Another ICAST in the books and as always it was a blast. Tons of new products, so many old friends reunited and many new one’s made. I had the chance to introduce a lot of folks to Fish Explorer.com and what the site has to offer coast to coast.
It was nip and tuck for a while if I was going to be able to go or not due to a last minute car repair bill. So I went on a wing and a prayer with it being my 5 th year in a row going. Lucky for me the next two will be in my backyard , Orlando !
Here’s the best of show products for new 2013/2014 year…..
Apparel category: Shimano for Drydefender
Boating Accessories: JL Marine Systems Micro Anchor
Boats: Johnson Outdoor Watercraft’s Predator13,
Rod & Reel Combo: 13 Fishing for White Out
Electronics: Johnson Outdoors Bow Mount 360
Eyewear: Costa’s Tuna Alley,
Fishing Accessory: American Tackle Company Tidal Wave Micro Wave
Best Accessories: FishSmart Foreverlast for the G2 Floating Wading Net
Fly Fishing Accessory: Columbia Henry’s Fork V Vest
Fly Fishing Reel: Beam Outdoors for the Elite 21 Reel,
Fly Fishing Rod : G. Loomis for their PRO4x
Freshwater Reel : Shimano for their CHRONARCH C14+
Freshwater Rods : G. Loomis for their NRX umbrella rig rod
Giftware category : Rapala Original Floating Bottle Opener
Kid’s Tackle : Pure Fishing GX2 Kids Combo
Line : PowerPro Zero-Impact,
Hard Lure : Koppers LIVETARGET BaitBall
Soft Lures : Lunkerhunt Lunker Frog,
Saltwater Reels : Shimano’s Stella SW 3000
Saltwater Rods : St. Croix Legend Xtreme Inshore
Tackle Management : Plano 3700 Guide Series Tackle Bag
Terminal Tackle : Mustad’s Grip-Pin Swim
OVERALL BEST OF SHOW:,JL Marine Systems for the Power-Pole Micro Anchor. My all around favorite was the NuCanoe Hybrid Kayaks … http://www.nucanoe.com/ Check out the pictures below for a snap shot of some of my other top picks…until next time my friends “Stay on Em “
Hi my name is Danny Barker I'm a NorCal tranplant living in North Central FL Ocala to be exact. I cut my teeth fishing the Cailf Delta, Clear Lake and Folsom Lake for 40 years, some of the best bass fishing waters in the country. My personal best 14.63 lb LM was caught and released on Folsom Lake which ranks in the top 5 fish ever caught on the lake. I've been in FL for 5 years now and love it here, the bass fishing here is outstanding as well. My main focus will be targeting big fish with an emphasis on catch and release and resource management. I want to help all the guys and gals out there looking to catch their personal best bass. This area is loaded with huge fish and I'm looking forward to helping each of us in our pursuit of big bass.