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Seminar: No Secrets on Lake St. Clair 2016

February 20, 2016

Wayne 4-15 with Capt. Mike 2 600Get this inside scoop on what has been happening with Lake St. Clair bass fishing and what to expect this year.

  • How has the dramatic rise in the water levels over the last few years changed the fishing.
  • Why is the smallmouth bass bite different?
  • Is there anything else you need to know that can improve the numbers and size of smallmouth you catch this year?

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Learn to use the power of “trends” to your advantage. Be in the right place at the right time by knowing big water seasonal smallmouth migration patterns. Know how to adjust to weather trends and fluctuations in water temperature.

Find out about the NEW St. Clair Report website which has tools, links and current news that will put you on top of information critical to your success on this body of water. Have fast access to marine weather, satellite imaging, internet chart of Lake St. Clair, hot links to current issues in fishing, news about local events, tips about fishing Lake St. Clair and more.

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05-08-2015 Sweet Green SeawallThis seminar is given by Capt. Wayne Carpenter, who has been dedicated to getting the information out about Lake St. Clair through books (No Secrets on Lake St. Clair series), maps, blogs and through a product line of tube baits custom designed through research on what the smallmouth on Lake St. Clair want. Enjoy his “no holds barred” approach to getting to getting the word out about the smallmouth bass in this world class fishery.

Outdoorama No Secrets on Lake St. Clair Seminar Times

Thursday, February 25

No Secrets on Lake St. Clair 2016  05:00 pm06:00 pm Stage C

Friday, February 26

No Secrets on Lake St. Clair 2016 01:30 pm02:30 pm Stage C
No Secrets on Lake St. Clair 2016 04:30 pm05:30 pm Stage C

Saturday, February 26

No Secrets on Lake St. Clair 2016 12:00 pm01:00 pm Stage B

No Secrets on Lake St. Clair 2016 07:30 pm08:30 pm Stage C

Baits That You Can Have Confidence In

February 13, 2016
Jeff Sweet Green Cloudy

Another one of Jeff Ferraiuolo’s monster smallmouth caught on a Sweet Green tube

There is a difference between having a “confidence bait” and a bait that you can have confidence in. A confidence bait is one that you throw all year long, the bait that you “go to” in tough fishing conditions, the bait that you wouldn’t go out on the water without. A bait that you can have confidence in is one that has proven itself to be effective in the field.

Here is a short list of baits that you can have confidence in:

  • Spinnerbaits
  • Topwater
  • Crankbaits
  • Spinbaits
  • Tubes
  • Worms
  • Soft plastics

There is absolutely no doubt that each of these baits work out on the water. It is also a pretty good bet that not all of these are confidence baits for you. You probably have confidence that these baits are a better choice under certain conditions. Take topwater for instance. A tube might be your confidence bait but if you are launching at “first light,” a topwater bait might be your first selection.

So how about an entire product line that you can have confidence in?

How many times have you gone to a lake to fish and have found a product line that was specifically designed for that exact lake? Xtreme Bass Tackle tubes have been developed for over 15 years in the testing laboratory that we call Lake St. Clair. Through field testing, the winners have risen to the top of the list of available tube colors, and the losers have gone by the wayside. What you have left are baits that you can have confidence in when you fish Lake St. Clair.

Here is how they break down:

CRAYFISH IMITATORS

SCCraw4WSt. Clair Crayfish™ – Top seller since 2008, strong for smallies and largemouth. Can be used in conjunction with Canadian Mist as a companion bait. Active bite all year long. Good in shallow and deep water.

XBTWCDesignSandCrawWASand Craw™ – A sleeper bait that has been known to light up the smallmouth on the South Shore and at Strawberry Ridge. Works best around sand or sand/rock structure combinations. A solid second string alternative when your confidence baits aren’t being bit.

XBTWCDesignBrownCrawWABrown Craw™ – It is rising in popularity and tough to keep in stock. If you are targeting bass that are feeding on crayfish, this gives you another color to present to a school of smallmouth. The natural muted tone of the plastic is highlighted by small copper flake.

GreatLakesCrawOWhiteLightGreat Lakes Craw™ – A proven tournament money maker and a favorite of Bob “Jigger” Mann Sr, a Canadian fishing professional. The drop-shot version of this bait is strong for big fish.

GOBY IMITATORS

SCGOWhiteLightSt. Clair Goby Classic™ – The tube that revolutionized the laminated bait industry by introducing color flake in the laminate. It still performs to this day and is known as a big fish bait.

LSCNFT FinalSt. Clair Goby NFT™ – The gobies have changed in color and this redesign “matches the hatch.” This bait is almost impossible to beat in either a drop-shot tube or a 4” tube. The highlight flake in the laminate is small purple.

