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Check out the Daddy Mac Lures 2016 catalog!

So it’s been a crazy, busy year so far (but we are not complaining!!) and now, finally, we are proud to announce that the 2016 Daddy Mac Lures Catalog is available!  We’ve got some great new products to share with you!  Be sure to check out our DM Sunfish XL and the AB (Albie Bass) Bomb!  For a peek at all of the Daddy Mac Lures 2016 products, check out the link below:

http://www.daddymaclures.com/catalogs/2016/2016DaddyMacLuresCatalog.pdf

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Daddy Mac Lures Viper Series Eels are now available in six Bass Pro Shops locations

Daddy Mac Lures is pleased to announce that some of our hottest selling lures, the patent-protected Viper Series Eels in both 6″ and 12″ are now being sold at the following Bass Pro Shops locations:

Foxboro, MA,  Baltimore MD, Hampton, VA, Bridgeport, CT, Atlantic City, NJ, and Hookset, NH

Our 12″  patent-protected Viper Series Eels have an unprecedented 11 splits, weigh 3.3 oz, and have VMC 3/0 brushed nickel 4x strong trebles.  They are available in Natural (brown), Raven (black) and Green Mackerel.

Our 6″ patent-protected Viper Series Eels have 7 splits, weigh 1/2 oz., and have VMC size 6 Permasteel 4x trebles.  They are available in in Natural (brown), Raven (black) and Emerald (blue/green).

Both sizes are Kevlar linked, have 3D eyes, an internal rattle, are fast sinking, and have a reflective durable finish and ABS hard plastic.

Our 12″ Viper Eel will be swimming in a display tank this weekend at the Foxboro Bass Pro Shops location.  Stop by and see the incredible swimming action for yourself!

Captain Jack Houghton and Dennis MacDonald to present at the Stellwagen Bank Charter Boat Association on April 12th, 2016

Stellwagen Bank Charter Boat Association Meetings are held monthly on the second Tuesday of each month in Marshfield, MA at 7:00 PM.

MEETING NOTICE

Next Meeting Tuesday, April 12th, 7:00 PM

Marshfield Tavern

1 Proprietors Drive

Marshfield, MA

 Located behind Roche Brothers Supermarket

April 12th, Meeting Guest Speaker

Jack Houghton of Daddy Mac Lures
Vertical Jigging For Striped Bass

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Jack Houghton is a commercial fisherman, charter captain and co-owner of Daddy Mac Lures. His seminar will teach his methods of vertical jigging for striped bass off of Chatham. Using this method, there are those that are able to out fish others consistently. “Learn some tips and techniques to even the playing field,” says Jack. “It’s the little things that make the biggest difference.”

Captain Matt Trombley has been added to our Pro Staff team

Daddy Mac Lures is proud to announce that Captain Matt Trombley of 3rd Alarm Charters and Guide Service in Proctor, Vermont, has been added to our team of Pro-Staffers.  Captain Matt comes to us with years of experience fishing the Hudson River, Lake Champlain and Lake Ontario for various species including salmon, trout, bass, pike and walleye.

As we expand our freshwater presence, we have no doubt that Matt’s vast knowledge and experience will be a tremendous asset to us.  Matt is also a 20 year veteran of the City of Burlington, Vermont fire department and a 26 year veteran of the Fire Service.  His professionalism and strong work ethic make him the perfect fit for our existing Pro-Staff team, and a welcome addition to the Daddy Mac family.

Please check out Matt’s Bio here:

http://www.daddymaclures.com/captain-matthew-trombley/

 

Daddy Mac Expo Season – Updates, Thank you’s, and Upcoming Expos & Seminars

Well, our crazy fishing Expo season is in full swing! We’ve had a busy couple of months here at Daddy Mac Lures with nine expos under our belts from January to present!

We’d like to take the time to share information regarding our expo season, and to thank so many people who have helped us along the way.

(scroll down for a list of upcoming expos and appearances)

Co-owners Dennis “Daddy Mac” MacDonald and Jack Houghton have been working tirelessly to promote Daddy Mac Lures and get our incredible lures into the hands of as many fishermen as possible. The outpouring of support and loyalty to our brand has made every effort worthwhile.

