November 2021 ICE Fishing Unboxing

November 2021 ICE Fishing Unboxing


The MONSTERBASS Ice Pass is back and we couldn't be more excited. The start of four months of drilling holes and chasing rod tips is finally here, and so is the November MONSTERBASS Ice Fishing box! Watch Paul Glass of Burly Fishing unbox the November Ice Fishing box and share tips on how to rig and fish everything in the box. November is loaded with proven fish catchers and the best ice fishing lures and tackle.

Let's take a closer look at everything in the November MONSTERBASS Ice Fishing box.

Widow Maker Lures Tungsten Caddis Cane Jigs

Widow Maker Lures Caddis Cane Tungsten Jigs

The Tungsten Caddis Cane is a revolutionized version of the best selling lead Caddis Cane that has been catching fish for over 30 years! These tiny, yet mighty ice fishing jigs are shaped to resemble the caddis nymph larva, and are perfect fishing for panfish. Pairs beautifully with Bassreaper Bait Co Spike.

Bassreaper Bait Co Spike

Bassreaper co Spike Worm

Family owned and operated in Niagara, Wisconsin, Bassreaper is known for their small-batch, tournament winning baits. The 1.25" Spikes have a tantalizing tail that moves with the slightest of current in a way that is so realistic, making them a great alternative to live bait. Spikes' tube shaped body matches nicely with the size and shape of the Caddis Cane jig.

EuroTackle Original Bloodworm

EuroTackle Bloodworm 

If panfish could talk, they would tell you that bloodworms are their favorite meal, so our friends at EuroTackle designed a soft plastic lure to be identical to the natural bloodworm. Made from a very high quality, ultra light plastic that moves and mimics a live bloodworm shaking in the water. This micro finesse lure is fantastic when targeting bluegill and other panfish. 

Big Bite Baits Ballzy

Big Bite Baits Ballzy in pink glow ice fishing lureBig Bite Baits created the Ballzy with ice fishing in mind. Its small profile is smartly sized to catch trout and panfish. The Big Bite Ballzy has a spherical design which not only imitates fish eggs and other small forage, it creates a ton of commotion in the water.

Band of Anglers Rota Grub

Band of Anglers Rota Grub Vertical Ice Fishing Lure

 

The Rota-Grub is the breed of 2 curly tails paired together to offer the most lifelike action ever in the vertical fishing world. The Rota-Grub reacts to the smallest rod tip movement for finesse fishing & finicky fish with its patent-pending Rota-Move action. When jigged at the right cadence and amplitude, this twin lure rotates 360 degrees as long as the cadence continues. This creates a lot of water turbulence as well as a very unique 3D visual effect.

Lindy Glow Spoon

Lindy Glow Spoon Ice Fishing Spoon 

Lindy Fishing Tackle's revolutionary Glow Spoon gives ice anglers a new weapon for attracting fish and triggering strikes. Replaceable glow sticks to light up the plastic spoon, which radiates the light in the color of the spoon. The unique shape imparts a swimming action on the drop, while tungsten rattles call in gamefish from distance.

Blitz Blade

Blitz Lures Ice Fishing Blade

The Blitz Blade is a very unique blade bait, made from 100% zinc! Zinc is lighter than lead in the same form factor which allows the lure to fall in a more realistic manner than a traditional lead blade bait. The Blitz Blade features offsetting fins on each side of the head. These fins allow the lure to spiral down when it sinks after a cast or drop for vertical jigging, mimicking a dying bait fish. 

Looter Lure Ultra-Lite

Looter Lure Ice Fishing Lure

The Ultra-Lite is a premium silver-plated lure that is laser engraved to create multiple flash points. Its circular, fiber optic middle retains its color at any depth. Perfect for freshwater, saltwater, and ice fishing, its one of those lures you can drop and catch fish just about anywhere! A must have for any fisherman's tackle box. 

The November MONSTERBASS Ice Fishing box is a must have for the avid ice angler. Get yours before they sell out! JOIN NOW!

