The Best New Lures for 2019

The Best New Lures for 2019
These tantalizing new designs will keep your line tight for the foreseeable future


Most of us still enjoy marveling at and using classic lures. But, modern designs, materials, and raw creativity have resulted in some impressive new creations that get fish to bite. Each year, we see unique twists and tweaks to some tried-and-true standards, as well as the occasional eye-catching innovation. This year, the tackle companies at ICAST brought some of both.

LIVETARGET Hollow Body Craw

LIVETARGET Hollow Body Craw
From the eyes to the pincers, this lure looks like a real mudbug.


Crawfish imitators regularly adorn the backsides of jigs and Texas rigs, but LIVETARGET’S innovative approach creates an all-in-one package with several nice details. For starters, the three-dimensional body design—including pincers—is very realistic, while the orientation of the weighted tail section ensures the bait moves in the authentic backward-scooting motion of a fleeing crawdad. The bait’s silicone skirt mimics a crawfish’s legs and antennae, and its hollow body accepts rattles and add-on scent. It’s available in three sizes: 1 1/2-inch, 1/2-ounce; 1 ¾-inch, 5/8-ounce; and 2-inch, 3/4-ounce. Eight bio-realistic color schemes allow anglers to match the craw’s regional and molting variations. $9.99-$11.49 (includes one fully assembled body and one spare pincer)

Jackall Chop Cut

Jackall Chop Cut
The Jackall Chop Cut merges functionality with appearance.

Jackall Lures

This bait’s asymmetrical prop design ensures proper rotation and creates different sounds depending on the retrieve speed. A front wire with an attached swivel allows you to cast freely without having to worry about your fishing line tangling with the prop. Another nice aspect is the swiveling feathered front hook, which helps prevent bass from spitting the lure. The hooks also have a special coating that facilitates easier penetration for efficient hook sets. The 3.25-inch ChopCut topwater weighs 0.8-ounce and comes in six colors. $22.99

Terminator Shudder Bait

Terminator Shudder Bait
The Terminal Shudder Bait is built to push more water—creating a tantalizing disturbance that gets fish to strike.

Terminator Shudder Bait

Terminator’s new Shudder Bait pushes more water. Resembling a bladed jig, this creation replaces the usual flat metal blade with a cupped plastic swimming lip that catches and displaces water ahead of it. The result is a unique side-to-side shimmy with loads of bite-triggering vibrations that are particularly important in mud-stained water. The 3/8- and 1/2-ounce sizes make this bait heavy enough for targeted underhand casts, as well as open water chunking and winding. The jig head comes in five colors, is pre-rigged with one of nine lifelike interchangeable silicone skirts, and can be paired with one of six blade colors. $7.99

Strike King KVD 1.5D

Strike King KVD 1.5D
The Strike King KVD 1.5D is a tried-and-true design adapted to a deeper water-level.

Strike King

Bassmaster Elite pro Kevin VanDam’s signature Strike King KVD 1.5 square-bill crankbait has become one of the most popular tools for bumping around shallow cover since he won the 2011 Bassmaster Classic on the Louisiana Delta with it. Now, after several years of R&D, Strike King introduced the KVD 1.5 Deep, a bait that extends the same hunting action of the shallower version down to 10 feet deep. It comes in 25 of VanDam’s selected color patterns. $7.49

Westin Salty the Shrimp R n’ R

westin salty the shrimp R N R lure
This soft-body lure offers realistic action and a solid hook.


The double R’s stand for “rigged” and “ready,” and that’s how Westin created this soft-body shrimp with a weighted head. A glass/steel rattle stick inside each bait ensures attractive sounds, while the long whiskers mimic a shrimp’s antennae. The jointed body produces lifelike action, and the ultra-sharp, strong Japanese-style sea fishing hook (No. 1 and 1/0 sizes) ensures you catch what bites. $7.99

Booyah Melee


Booyah Melee
This bait was a cornerstone to Jason Christie’s third-place finish at the 2018 Bassmaster Classic.

