High School Anglers Christmas Wish List
By Trey Schroeder
Happy Holidays! This is a great time to start thinking about your high school anglers and what they might want for Christmas. This time of year I always make my Christmas wish list! This year I thought I would share some of my favorites that I hope to see under my tree. Most of the gift ideas are from local companies, which I love to support, some are my sponsors, some are friends I met fishing and others are big companies that have great products.
Here are just a few of my favorite lures:
River2Sea Whopper Plopper – Big bites and who doesn’t love catching a big bass on a topwater. There are a lot of colors and four sizes but if I could only have one it would be the 130 Loon color.
Gary Yamamoto Senko – I have never been on a body of water that the bass would not bite a Senko. Natural colors are the best so keep it simple. I generally use green pumpkin.
Megabass Vision 110 – A stick bait is a key bait this time of the year with the water temps and the fish being lethargic. I can’t think of a better looking and working jerk bait that catches fish day in and day out. Any fisherman would love to unwrap one of these well-made jerk baits. Pro blue, Tennessee shad, French pearl, Elegy bone and Ozark shad are all great colors.
Jakked Jigs – Love the DoKK RoKK design for skipping and their finesse jig is awesome because of its large hook. Try their jig tying kit. It is a great way to learn how to make your own custom jigs. Don’t forget to check out their tungsten weights.
QuicKbaits – They offer a variety of unique soft plastics made without salt. This makes these baits have a great action and are more durable than most. Be sure to pick up some 10-inch worms and the “rattlin’ worm ” which has a rattle in the tail for a different presentation.
Omega – The Alpha shad buzz bait is awesome! My favorite is the black one. It has been a very successful bait for me.
THKustoms – Custom painted baits by Trey Harpel – Awesome baits in custom colors that bass don’t often see.
Spro Rock Crawlers – I love covering water with a rock crawler. I use rock crawlers because I can fish them the same way as a wiggle wart but even deeper. This covers more water producing bigger bites.
Denali N2 is by far my favorite rod! It is Denali’s top of the line rod and is the lightest and sensitive rod in their lineup. I can feel everything below the surface. The Lithium is extremely light and is another favorite that will not fail you in any situation. This rod has a jaw-dropping silver graphite weaving with an EVA foam and cork split grip for performance and comfort, while the Kovert LT has a blacked out finish and EVA split foam grips. I highly recommend the Lithium and Kovert LT series for tournament fishermen who are not trying to break the bank but have a desire for quality products above standard.
Daiwa Tatula and Abu Garcia Revo SX – Both are lightweight, durable and can cast a mile, skip under a walkway and hit a dime on a pitch.
Seaguar – Without a doubt Seaguar red label and InvizX are the two I use the most. I highly recommend Seaguar Tatsu too. It’s the real deal in fluorocarbon line; it’s tough as nails.
Costa – You cannot go wrong with any Costa sunglasses, but my favorites are the Corbinas and Tuna Alley. I love mine and I’m always prepared for the changing light conditions.
No matter what Santa brings this year I hope it’s more fishing time! I cannot wait for the 2018 season to begin and hopefully I will be using some new fishing gear I receive for Christmas!