January 2014

Who’s That Lady – Amy J. Rising To Top Of Bass Fishing Social Media

by EZ Angler Staff - In recent months through our social channels we have been coming across several images of Amy J. Usually with a beautiful smile and big bass in hand, Amy is quickly becoming the female, social media ambassador of weekend power fishing. So, of course it struck our curiosity, especially after others began asking us “do you know who she is?” We approached Amy J
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Brent Chapman Chats With EZ Angler On How He Uses the HydroWave

EZ Angler was able to catch up with Bassmaster Elite Pro Brent Chapman at the Texas Tackle, Hunting and Boat Show to get his perspective on the HydroWave.  The unit is  an electronic fishing stimulator based on the reactive senses of bass and other predatory fish. The sounds created by the unit  imitates the audible underwater sounds of baitfish and fish-feeding activities. The unit  is
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EZ Angler Announce Our Big Winners of the HydroWave and 7eye by Panoptx Giveaway

EZ Angler is pleased to announce  Daniel Hayden as the winner of our Big HydroWave Texas, Tackle, Hunting and Boat Show and Social Media Giveaway!!! Congratulations Daniel !!!!! We would like to the thank the team at HydroWave for sponsoring this giveaway and for their support of  EZ Angler.  
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Mike Iaconelli Talks 2014 Tournament Season and New Products

EZ Angler caught up with Pro Series Elite Mike Iaconelli to talk about the 2014 tournament season and the line of products he’s been working on with Rapala, Berkley Fishing and a line of custom fishing rods through Abu Garcia.     
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Debunking Myths On Crappie Fishing Water Temperature

Professional Crappie Tournament Angler and Guide Todd Huckabee debunks the “myths” on crappie fishing water temperature. “The biggest myths in Crappie fishing is the water temperature. For years it was said that it has to be 65 to 70 degrees before crappie spawn. This has been documented for years even in books and literature. Guess what, water temperature has nothing to do
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Spinning Reels, Is Bigger Better?

Pro Angler Steve Chiasson answers the question: “What is the best size for a spinning reel when it is used for finesse fishing techniques?”   Great question as I was just about to do a post of my own on this exact topic.  I have been emphasizing the need for high speed retrieve ratios on baitcasting gear.  This emphasis is based on the ability of high speed retrieve ratios to
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Homework for a Co-Angler

by Adam Smith – For any size tournament it is crucial to do your homework! As a boater there is much more put into this but you should still do your fair share as a co-angler to help put you at the top more times than not! When starting to prepare for a tournament you first want to think about how much you already know about the lake you’ll be fishing, if you have a good amount of
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How Bass See Color – Are Bass Seeing Red?

by Mark Bilbrey  - There are biological reasons for red hooks being effective and it is a thing called “Gill Flash” as fish are feeding, the gills of a fish become engorged with blood and the flashes of red starts a frenzy. Almost all hook companies make red hooks for this reason. However, red line is supposed to disappear when submerged in water. But red is known to disappear in
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Freshwater Fishing Boats: Which Boat Is Right For You

One of the most popular boating activities, freshwater fishing can be enjoyed by experienced boaters and beginners alike. Whether you’re interested in extreme sportfishing or a laid-back jaunt around the lake, freshwater fishing is a classic recreational boating experience that offers many rewards. Not only is it a great way to enjoy the outdoors and get some exercise, but freshwater fishing
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Out With the Old Ways of Handling Deep Hooked Bass

by Rick Lawrence -  (A.K.A. The Fish-N-Fool) Too many anglers have been told for years that the best way to handle a deep hooked bass was to cut the line at the hook eye and let it rust out. I have for about the last 20 years never left a hook in a bass. I believe in that whole time I’ve been fishing I have only have killed one bass and that was because it got hooked in the gills and tore the
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