We’d like to thank all of the organizers and event planners for the following expo events, as well as the thousands of Daddy Mac customers and fans who stopped by our booths to say hello and get a head start on stocking up on their Daddy Macs for the upcoming season:

 

Rockingham Fishing & Hunting Expo, Salem, NH                                       Jan 9 & 10

New England Fishing & Outdoor Expo, Boxborough, MA                          Jan 29 – 31

Springfield Sportsmen’s Show, Springfield, MA                                           Feb 19 – 21

New England Boat Show, Boston MA                                                             Feb 13 – 21

(in the Goose Hummock booth, thank you to Goose!)

NE Fishing & Hunting Show, Hartford, CT                                                    Feb 12 – 14

(in the Red Top Sporting Goods booth, thank you to Red Top!)

New England Saltwater Fishing Show, Providence, RI                               Feb 26 – 28

World Fishing & Outdoor Expo, Suffern, NY                                                 Mar 10 – 13

The Saltwater Fishing Expo, Somerset, NJ                                                    Mar 18 – 20

 

We were fortunate to speak at many of these events, with co-owner and one of the leading Northeast vertical jigging experts Captain Jack Houghton presenting seminars on Vertical Jigging for Striped Bass.

We’d like to thank the following Expos for the opportunity to present:

 

New England Fishing & Outdoor Expo

Springfield Sportsmen’s Show

New England Saltwater Fishing Show

World Fishing & Outdoor Expo

The Saltwater Fishing Expo

Massachusetts Striped Bass Association Expo

 

A special thanks to the New England Fishing & Outdoor Expo and the World Fishing & Outdoor Expo for allowing us to do a swimming demo of our big swim baits (our patent protected Viper Series lures) in the Hawg Troughs!  The responses and feedback we got never ceases to amaze us!

 

We would also like to thank our incredibly knowledgeable and dedicated Pro-Staff members Tim Moore of Tim Moore Outdoors and Richard Yvon of Twin Maple Outdoors for representing Daddy Mac Lures at the Kittery Trading Post Spring Fish ‘n Hunt sale in Kittery, Maine March 17th – 20th. They did an outstanding job.  We would also like to thank Kittery Trading Post for an unbelievable 2015 season, and a tremendous start already to an even better 2016 season!

 

We pride ourselves on having the most talented and loyal Pro-Staff team here at Daddy Mac Lures. Newest Pro-Staffers Richard Yvon and David Riley were a huge asset at many of our expo shows this year, and we thank them for their hard work and commitment to Daddy Mac Lures.  We look forward to a great future with these upstanding and talented guys on board.

 

We would also like to thank Matt Dempsey, Donald Hobart and Colton McGrath for attending every show as part of the Daddy Mac Team. Without their dedication and hard work setting up for shows, working the booths, and breaking down after every event, we never would have seen such an unprecedented and successful expo season. A special thanks to Donald Hobart for months of behind the scenes labor and preparation along with co-owners Dennis “Daddy Mac” and Jack.

 

Finally, a big thanks to our friends and supporters Field Staffer James “Squid” Young, Jim Smith, Dan Thissel and Phil Belcher for assisting Daddy Mac Lures with packaging in preparation for the show season.

 

It is a team effort here at Daddy Mac Lures, and we feel honored to have so many supportive and loyal friends, family and Pro-Staffers in our circle.

 

Upcoming Expos:

  • April 2 -3         Mass Striped Bass Association Expo, Hanover, MA
  • July 12 – 15     ICAST, Orlando, FL

 

Upcoming Seminars: (Vertical Jigging for Striped Bass)

  • April 2 + 3                 Mass Striped Bass Association Expo, Hanover, MA
  • April 12, 7:00pm     Stellwagon Bank Charter Boat Association, Marshfield Tavern, Marshfield, MA
  • May 4                          Pioneer Valley Boat & Surf Club @ Springfield Yacht & Canoe Club, Agawam, MA

Our patent protected Viper Series lures continue to be hot sellers for fresh and saltwater fishermen alike.  Keep your eyes out for even more new and exciting Daddy Mac Lures soon to come in the spring of 2016 and early 2017!  Tight lines!

