Fluorocarbon Fishing Line: All You Need To Know About This Versatile Line

Fluorocarbon fishing line has a sticker price that steers a lot of novices to the bargain rack of monofilament line, but savvy anglers know the extra cost of fluorocarbon pays better dividends as a long-term investment.  Fluorocarbon line became the rage of bass fishing when anglers discovered its sensitivity and invisibility increased bites, especially on heavily fished waters. Japanese anglers …

No Net, No Problem! 5 Reasons Why Bass Anglers Don’t Need A Fishing Net

If you watch the professionals’ land bass during a tournament, you will notice something missing. Landing fish with a net is a common practice among many anglers. When the Bassmaster Tournament Trail initiated a no net rule several years ago, it started a new trend among bass anglers.  Smaller regional and local tournament circuits still allow nets and recreational anglers to use …

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How To Catch Big Trout On Jerkbaits

Did he just say, “jerkbaits for trout?” Hear me out. When you are looking to upgrade from the typical 12 inch stocker rainbows and catch yourself a trophy trout, your best bet is a jerkbait. Once native trout (and stockers, sometimes) reach a certain size, they move to a strictly baitfish diet. This means your bug imitators or live grasshoppers …

The 5 Best Soft Plastics Fishing Lures For Catching Bass

Go to any fishing store or scroll through any online tackle shop (shout out Karl’s), and you’ll see an endless supply of soft plastic baits. Some baits take on the look of things found in nature – fish, bugs, crawfish, or amphibians. And other soft plastics look like nothing you will ever see on a lake, river, or pond. But …

Trout, Bears, and Cliff Bars – Fishing And Backpacking The Wyoming Wilderness

Like many Americans, two of my brothers are currently off work and have found themselves with more free time. Instead of sitting at home, twiddling their thumbs, my brothers decided to take a road trip from Chicago to Montana. It was one of those spur-of-the-moment ideas that quickly gained traction. As they bounced around plans and ideas, I was trying …

3 Shallow Water Rigs That Will Crush Summer Bass

Bassin’ Bill breaks down three of his favorite summer fishing rigs for targeting shallow water bass. Fish are active and hungry during the summer months when the water increases their body temperature which inevitably increases their metabolism. What does this mean to bass anglers? This mean fish are hungry and willing to eat. Bass roam shallow water areas looking for …