New in Equipment: Fishing Publications

Article excerpt

A Pittsburgh company is marketing two new publications aimed at people who fish and boat on the area's rivers. "Just Fishing" and "Boating the Three Rivers" are combination guide books and personal planners. Each offers details on where to find public access ramps not only on the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio, but on the Yough and Beaver rivers and Ten Mile Creek, too. There's also information on private marinas, clubs, restaurants accessible by boat and boat dealers. There's even information on how to pass through a lock. Each book also has space available for anglers and boaters to create their own logs of where and when they caught fish, boating hot spots and the like. Suggested retail price is $10 for the boating guide and $20 for the fishing booklet, though deluxe editions are also available. For information: visit or call 1- 800-369-9856.

Lure of the week


Company: Mister Twister

Lure type: Tube bait

Sizes and colors: Available in a five-inch model in 14 color combinations

Target species: Largemouth and smallmouth bass

Technique: You can fish the can fish the Tubo without any weight to give it a surface presentation or rig it with a traditional tube jig head.

Sugg. retail price: $5.75 for a package of four

Notable: The Tubo is a combination of a waterdog -- the bait Mister Twister folks say attracts the most aggressive strikes by bass -- in a tube design. …