, weedless, hollow-body soft plastics design with a water-churning, hard-plastic twist. Patterns used in the series are extremely realistic. The soft plastic is silky supple.
Dozens of new kayak fishing accessories are debuting, with new storage options abundant. Wilderness’ new Catch Cooler is a soft cooler designed to fit in the bow of a sit-on-top kayak. It has two segmented compartments with ice-pack slots: Keep your catch cold in one and your food and drink in the other.
The large compartment designed to hold fish is a puncture-resistant, TPU-coated, rip-stop 420-denier...