Taming Temperatures with an Athletic Design

MUSKEGON, Mich. – Designed specifically to deliver discerning multispecies anglers with a functional and affordable weather-resistant fishing apparel option for cooler to cold days, the 2023 Whitewater® Tamer™ Softshell Jacket & Bib is unmatched when it comes to staying dry, warm, mobile, and flexible. Whether you’re chasing early- or late-season bass, walleyes, steelhead/salmon, muskies, saltwater species or anything that bites, the Whitewater Tamer is built for the task.

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Put through-the-paces with the NEXT BITE staff and winning FLW, AIM, and MLF tournament walleye anglers (Gary Parsons, Chase Parsons, Jason Przekurat, Tommy Kemos, and Korey Sprengel), as well as Matt and Jim Schiefelbein; steelhead/salmon guides; notable muskie anglers; and B.A.S.S. Elite Pro, Jay Przekurat, Whitewater’s 2023 Whitewater Tamer Softshell Jacket & Bib is designed top-to-bottom to play well in cool to cold weather fishing situations.

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NEXUS Outdoors president and product design advisor, Aaron Ambur, remarks: “There’s been a lack of well-designed and rugged fishing apparel for cooler to cold, windy, and wet days whether you’re fishing early- or late-season bass, chasing walleyes, or just out spring or fall fishing. To date, no company has offered the balanced protection and warmth into garments without constricting the highly mobile and athletic movements of an active fisherman. The Whitewater Tamer Softshell Jacket & Bib delivers the perfect balance like no other suit to date, period.”

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Winning B.A.S.S. Elite pro, Jay Przekurat, offers: “For bass fishing in cooler to cold conditions this is my go-to suit. The range-of-movement is outstanding for standing on the deck and fishing as hard as I do. It’s not bulky or heavy and still windproof, repels wave spray and rain, and has a grid fleece lining to keep me warm on tournament days, from dark and cold early mornings through run and gunning at high speed from spot-to-spot throughout the day on big waters.”

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Jay’s father, winning walleye pro, Jason Przekurat adds that the Whitewater Tamer Softshell Jacket & Bib makes a great under-layer to the Whitewater Great Lakes Jacket & Bib for added warmth for fishing on-the-ice, midwinter to early-spring open-water river fishing, and anytime when temperatures fall – spring, fall, or winter.

“I like to layer the two systems, especially when I’m fishing on the Great Lakes,” notes the elder Przekurat. “It’s really the ultimate system for big-water fishing in cold, wet, and windy conditions. I’ve never worn anything like it. We spent a great deal of time running through prototypes until we got each suit exactly right. When you’re fishing tournaments like Jay and I are, you can’t worry about the elements, but that’s a problem with some of the apparel out there. You still must fish, and we can do that with Whitewater.”

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Features: Whitewater Tamer Softshell Jacket

  • Windproof breathable highly water-resistant softshell polyester stretch fabric
  • Grid fleece lining for thermal regulation
  • DWR treated for repel moisture
  • 3-piece hood adjustable for fit
  • Sleeve, chest & back shoulder reflective tape for visibility
  • Two sewn-in D-rings (lower ring for safety cord, upper ring for trolling motor fobs)
  • Two waist pockets & a welded chest pocket to keep gear dry
  • Sleeve insert with a built-in thumbhole opening for security
  • Jacket comes inGrayish “Shade” w/black accents (270)

Item No: 1085410

MSRP: $219.99 (SM-3X)

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Features: Whitewater Tamer Softshell Bib

  • Windproof breathable highly water-resistant softshell polyester stretch fabric
  • Grid fleece lining for thermal regulation
  • DWR treated to repel moisture
  • Multiple reflective tape placements for visibility
  • Two sewn-in D-rings (lower ring for safety cord, upper ring for trolling motor fob)
  • Three pockets (2 cargo, 1 chest) to keep gear dry
  • Covered leg zippers for easy dressing over boots
  • Adjustable silicone suspenders with grip
  • Bib comes in all-black “Charcoal” (099)

Item No: 1085424

MSRP: $219.99 (SM-3X)

No matter what species you chase, the goal is to quickly locate and catch fish no matter the conditions. Designed and engineered by pro anglers with an elite combination of materials and technologies, the all-new Whitewater® Tamer™ Softshell Jacket & Bib gives serious anglers every possible advantage during the common challenges of foul, cold, cool, wet, and windy conditions.

Apparel will soon be available at dealers but is available online NOW at whitewaterfish.com.


Whitewater performance fishing apparel gives anglers distinct advantages whenever Mother Nature’s unpredictability conspires to ruin angling adventures. Whether faced with wind, rain, snow, sun, or extreme temperatures, Whitewater apparel equips anglers with the ability and confidence to overcome the elements, so they apply their focus and energies on fighting fish, not the conditions. Whitewater is a brand by Nexus Outdoors, headquartered in Muskegon, Michigan, USA. Learn more and order at whitewaterfish.com.

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