David Riley and Richard Yvon have been added to our Pro Staff team

After thoroughly reviewing over one hundred Pro-Staff applications, Daddy Mac Lures is proud to announce that David Riley of Rhode Island and Richard Yvon of Maine have been added to our team of Pro-Staffers. These two highly respected, knowledgeable and experienced anglers hold the same values as Daddy Mac Lures with a strong emphasis on professionalism, loyalty and a genuine belief in the quality and proven success of the Daddy Mac brand. We look forward to our new partnership as well as to supporting and promoting David on the tournament trail and Richard with his successful business Twin Maple Outdoors.

Please check out David’s Bio here:

David Riley’s Bio

Please check out Richard’s Bio here:

Richard Yvon’s Bio

 

Daddy Mac Lures will be at the Concord Rod & Gun Club Fisherman’s Night April 7th

Daddy Mac Lures will be at the Concord Rod & Gun Fisherman’s Night on Tuesday, April 7th from 7-9 pm.

Concord Rod & Gun Club, 74 Strawberry Hill Rd., Concord, MA  01742

Co-owner Jack Houghton will be presenting a seminar, covering all of the basics of jigging for Striped Bass and many other fresh and saltwater species.

Hope to see you there!

 

Daddy Mac Lures will be at the 2015 MSBA Annual Sportfishing Expo this weekend!

Daddy Mac Lures will be at the 2015 MSBA Annual Sport Fishing Expo at the University Sports Complex/Starland in Hanover, MA.

http://www.msba.net/

Show Hours:  Saturday, March 28th, 10 – 5pm, Sunday, March 29th, 9am – 4pm

Co-owner Jack Houghton will be giving  jigging seminars – one on Saturday, March 28th  at 11am in Room A and one on Sunday, March 29th at 2:30 pm in Room A.  Stop by to hear a new jigging tip never before given in Capt. Jack’s previous jigging seminars, and be sure to swing by the Daddy Mac Booth and say hello to Jack, Dennis “Daddy Mac” and Colton!

Also, stop by and visit our friend and highly regarded Pro Staffer Captain Bobby Rice of Reel Deal Fishing Charters.  Check out the Daddy Macs hanging off the ends of his rods and hear about some great adventures upon Reel Deal Fishing Charters as well as some memorable catches using Daddy Mac Lures!  Our friends at Red Top Sporting Goods will be there too, with Daddy Macs on hand, as well as our Wicked Tuna buddies Captain Ralph Wilkins and Captain Bruce Hebert.  It’s going to be a great show!  Hope to see you all there!

Daddy Mac Lures will be at the Saltwater Fishing Expo in Somerset, NJ this weekend, as well as at the Kittery Trading Post sale in Kittery, Maine!

Well, it was an all nighter for Dennis (Daddy Mac), Colton and I but we got the trailer packed and made the four hour trek to the Saltwater Fishing Expo in Somerset, NJ. We’ll be setting up here for the next six hours or so, and are psyched for the doors to open tomorrow to kick off the 3 day show. Daddy Mac Lures is in booth 704 for anyone heading to the Saltwater Expo this weekend!!

We will also have a presence at the big sale at Kittery Trading Post in Kittery, Maine this weekend. Pro Staffer Tim Moore will be representing Daddy Mac Lures on Friday and Sunday, and Field Staffer Jim “Squidman” Young will be representing us on Saturday. Be sure to stop by and say hello, and check out our tank and huge product display if you’re planning to attend the sale. The first 100 people through the North Entrance will get gift cards from KTP!

Daddy Mac Lures is proud to announce our new Field Staffer James “Squidman” Young!

Daddy Mac Lures is proud to announce our newest team member, Field Staffer James “Squidman” Young!

Squidman has been fishing the Cape Cod Canal since childhood and has long been a loyal supporter and friend of Daddy Mac Lures.  His natural talent and expertise on the pond and in the ocean allow him to provide keen insight and feedback on our lures.  In addition, he has been known to do some amazing lure mods.