Booyah Baits

One of the key baits that Bassmaster Elite pro Jason Christie used in his third-place performance at the 2018 Bassmaster Classic, the Melee has a lead-core head covered with polycarbonate. The blade is positioned in a notch behind the bait’s eye, and when it strikes the head, it creates a distinctive sound that drives bass crazy. The thinner blade on the Melee adds to the bait’s vibration and action during the retrieve, while a long shank 5/0 hook, with a wire keeper, securely holds a trailer. Made to stay down in the water column, the Melee will reach those deep stumps, lay-downs, brush piles, and grass beds. Available in 3/8- and 1⁄2-ounce weights with nine head and blade color combinations. $8.99

Bill Lewis MR-6

Bill Lewis MR-6
The Bill Lewis MR-6 works wonders in pressured fisheries.


The company best known for its iconic Rat-L-Trap lipless baits introduces its new medium diving crankbait that’ll work the 6-foot zone. Made with a small profile (2 1/4 inches, 1/2 ounce), the bait’s flat sides and tapered tail give it that heavy vibration fish can’t resist. Fitted with size 4 Mustad Triple Grip hooks, it’s balanced for a slow rise when stopped. The MR-6 emits a low-pitch knocking sound ideal for pressured fisheries. $7.99

Larew Wheeler Target Toad

Larew Wheeler Target Toad
The Larew Wheeler Target Toad is big, heavy, and catches lunker bass.


Designed with input from Bassmaster Elite pro Jacob Wheeler, this 4.25-inch bait has a thick, wide head that won’t split when rigging on buzzbaits and other trailers. The entire bait is bulkier than most toads. The bigger profile and added weight allow for extra-long casts. The Target Toad includes Larew’s proven long-legged design, which creates easy swimming and lots of kicking action at any retrieve speed. The Target Toad has a hook groove on the underside and horizontal ribs across its mid-back section for specialty hooks. Colors include solids and laminates. $5.99 for a 5-pack

Z-Man Cross EyeZ Football Head Jig

Z-Man Cross EyeZ Football Head Jig
The CrossEyeZ Football Jig is made to bounce off the bottom.


Expanding a collection that also includes flipping, finesse, and swim jigs, Z-Man’s CrossEyeZ Football Jig is built for that bottom contact game. A longer shank, light-wire 5/0 VMC black nickel hook acts similarly to a trailer hook by snaring more bass on the hook sets, especially at long range. The single Y-guard deflects snags and also moves out of the way when fish bite. Exclusive Z-Man silicone skirts feature strand colors and quantities selected by Bassmaster Elite pro and jig expert David Walker. Skirts are affixed to the jig head with copper wire, rather than rubber bands, for maximum skirt flare and durability. Available in 1/2- and 3/4-ounce with eight color patterns. $4.99

Thundermist JigEye

Thundermist JigEye
The versatile Thundermist JigEye works on open water and ice fishing.

Thundermist Lures

Playing on a predator’s instinct to attack the head of its prey, Thundermist places a treble hook next to a realistic-looking eye, which sits below a center-weight topped by a spoon-style spinner. Effective for open water, fresh and salt, as well as ice fishing, the Stingnose comes in a “Minnow” version (1/16-, 1/8-, 3/16- and 1/4-, 3/8-, 3/4- and 1 3/4-ounce weights), and the 2 3/4-ounce “Stingnose Smelt.” $3.99-$6.99

13 Fishing PRO V Lipless Bait

13 Fishing PRO V Lipless Bait
The PRO V’s holographic eye caps off a solid all-around crankbait.

13 Fishing

Built with a compact form that delivers a tight wobbling action, the PRO V swims nose-down to protect against snags. When paused, it falls nearly horizontally with a shimmy on the drop that tantalizes predators. Made with an HD holographic eye, the bait’s weight-forward design fosters long casting and swimming without rolling, tumbling, or spiraling. Fitted with Mustad KVD Triple Grip trebles, the PRO V comes with multi or single pitch rattles in 3/4-ounce weight. (1/2- and 1-ounce models coming soon.) $11.99

Greenfish Gaff Swim Jig

Green fish gaff swim jig
This swim jig is ready for dense underwater vegetation.

Greenfish Tackle

With heavy cover and dense vegetation in mind, the Gaff features a heavy-duty 5/0 Mustad heavy wire hook that’s up to the task of winching the largest bass out of its fortress. Featuring a hand-tied skirt and a wire keeper that holds a trailer in place, it comes in 1/4- and 3/8–ounce weights with seven colors. $5.29

River2Sea Worldwide Spoon

River2Sea Worldwide Spoon
When this glittery spoon glides on the fall, be ready for the strike.