Erie GobyErie Goby – This design that is based on gobies from Lake Erie is strong for schooling smallmouth on Lake St. Clair. The two top flake colors to have in a plastic bait for bass are purple and copper and this bait has both.

MuskegonGobyScanEditedMuskegon Goby™ – Although designed off of the gobies in Muskegon Lake this sister to St. Clair Goby NFT™ is very effective on Lake St. Clair in the morning. It has copper flake in the top whereas St. Clair Goby NFT™ has purple in the top. There are times when the bass will like one better than the other.

BAIT FISH IMITATORS

Alewife Tube WhiteAlewife™ – There has been a real shift in the way smallmouth eat on Lake St. Clair, and they have been driving schools of alewife to the surface. This bait was made to take advantage of that.

EshNFTEmerald Shiner (by Reaper Products) – This is the grandfather of the laminate bait explosion. It’s longevity speak to how effective that is has been.

Great Lakes Perch™ – This bait design was two GLPWyears in the making but it was worth it. Attention to detail in both the dominant and highlight colors in perch forage has made this a performer for catching big fish. It is one of the baits that you want to throw to hook up with big fish. Largemouth bass have an unusually strong appetite for it as well.

INSECT IMITATOR

MayflyTubeProfileMayfly™ – This bait plays an important part in the story of the Lake St. Clair experience. The mayflies will come and change the bite for around a month and a half of a very short season. This bait was designed around the best elements the bass were looking for in emerging mayflies. As it turns out, it is a bait that is effective year round.

PROVEN THROUGH FIELD TESTING

Sweet Green OCSweet Green™ – The blockbuster bait of 2015 out-fished everything else and continues to sell out due to demand. It has what smallmouth crave, and that is purple flake combined with a Formula G3 laminate and see-through green belly.

SMgpOWhiteLightCanadian Mist – This legendary bait has been the best seller of all time not because it is popular, but because it catches bass everywhere and anglers keep coming back for more. Use it on Lake St. Clair when conditions are at their worst or at their best. This color is known for drop-dead consistency!

GPchpurOWFormula G3™ (by Reaper Products) – This is the second best color of all time and besides being highly sought after by anglers in the drop-shot tube and 4” tube, has a real “big fish” bite on the 5” tube.

DMTinselWSlither™ – In early spring and up until mid-June this bait fishes even stronger than Canadian Mist. The gold sliver flake embedded in the dark melon plastic makes it one of the most natural tubes in the melon family. It works everywhere.

So by all means, take your confidence bait out on Lake St. Clair and have fun with the smallmouth in this world class fishery. If you stock up with Xtreme Bass Tackle baits that you can have confidence in, you can also load up the boat with an entirely new batch of smallmouth. Baits that smallmouth have told us prefer on this body of water.

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Xtreme Bass Tackle at Outdoorama 2016

January 30, 2016

XBT Outdoorama GraphicIn a second exciting show of the young 2016 season Xtreme Bass Tackle™ will be bringing in a boatload of the tube that sold out in January, Sweet Green™. If you missed stocking up on the “top bait of 2015” come to Outdoorama to get them and more.

More includes the full line of Xtreme Bass Tackle products plus NEW No Secrets on Lake St. Clair™ seminars which will feature a newly launched website, St. Clair Report™. Anglers who want to stay on top of everything having to do with Lake St. Clair can now have a single source for the top news items plus fast access to tools to increase your catch. See more about the St. Clair Report™ in an upcoming blog.

The Outdoorama will be held at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan on February 25th – 28th.

CLICK HERE FOR DOWNLOADABLE COUPON FOR THURSDAY OR FRIDAY ADMISSION

CLICK HERE TO PREORDER 4″ SWEET GREEN

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Pre Order Sweet Green™ by Xtreme Bass Tackle

January 14, 2016

Sweet Green OCPerhaps it was no surprise to some but the dominant tube bait of 2015, Sweet Green sold out at the Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit by 2:16pm on Saturday, January 9th. The intense bite that the smallmouth delivered on this bait was repeated right before our eyes by angler interest on the show floor.

An emergency order has been placed and now we wait…

The next opportunity to see this bait will be at the Outdoorama on February 25th – 28th then at the Ultimate Sports Show in Grand Rapids on March 17th– 20th.

We are taking advance orders and offering FREE SHIPPING on orders of 50 or more. If you would like to purchase an advance pack of 50 or 100 Sweet Green before they sell out again, click on one of the links below. (the shipping will be refunded after the purchase)

I want to order an advance 50 pack of Sweet Green with FREE shipping

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I want to order an advance 100 pack of Sweet Green with FREE shipping

(shipping will be refunded after the purchase)

The estimated time of delivery is March 12th. We will notify you of the progress as theis bait is being custom made, and delivered.

