Hot Fishing Gear

2021 Hot Fishing Gear


This episode is about the latest and greatest hot new products. Each year, companies develop new rods, reels, line lures, hooks, electronics, terminal tackle, detailed lake bottom mapping, and more. Some of these new introductions are tweaks on existing products, while other advancements include new creations intended to help anglers catch more and bigger fish. Honestly, there’s never been a more exciting time to enjoy the advances in revolutionary new fishing gear.

Sufix Advance Fluorocarbon

Introducing Sufix Advance Fluorocarbon, a new category of fluorocarbon fishing line. This line is not just another ordinary fluorocarbon; it offers advanced features and performance that set it apart from the competition. With its superior strength, sensitivity, and invisibility underwater, Sufix Advance Fluorocarbon is a game-changer for anglers looking to up their fishing game.

Fresh Buzz Bite Report

Let’s start with the Fresh Buzz Bite Report from Captain Jared Houston. He shares some valuable insights on panfishing and trolling techniques. Using small jigs and drop TGs, Captain Jared Houston recommends targeting coho, lake trout, and brown trout in Duluth and the North Shore. He also mentions that stream fishing is going well, with anglers swinging flies and catching fish. Additionally, he mentions that walleye fishing is picking up and advises anglers to have tight lines and a great day on the water.

Leech Lake Opener Tips

Next, we have Jeff Anderson sharing his tips for the Leech Lake opener. He suggests focusing on shallow water walleye and paying attention to wind direction and water temperature. Jeff’s two main presentations for the opener are a small jig with a spot tail shiner or rainbow chub and a clam drop TG with a twist tail plastic. He explains that the eighth ounce jig allows for longer casts and a snappy retrieve, while the clam drop TG is ideal for aggressive thick weeds. Jeff also mentions that this year there will be more weeds due to an early ice-out and rising water temperatures.

Lake Vermilion Opener Strategies

Moving on to Lake Vermilion, Billy Rosner shares his strategies for the opener. He plans to start fishing in shallow water, around 8 to 12 feet, and if he doesn’t find anything, he will move out to the first break, around 15 to 20 feet. Billy recommends using a VMC Moon Eye Jig with a three-inch rainbow minnow and also suggests throwing some plastics in shallow water. For deeper water, he suggests pulling Lindy Rigs with live bait, using bigger minnows like creek chubs or sucker minnows to target larger walleye. Billy also mentions the deep water bite in the 25 to 35 foot range, where 13 to 15 inch males tend to stack up.

Sturgeon Bay Walleye Fishing Tips

Dale Stroshine takes us to Sturgeon Bay and shares his tips for walleye fishing. He recommends heading to the mouth of the Fox River for some great walleye fishing. The best depths to target are between 5 and 15 feet of water. Trolling with flicker shads and flicker minnows is a highly effective technique in this area. If you’re fishing in the Sturgeon Bay area, Dale suggests staying in the 8 to 12 foot range for trolling. Jigging is another great technique, especially during the day when there’s a chop on the water. Any jig with plastic or hair, as well as lipless baits, can work well for jigging walleye in Sturgeon Bay.

Product Recommendations

Now let’s move on to some cool fishing products brought to you by Fleet Farm. These products are designed to enhance your fishing experience and help you catch more fish.

  1. Down Deep Husky Jerk from Rapala: This lure is available in sizes 12 and 14 and comes in new hot colors that are fantastic for walleye, salmon, and trout. The down deep husky jerk is great for trolling and can be cast as well.
  2. Deep V Jig from Northland Tackle: This jig has an aspirin-style head with a V shape that allows it to cut through the water and drop quickly. It’s perfect for snap jigging and comes with a barb keeper for live bait and soft plastics.
  3. Rip’n Minnow from Northland Tackle: This bait features a puppet minnow head and a soft plastic body. It has a gliding darting action that is fantastic for walleye fishing.
  4. Largo Shad from Storm Lures: This swimbait is available in different sizes and colors. It has a customizable tail and is both durable and soft, making it perfect for fishing walleye.
  5. Tickle Tail from Kalin’s: This bait has appendages and tentacles that give it a lot of vibration. It’s great for jigging or swimming, especially in stained water.

In addition to fishing gear, it’s important to have the right outerwear for your fishing trips. Blackfish offers a range of technical apparel, including rain gear, soft shells, and sunwear. Their products are designed to keep you comfortable all day, no matter the weather conditions.

When it comes to eyewear, Wavy Label has you covered. Their sunglasses are not only great for protecting your eyes, but they also allow you to see into the water. With different lens options and a durable design, these sunglasses are a must-have for any angler.

To keep your boat running smoothly, Sea Foam offers the Sea Foam Marine Pro. This fuel stabilizer cleans and lubricates the entire fuel system, stabilizing your fuel for up to two years. It’s compatible with two-stroke and four-stroke outboards and inboards, making it a versatile product for any boat owner.

For fishing rods, Saint Croix offers the Triumph series. These rods provide great value and come in a variety of models for different fishing styles and species. Whether you’re targeting bass, trout, panfish, walleye, or pike, there’s a Saint Croix Triumph rod for you.

Lastly, Boat2Trailer offers an automatic launching and loading system that makes boat retrieval a breeze. With just one bolt installation, this system locks your boat in place and easily releases it when you’re ready to unload. It’s a convenient solution for busy boat ramps.


In this article, we’ve covered a range of fishing gear and products that can enhance your fishing experience. From advanced fluorocarbon lines to innovative fishing rigs, these products are designed to help you catch more fish. Whether you’re targeting bass, walleye, or panfish, there’s something here for every angler. So gear up, hit the water, and enjoy a successful fishing season.

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