This jigging spoon was designed by FLW Tour pro James Watson, an Ozark spooning expert. In addition to the high-definition eye, the lure’s most noticeable detail is its cupped body and weighted rear section, which make the bait glide away on the fall. This action works well under docks, on ledges, and in open water. Complementing the size 2 4X strong rear treble is a single size 6 stinger harness. $9.99

Berkley Spin Bomb

Berkley Spin Bomb
There’s nothing that sets off a fish’s predatory instinct like a lure that mimics a wounded prey.


This one will make an impact for anglers fishing a bream bed or fry guarder pattern, which mimics the coloring of panfish. Following the general shape of these common species, the Spin Bomb emits a distinct shuddering action when paused—like wounded prey. The cupped design’s clear plastic props can spin at slower speeds with maximum spray. Twitching, ripping, or steady retrieving will activate that enticing action. Measuring 2 2/5 inches long and weighing 2/5 ounce, the Spin Bomb carries a set of Fusion 19TM hooks (feathered rear).

Big Bite Baits Suicide Buzz

Big Bite Baits Suicide Buzz
A topwater blade with a soft-plastic shad makes a tantalizing combo.

Big Bite Baits

Pairing one of its most productive soft plastics, the Suicide Shad, with the topwater commotion of a buzzbait, Big Bite Baits offers a ready-made profile that anglers have been improvising for a while now. Out of the box, the blade emits an enticing squeak, but tuned properly, it’ll clack against the bait’s head for added commotion. It features a quick rising head designed to promptly plane to the surface. The head also has a double wire keeper to firmly hold the swimbait in place. Head and blade colors perfectly match the swimbait, and each pack comes with a spare bait. Available in 1/4- and 3/8-ounce weights and in four colors. $6.99

5 Must-Have Lipless Crankbait Colors

Lipless crankbaits are a major player in the bass fishing arena; they’ll cast a country mile, you can retrieve ‘em at any speed and most importantly, big fish have a hard time resisting them. But with the endless color choices in today’s market, it’s hard to narrow your choices and avoid spending a bunch of money. So where do you start?

That’s what this guide is for. Will other colors and patterns catch fish? Absolutely. But this is a great baseline from which to make future color selections when you’re buying lipless crankbaits.

You simply cannot go wrong with these colors.

Color No. 1: Silver

Conditions: Sunny or cloudy, clear water
Lure pictured: Bill Lewis Rat-L-Trap in Chrome Black Back

When most folks are looking at lipless crankbaits, they’re going to be immediately drawn towards this color. It makes total sense: Most baitfish we see are silver, so we match the hatch. I’ve caught fish on this color in nearly every situation imaginable, but you’ll have your most consistent success when using silver lipless crankbaits in relatively clear water.

The flash of this color has a lot of drawing power in clear water. This means that the bass will see it from a few feet away and come towards it to attack it. Combine a tight, wiggling action, loud rattles and an intriguing baitfish-like color scheme and you have all the makings for a darn good day on the water.

Color No. 2: Gold

Conditions: Sunny, stained water
Lure pictured: Bill Lewis Rat-L-Trap in Gold

If you find yourself fishing stained water in sunny conditions, it’s hard to beat some sort of gold-colored lipless crankbait. Gold colors penetrate dirty water much better than silver or chrome, which of course increases the likelihood of a bass tracking it down. We’re still taking advantage of the sun by using a reflective color, but just in a different hue to increase visibility.

You don’t need to get too picky on the different color patterns here; you could probably spray paint your favorite lipless bait gold and catch fish— but don’t do that, I’m just making a point.

Personally speaking, I prefer a darker back to my gold lipless baits in order to provide a bit more contrast and flash as it wiggles back and forth.

Color No. 3: White

Conditions: Cloudy, clear water
Lure pictured: Megabass Vibration-X Jr. Rattle In in Bahama Milk Pearl

You’re bound to have some really good days of fishing with this combination. Reflectiveness and flash isn’t such a big deal in cloudy weather because there’s no prominent light source. This means opaque colors will provide a much more noticeable underwater silhouette.

There are a lot of different white color patterns on the market. Some have green backs, some have some lateral chartreuse striping going on and others might be solid white. They will all catch fish as long as the sides—the largest surface area on the lure—are prominently white. If you catch more fish on one white color pattern than the others, stick with it. Confidence is your best friend.

Color No. 4: Chartreuse

Conditions: Cloudy, stained water
Lure pictured: Megabass Vibration-X Jr. Rattle In in GLX Western Chartreuse

I’m surprised more people don’t own chartreuse lipless crankbaits. I’ve seen some big-time beatdowns with this color under cloudy conditions and in stained water. One of my buddies co-anglers wrecked an almost 20-pound, 3-fish limit on Lake Seminole a few years ago with this combination.

Again, since there’s no sun to add any flash to the lure, an opaque color is favorable for an optimal silhouette. Bright colors are known producers in dirty water, so you’re left with a chartreuse lipless crankbait. It might take you a while to gain confidence in such a funky looking plug, but stick with it—it will work if you’re around fish.

Color No. 5: Red

Conditions: Stained water
Lure pictured: Lucky Craft LV 500 in Spring Craw

This color could be considered the mind-blower of this guide. Red-colored lipless crankbaits work excellently in the prespawn period and surprisingly enough, they put off some really good contrast in dirty water; especially if they have an orange belly.

The Best New Fishing Accessories for 2019

The Best New Fishing Accessories for 2019
These innovative products will improve your fishing experience


If there’s one thing that ICAST, the biggest sportfishing tradeshow in the world, has shown us, it’s that if there’s a task in the outdoors, there’s a tool for it. Sometimes, companies simply expand on the bread-and-butter concepts with better processes, improved materials, higher-end technology, and increased functionality. Other times, manufacturers come up with truly innovative ideas for problems or procedures not previously addressed. This year’s ICAST collection featured both types of developments and included products that ran the gamut from original rigging items to kayak-fishing tools. Here are the best new accessories you need to know about.

VMC Neko Skirt

VMC Neko Skirt
Neko rigs allow you to fish soft-plastic stick baits at deeper depths.

VMC Neko Skirt

Improving the Neko rig, one of the hottest techniques in bass fishing, required only a modest cosmetic addition. But this change dramatically affects the rig’s appearance, action, and appeal. VMC dressed up its nail weight with a living rubber and silicone skirt, which creates enticing action with slight movement. When the angler shakes and pauses the bait, the skirt strands flare and contract like jig skirts. The conical ribs on the spike-shaped weight anchor the rig without tearing the bait. It will be available this fall in eight colors and 1/32-, 1/16-, 3/32-, and 1/8-ounce sizes. $2.99 (2-pack)

Yakima EasyRider Kayak Trailer

Yakima EasyRider Kayak Trailer
Trailers, like this Yakima Easy Rider, will instantly increase your kayak hauling capabilities.


Kayaking with family and friends means you need to figure out hauling logistics. With any more than two midsize kayaks, you’ll need more than one vehicle — unless you go with a trailer. Available by spring 2019, Yakima’s new EasyRider offers two levels: a 78-inch-wide top deck and a 50-inch lower deck. A 500-pound carrying capacity makes the EasyRider a good fit for hauling up to three fishing kayaks and small boats with room below for gear, coolers, etcetera. The EasyRider fits Class I, II and III hitches (2-inch ball), and it includes shock absorbers, tubeless tires, a smart handle, and a fold-away tongue. $2,799

Erupt Rod Threading Device

Erupt Rod Threading Device
The Erupt Rod Threading Device is built to handle the pesky task of threading fishing line through your rod’s guides.

Erupt Fishing

The Rod Threading Device (RTD) is billed as the first mechanical tool that addresses one of fishing’s most dreaded tasks quickly and effortlessly — running fishing line through a rod’s eyelets. Fishing line attaches knot-free to the RTD’s innovative bobbin clip (similar to a dropshot weight), and a guiding module provides a self-centering alignment over each rod guide, which feeds the bobbin and line through each one along the way. Compatible with casting and spinning rods for fresh and inshore saltwater use, the RTD comes with two clear “guiding” modules of differing channel widths that can be interchanged at the front of the unit (determined by a rod’s largest guide). Made of high-impact molded construction, the RTD includes a transparent window for viewing the rigging operation. $39.99

Frabill Trophy Haul Net

Frabill Trophy Haul Net
This fishing net is designed with increasing the catch-and-release survival rate of fish in mind.


Made with efficiency and catch-and-release capabilities in mind, this smartly-designed net features a Trophy Haul Yoke with an innovative handle that adds balance, strength, and leverage, while decreasing tension. Also, the Power Extend creates nearly 35 inches of handle length with the single push of a button. The design ensures that fish slide down the conservation netting at a gentle slope into the flat bottom, and a light module illuminates the reflective hoop for better subsurface viewing in low-light scenarios.

Cauldryn Fyre Mobile

Cauldryn Fyre Mobile
The Cauldryn Fyre brings cutting-edge technology to the thermos.


This vacuum-sealed, 16-ounce insulated stainless steel mug uses a rechargeable, battery-powered heating element to boil, brew, or keep warm liquids. The modular design allows the Cauldryn bottle to fit onto the Fyre heating element, which runs directly from either an AC or DC power source. The Cauldryn Fyre can also keep beverages cold. For life on the go, the Fyre’s dual USB ports allow you to charge mobile devices right off of the mug’s battery. $129

goLock Venture

goLock Venture
Outdoor gear is pricey—this lock keeps your stuff safe.


This patent-pending, smartphone-enabled electronic lock secures outdoor gear and equipment, especially boats. You can arm and disarm the Bluetooth and Cellular compatible system through the free goLock app (Android or iOS). In the event of an attempted theft, the app sends an alert to the user’s smartphone, while the Venture blasts a 95-decibel alarm. Silicon coated smart cables are available in 1/8- or 3/8-inch diameters and 3-, 7-, 10- or 20-foot sizes. The rechargeable battery lasts up to seven days with normal use. $249.95

Brite-Strike Technologies Solar Powered APALS

brite-strike technologies solar powered apals
These light strips only need some time in the sun to build a charge.

Brite Strike

Ideal for kayaks and standup paddle boards, these All Purpose Adhesive Light Strips (APALS) require no drilling or wiring and come in 8-hour and 12-hour runtime models. They use hybrid solar panels that capture sunlight to charge the lithium cells and then provide 40 lumens of light during the night—and they’re even equipped with an emergency strobe mode. $20-$24

Catch Commander

Catch Commander scale
The Catch Commander is a practical scale for tournament culling.

Catch Commander

This advanced tournament culling scale is made for rough and rugged handling in time-sensitive scenarios, and its user-friendly interface ensures reliable performance. Water resistant electronics provide accurate readings on a large LCD screen so you can track the fish in your livewell (with system prompts for which fish to cull), store five fish weights and display them on screen, customize your cull limit (1-10), and keep a running tally of your aggregate weight. $84.99

Rapala Performance Tool Combo

Rapala Performance Tool Combo
This toolkit has everything you need for removing fishhooks.


Cutting, gripping, and extracting needs are all efficiently addressed with Rapala’s new collection. The 6-inch Mag Spring Pliers are made of 420 stainless steel with tin-nickel alloy plating and magnets for holding a fish’s jaws open. The Precision Line Scissors are spring-loaded for easy one-handed operation while cutting line. The 6-inch Floating Fish Gripper is great for securely holding your catch. $39.99

TH Marine Hydra Battery Terminal Multiplier

TH Marine Hydra Battery Terminal Multiplier
This battery terminal multiplier is built to last.

TH Marine

Need to get more out of your battery? T-H Marine Supplies has a solution for you in its new Hydra Battery Terminal Multiplier. With 3-way and 5-way terminals, the Hydra offers easily managed connections with lead-free, marine-grade zinc construction for improved conductivity and superior corrosion resistance.

YakGear Cratewell

YakGear Cratewell
Make the most out of the limited space on a kayak.

Yak Gear

In the interest of maximizing space on a kayak, this compactable bag transforms a standard-sized milk crate into a dry storage solution and also doubles as a livewell for bait (with the addition of an optional aerator). Made of heavy-duty 5,000 D PVC Tarpaulin for light-weight strength, the durable bag features Velcro top access and a large, waterproof, three-sided zipper. The rounded corners promote oxygen circulation and keep bait alive longer. $24.99

Gerber Processor Shears

Gerber Processor Shears
These all-in-one shears are perfect for prepping bait and cleaning fish.

Gerber Gear

Improving upon the basic notion of cutting shears, Gerber expanded their shears’ functionality, while preserving their legendary dependability. Built as an all-in-one tool that works cohesively or as individual pieces, the shears pack easily and feature a take-apart design. They include a gut hook, a ground-in scaler, and an exposed fine edge blade for bait prep. The standard scissor function includes a fin clipper feature. The oversized handle, made of glass-reinforced nylon & TPE, is ergonomic, and it features HydroTread Grip for traction. $42

Pole Daddy Rod Holder

Pole Daddy Rod Holder
Fight like you mean it with the Pole Daddy Rod Holder.

Pole Daddy

Sometimes a fighting belt is as much about convenience and effective rod posture as it is fish-battling leverage. This mindset yielded Pole Daddy’s user-friendly creation, which features a soft pouch mounted securely to a nylon that adjusts for waist sizes up to 52 inches. The rod holding pouch includes ridges to hold the rod in place and three drain holes to release water. A beverage holder keeps hydration close by, while a Velcro side-strap holds a fishing towel or secures your fishing rod while dehooking or rigging. $24.95

Cuda Fishing Tools Fillet Knife Kit

Cuda Fishing Tools Fillet Knife Kit
This set has all the blades you need to make the perfect fillet.


This 6-piece set includes a 2.5-inch bait knife, a 6-inch fillet knife, a 7-inch wide fillet knife, a 9-inch fillet knife, a knife sharpener, and a heavy-duty nylon case. All the knives are made of titanium-bonded German 4116 stainless steel and are fitted with non-slip handles. The case features a Prym1 Camo Shoreline pattern that displays the colors and textures of nature with organic shapes. $69.99

Outdoor Edge ChowPal

Outdoor Edge ChowPal
The ChowPal is much more than just an eating utensil.

Outdoor Edge

From campfire meals to shore lunches, eating utensils are one of the most commonly overlooked fishing items. Three-in-one tools are the easy solution, but Outdoor Edge has taken the concept to a higher level with a well-conceived multi-functional tool that adds a can opener, bottle opener, flathead screwdriver, and wrench set to the nested spork-knife. Made of 420J2 stainless steel, the ChowPal set weighs 2.4 ounces and measures 6.5 inches long. $27.50

Berkley’s Jester is No Joke

Berkley’s Jester is No Joke thumbnail

Mike Iaconelli
The Berkley Powerbait Jester Craw is not a “me-too” bait, and it doesn’t look like anything else I’ve ever fished.
It’s listed at 4 inches but really fishes much bigger than that. The body is ribbed and fat. There are three feet-like looking things on each side of it and it has two big flappers as well as two long, skinny tentacles coming off the back. It’ll be offered in at least eight colors, some of which are striped. And, it’s loaded with scent so it smells to high heavens.
Berkley Powerbait Jester Craw
If you want to truly appreciate how big, bad and ugly this thing is, check out the photos. Look carefully. You don’t want to miss anything.
I’ve fished this bait and I can tell you that it works. Maybe the first reason for that is because bass have never seen anything like it. I guarantee you it’ll be a while before any of them become conditioned to it. The other thing is that it can be customized easily to look different each time you fish it. Pinch off the legs, flappers or tentacles in various combinations and you have a completely new bait.
At the same time you’re customizing it — and I’m not saying you need to do that because it works great right out of the package, as is — you can fish it just about any way you can dream about. The Jester works great as a jig trailer like was first thought about, or rigged Texas style, or on a Carolina rig or even with a shaky head if that’s your thing.
The reason I’m devoting a whole blog to this one plastic lure is because this is really one of the great innovations of 2018. Let’s be honest. There aren’t many new plastic lures that come along. Most of them are pretty much like existing ones except for a few modifications or changes that are hard to detect. I’m not saying they don’t work. I am saying they’re pretty much alike.
This one is different, and it deserves a place in your tackle box. It’ll be available in September but you can pre-order it right now. I’d take advantage of that. My best guess is they’ll sell out pretty quick.
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Derek’s Update – Prayers Needed! Surgery Today!

Thank you all for supporting Derek! For those that missed the previous video, Derek Sonnenfelt is a subscriber and member of the TacticalBassin family. A few weeks ago he was at a grocery store when an elderly man hit the wrong pedal, jumped a curb, and pinned Derek between his car and a concrete wall.

Derek’s leg will be amputated today (July 28th). The 3 hour surgery is scheduled from noon to three (Pacific Time). Your prayers are needed! We are praying for the doctor’s wisdom as they make decisions that could alter the rest of Derek’s life. We also pray for peace for Derek and his family throughout both the surgery and the recovery period after.

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