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Fizards Fish Atrractant

By Brent Watters - Fizards offers an interesting concept in artificial attractants. This is a biodegradable substance that is completely moldable, like putty and is infused with shad oil as a slow releasing attractant. Fizards is marketed as a great attractant for pan fish, bass, walleye and saltwater species. The attractant comes in several colors and for our testing, we used pink and blue.
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Double Prop Baits – Better Than The Rest

By Charles E. White -  When I first started bass fishing, I was six years old. I was using a Heddon Tiny Torpedo by an old concrete wall that had fallen in the water at Buckeye Lake. I was fishing this double prop bait and all of a sudden I had this big splash right by my bait. It almost scared me to death! I kept fishing and was ready for this fish the next time. It struck again, it was a
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Rapala DT Available in New Ike’s Custom Ink Colors

From the tattoo parlor to the bait shop, the Rapala DT series is ready to roll up a sleeve and show off four fresh, new Ike’s Custom Ink colors – Girlfriend, Rasta, Mule and Bruise.Designed personally by Michael “Ike” Iaconelli, the Ike’s Custom Ink colors are some of Ike’s secrets, he says “using something different, something unique, to catch more
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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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Storm Arashi Silent Square Bill Crankbait

By Brent Watters The Storm Arashi Silent Square Bill Crankbait has quickly made it to my must have arsenal in my tackle box, especially for shallow water cranking. What makes the Storm Arashi Silent Square Bill Crankbait unique is the intense free-moving action that provides the needed twitch to catch the attention of nearby fish while tracking true the entire time upon retrieve. The cranks
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Feelin’ Froggy? Topwater Frog Tactics

  By Dan Wells - It’s post spawn and early summer. The water is warm and big bass are eating often. Some of the most exciting fishing you could ever have is right in front of you. Top water frog fishing! With a little patience, the right equipment and some confidence, provide to you in this article, you will be ready for hand to hand combat with big fish, heavy cover, and shallow water.
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All Pikies Are Not Created Equal – What Makes A Lure Collectible?

by Mark Edson - As I mentioned in October’s column, not all pikies are created equal.   In fact, most “alike” lures of any manufacturer are subject to price variability due to a wide range of factors.   But before we discuss those factors, I want to focus on the basics of tackle collecting.  What makes a lure collectible?  What should you look for while searching your local antique store,
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Pro Review: MESU’s BuzzeRR and Swim Raptor Jig

by Vance Montgomery – In the 20 years that I’ve been a tournament fisherman, I had the pleasure of putting a lot of very great baits on my line. MESU Bait is a Kansas-based lure manufacturer that i can get behind. Out of their line-up, two lures stand out and are the best I have tied on – the BuzzeRR  and the Swim Raptor Jig. BuzzeRR The BuzzeRR is a fantastic buzz bait that has
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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 best suit
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SPRO Bronzeye Jr. Frog

Company Description: The Rojas Signature Series Bronzeye Jr has a real attitude and is a leaner, meaner version of its big brother. The body has been redesigned to maximize the hook-up ratio and these smaller frogs come standard with a new Gamakatsu Superline 3/0 EWG Double hook. The Rojas Series are available in a whole array of colors to cover any situation. The Bronzeye Jr. can be fished
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