Thursday 11th August 2022

New Fishing Tackle for 2023 | ICAST 2022


Here is a robust look at the lineup of new fishing tackle for the 2023 fishing season from this year’s ICAST 2022 show. A lot of this fishing gear will become available in the fourth quarter of this year and the rest will be available the first of next year.

There are hundreds of products previewed in these slides. These are just previews of new product. We’ve had hands on experience with a handful of the products that we’ve noted, but we will update this gallery as we fish with more of the products.

As they become available, we’ll include links to find and purchase the gear easily so check back on availability over the next few months.

You will find products from most of the major manufacturers and lot of the smaller ones you might be as familiar with. We expanded our coverage to find as many products as possible both at the ICAST 2022 show and beyond that.

We’ll update with future posts the Best of Show winners from ICAST and other pertinent information. We will have round-ups and reviews of many of these products on throughout the next year. So stay tuned for more details on a lot of this tackle from our experiences on the water.

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Humminbird MEGA Live Target Lock

Now adding to Humminbird’s best-in-class sonar technologies, MEGA Live TargetLock™ provides anglers the ability to control their MEGA Live transducer with either their Minn Kota Ultrex foot pedal or independently using a stand-alone foot pedal, wireless remote or Humminbird fish finder. To give anglers the best possible experience on the water, these two groundbreaking technologies can be used in tandem – allowing users to make the most of their MEGA Live Imaging without sacrificing their Minn Kota’s Spot-Lock.


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Rapala OG Rocco 5

From a passion of bait building as a childhood hobby to customizing lures as a professional angler, the OG Series is born of the sawdust from Ott DeFoe’s Garage. The Rapala OG Rocco is a buoyant, round balsa bait with a square circuit board lip. Highly castable with medium rolling action, deflects off cover & backs out of sticky situations. Runs 5 feet, 2 1/2 inches long, weighs 3/8 ounce and sports a pair of No. 4 VMC Hybrid trebles.

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Rapala CountDown Elite

The CountDown Elite harnesses over 80 years of lure making craftsmanship into a premium balsa lure, featuring the legendary controlled slow-sinking method of the original CountDown. Lead-free tungsten polymer weighting maximizes casting distance and accuracy. Forged, flattened, one piece through-wire construction improves durability. Premium high-def patterns with metallic gilded face, bringing the look to a totally new level. Available in a size 5 that runs 3 to 4 feet, 2 1/4 inches long, weighs 3/16 ounce and has two No. 12 VMC treble hooks and also a size 7 that runs 4 feet, 3 inches long, weighs 3/8 ounce and has two No. 10 VMC trebles.

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Rapala Jigging Shadow Rap

Following in the footsteps of the original Rapala Jigging Rap, the much lighter Jigging Shadow Rap features a slower darting action. Having a slower fall than a Jigging Rap lends itself to cooler water as well as shallower water applications for just about every fish that swims. Being constructed of a durable plastic body allows for amazing new colors, never before seen in a jigging lure. Available in a size 9, measuring 3 1/2 inches, weighing 5/8 ounc and armed with a No. 6 VMC treble on the belly.

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VMC Tokyo Rig HD Wide Gap XLS

The hugely popular Tokyo Rig is now available with an XL dropper arm to keep lures further off bottom. Featuring a 5-inch dropper and available with the VMC HD Wide Gap hook in 2/0, 3/0 and 4/0 versions. Add the preferred weight to the dropper arm, bend the end of the wire to secure the weight and rig your favorite plastic to offer the fish something they have never seen before.

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Storm 3 1/2-inch Largo Shad

Jacob Wheeler’s favorite swimbait, now available in a 3 1/2-inch version. Having amazing action and durability, the Largo Shad has become a staple for fisherman across the country. Available in 16 colors the 3 1/2-inch Largo Shad is the “in-between” size that anglers have been hoping for.


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