Video transcript:

Paul Glass:
What is this? I have not seen one of these in months. What is this? This is the November Ice Box. You heard me, Ice Box. So if you're unfamiliar, we do have an Ice Box here at Monsterbass, and that's for targeting panfish, walleye, salmon, bass, pike, anything that swims under the ice. Now, it is only November, which means, yes, we do not have ice everywhere. The Northern half of the United States is waiting on ice. Me personally, I'm impatiently waiting for ice. I love ice season, and I can't wait for it to get here.

Paul Glass:
Now, before I into this box and everything that's inside of it and what you can expect for the next couple of months from the Ice Box, I just want to say, thank you so much for checking out this video. Please, if you haven't already, smash the Like button, ring the notification bell so you can see when we post more content. It's not just ice content, we just did a video on shaky head fishing, and we'll have more content come up soon. Spoiler alert, there is some smallmouth bass fishing gold coming your way very soon.

Paul Glass:
So please, do that so you can see when we post more content. And while you're at it, if you enjoy fishing stuff, you like fishing videos that are fun and enjoyable, please come check out Burly Fishing. We also do the same types of things. We've got unboxings, gear reviews, fishing videos, and you might see some smallmouth fishing gold coming from us too here in the near future. So please come check out Burly Fishing.

Paul Glass:
Again, I am Paul. We also have the other half of Burly Fishing, which is Jeff. And that is what we do. But you're here to see ice fishing stuff. If you clicked on this video, I'm assuming you live in the Northern half of the United States. And like I said, while it's November, we are patiently waiting for ice, we're waiting for that hard water. So this is more of a stock up, but I want to show you how you can not only use this to fish under the hard water, but I'm going to show you how you can use it for fall fishing as well.

Paul Glass:
Now, first up, we've got a couple of jigs. These are the Widow Maker lures. I think these are a number 12. That's right, they are a number 12 jig. Let me pop open this pack. And these are tiny hooks. Now, if you're not familiar with ice fishing or you're new to ice fishing, or you're just trying to figure out what is going to going on and what comes in this Ice Box, you're going to see a lot of small jigs. It's probably one of the most popular ways to fish for panfish.

Paul Glass:
Now, you can catch anything on these, but traditionally, people are looking for panfish with hooks of this size. So this is that tiny, tiny, tiny jig. It's a gold jig. Again, number 12. You're going to see 14, 16, 12, down all the way to 20, and maybe you some number 10s as well. And what that means is that's just the size of that hook. So there's your itty-bitty baby hook. Now, what are you going to do with this? A lot of people put wax worms on this. I think that's a great place to start most times. There's really not a bad way to fish these.

Paul Glass:
That being said, one of the best things to put on a jig like that is plastics just like this one. This is from BassReaper. I'm going to pop this open. This is called the, what do they call this? This is just their spikes in orange. This is actually a 20-pack, so you're getting 20 of these. These are itty-bitty baby-sized spikes. So if you're not using live bait, this is a great alternative.

Paul Glass:
Now, why would you go away from live bait? Maybe you ran out, maybe you caught so many fish that you ran out. Maybe your live bait is frozen or dead or skunky and you're just not in the mood, or maybe they're just not hitting the live bait today. Bright chutzpah colors like this one. Some of my favorite colors are going to be orange, this is a great one, pink, red, white, and then chartreuse, or bright, bright green. These are going to be some of my favorite options. This is a fantastic option.

Paul Glass:
Now, this little tiny tail, these are pretty durable plastics. This is a really tiny tail, provides a ton of action, and it's a bright flashy of color underneath that really trim clear ice water. However, you're going to rig it, you're just going to go ahead and thread it. I'm going to use that jig, that Widow Maker jig real quick and just show you how you can rig it. The cool thing about that Widow Maker jig is that tube-shaped body, it's going to match up really well. Holy cow, that's bright. That's a lot better.

Paul Glass:
That jig right there, that tube-shaped body, hard to see on this itty-bitty jig, but it matches up really nicely with these tube-shaped lures. Now, this is too big of a bite, right? Maybe you're getting plucked at the tail, maybe you're not getting any bites, or maybe you're just getting a lot of interest but you're not getting hits, what you can do is you can actually trim this down. So I'm going to go ahead and pop that boy right in half. And then I'm just going to do the same thing, I'm going to thread that really micro tail section right onto the back of the same jig.