COMPLIMENTARY PASS TO GET INTO THE OUTDOORS SHOW

If you would like to purchase the bait at the Outdoorama or the Ultimate Sports Show Grand Rapids please email us at combatfishingguy@gmail.com and we will send you a complimentary pass to get in the show.

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Xtreme Bass Tackle at Ultimate Fishing Show 2016

January 7, 2016

It’s that time of year and we will again be at the Ultimate Fishing Show in Novi, Michigan.

Highlights

NEW TUBE BAIT – Sweet Green

NEW CRAW BAIT – Reaper Pakka Craw

Ultimate Bass Clinic – Saturday 2:30pm-4:30pm Stage A, $25 admission

See Dan Kimmel (Great Lakes Bass), Bob “Jigger” Mann and Capt. Wayne for two hours of intense bass fishing education and training.

Buy tickets at the Xtreme Bass Tackle booth #2251

No Secrets on Lake St. Clair Seminar – Sunday 3:00pm Stage B, This exclusive seminar is only held once during this show. Come and hear about the state of bass fishing on Lake St. Clair and start putting together a plan of attack for 2016!

 

SALE! Lake St. Clair Smallmouth Bass Info Pack, Best Ever! September 2015

September 14, 2015

TAKE ME TO THE WEBSITE TO PURCHASE NOW!

September 2015 Sale

LAKE ST. CLAIR SMALLMOUTH BASS INFORMATION PACK

Marked Maps HD Complete (410 spot in laminate chart book – more info…)

Smallmouth Confidential (Guide level techniques to catch more smallmouth – more info…)

No Secrets on Lake St. Clair Vol. 3 (NEW RELEASE FOR 2015 – more info…)

PLUS!

FREE SHIPPING (credited after purchase)

FREE BAITS – Get a 5 pack of the new blockbuster tube of 2015, Sweet Green LE

St Clair Super Smallmouth Info Pack

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE NOW FROM THE WEBSITE!

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CALL TOLL FREE: (877) 485-2223

Need more information? Email us at: combatfishingguy@gmail.com

Canadian Mist Keeps on Rolling

July 29, 2015

We have new photos and confirmation that Xtreme Bass Tackle™ Canadian Mist continues to put fish in the boat. Thanks to Matt Kar (St. Catherines, Ontario), who although not disclosing the location of his catch has documented once again how Canadian Mist dominates the bait industry in catching smallmouth bass everywhere. Matt says that he primarily fishes the Niagara River, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. MattKar1 MattKar2 Thank you Matt for sharing this moment with us. Purchase Canadian Mist Tubes at Xtreme Bass Tackle or Call (877) 485-2223

St. Clair Smallmouth Liking New Tube Color: Sweet Green

May 12, 2015
Sweet Green OC

Xtreme Bass Tackle tube Sweet Green LE

Newly introduced in May of 2015, this tri-laminate tube has already made waves. Last weekend the Xtreme Bass Tackle™ staff took this limited edition bait out to play and got good results.

05-08-2015 Sweet Green BackwaterThe bite was slow on the Mile Roads so we moved down toward the Detroit River and found smallmouth bass cruising around everywhere that there was sand, rock and shallow water. Normally they chase down baits that are moving in the middle of the water column but not on the day we were there. As it turns out, they wanted the bait on the bottom and they wanted Sweet Green™. We ended up catching over half of our smallmouth on the 4″ Sweet Green™ tube.

The bait has a Formula G3™ back and Canadian Mist Lite™ belly that includes a chartreuse glow showing though the front half of the tube. The green pumpkin top and green glow on the bottom make up the dominant color of the bait. The highlight color and most likely the color trigger for this particular bait is the small purple flake that runs across the top and bottom along the full length of the tube.

05-08-2015 Sweet Green Ruins

Some of the backwater smallmouth were the biggest. Only 18″ but over 4 pounds

05-08-2015 Sweet Green Seawall

This Sweet Green smallmouth was brought up to the boat and the line broke off. Fifteen minutes later it was caught again and now he had two Sweet Green tubes in his mouth

“Visions of Canada glasses and Xtreme Bass Tackle new tubes helped me crush the big girls. Sweet day on the water!”

Not to be outdone, Canadian Pro Bob “Jigger” Mann and Capt. Mike McGrane took Sweet Green LE out a day later and generated action too. This first photo and text came in from Bob:

The next photo came in with a hefty smallmouth held up by Capt. Mike.

