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We are proud to announce that Tomo’s Tackle in Salem, Massachusetts is the latest retailer to carry Daddy Mac Lures

We are psyched to have our product available in Tomo’s Tackle in Salem, Massachusetts. If you need any Daddy Macs, please stop in and see Tomo and we will make sure you get what you need. They have the hard to find RD Bombs in stock (as of today, they are flying off the shelves). If you do stop in, please tell Tomo that Daddy Mac sent you.

Tomo’s Tackle
104 Wharf Street
Salem Massachusetts 01970
United States
Phone: 978-498-4187


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Daddy Mac Lures & Bass Pro Shops sponsors the 2nd Annual Children’s Fishing Derby in Abington, MA Saturday June 9th, 2018 from 10AM to 1PM

Abington Celebrates Founders Days

2nd Annual Children’s Fishing Derby

Saturday, June 9, 2018   10am to 1pm


Open to all children, aged 6-14; parental presence is required for those children fishing.

A prize will be awarded in each age group.

Each participant must supply their own rod and reel. Parents may fish alongside their children

but should bring their fishing license.

Bobbers, hooks and bait will be provided.

Sign up starts at 9:30 am on Central Street, across from Abington DPW. Look for our tents.

We need volunteers with fishing experience to help the children set up their fishing equipment and help measure the fish caught.

Hotdogs will be provided for all the participants and helpers, starting at noon. The Abington Lions Club will be doing the cooking! Free Water will be on hand for all during the tournament.

This year’s Sponsors are: Daddy Mac Lures and owners Dennis MacDonald and Jack Houghton of Abington; Bass Pro Shops; Martin’s Bakery and owner Fred Martin of Abington; Abington Ice House; Abington Lions Club and Selectman Robert Manning.

NOTE: IF you plan on freshwater fishing and you are 15 years old or older – a MA Fishing license is required.

Our local Wal-Mart store sells fishing licenses or go online to

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Daddy Mac Lures Viper 5″ Minnow Video by GetBentTV is approaching 7 Million Views

The Daddy Mac Lures Viper 5″ Minnow video created by GetBentTV is approaching 7 million views. It was not long ago that we reached what we thought was an unreachable goal of 1 million views. The videos were created to be used as end cap videos at certain retailers. They show how well the lures look in the water and not fish eating them. Rest assured, they get eaten, big time. The Viper 5″ Minnow is one of the most popular Daddy Mac Lures series. @daddymaclures @getbenttv #fishwithvenom #looksogood #sevenmillion #areyoukiddingme


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Daddy Mac Lures will be at Tim Moore’s Kayak University (June 1-3, 2018) on Squam Lake in New Hampshire, you should be too!

Daddy Mac Lures is excited to announce that Co-Owner Jack Houghton will be attending Tim Moore’s (Tim Moore Outdoors) Kayak University this year at Cottage Place on Squam Lake in New Hampshire. Come and see Seminars by some of the top kayak anglers, hang out and have one on one interaction getting all your questions answered. Get private access to Big Squam Lake. Also, there are a huge amount of giveaways. The space is limited to 20 anglers, so you better register quickly.

see flyer below:

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Daddy Mac Lures will be working with Maine Fishing TV on the New England Outdoor Network channel on Roku this season

If you have Roku, make sure you subscribe to the New England Outdoor Network, check out both the Maine Hunters TV and the Maine Fishing TV shows with Steve Beckwith and Edward Jellison. A special thanks to Daddy Mac Lures Pro Staffer Matt Trombley of 3rd Alarm Charters for making this happen. We are so psyched to be working with Steve and Ed this coming season. We have already heard the lineup for filming this season and simply put AWESOME STUFF!

Get a Roku, Subscribe to the New England Outdoor Network (free) and make sure you tune in to Maine Fishing TV featuring Daddy Mac Lures and other great fishing lure companies!


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Daddy Mac Lures friend Liam Geary (Backwoods Graphics) featured on Ike Live

I love reporting when good things happen to good people and that is the case in the video below where, Mike Iaconelli talks about Liam Geary’s (Backwoods Graphics) awesome work on Ike Live. Liam has bailed Daddy Mac Lures out a few times helping with backdrops for our booths at expos. Make sure you reach out to Liam for all your needs with stickers, banners, signage, wraps, etc.

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Daddy Mac Lures now available for purchase at Treasure in the Woods in Delphi, Indiana

Daddy Mac Lures now available for purchase at Treasure in the Woods in Delphi, Indiana. This is our first retailer in Indiana. They carry an assortment of our 3″ and 5″ Viper Minnow series. If you are in the area, please stop by and say hi to Patti and tell her Daddy Mac Lures sent you.

