Viper 2, PreyFish™, Mag 10 Bucktail

Bait Rigs Tackle

Bait Rigs Tackle Co.,LLC of Madison WI. Proudly introduces the Viper 2, PreyFish™  Bucktail

Many top Muskie Pro’s now say, the newest trend is away from overly Flashy, tinsel tail style Bucktail’s, to more muted and natural bait fish bucktail patterns.  Introducing the breakthrough technology, PreyFish Imagining, the industry’s most natural bait fish pattern Muskie blades. Packed with Innovative design features, the Viper 2, PreyFish Bucktail will be the new performance leader, by which all big blade designs will be measured.

Viper 2, PreyFish Mag 10 Bucktail in Yellow Perch Color

Viper 2, PreyFish Mag 10 Bucktail in Yellow Perch Color

Viper 2, PreyFish Bucktail’s feature an EXCITING NEW TECHNOLOGY, PreyFish Imaging, the industry’s most natural, life-like, bait fish Imagesto date.  PreyFish Muskie Blades are the result of a new high definition technology that displays live, bait fish images beneath the surface of a Muskie Blade, ensuring that the image is protected from scratches, chips and UV sun damage.

PreyFish Imaged Blades are MORE DURABLE than any painted or epoxy coated blade and will outlast most metallic plated blades in single or double rotation style baits.

Viper 2, PreyFish Bucktail’s are packed with unique new performance features including: Mag 10 Preyfish Image blades, Blade Tamer feature, No Leverage Hooking System, custom  XXX Action Skirt and Mustad 7/0 Musky treble hooks.

Viper 2, PreyFish Bucktail’s features a unique new Blade Tamer feature that restrains fly away blades when casting and reduces frustrating wrapped blade and leader fouling problems, along with critical lost fishing time, common with big blade designs. This feature is particularly important under windy conditions.  The Blade Tamer’s extended shaft also provides a measure of bite protection when using fluorocarbon leaders, when big fish key in on blade vibrations under low light conditions.

Viper 2, PreyFish Bucktail’s feature a new, No Leverage Hooking System that reduces a Muskie’s ability to twist, turn and leverage the hook against the center shaft of the bait; a common big fish occurrence that often results in lost fish and damaged baits.

Viper 2, PreyFish Bucktail’s were designed and developed by legendary Muskie angler Steve Herbeck and Bait Rigs Tackle Company Co-Owner Joe Puccio.
Viper 2, PreyFish Bucktail’s are available in (8) life-like bait fish images, Bluegill, Yellow Perch, Walleye, Cisco, Black Sucker, Silver Shiner, Crappie and Shad/Whitefish.

Slo-Poke Weedmaster Jig

Bait Rigs TackleBait Rigs® Tackle Co. of Madison WI.proudly introduces the new Slo-Poke Weedmaster™.

The Slo-Poke Weedmaster Jig has all the tournament winning characteristics of the original Slo-Poke Jig™ with the addition of a SoftBite weed guard.

Slo-Poke Weedmaster Jig

Slo-Poke Weedmaster Jig

The Slo-Poke Weedmaster is the ultimate weedless bait jig. Tipped with Live Bait or PowerBait™ it will slide through weeds,wood and rock that would continually snag up traditional jigs.

The Slo-Poke Weedmaster is Ideal for Walleyes, Crappies and Bass holding in weeds and wood.

The Slo-Poke Weedmaster sinks slowly and horizontally and is more snag resistant than traditional weight forward jigs (ball jigs) that plunge nose first, wedging into structure. The Slo-Poke Weedmaster keeps its head up and hook covered enabling it to penetrate and slide through heavy fish holding cover.

The Slo-Poke Weedmaster is available in 1/16 oz and 1/8 oz sizes in 7 popular Super Glow colors, Including Firetiger and Purple Tiger.  All jigs feature the Mustad hooks.

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Esox Cobra Muskie & Pike Blades

Bait Rigs Tackle

Bait Rigs Tackle Co. LLC of Madison WI. proudly introduces its new line of Esox Cobra® Blades for Muskie and Pike.

Esox Cobra Blades are the finest, high performance Muskie/Pike blades available.

Esox Cobra Blades  are available in metallic and painted finishes in #10 Indiana “Magnum” and #8 Willow. Unique Hexagon metallic finishes produce more flash and vibration than either smooth or hammered finishes.