Time and time again, after field testing products for us, and working with us behind the scenes, we have found Squidman’s feedback to be invaluable and on point.  Additionally, he has taken some amazing pictures that show in detail the beauty and quality of Daddy Mac Lures, and he continues to promote our products through social media, word of mouth, and through continued success stories and photos of some amazing catches using Daddy Mac Lures.  For these reasons, we felt it was about time that Squidman officially joined the Daddy Mac Team!

Please join us in congratulating Squidman.  Welcome aboard, buddy!

Stop by and visit us at Booth 16 at the World Fishing & Outdoor Expo, Suffern, NY this weekend!

Anyone coming to the World Fishing & Outdoor Expo this weekend in Suffern, NY??

Daddy Mac Lures will be in booth 16, right near the Hawg Trough! Stop by and say hello!

Show hours are Thursday March 5,  2-9, Friday March 6,  1-9, Saturday, March 7, 9:30 – 7, Sunday, March 8, 9:30 – 5. Lots of free giveaways, and tickets can be purchased online as well as at the door.

Whether your passion is freshwater fishing, saltwater fishing or hunting, you’ll find it all there. Learn from nationally recognized celebrities and local experts and pick up newly released and hard to find products to meet your fishing needs!

Hope to see some of you there!

Off to the World Fishing & Outdoor Expo, Suffern NY, March 5 – 8

Packing up and hitting the road soon. What a great weekend at the New England Saltwater Fishing Expo presented by the Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association!  Thanks again to everyone for a great three days! No rest for the weary…as soon as we get home, we’ll be packaging and preparing to leave for Suffern, NY on Wednesday for the World Fishing & Outdoor Expo March Thursday March 5 -Sunday, March 8!

Wow!!! Cannot believe the traffic here at the Daddy Mac booth at the New England Saltwater Fishing Expo!

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of the fans and customers who are keeping us busy here at the New England Saltwater Fishing Expo.  We have had such an unbelievable response from the crowds regarding the Daddy Mac products.  It is a blast talking to everyone.  We are making some great connections, enjoying visits from old friends, and talking to some excited anglers ready to get out there and throw some Daddy Macs in the water!  What a weekend this is turning out to be.  We are swamped here, and we love it!

New England Saltwater Fishing Show by RISAA – Starts Tomorrow!

We are pumped that we will be leaving at the crack of dawn to head to the New England Saltwater Fishing Show presented by Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association (RISAA).  This is the largest saltwater fishing show in the Northeast!  Show is held at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, RI.

Show times are as follows:

Friday, Feb. 27 –  12p-8p

Saturday, Feb 28 – 9a – 7p

Sunday, Mar 1 – 10a – 5p

Hope to see some of you there!  Stop by, say hello and check out some of the hottest lures on the market!

Be sure to catch our seminars – Friday at 6:30 pm and Saturday at 11:30 am – Main Stage – Capt. Jack Houghton – Inshore Vertical Jigging Techniques

Daddy Mac Lures at Rockingham Fishing and Hunting Expo this weekend!

Stop by our booth and say hello this weekend, January 10th and 11th at the Rockingham Fishing and Hunting Expo in Salem NH (Exit 1).  Show hours are 10am-7pm on Saturday and 10am – 5pm on Sunday.  Free parking and valet parking available.  $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6 to 15.   Ages five and under are free.  This is currently the longest and continually operating sporting expo in New Hampshire!

I’ll be working the Daddy Mac booth along with my father-in-law and partner Dennis “Daddy Mac”, my son Colton and his buddy Jonathan. Our tanks will be up and running and swimming some great lures.  We hope to see you there!  Should be a great show!

-Jack

http://www.rockinghamexpo.com/

Tim Moore Outdoors Seminar Series – Modern Ice Fishing – Free – November 19th @8PM – Braintree, MA

Tim Moore of Tim Moore Outdoors will be speaking about “Modern Ice Fishing” on Wednesday, November 19th at 8PM EST, at the MSBA Monthly meeting at the Vikings Club at 410 Quincy Ave, Braintree, MA 02184. Free, Public Welcome, Raffles/Prizes

Daddy Mac Lures are now being carried in Bass Pro Shops in several states!