Treasure in the Woods
1101 North Washington Street
Delphi IN 46923
United States
Phone: (765)412-7005
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Vertical Jigging for Lake Trout/Togue by Daddy Mac Lures Pro Staffer Tim Moore from Tim Moore Outdoors

Vertical Jigging for Lake Trout/Togue

By Daddy Mac Lures Pro Staffer Tim Moore From Tim Moore Outdoors

When I mention lake trout fishing to most anglers I usually get one of two responses, “I love trolling” or, “I hate trolling.” For many lake trout angler, trolling is synonymous with lake trout fishing. I’m not the biggest fan of trolling. I don’t have anything against it, I just can’t get over the feeling I get when I set the hook on a fish. So, when I discovered that there was not only a time and place to vertical jig for lakers, but the numbers were high, I was immediately intrigued.

When lake water temperatures reach their highest, usually in August, lake trout will head deep. As the days grow shorter, the lakers begin to school up in greater numbers and feed aggressively. The shorter days tell the trout that it’s almost time for them to spawn. For that they will need energy in the form of fat reserves, which they usually get from feeding on rainbow smelt, and sometimes they feed all day.

August and September lake trout are typically found in some of the deepest areas of a lake. On Lake Winnipesaukee they often suspend 100’ down over 150’ of water. This makes them somewhat easier to locate, but not always easy to catch. They typically see a fair amount of fishing pressure and there are usually so many smelt in the same area that dropping your jig into them is like throwing a needle into a haystack. Using a lure that they haven’t seen before is sometimes the key to a more productive trip.

My favorite lures are metal jigs designed with sizes and profiles which closely resemble that of small baitfish and are designed specifically for vertical jigging. My ultimate favorite is the 1.4 ounce smelt-colored Nervous Minnow Jointed Jig from Daddy Mac Lures. It works better than any other lure I have ever used. The Daddy Mac 1.4-ounce Albie jig in blue or black is a blade-style spoon that also closely resembles the size and profile of the rainbow smelt that lake trout are often feeding on. These lures are compliant with the New Hampshire lead ban, as they are considered a spoon by definition.

As for a particular jigging cadence, the fish pick the winners. Vary your cadence until you figure out what best triggers bites and by all means, pay close attention to your line as your lure falls. Count down how long it takes to get to the bottom. If your lure stops sinking early you know a fish has it in its mouth. Then close your bail and set the hook. The majority of bites will come on the drop when jigging or while dropping back down to the fish.

Vertical jigging lake trout in August and September is one of my favorite activities, both as an angler and as a guide. Having a 50-fish day is not uncommon, and 100 fish days (per boat) are possible. It’s a numbers game. Just remember that you are bringing these fish up from deep water. They will need time to expel gasses from their swim bladder, so bring them up slow. When you think you are bringing them up slow enough, slow down about even more. You will notice that they will fight hard at first, then feel like dead weight, and then begin to fight again once they burp out some of the air in their swim bladder. Moments later you may see air bubbles rise to the surface.

If you love vertical jigging any species of fish, and you enjoy catching them in large numbers, vertical jigging for lake trout might be for you. The fish are present in numbers, they are there to feed, and they fight hard. It’s hard to beat the big head shakes of a beefy togue. Taking care of the fish you catch by bringing them up slowly, getting them back in the water quickly, and releasing the bigger ones to be caught another day will ensure that there are plenty for your next outing, and the next, and the next.

Tim Moore is a full-time licensed NH fishing guide and owner of Tim Moore Outdoors. LLC. He is a member of the New England Outdoor Writers Association and the producer of Tim Moore Outdoors TV. Visit for more information.

Tim Moore

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Public Service: Massachusetts Commercial Reg Changes – Black Sea Bass and Striped Bass

The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries has released some updates to the commercial regulations for Striped Bass and Black Sea Bass. The changes are summarized below as well as a link to the Press Release:

Striped Bass

Season opens Monday June 25th, and is open every Monday and Thursday thereafter until the Quota is reached. The regulations of 15 fish at 34 inches remains unchanged. The one new update is that if July 3rd, July 4th or Labor day fall on a Monday or Thursday and the season is still opened, then that day will be a closed fishing day.

Black Sea Bass

Season opens on July 9th, actually the first allowed fishing day is Tuesday July 10th and will remain open until the quota is reached. One additional change this year is the to open days where you are allowed to possess Black Sea Bass commercially are now Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Daddy Mac Lures should be right in the mix of commercial fisherman, please be safe out there.

For the press release, please visit the link below: