Josh Rouse: Stocking stuffer ideas under $10 for anglers

Following is a list of stocking stuffer ideas under $10 for the angler in your life.

 

1. Ned Rig

Cost: Z-Man Finesse ShroomZ jig head ($4.99 for pack of five); Z-Man Finesse TRD ($4.49 for pack of eight)

Target species: Bass, crappie, panfish

Josh’s opinion: “Great jig for finesse fishing. Catches a ton of fish and works great on slow days.”

2. Top Secret Jigs

Cost: Top Secret Jig Co. Reaper grub ($3.69, pack of 10, https://tinyurl.com/yc4ppenw); Strike King Mr. Crappie jig head ($3.99, pack of eight)

Target species: Crappie, walleye, trout

Josh’s opinion: “The local favorite for crappie tournaments, made locally. The grubs come in a wide assortment of colors and types.”

3. Storm Arashi Square

Cost: Crankbait comes in 3- or 5-foot running depth ($8.99)

Target species: Catfish, bass, walleye

Josh’s opinion: “Square-billed crankbait has tons of action, works well on predatory fish and catches catfish like crazy.”

4. Rebel Teeny Pop-R

Cost: Eighth-ounce topwater popper ($6.49)

Target species: Bass, wiper, panfish

Josh’s opinion: “This small, unintimidating topwater popper is a great summer-time option when the bite is slow and you need something to spark it back up.”

5. Worden’s Rooster Tail

Cost: 1/16th to 1/4 ounce spinner ($3.49)

Target species: Trout, panfish, walleye, bass

Josh’s opinion: “The original Rooster Tail still holds up today as one of the top panfish/trout lures available. It also can put a hurtin’ on bass and walleye.”

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