Daddy Mac Lures is proud to announce that our lures are now being sold in five Bass Pro Shops locations:

Hanover, Maryland
Foxborough, Massachusetts
Hookset, New Hampshire
Ashland, Virginia
Hampton, Virginia

Please stop by and grab your Daddy Macs! If there is something you want and don’t see, just let them know! More products are en route already!

Come to the Sportsman’s Show! 10/18 & 10/19 @ Whitman VFW

Help support our troops and stop by the Daddy Mac Lures booth at the Sportsman’s Show in Whitman, MA on Saturday, October 18 and Sunday, October 19th. Show will be held at:

Whitman VFW Post 697
95 Essex St.
Whitman, MA
(between Routes 58 & 18)

Admission: $10

Hours: Saturday, October 18 – 9am to 5pm
Sunday, October 19 – 9am to 3pm

Lots of great vendors! A good time for all! Guns, Knives, Hunting, Fishing, Archery & more! Help support USO – New England!

Daddy Mac Lures now available at Coop’s Bait & Tackle Shop, Edgartown, Massachusetts

Daddy Mac Lures is proud to announce that Coop’s Bait & Tackle on Martha’s Vineyard (Edgartown, MA) is now carrying our Albie/Bonito jigs, 1/2 oz. and 1.4 oz. Stop by and say hi to owner Cooper Gilkes and tell him Daddy Mac sent you! Pick up your Albie Bonito jigs before they disappear!

Announcing Daddy Mac Lures Now Available at Ocean State Tackle, Providence, RI

We are proud to announce that Ocean State Tackle in Providence, Rhode Island is now carrying a large selection of Daddy Mac Lures including metals and swim baits. They have the largest selection of Daddy Mac Lures in Rhode Island. Stop in and say hello to David Henault for us, check out the Daddy Mac Lure selection and grab yours today!

Get your Daddy Macs online this TAX FREE Weekend!

What better time to stock up on your Daddy Mac Lures than this upcoming tax free weekend! Buy your favorite Daddy Macs online for yourself or as a gift to someone else!

Daddy Mac Lures are now available at J’s Bait, Taunton, MA

Daddy Mac Lures is pleased to announce that our lures are now available at J’s Bait in Taunton, MA! Stop by and say hello to Jamie for us, and pick up our hottest lures for 2014, the Daddy Mac Vipers!

Daddy Mac Lures now available at Kittery Trading Post in Kittery, Maine!

Daddy Mac Lures is proud to announce that Kittery Trading Post in Kittery, Maine is now carrying a large selection of our lures including our vertical jigs and our infamous Vipers. Come check out the Daddy Macs on display and pick up your favorite lures!

Daddy Mac Lures Vipers in a Tank!!!

Announcing our new Pro Staffer Captain Mel True of Fishnet Charters

Daddy Mac Lures is proud to announce our newest Pro Staff Member, Captain Mel True of Fishnet Charters.

Captain Mel True has been fishing the coastal waters off of New England for over 25 years. He owns and operates “Fishnet Charters” a full-time mobile, charter fishing business that brings anglers to legendary fishing locations along the New England coastline. His knowledge of the fishery is often showcased in his articles within some of the top fishing magazines in New England. He is also a professional photographer and he and his photos have been used in many fishing related advertisements and he has been on many fishing magazine covers. Capt. True also enjoys sharing his experiences and fishing expertise at seminars hosted by local fishing clubs. He is a Pro Staffer for many fishing industry leaders and premier manufacturers in the fishing industry. Being actively involved with product development and testing of many fishing related products, he only uses the best products on the market. He is known to consistently catch trophy size fish and is well respected in the fishing community as a true sportsman.

Fishnet Charters

Wicked Cooler

Mel True Signature Series Rods

Fishnet Charters on Facebook

Wicked Cooler on Facebook

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