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Outdoors extras, including a new bass fishing lure

Posted on: August 18, 2017 | Bob Frye | Comments

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Lure of the week

Lure name: Rock Banger

Rock Banger bass fishing lure

Gene Larew Lures rock banger

Company: Gene Larew Lures (

Lure type: Soft plastic

Sizes and colors: Available in a 3.5-inch model. It will be available in various solid and laminated colors.

Target species: Largemouth and smallmouth bass.

Technique: These lures are designed to work like a soft-bodied crankbait, especially with paired with one of the company’s “hardheads.” It’s designed to work best when bounced off and around rocks and other structure. The body is deep enough to hold a variety of hooks, with a recessed hook area in the belly to ensure positive hooksets. The lure’s stubby tail has an oversized swim foot on its tip that kicks like crazy and causes the bait to shake from head to tail to create a lot of commotion and entice strikes.

Sugg. retail price: $6.99 for a 5-pack.

Notable: These lures just debuted at the 2017 version of ICAST, held in Orlando in July. That’s the fishing industry’s annual trade show. So delivery of the lures to retailers may take a bit yet.

Tip of the week

Polarizes sunglasses are a great accessory when fishing anytime. But they’re a must when chasing smallmouth bass, trout or other fish on streams. With polarized lenses, you can see “through” the water and get a look below the surface glare. That’s not only helpful with wading – you can see what and where you’re stepping if it’s not too deep – but can allow you to spot fish.

Recipe of the week

Stir-fried panfish


  • 8 to 10 ounces of bluegill fillets, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup green onions, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 cup fresh mushrooms, diced
  • 1 cup fresh asparagus, diced
  • 2 tablespoons teriyaki
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup green bell pepper, diced


Here’s a nice dish t hat’s pretty simple to make.

Put the oil in a skillet or wok and heat it. When it’s ready, add all of the ingredients and cook until the fish flakes easily.

Serve with cooked rice.


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Bob Frye is a storyteller with a passion for all things outdoors. He hunts, he fishes, he hikes, he camps, he paddles, backpacks and snowshoes depending on the season. If he’s not an expert at anything, it’s because he’s passionate to try a little bit of everything.