Author: Rob Belloni
Overview/History: The River2Sea Kong series came out in late summer 2007. For some reason the name has since been changed to the Bossymarck and I’ll call it that for this review. This three-piece hardbait is available in a 6 and 5/8” and a 9” version. River2Sea measures everything in millimeters so the corresponding model names are the 168 and the 230. There’s a floating and sinking version in each size and a total of six available colors. For you math majors that’s 24 different options. The stock hooks are black nickel Daiichi’s with 2/0 on the small bait reviewed here and 4/0 on the larger model. Split rings are heavy duty style. Retail price is $28.
Pros: I had this tournament at Clear Lake right around when the Bossymarck came out. If you didn’t know, big bass have this thing about eating little bass at Clear Lake. Talk to people who fish the lake often and you’ll start to hear the, “I was reeling in a 10 incher and this 9 pounder cam up and crushed it!” stories pretty quick. So I was intrigued by the bass paint job on the Bossymarck and decided to purchase the 168F. The bass paint job looks good, albeit a little yellow.