Panfish Tackle

Panfish Tackle: How To Stock Your Tackle Box Like A Crappie Pro

Buying tackle was simple before tournaments made crappie fishing such a specialized sport. In the old days panfish tackle was a bucket of minnows and a tacklebox full of hooks, sinkers, and bobbers were all you needed to catch crappie. Stocking your tacklebox today has become more complicated because you have to choose from a vast of assortment of designs, …

ICast 2018: Karl’s Best Of Show Winners

ICast 2018 is in the books!  There was a tremendous turnout, and companies from around the globe showcased new innovation and ideas for the outdoor industry. It was a lot to take in, but after strolling around the show, we have put together a list of some of the products that stood out to us this year. In no particular …

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The Best Tackle Tips You May Have Missed In June

Bass fishing is a sport that is loaded with tons of tips, hacks, and tricks that help anglers become better anglers and catch more fish. Whether you are just beginning to fish or are an experienced angler, there is always something to learn. Here we have put together a collection of our favorite fishing and tackle tips from the first …

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How To Fish Prop Baits For Aggressive Strikes

A wide array of poppers, chuggers, walkers, and prop baits (hard bodied baits with propellers attached at one or both ends) are available today that are capable of creating surface explosions from bass, but some work better than others depending on water clarity, weather and the type of cover you are targeting. By selecting the right surface lures for the …

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Paddle Tail Swimbaits: When, Where, And How To Rig Them

Paddle tail swimbaits are bass catchers year round, in any water conditions. Simply put, they imitate the look and feel of baitfish better than anything else. Here are a few tips for fishing paddle tail swimbaits to help catch you more fish! Rigging Paddle Tail Swimbaits There are three main ways to rig a paddle tail swimbait; exposed top hook, …

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When To Add Color To Your Bass Fishing Lures

Even though lures come in every imaginable color today, savvy anglers prefer coloring their own masterpieces because they know their artwork gives them an advantage over competitors. You can also gain an advantage over other anglers by adding a dash of color to your favorite lures for a new look bass find appealing to the eye. Innovations in marking pens …

inline spinners

How To Fish Inline Spinners For Trout All Year Long

Inline spinners are one of the best choices for trout when they are in some of their most finicky stages. While an inline spinner will get bit year round, you can count on them most in early spring or late fall, when only the most realistic flies seem to produce. Almost all species of trout fall victim to a spinner, …

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The 5 Best Lake Michigan Fishing Charters

Lake Michigan fishing charters are abundant, but they are not all the same. The Big Lake is home to some of the best sport fishing in all of America. From walleye trolling to musky hunting, from perch jerkin to smallmouth jigging: it has it all. It can also be overwhelming, and when you want to be sure you’ll catch some …

Cold Water Cranking With Lipless vs. Billed Crankbaits

Suspending stickbaits are usually my favorite lures to throw when the water is cold throughout the winter, but there are times when bass will still bite a crankbait. That’s when it’s time for some cold water cranking. I throw some sort of crankbait mainly when cold water ranges from 44 to 50 degrees. If the water is colder than that …