How To Select The Right Size Hook For Your Soft Plastics

Size really does matter when matching hook sizes with various soft plastic bass baits.  The hook gap (area between the shank and hook point) has evolved into a key feature over the years with the introduction of several new soft plastic baits.  The size of a hook is given in terms of the width of the hook’s gap; the most …

The Mojo Rig: A Finesse Technique That Lights Up Finicky Fish

The Mojo Rig has quickly become my favorite finesse fishing technique. The Carolina rig with a heavy sinker is great for fishing deeper than 10 feet but it becomes too awkward for me to fish when bass are shallower yet still want a lure close to the bottom. During this situation, a finesse version of the Carolina rig works best …

Karl’s Guide To Selecting The Right Sinker Weight

No matter what species of fish you target, you should have your tacklebox stocked with sinkers. A sinker is basically a weight made from lead, brass or tungsten steel that sinks your bait down to bottom-hugging fish. Sinkers come in a wide range of weights and shapes for anglers to use for various fishing tactics. Here are six types of …

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How To Use A Sabiki Rig

A Sabiki Rig is, most usually, one line with a heavy weight attached to the bottom. Above the weight is somewhere between 6 and 10 hooks with a shiny piece of metal attached. The metal sways and swerves in water while the weight is lowered, driving baitfish to strike! The Sabiki Rig is one of the best ways to load …

Using Double Topwater Rigs To Catch More Bass

A Double topwater rig is a great choice when bass are thrashing through schools of baitfish generate the most exciting and frustrating moments for all anglers. Your anticipation of catching bass on every cast soars as you witness this frantic feeding frenzy. But then the frustration mounts as each cast fails to trigger even a tap. When the schooling bass …

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Fishing Tube Baits: 5 Ways To Rig a Tube

Fishing tube baits is one of those techniques that just continues to get the job done. It’s caught fish for decades, and continues to pump out fish when other baits just won’t cut it. Unfortunately, the extent of most angler’s tube arsenals is an internal jig head. That’s a problem, because tubes are killer rigged with a variety of techniques. …

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4 Carolina Rig Fishing Hacks To Mix Up A Classic Technique

The inclination of most anglers is to drag a plastic lizard or French fry worm to catch bass while Carolina rig fishing. But with some tinkering, you will discover there’s more innovative ways to fish the rig. Here are four improvisations for Carolina rig fishing to catch more bass. 1. Rapid Retrieve  With a Carolina rig a lot of people …

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Punch Rig 101: The Right Way To Rig It Up

When the temperature heats up and the aquatic vegetation grows tall, bass love to hang out in the thickest of grass. Submerged vegetation and matted grass canopies provide bass shade from the hot sun and the perfect hiding spot to ambush baitfish. It’s tough to reach these concealed bass with most lures, that’s where the punch rig comes in. The …