Paul Glass:
And look at that, you've got a trimmed down version of the same lure, and that looks super duper juicy. The nice thing about those spikes, they can fit a multitude of jig heads, big to little. Now, if you're still not getting hits and you need more action, here's a quick tip. Go ahead and take your plastic and rip it down. Whoa, I'm probably never going to find that in the carpet. Rip that down one more time. Now, this time, instead of threading it on, just go ahead and nick the tip of it, just like you would, say, a drop shot. Now, check that out. That is going to be the most action, the most finesse version of this jig.

Paul Glass:
Let's go ahead and stay on plastic strain. Next up, we have the Eurotackle Micro Finesse series. This is their Bloodworm. Cool, dark red color. This thing is going to bang. This one comes in a 10 pack, not a 20 pack, but it's got some really cool action. Let me pop these open for you. It comes in a clamshell, which I really like for these types of plastics. So it comes in a really cool... It stays in the mold, just like this so just plop them off as needed.

Paul Glass:
Now, this is that Bloodworm. As you can tell, it's going to have a ton of action. I cannot hold the steady if my life depended on it, which is great underneath the water, again, in that ice water. Any little bit of movement is going to make a difference. So this has ton of movement. Now, it is longer, but it does taper down just a little bit. And it's made of these little tiny, tiny balls here. You can see there.

Paul Glass:
Now, it is a little bit stretchy. So that is going to give you a little bit additional durability. You can break it down, but no need. Now, there's a bunch of ways you can rig this. I would definitely say just straight threading it on, like we did that orange spike, or you can even just... Here, I'll grab another jig for you and I'll show you a different option.

Paul Glass:
It looks a little ungamely, but I can tell you and promise you that it will catch fish. Just go ahead and just jam this onto the back of the hook, no rhyme or reason, kind of like what you would do with a live bait, just go ahead and get it on the back of the hook and just create a little bit of some volume here in the back. As you jig that around, fish are going to see that. And that's, I would actually argue, a more natural presentation, and it's going to be something that you may get some more bites on.

Paul Glass:
It also allows you to get more of that material right around the hook so you get less little picks and more catches. All right. Close to the last plastic. This is actually one of my favorites. This is the Big Bite Baits, one-inch balls in pink glow. A really cool bait. I think of all the plastics that I have, this might be the second most. I think the most I have is that spike style because they work so well with small jigs. But this works with a little bit larger jigs.

Paul Glass:
You could actually fish with these, and I will be fishing with these, maybe tomorrow, I'll test these out. But you can see that little ball is going to create a ton of commotion in the water. Now, a ton of commotion from such a tiny plastic might sound insane, but if you're right on top of the fish and you drop something like this in front of them, any little bit of movement in that super clear super oxygen-rich water is really going to show up, and it's going to show up in a big way.

Paul Glass:
So having something like this that has those three balls in the front and this extra little bit on the tail, that's really going to stand out. And this is just another color for you. So you're getting the orange, you're getting the red, and you're getting the pink. Those are three great options that could all be used on that little Widow Maker jig.

Paul Glass:
Now I said this is the last plastic, almost the last plastic. It was almost the last. The next one you're going to see is this Rota-Grub. Now, I took it out of the packaging because I didn't want to give it away. This is a 360-degree moving, two jigs combined together, two jigs welded together. To be honest, this lure right here is a great example of why you get a subscription tackle box like Monsterbass.

Paul Glass:
You might have everything, you might think you have everything, you've seen it all, I guarantee you, you have not. I have never seen this before. I've been ice fishing for quite a while, I love ice fishing, I like getting weird with all the lures and seeing what's going on and what's new, what's old that's coming back. I love all that. I have never seen this before. Call me ignorant, but I've never seen it, and I'm really excited to try it. This is big. This is a three-eighth ounces total, two lures together. I think I told you, there's two jigs combined two together.

