Gear Tips

Crankbait Control

by Mark Bilbrey – Fishermen control two of the most important factors of a presentation with depth and speed control. One lure that these two factors have the greatest influence on is a crankbait. If not presented at the depth that the fish are holding it can be difficult to get a bite unless the bass are very active. Getting the lure into the strike zone is just as important as making
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What’s it worth? – Exploring Vintage Tackle

 by Mark Edson – Anyone having the slightest familiarity with vintage fishing tackle has usually heard of what I consider to be the granddaddy of all vintage fishing tackle:  The Haskell Minnow. This metal lure, manufactured in the 1850s by a gunsmith named Riley Smith, seems to embody the aura of collecting vintage tackle.  The lure came in four sizes but only three are thought to have
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Custom Fishing Rods vs. Store Bought Fishing Rods – Understanding the Custom Approach

By Redd Hutchinson – There are thousands of options available when buying a new fishing rod. The big manufacturers make almost any size, length, power, action you can dream up. But what’s the  benefits of having your rod custom made instead of buying over the counter? The majority of the big manufacturers make their rods in batches, meaning the may make 2,000 medium heavy/fast rods with
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What’s the Best Bass Lure On the Market?

By Dwayne Parsons – The dichotomous answer to what’s the best lure on the market, is enough to make one chuckle. The simple part is, “whatever works!” But that’s about as good an answer as “do the right thing!” to someone who really wants to know. The truth of the answer is that there is no best lure. It’s the fisherman’s knowledge of bass, the species, their habitat and habits
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How To Choose A Spinnerbait

By Kevin O’Neil – The spinnerbait is a must-have lure for bass fishermen and while most know of its successful design as a lure, not all know the differences in spinnerbait designs or how to tell when specific designs are more appropriate than others. To become comfortable with the spinnerbait you must understand how it functions and what variables can alter its performance to
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Fishing Crankbaits – Is Silent Better Than Rattles?

By Thad Rains – There are many lure choices in today’s market place. Even baits that look identical often have subtle differences hidden deep within their hollow bodies. This article is to shed a little light on the silent versus rattling plastic crankbaits. Hopefully, we can learn something in the process. I’ve been fishing a lot of crankbaits over the years and for the past 12 years,
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Understanding The Walleye Harness

By Daniel Rego – This rig was what kicked it off… Before there were fishermen whom used lures, there were the old timers whom used bait! The primary function of a harness is to rig baits and give your presentation an extra attractant. Creating a harness requires only a few materials, many of which you may already have in your tackle box. Typically harnesses are outfitted with a
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Rundown of ICAST 2013 New Products “Best of Show” Honors

By EZ Angler Staff – At this year’s largest sportfishing trade show, the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST), held this month in Las Vegas, nearly 200 companies entered more than 700 tackle products, accessories and apparel into the New Product Showcase. And the honors go to: Overall Best of Show – JL Marine Systems, Inc. Product – Power-Pole Micro
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Kayak Fishing – Understand the Basics

By Dino Cerdeira – This is a small collection of frequently asked questions about kayak fishing and kayak rigging. Question: Choosing your Kayak? This is a loaded question, because there are many factors to consider. Such as where will you be using the Kayak, Fresh or Saltwater! The size of the body of water you will be fishing in. Large wind swept bays or small ponds and lakes! How
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Sit In It or Sit On It: Choosing the Right Freshwater Fishing Kayak

By Brent Watters – To sit in or to sit on? That is the question many freshwater anglers ask when considering purchasing their first kayak. In the end, it comes down to personal choice but it’s good to understand the differences and potential pluses and minuses. Kayak fishing adds a whole new dimension to the activity of fishing; especially if you have been staring off out onto the
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