The Bagley Diving Balsa B

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Northern natural lakes are often overlooked in the bass fishing hierarchy. Disappointing, too, because the mass of bass and weights would shock many. 4 to 5-pound largemouth and smallmouth bass are commonplace, buffered by even larger fish. And the rich coloration alone of northern bass is a visual marvel.

With that in mind, Bagley proudly sponsors the Classic Bass Champions Tour, a regional tournament series fished by some of North America’s best bass sticks.

In this fast-paced video, Bagley captures the action on central Minnesota’s Whitefish Chain, the series’ first stop. The Whitefish Chain is an interconnected labyrinth of deep, pristine natural lakes that contain abundant largemouth bass and select, sometimes secretive populations of beautiful bronzebacks. If you like testing your skills on deep weedlines, rock structure and emergent shoreline vegetation, the Whitefish Chain is for you.

Bagley’s Diving Balsa B is the fastest-diving crankbait made…period. Big bodied and lead-lipped, with a dive-bomb descent angle that gets straight to hanging bass and a thumping balsa body action that ignites a violent strike. On clear northern lakes, unleash the Diving Balsa B outside deep weedlines, or crank along a rocky bottom to draw eager largemouth and smallmouth bass. The Diving Balsa B1 (1.75”) dives to 6 to 1-feet. The larger Diving Balsa B2 (2.25”) can dig down to 15-feet. MSRP is $9.99.

ABOUT Northland® Fishing Tackle

In 1975, a young Northwoods fishing guide named John Peterson started pouring jigs and tying tackle for his 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! Word spread like wildfire, the phone started ringing… and the Northland Fishing Tackle® brand was in hot demand! For 40 years now, John and the Northland® team have been designing, testing and perfecting an exclusive line of products that catch 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, spinnerbaits and spoons for crappies, bluegills, perch, walleyes, bass, trout, northern pike and muskies.

ABOUT Bagley Bait Company

The personality of any company comes from its founder. Jim Bagley was an inventive, fun-loving, passionate fisherman who became one the most respected legends in the fishing tackle industry. In late 2010, Jarmo Rapala and a group of investors bought Bagley Bait Company. As an admirer of Jim Bagley for his attention to quality and of his product ingenuity and innovation, Jarmo initiated significant changes in operations, enhanced production processes and quality control. Now in 2020, Northland® Fishing Tackle, along with Jarmo as its Chief Lure Designer, maintain the legacy of creating premium balsa crankbaits and topwater lures, as well as jigs and spoons for both freshwater and saltwater anglers.