Paul Glass:
Now, look at that. These are hard, they're not moving at all. And these are the plastics, it comes with six of these plastics, these bright curly tail grabs. And what happens is, there's like a little line tie, right at the top, a clip, and this is where you tire and line it. Now, when you this up, this is going to spin 360 degrees. So this thing is spinning around constantly and just creating a crazy commotion. So two ball head jigs, welded together. They're a little bit offset, probably about 60 degrees, 30 degrees each off from being straight on. I'm going to fish this tomorrow. I'm going to try this in open water and see how it works.

Paul Glass:
Now, you're going to need a heavier duty rod, I'm probably going to be using an ultralight, but it's three-eighths ounce, that's not nothing. So any of your heavier spoon rods for ice fishing are going to work probably four-foot medium lights, somewhere in there, four to five foot. But yeah, when you jig this up and down, 360-degree spin. Never seen it, honestly, never even heard of it, really excited to try it. Next up is the Lindy Glow Spoon. Now, you may have seen this one before. Now, spoons, when you jig these up, they're going to have this crazy wobbling action on the way up, and then they're going to flutter on the way down .

Paul Glass:
This is actually made of plastic, this is not made of metal, and there's a really good reason for that, I'll show you in a second. The nice thing about this is really early in the season, especially for targeting crappie, I like a very slow fall. Now, this being a plastic spoon not metal means it is going to fall very slow because it's really light and very buoyant. That's awesome. I think it's going to be fine for heavy winter, but I probably want a metal spoon for the dead of winter. And then as we get later and later into the season, again, I want that slower fall because those fish are going to be pretty lethargic.

Paul Glass:
Now, you also probably will notice this weird space right here, this indentation at the back of the spoon, and then there's like random hole right here in the front. What is that for? This spoon actually come with five glow sticks. They're going to look just like, there it is, they're going to look just like that. And what you break them, just like that, and then you're going to shake them up, then you're going to keep shaking them. You're probably going to shake them some more. And once you've given them a shake, you're going to see that it's going to start to glow. This is basically a miniature version of those little glow bracelets that you had when you were in middle school.

Paul Glass:
And then you're just going to plop it in the back of that jig, like so. And that jig is going to start glowing. Now, it's not just this little strip that glows, because this is plastic and they're using a translucent paint, this whole thing glows. I actually took it into a dark room because I wanted to see how it worked and I was stunned. This glow is actually shooting through all this paint and the whole thing is lit up. In ice fishing, one of the cool things that's come around the last, well, it's been a while, but that's out there, people found that glow and UV are two ways to draw in more fish from a long ways away. Again, super-duper clear water because it's very oxygen rich because it's so cold.

Paul Glass:
This is really going to help be one more thing that's going to draw fish in for you. If you're wondering what is that little hole right there at the front for, while it's going to come with this little package from Lindy, is going to come with this little punch. Looks just about like, come on, just like that. And what you're going to do is you're going to take that punch, you're going to pop it into that hole, and when you're done with your glow stick, you're going to be able to pop it out and replace it. Like I said, this comes with five total, so definitely going to let you get some good life out of that glow spoon.

Paul Glass:
The next up is a classic bait from Blitz Blades. This bait, it's a blade bait. This is the type of bait that you want, that you can fish fall, winter and spring. It's actually probably at its best in open water in the fall. This one happens to be a quarter ounce in gold. I'm going to show it to you right now. It comes with a little clip here, which I'm holding onto, but this is just their classic blade, so big metal weight here in the front, gold profile with like a sticker on there that's going to make it super reflective in the water. Now, what you're going to do is you're going to... There's a lot of different ways of fishing, you can slow retrieve it, as you retrieve, it's just going to wobble like this on the retrieve.

Paul Glass:
Quarter ounce is great for if you're patient, you can let it get all the way to the bottom, but if you retrieve it pretty quickly, you can move it almost anywhere in the water column. But then the best way to do it and the way I find that I get the most strikes is letting it scissor down to the bottom and then rip it up really quickly. And it's going to get this really quick, tight wobble action, and then let it flutter down, so hard rip up, let it flutter down, hard rip up, let it flutter down. And as you retrieve it towards you, hopping it in that way, eventually it's going to get basically right underneath where you're standing or where your boat is.

