New Product Introduction

Shimano Stradic Wins Best New Saltwater Reel at ICAST 2019

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Shimano’s redesigned Stradic spinning reel was awarded the coveted Best Saltwater Reel in the New Product Showcase at this year’s Icast in Orlando, Florida. This Inventive Fishing New Product Introduction is for informational purposes only. Inventive Fishing has not field-tested the product addressed here and, thus, neither endorses nor criticizes the product. For critical reviews […]

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From the Head

From the Head: The Economic Impact of the 2018 South Atlantic Red Snapper Season

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In this episode of From the Head, Sid Dobrin takes a look at the newly released report from the American Sportfishing Association “Economic Contribution of the 2018 Recreational Red Snapper Season in the South Atlantic.” FISH ON!  

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From the Head

From The Head: The Forage Fish Act

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A new bill has been introduced in Congress to help conserve forage fish–what we often call bait fish. Sustainable management of these fisheries has been needed for a long time, and in this From the Head video, Sid Dobrin explains why this is an important bill to support. FISH ON!  

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From the Head

From the Head: Red Snapper State Management

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Big news for red snapper anglers: the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council—one of the eight councils that represents the National Marine Fisheries Service within NOAA—voted to delegate management authority over recreational red snapper harvest to each of the five Gulf States in federal waters. In this episode of “From the Head,” Sid Dobrin takes […]

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News

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s Bonefish Genetics Study Reveals Connectivity Across the Caribbean

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, the world leader in saltwater flats conservation, has completed a multi-year Bonefish Genetics Study, the results of which provide scientific evidence that the bonefish population across the Caribbean is closely connected. The study, which launched in 2014, involved the collection of genetic samples from bonefish in multiple locations spanning the region. […]

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New Product Introduction

New Product Introduction: Aqua-Vu Micro Stealth

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Aqua-Vu, makers of underwater camera systems, introduced the new Micro Stealth 4.3 at Icast 2018. The viewing screen on this system fits in the palm of your hand and features hi-res, crystal-clear video. In this video, Ben from Aqua-Vu introduces us to the new Micro Stealth, as well as some other great stuff from Aqua-Vu. […]

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New Product Introduction

New Product Introduction: Seaguar Lines and Leaders

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Since 1966, anglers have relied on Seaguar lines and leaders. Now, Seaguar is changing the way they deliver their tried-and-true lines to us, and they introduced a new Gold Label, providing the thinnest, yet strongest leader materials they’ve made to date. At Icast 2018, Seaguar’s own Dave Rose introduced the Inventive Fishing crew to new […]

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New Product Introduction

New Product Introduction: Cuda Brand Professional Shears and Pliers

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Let’s face it, Cuda brand tools are designed for the saltwater angler. Bassmaster Elite Series angler and Cuda Pro Staffer Bobby Lane took some time at Icast 2018 to introduce Inventive Fishing to two new Cuda offerings:  Cuda’s Titanium Non-Stick Shears and Cuda’s Professional Pliers. This Inventive Fishing New Product Introduction is for informational purposes […]

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New Product Introduction

New Product Introduction: LiveTarget Hollow Body Crawfish

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There’s no question that LiveTarget’s new Hollow Body Crawfish is going to be a monster in the bass fishing world. In fact, the lure already captured top honors at ICAST 2018 picking up the Best Freshwater Soft Body Lure Award. But when Sid Dobrin and David Walker talk about the lure, they’ve got redfish on […]

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Gear Reviews

Gear Review: Cuda Brand’s 7.5″ Mono/Braid Fishing Pliers & Wire Cutters

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Let’s face it, we’ve come to expect excellence from Cuda Brand products. From their knives to dehookers, gaffs, nets, and pretty much any tool and angler might need, Cuda Brand has proven time and time again to manufacture some of the most dependable fishing tools available. Cuda Brand’s 7.5″ Mono/Braid Fishing Pliers & Wire Cutters are […]

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Gear Reviews

Gear Review: Vibe Coolers’ Element 20

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The fishing kayak company Vibe has gotten into the roto-molded cooler market with three new coolers. This review takes a look at Vibe’s Element 20.  

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Gear Reviews

Gear Review: YoZuri 3D Inshore Popper

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Premiere lure manufacturer Yo-Zuri recently introduced their new 3D Inshore series, and we’ve been putting all five of these lures through their paces. In this review, we take a look at the 3D Inshore Popper, a great little topwater lure. Be sure to look for our reviews of the other four lures in this series […]

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Gear Reviews

Gear Review: Cuda Brand Professional Series Knives

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If you thought Cuda Brand‘s Titanium Bonded Knives were top-tier knives, check out Cuda Brand‘s Professional series. This review takes a look at the Professional series and shows why these are superior knives for anglers, hunters, and kitchen rats. FISH ON!  

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Gear Reviews

Gear Review: Shimano NASCI Spinning Reels

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The Inventive Fishing team has been in Hawaii fishing for the big bonefish of Oahu’s flats. They pitted Shimano’s NASCI spinning reel against some 10 pound bones and gave these reels a serious work out. This video is the Inventive Fishing review of the NASCI spinning reel filmed in Oahu, Hawaii. FISH ON!  

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New Product Introduction

New Product Introduction: Plano Z-Series Tackle Bags

ZENITH-LEVEL PERFORMANCE, ZERO WORRIES Salt, sun and spray can send lesser tackle bags to an early grave. How? By attacking their vulnerable zippers and rendering them useless. That’s why Plano engineers eliminated these weak links in their trouble-free weather-defying Z-Series Soft Tackle Bags, Tackle Backpack and Tackle Wrap, which debuted to the universal delight of anglers […]

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Gear Reviews

Gear Review: Tidal Surge Manic Mullet

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Coming from the inshore fishing scene in Texas, Tidal Surge’s Manic Mullet is now being distributed by MirroLure. This great, soft-bodied bait is proving deadly on all kinds of inshore species ranging from reds to trout to flounder. FISH ON!  

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Gear Reviews

Gear Review: Bagley’s Rattlin’ B

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Classic lure manufacturer Bagley’s has added a great rattling crankbait to the their general purpose, multi-species lure catalog: the Rattlin B. Though not a saltwater-specific lure, it’s fish attracting abilities make this lure ideal for inshore anglers. FISH ON!  

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Gear Reviews

Gear Review: YoZuri Top Knot Leader

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Premiere tackle manufacturer YoZuri has introduced a new line of saltwater fishing leaders: the Top Knot series. These leaders are tough, abrasion resistant lines that leave you confident in their strengths. Take a look at the Inventive Fishing review posted here for more information. FISH ON!  

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Gear Reviews

Gear Review: Shimano Pop Orca

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Shimano has added a topwater lure to their Orca lure series. Made with a special “Bubble Chamber” and a flow-through design, the Pop-Orca provides some great visual disruption for that surface bite.  

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Gear Reviews

Gear Review: Live Target’s Trolling Lures

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Live Target, makers of incredibly life-like lures, has introduced two new trolling lures designed for offshore and nearshore fishing. The Live Target Spanish mackerel and the Live Target Cigar Minnow offer great  trolling consistency. Check out our gear review!  

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