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The Beginners Guide To Buying Your First Fishing Reel

When buying their first car, many young drivers have to start with an economical, easy-to-handle model. Beginning anglers should consider taking the same route when they buy their first fishing reel. Fishing reels are available in three types: spincast, spinning and baitcasting. A spincast reel is like an economical, easy-to-handle compact car such as a Volkswagen Jetta, while the spinning …

7 Trout Lures You Can Rely On All Year

Trout waters remain about the same temperature throughout the year so it’s fairly easy to pick lures that catch trout year-round. Any lures that imitate aquatic creatures are the best picks for year-round trout fishing whereas lures imitating terrestrial insects are more seasonal choices for catching trout.  Here are seven lures you can depend on for catching trout throughout all …

7 Panfish Lures You Can Rely On All Year

Live bait is best for producing panfish year-round, but there are times throughout the year when artificial lures will outperform the real deal. The key to catching panfish on artificial lures is to “match the hatch” making sure the size of your lure is the same size as the forage panfish are munching on that day. Here are seven lures …

Trout Fishing Tips: 5 Things Any Angler Should Know

Trout are beautiful fish that live in scenic locations and are fun to catch. If you’re getting started in trout fishing, we’ve got five tips for your—a quick-start guide that will put you on the fast track to catching trout in small water. Tip 1: Find Stocked Trout Take advantage of stocked trout fisheries. In states where trout can survive, …

6 Lures That Will Catch Bass Anywhere (Your New Lake Cheat Sheet)

Packing your lures for waters you’ve already fished before should be no problem, but selecting baits for a trip to unfamiliar bass fisheries could turn into quite a guessing game. A little paranoia could set in as you fear you’ll leave behind the one lure that produces limits for local anglers. So you cram almost every lure you own in …

7 Walleye Lures Anglers Can Depend On All Year

Walleye anglers target fish using different methods, at different times, in different depths and with so many fishing styles and options available, selecting the right bait can be overwhelming. Whether you’re new to fishing for Walleye or just brushing up effective tactics, here are seven Walleye baits that you can rely on all year long. Jigs Jigs may be the …

Why Inline Spinners Continually Crush Trout

Inline spinners are fishing catching machines, they’ve continually helped anglers catch trout, panfish, bass, pike and other many other species for decades. Fly fishing purists snub their noses at it, but to novices and spinning tackle anglers the inline spinner is a gem for catching trout. During my early years of fishing at the trout parks in Missouri, my most …