Paul Glass:
Once it's there, jig it on the bottom and just let it stay, let it hang there for a while. Jig it for a couple of minutes. That's likely when you're going to get your strike, especially when those fish are lethargic. I will be using this one tomorrow. Now, again, I think I mentioned this, it works so good for fall. Definitely works for winter on pike and bass, really anything but pike and bass, probably the best. And again, it's a pretty big profile. Probably you're not going to be getting too many, anything other than biggest crappies with this, but definitely walleye or anything else too. So larger fish targeting, works great in the spring and the fall. So I'll be using this tomorrow, maybe we'll get some catches on it, we'll show it to you, fingers crossed.

Paul Glass:
Coming up last is a bait that was actually invented in the Michigan area. This is the Looter Lure. This is a lure that was invented to fish the Great Lakes, really trolling for salmon. However, as people used it and started realizing how versatile it was, they started using it for everything from salmon, walleye, pike, bass, and everything in between, and definitely for some big crappie. Now, this is a really cool baits, probably something you haven't seen before. It's two discs. Now, this bait is made from all brass. It's silver plated. I think it's a jewelry quality silver plated, but all brass, which is one of my favorite things here.

Paul Glass:
Not only the red hook, but it's got that real material in the back, so feather with some flash boo there at the bottom. And then you can see that eye in the middle is really going to help reflect like actually draw and glow a little bit and reflect some light. Now, it's a really unique lure. One thing I want to recommend is you'll notice that there's no line tie at the top. You're going to want to put a split ring on that or use a clip. You want to let this free swing as much as possible.

Paul Glass:
Now, you can definitely troll this, that's what it was initially invented for. So maybe a bottom bouncer, a couple feet of litter, and you control this, you're going to catch salmon, you're going to catch trout. You're definitely going to get some walleyes and some multispecies as well. I recommend in the wintertime, jigging this for absolutely anything that will bite. If you're in a fishy area, this is one of those lures you can just drop and catch fish. You can already see it on the camera, it's reflecting light onto the back of my hand, and it is like a cloudy day. Now, you could tip this with a grab or whatever you want for live bait, but really with that feather material down there, you're not going to need it, it's going to work great all on its own.

Paul Glass:
That is the November box. It is the beginning of ice season, you can start stocking up your tackle box now so that when late December, January rolls around, you are ready to hit the hard water. I am so excited for ice fishing season. Look, I get it, it's not great to sit on a bucket or even sit in a shelter in the freezing cold, getting up early, not having a ton of sunlight. I get why that's tough, but there's something magical about pulling a fish out of hard water, about walking out maybe a half mile or whatever it is, out into a frozen lake, and then just ripping lips through a tiny hole in the ice. There's something about it, it's so much fun.

Paul Glass:
But if you live somewhere in the Midwest, it might be your only option to fish, so if you really love fishing, you just got to go out, you got to suck it up, you got to go fish the hard water. Again, thank you so much for checking out this video. Hopefully this gets you pumped up, gets you ready to go ice fishing, break out the tiny jigs, go break out the sleds, go break out the shelters, whatever it is, however you fish, the buckets, it's that time of year. Well, it's almost that time of year. So hopefully this gets you pumped up for it. More videos to come on ice fishing, we'll do some maybe rod and rigging tips. We'll do some gear reviews and things like that to get you ready. And we'll certainly do some more unboxings as this box continues to come out.

Paul Glass:
It should be coming out November through, I think, February or March, you get four or five months of this box coming your way. Again, thanks for checking out the video, like, subscribe, hit the notification ball so you can see when we post the next video. And again, the next video, we definitely will continue to pump out the bass fishing content, but we're going to make some more ice and multispecies like we have been. And with that, again, thank you so much. Have an awesome day. If you're just bass fishing, if you're still fishing in open water, good luck chasing those bass. And if you're getting ready for ice fishing, we'll catch you out on the hard water. Have an awesome day.

 

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