Spinner Harnesses & Eye-Candy Plastics w/ Jason Mitchell: Insane walleye action on the Van Hook Arm of Lake Sakakawea in western North Dakota. Fishing fast with bottom bouncers and spinner harnesses. Substituting traditional live bait with the new Eye-Candy from Northland Fishing Tackle. The Eye Candy is an elastic plastic which is much softer yet stretchier than traditional soft plastics. This material also absorbs scents well and floats, making it perfect for tipping spinner harnesses for catching walleye. The durability of the Eye Candy enables you to catch many fish on one body without having to rebait. We cruised points and sunken islands in 7-12 feet of water where we marked fish with our electronics and pulled through fish at 1.5 miles per hour. We share tips on how to use bottom bouncers and spinners to catch summer walleye. Gear breakdown of rod and reel setup for using bottom bouncers and spinners to catch walleye. Insights on how to find and locate reservoir walleye. Lake Sakakawea located on the Missouri River has been trending hot over the past decade. Premier destination fishery for walleye.


Eye-Candy Nightcrawler


Spinner Harnesses & Eye Candy Plastics

Eye-Candy Nightcrawler (Black)

Spinner Harnesses & Eye Candy Plastics

Eye-Candy Nightcrawler (Sunrise Core)


Dragging nightcrawlers behind spinner rigs flat out works and Northland’s Eye-Candy Nightcrawler is no exception. Northland’s Super TPE formula’s lifelike movement and floatation allows the Eye-Candy Nightcrawler to move and Swim like the real thing. Unlike its live counterpart, the Eye-Candy Nightcrawlers durability allows you to catch fish after fish on the same bait. Each package contains 5 Night Crawlers.


Eye-Candy Paddle Shad


Eye Candy Plastics (Paddle Shad - Green Pumpkin)

Eye-Candy Paddle Shad (Green Pumpkin)

Eye Candy Plastics (Paddle Shad - Gold Shiner)

Eye-Candy Paddle Shad (Gold Shiner)


Northland’s Eye-Candy Series of soft plastics revolutionizes how anglers fish for walleyes with its new Super TPE material. Leading the family is the Eye-Candy Paddle Shad. At 3-1/2 inches the Paddle Shad features a boot tail that swims, wiggles, and kicks whether ripped aggressively or slowly dragged across the bottom. This shape paired with the lifelike action, floatation, and durability of Northland’s Eye-Candy material makes it the closest thing you can get to live bait! Each package contains 5 Paddle Shads.

  • Boot tail kicks with the subtlest of movements
  • Eye-Candy Super TPE’s formula is super soft and buoyant for maximum action
  • Super durable stretchy TPE material holds up fish after fish


Northland Fishing Tackle® — EST. 1975

In 1975, a young Northwoods fishing guide named John Peterson started pouring jigs and tying tackle for his guiding clients in a small remote cabin in northern Minnesota. The lures were innovative, made with high-quality components, and most importantly were catching fish when no other baits were working! The word spread like wildfire, the phone started ringing for Team Northland®… and the Northland Fishing Tackle® brand was in hot demand!

For over 45 years Team Northland® Tackle has been designing, testing, and perfecting an exclusive line of products that catches fish like no other brand on the market today. Manufactured in the heart of Minnesota’s finest fishing waters, Northland® is one of the country’s leading producers of premium quality jigs, live bait rigs, crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and spoons for Panfish, Perch, Walleye, Bass, Trout, Northern Pike, and Muskie.

Northland Fishing Tackle® products are designed by fishermen for the quality-conscious anglers of the new millennium. The entire management team are fishermen who surround themselves with experienced Northwoods fishing guides, veteran charter captains, professional tournament anglers, and the famous Team Northland Pro-Staff! These fishing experts provide us with valuable product feedback and innovative fishing ideas that keep us on the “cutting edge” of the fishing tackle industry.

The Northland Fishing Tackle® Team has some of the best promotional fishermen in the industry such as Brian “Bro” Brosdahl, Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson, Jason Mitchell, Brad Hawthorne, Joel Nelson, and Nick Lindner to showcase our innovative shapes, colors, and designs. Our Pro Staff and professionals spend hundreds of days each year on the water and are the backbone of our organization. Our social media channels reach millions of people across Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Our content-rich Northland Fishing Tackle website serves as a home base for new product information and an excellent resource for fishing tips, tricks, and hacks.


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