#10 Magnum (Indy) Esox Cobra Spinner Blade

#10 Magnum (Indy) Esox Cobra Spinner Blade

Esox Cobra Blades are painted on both sides to produce more color in rotation. Extra care and expense is taken to clear coat painted blades in a durable  clear coat epoxy.

Esox Cobra Blades  are chip proof and completely impervious to worm oils that destroy and discolor ordinary painted blades when they come in contact with plastic tails.

#8 Esox Cobra Willow Spinner Blade

#8 Esox Cobra Willow Spinner Blade

Esox Cobra Blades  are ideal for lure builders or as performance replacements for spinnerbaits, Bucktails and in-line single and double spinners.

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Slo-Poke Jig, Firetiger Colors

Bait Rigs TackleBait Rigs Tackle Co. LLC of Madison WI. proudly introduces the legendary, tournament winning Slo-Poke Jig® in 2 new glow-in-the-dark Firetiger patterns.

Slo-Poke Jig, Firetigers are now available in two new Tiger patterns, Hot Purple Tiger and Hot Green/Chartreuse Firetiger. Both Firetigers are finished in Strontium based glow-in-the-dark colors that glow for more than 3 hours between charges.

Slo-Poke Jig, Firetiger Night Photo

Slo-Poke Jig, Firetigers are highly visible to fish and are ideal for night-bites, low light and dark water conditions.

Slo-Poke Jig, are a weight-centered , slow fall swimming jig that sink slowly and horizontally with a tantalizing wobble, not head first like traditional ball jigs. The original Slow Fall jig, Slo-Pokes stay in the strike zone longer and are excellent for cast and retrieve presentations and long lining live bait over bottom.

Slo-Poke Jig, Firetiger Colors

Slo-Poke Jig,  Firetiger Colors

Slo-Poke Jig,  can be tipped with live bait or plastics and used in a wide variety of presentations, including weeds, wood and rock structure with fewer snags than conventional ball jigs . Go to for Slo-Poke Jig fishing tips and rigging diagrams.

Slo-Poke Jig, Firetigers are available in 1/16oz and 1/8oz sizes and feature premium Mustad® wide gap hooks.


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Muskie Jig Proclaimed World’s Best Pike Jig

Henk Rusman of Holland with a Monster

Henk Rusman of Holland with a Monster
Pike caught using a Esox Cobra Jig

One of Europe’s most respected Pike anglers, Henk Rusman of Holland, considers The Esox Cobra® Jig to be the Worlds best Pike jig. According to Henk, the Esox Cobra Jig excels in Dutch waters using a variety of plastic body baits. What follows is a translation taken from the Dutch magazine De Roofvis (The Predator Fish) of Henk’s field report using the Esox Cobra Jig. Field report by Henk Rusman An excellent presentation is to fish the Esox Cobra from the shallows into deeper water. That way it makes the nicest little jumps and won’t get stuck to the bottom so often.
To avoid getting stuck on the bottom, the choice of jig head is very important.

Round jig heads get stuck easier then flatted ones, but the best thing is to choose a so-called ‘ swimming’ jig head. And one of the best, if not the best for this type of fishing for me is the Esox Cobra. Because of the flatted bottom, this jig head seldom gets stuck. On top of that, this jig head stands almost upright on the bottom, which means that even mister Northern Pike can pick up your lure from the bottom. In contrary to many other jig heads, the Esox Cobra is made with an excellent and wide hook, on which even shad bodies and thick big grubs will find a place.

Esox Cobra Jig Available in 4 Sizes

Esox Cobra Jig Available in 4 Sizes

The Patented and Trademarked Esox Cobra is designed and manufactured in the USA by Bait Rigs Tackle Company. This jig head that is excellent for the Dutch waters. The Esox Cobra looks like a crossover between a Erie jig and a banana model. The name ‘Cobra’ gives a good idea of it’s shape. With the 1/2oz weight this is a nice model to hold big grub tails and shad bodies and the shape of it prevents the whole thing from bulleting down to the bottom. When you retrieve this combination with this jig head it will go somewhat “planing” through the water, so that it will go through the striking zone. The sturdy hook is upright to prevent sticking to the bottom.

Henk Rusman