We promised a lot of new things this year at icast 2016. We introduced the BoomBoom, the Thumper Tail, some goodies from Deps, but the year is coming to an end and we have one more treat in store….. The Balam 300 from Madness Japan has landed stateside!
Optimum Baits CEO Matt Paino gives us a run down on the new monster bait from Madness Japan.
Made out of ABS plastic and a silicone tail, this 300mm (12inches) four jointed bait weighs in at 6.5oz. Check out the video below for a glance at just how unique this monster bait is under the surface.
Much of Optimum Baits’ success in Japan is due in large part because of “Satan Shimada.” One of Madness Japan’s lure designers he is known throughout Japan as being one of the best “MONSTER BASS HUNTERS”… and there is a good reason for that.
On April 22nd 2003, at Lake Ikehara in Nara Japan, Satan broke the Japanese largemouth bass record. This monster was caught on an Optimum Heavy Cover Double Spin and tipped the scales at 19.2lbs!
Satan is one of the most influential swim bait anglers in Japan and continues to develop some of the best known swimbaits in Japan.
BALAM 300 Specifications:
Size 300mm (12 Inches)
Sinking: Weight 182g (6.5oz)
Hook: Decoy 1/0
Material: ABS Plastic