Gear Tips

Keep Your Bait Color Selections Simple

by Jeremiah T. Bagwell In our world of endless choices, you can walk down the aisles of any tackle shop, scan the pages of lure catalogs or point and click on any tackle website and choose from hundreds of colors available for each and every lure style. While the power to choose is great, it may serve as a huge and overwhelming distraction to novice anglers. I recommend that anglers who are
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Using Your Electronics

By Christian Gervais  - These days, using electronics is essentiel to locate fish. In this report, I will give you some advice on how to use your sonars and some tips on the settings. I will concentrate on 2D sonars and DownScan Imaging type of sonars. Altough there are more advance technologies like Structure Scan, 360 Imaging and other advanced feature, you will do great with a 2D sonar and
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LV500’s in Fall Grass for Big Bass

By Jeremiah T. Bagwell In the fall of the year the temperatures start to drop, the wind starts to blow and a lot of anglers put away their rods and reels for the season. If this is your routine, you are doing a huge disservice to yourself and your fishing season. Statistically, I catch the largest majority of my big fish in October and November. Granted, the weather isn’t always that nice but
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Digging Up the Value of Bone Lures

By Mark Edson When collecting fishing tackle comes to mind, many think of tackle produced by some of the giants in the business: Heddon, Pflueger, Creek Chub, and Shakespeare.  Most of these companies at some point in their long histories manufactured reels, lures, rods, tackle boxes etc.  In the past decade, however, a “non-mainstream” genre of vintage fishing tackle, “bone” jigs, has begun
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The Reel Truth: What You Need To Know About Today’s Reelz

By Neil Dootson – The information provided in this article is based in my own research and does not reflect the views of any other person or company. The reels spoken of in this article and the issues I have found with them are not a direct reference to any specific reel manufacturer. With that being said, all the information contained within is strictly from my years of experience
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The Ultimate Walleye Box

by Dan Molokken - There are a lot of things to consider when putting together the ultimate Walleye box. We’ll just assume that we are putting one together for the Mighty Mississippi River as apposed to the Great Lakes. Crankbaits One should always have an assortment of Jointed Shad Raps, including all four of the crawdad patterns and shad patterns, along with the go-to
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Tackling Bass Lure Basics: Bass Lure Selection Simplified

by Mike Cork - Most bass fishing anglers own enough artificial lures to fill a small tackle store. Yet a bass angler only needs a handful of baits to catch bass on most waterways. Tackle manufacturers prey on the fact that anglers are like children in a candy store, everything looks good! If we stay focused on the task at hand we can save a lot of money and still catch as many bass as the
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Spinnerbait Selection And Condition Considerations

by Jason Barnucz - Spinnerbaits are a bait that can catch fish all season long. They are great at covering water to find fish and are very versatile because they can be fished through and around cover. I think skirt colour works hand in hand with blade design. Keep in mind, different situations may require different spinnerbait configurations. With this mindset you can prepare yourself for
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Add a Little Flash to Your Swimbait

by Stephen Hegarty - Soft plastic swimbaits have become fairly popular in the last few years. On top of simply swimming them, they can be dragged on a football head, used as a trailer on a spinner bait or a swim jig and are a key component in the controversial Alabama rig. Adding a small willow leaf to the bend of your swim bait hook will give your swim bait a little flash, and add another
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Scratching The Preseason Itch – Spring Gear Prep Tips

by Pete Wardlaw I know at this time of year it is very hard not to get a touch of cabin fever. To me it is the absolute longest part of the year because the rivers haven’t thawed yet. I have pretty much had enough ice fishing and unless you are heading way down south the boat isn’t coming out for a while yet. I scratch my preseason itch by going over all my equipment and checking everything.
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