CENTRAL CITY, KY. – Over the past few months, anglers across the nation have been giving extremely positive feedback regarding a new type of lure oriented towards Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass, and Crappie fishing.  

What has become one of the most popular lures of all times, called the “ Alabama Rig ,” has become so popular that bait shops around Kentucky cannot keep them in stock.  Most shops sell their entire stock within days of receiving shipments.  This has made finding the Alabama Rig in local shops virtually impossible, until now.  

SurfKY News has learned that Woods Bait Shop in Central City is now carrying the Alabama Rigs.  What makes this such a fantastic option for local fishermen is the price. Most shops are carrying Alabama Rigs for $25.00 each, and selling out immediately.  Woods bait shop, however, is only charging $14.99 for their Alabama Rigs.

When the discount was noted by reporters, Brad Woods, the owner of Woods Bait Shop, stated that, “Sometimes on our merchandise we charge less than other shops and make less of a profit. We’ve found that, in the long run, this brings customers back. We might lose a little profit here, but in the long run it pays off to have happy customers.”

The Alabama Rig is not popular simply because it is new, but due mainly to the success anglers are experiencing with it.  Several nationally acclaimed anglers have used the Alabama Rig in national fishing tournaments, and many have won due to this new fishing tool.  One such individual is Paul Elias, famed Bassmaster Elite Series pro.  Elias won $100,000.00 in the FLW Tour Open, thanks to the Alabama Rig.

Local Muhlenberg County anglers are only making positive comments on the Alabama Rigs.  There have been numerous reports regarding Alabama Rigs being used in the catching of Striped Bass, Crappie, and Largemouth over the past week.

If any local anglers would like to provide feedback on the Alabama Rigs or on Woods Bait Shop, send your comments via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We look forward to hearing from our readers.

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