ARRIVAL OF BOOTYKICKER SWIMBAITS, WAITING FOR OPENER, UW STOUT SPONSORSHIP MEETING, JBs FISH SAUCE, THE IKE FOUNDATION
SPRING IS FINALLY HERE.....???
We are excited that spring is finally here, but so far it really doesn't feel like it up in Wisconsin. The water temperatures in the rivers are doing ok, but the lakes are a different story. Its amazing that in late December we were so warm and were begging for some safe ice on the lakes, then the next thing you know, our air temperatures dropped below zero, forever! The ice thickness was incredible this year around February and March, and now with the much lower than average temperatures this April, the ice is hardly melting. The only fishing that seems to be taking place is on the river systems, and currently the water temperatures are around 40 degrees. Just a few bright, sunny days will boost that up a few degrees and the river fish will begin feeding like crazy. Last week I managed to get out for about an hour in the light snow and caught my first open water fish of 2018, a small Lake Sturgeon measuring roughly about 24." I got a quick picture with this gorgeous little guy and let it go right away since they are out of season, even for catch-and-release. Pretty soon the suckers, redhorse, carp, mooneye, walleye, yellow perch, and freshwater drum will go crazy in our rivers, and the anglers that have been hiding in the house from the cold will finally be able to get out and relax.
YOUNG LAKE STURGEON AROUND 24" CAUGHT ON A NIGHTCRAWLER ON THE EAU CLAIRE RIVER
BOOTYKICKER 5" PADDLE TAIL SWIMBAITS FOR SALE NOW!
Our production-run James Gang BOOTYKICKER 5" swimbaits are here! Lethal Baits did an outstanding job at taking our prototype recipe, finding a mold that resembled it closely, and injecting them into our custom colors. We are so glad that we chose to hire a pro to inject them for us, the final product looks incredible in person, and in the water. The swimming action is so perfect, and the colors that Randy Henderson has made us are just stunning. They are available only through email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and on eBay. We will send your email address a PayPal invoice for $5.25 per 4 pack plus shipping for your orders. We offer them in 7 forage-matching colors, including Altoona Perch, Randy's Gill, Emerald Shiner, Silver Baitfish, Albino Baitfish, Redhorse, and Baby Bass. We sold out of Randy's Gill in the first 2 hours, and the Altoona Perch in 24 hours. Don't worry, Lethal Baits is already on the job sending a second order of those colors, and they should arrive very quickly. Below we will show all of the colors available as we do our best to "match the hatch" while showing the fish something different from the standard store brands of products. For tips on using the Bootykicker, check out our "Fishing Tips" menu on this website.
THE FIRST 20 CUSTOMERS WILL GET A FREE SAMPLE OF JB'S FISH SAUCE WITH THEIR BOOTYKICKER ORDER!!!!!
BOOTYKICKER COLORS AVAILABLE
ADDING JBs FISH SAUCE TO OUR BOOTYICKER IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! THE SCENT "BAITFISH" OR "BLACK MAGIC" SHOULD BE YOUR CHOICE FOR THIS LURE!!!!!
UW-STOUT NATIONAL BASS FISHING TOURNAMENT TEAM MEETING / THE IKE FOUNDATION SPONSORSHIP
Two weeks ago, the UW-STOUT bass fishing team held their team meeting at Jarvis Hall on campus. They were kind enough to invite Alex and I to speak about James Gang Fishing Company, our lures we have to offer, and about a sponsorship opportunity to them as we represent each other while supporting each other. After explaining our lure designs to the team in the campus room, 9-year old Alex took over the speech and explained to the room all about his opportunities he has had at a young age in the bass fishing world. He spoke about fishing his first adult tournament at 7 years old competing in the CWBA Opens (ran by Craig Kloth - fantastic tournament director) also about the beginning of James Gang Fishing Company, his idea that came to life beginning when he was four years old, to designing successful lures at 7 years old, to spending time with Mike Iaconelli in Minnesota after a meet-and-greet fan expo, and to eventually landing a sponsorship with The Ike Foundation, signing papers from Mike Iaconelli's attorneys to be his first sponsor to represent that fine organization.
Alex went into great detail about what The Ike Foundation is, and how it was established to introduce children into the outdoors and have positive hobbies in their life, especially in bigger cities where violence and crime begins at a very young age. He talked about Iaconelli's silly sense of humor and about how nice of a guy he is. Alex did a fantastic job with his speech and made all of his family very proud! Alex stated he was not nervous at all because he "talks to people all the time on his YouTube Channel YG4Kids." For more information about THE IKE FOUNDATION, go to www.theikefoundation.org.
GREAT JOB ALEX!!!
Jesse James is an avid fisherman that loves smallmouth bass fishing, loves spending time with his family, with other family-orientated people, and loves seeing children fish. A huge fan of BASSMASTER Elite Mike Iaconelli, like Mike, he is known to be a little strange, and obnoxious, but only to have fun and make people laugh.