“Your new colour in drop-shot aggravated a lot of bass on their beds” Bob “Jigger” Mann

Looking to get your hands on some Sweet Green? Find them at:

Sportsman’s Direct 36072 Jefferson Ave, Harrison Twp., MI 48045 (586) 741-6052

Nautical Mile BP 9 Mile & Jefferson

or

ORDER AT: www.xtremebasstackle.com or call TOLL FREE at (877) 485-2223

Xtreme Bass Tackle April Update

April 9, 2015

What’s happening on Xtreme Bass Tackle?

It’s a great time of year for ordering quantities of baits! Inventory is high and variety is at its best level yet. Check out what’s available:

Jigs, Jigs, Jigs

JpromodtubeWRattle TubeGamakatsu tube jigs in 1/16oz, 1/8oz, 3/16oz, 1/4oz, 3/8oz, 1/2oz and 3/4oz

Gamakatsu rattle tube jigs in 1/4oz, 3/8oz and 1/2oz (only .99 cents each!)

Mustad tube jigs in 1/8oz, 3/16oz, 1/4oz, 3/8oz

Premium Tubes by Xtreme Bass Tackle

Erie Green PremiumXtreme Bass Tackle is carrying new colors in Premium Tubes. Check out the April selection:

Baby Bass (3 1/2″), Black with blue flake, Black with purple and blue flake, Black with gold flake, Black Neon with Chartreuse Pepper Tail, Bubblegum, Cotton Candy, Green Pumpkin Copper, Green Pumpkin Purple, Green Squash, Hal’s Honey, Irish Whiskey, Junebug, Melon Copper

Melon Red, Pumpkin Seed, Smoke Pepper, Pearl Sparkle, Erie Goby, Slither-X, Erie Green, Melon Purple/Green Pumpkin Purple tail

NEW FOR 2015

  Swim-X               Trick Worms                 Creature           New colors – X-Worm

SwimX White Silver Hologram e6 Trick WormBlack Blue Blue 3CRStock 5 1-2 X-Worm

In a variety of colors!

No Secrets on Lake St. Clair Vol. 3

NSV3 Front Cover ImageNewly released in January of 2015 this is the book that gives you bass fishing spots and the latest on the changes on Lake St. Clair. See these chapters:

Hot Spots – St. Clair Flats – Breakdown the Bite – Bob “Jigger” Mann

St. Clair Myths – What’s Your Game Plan? – and more…

Order it online, by phone (877) 484-2223 or find it at Sportsman’s Direct, 36072 Jefferson Ave, Harrison Twp, MI 48045

Note: If you are looking for 4″ Triple Threat you can find them at Nautical Mile BP at 9 Mile and Jefferson and Sportsman’s Direct at Jefferson and Ballard (near Crocker and the Cutoff DNR launch)

Order Xtreme Bass Tackle: www.xtremebasstackle.com, (877) 485-2223

Xtreme Bass Tackle™ at the Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit 2015

January 6, 2015

Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit, Jan. 8-11, 2015

Xtreme Bass Tackle™, Booth #2251 NEW PRODUCTS! It’s good to be back and this time around we have the products you need for a successful bass season in 2015! No Secrets on Lake St. Clair #3, new and proven tube colors, new baits styles and so much more.

NEW!

NSV3 Front Cover ImageNo Secrets on Lake St. Clair Vol. 3 We have a new book in the No Secrets on Lake St. Clair series, Volume 3. It’s been a decade since the release of Volume 2 and the Lake has changed. Keep on top of the changes with the best bass information research available on Lake St. Clair. Read chapters on:

  • Hot Spots
  • Breakdown the Bite
  • St. Clair Flats
  • Bob “Jigger” Mann – Bass Hunter
  • 5 Minute Spots
  • and more…

ULTIMATE BASS CLINIC Join Dan Kimmel, Capt. Mike McGrane, Bob “Jigger” Mann and myself at the Ultimate Bass Clinic on Saturday at 2:30pm—4:30pm ($25 entry) and leave armed with the best array of bass fishing information around. Each speaker takes a turn at delivering top-of-the-line bass information to the audience and at the end, you can fire your toughest bass fishing questions away at the panel. You will leave with a complimentary sack of tackle worth over $25. To preregister your seat in the Ultimate Bass Clinic by phone call: TOLL FREE (877) 485-2223 To preregister your seat in the Clinic at the show go to the Xtreme Bass Tackle booth #2251 and receive a pass for free admission into the show on Saturday (a $10 value). SEMINAR SCHEDULE Thur. 06:00 pm—Hawg Trough Fri. 01:00 pm – Hawg Trough Sat. 02:30 pm – 04:30 pm Stage A Ultimate Bass Clinic Sun. 1:30 am—Stage C No Secrets on Lake St. Clair 2015

Come to the show on the weekday and save $$, compliments of Xtreme Bass Tackle™

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