7+ Pound Smallmouth Caught Downtown Chicago (Breaks State Record)

The Illinois State Record Bass has been broken! a 7-pound-3-ounce smallmouth bass was caught by Joe Capaulupo downtown Chicago. Joe, an avid urban angler, was throwing, his tried and true set up – The Ned Rig at around 10:30 pm on October 14th. Alongside his two fishing buddies, Joe was fishing near one of Chicago’s busiest tourist attractions, Buckingham Fountain. …

9 Fishing Gifts That Don’t Suck 2019 Edition

Fishermen are notoriously hard to please when it comes to fishing gifts. Picking a gift anglers will actually want to use is no easy task for those who don’t fish themselves. And even for those who do, every angler has their own personal preferences when it comes to gear. But that doesn’t mean gift-givers have to succumb to the easy …

Scouting Out, The Googan Squad Jerkbait

The Googan Squad Scout is a suspending jerkbait on the hunt for a mondo. A neutrally buoyant lure that doesn’t quite float and doesn’t quite sink, the Scout suspends in the water column with a nose-down look, daring fish to take a swipe. Each Googan Squad Scout is built with an ultra-tough shell shaped like a streamlined baitfish. The torpedo …

Topwater Popper Tips: How To Fish The Googan Squad Blooper

Topwater popper tips from the one and only Alex Peric. Watch along as Peric breaks down the new Googan Squad Blooper in a quick and easy on the water video. While AP is known for his goofy antics, he’s also a solid bass stick, especially with a topwater popper. Pop It Like A Pro Mystery Tackle Box posted a video …

Two Topwater Crushers: The Googan Squad Blooper And Hound

Catch Co. and the Googan Squad just rolled out two new hard baits. #Googantakeover! The all-new Googan Squad Hound and Googan Squad Blooper are two mondo catching topwater baits designed specifically by the Googan Squad. Together, the Googan Squad and Catch Co. spent months working on these two lunker hunters and we’re jacked up to get these baits into the …

5 Reasons Spinnerbaits Crush Bass In The Fall

1) It’s Bulky Profile Matching the size of your spinnerbait to baitfish in the fall will give the bass just what they’re looking for. Baitfish born in the spring will have grown much larger by fall, and the bass are usually dialed in on these bigger meals. Match the hatch by using spinnerbaits with larger blades in the fall. This …

The NEW Bubonic Crankbait Is Unlike Any Lure You’ve Ever Seen

The Bubonic Bugz crankbait is a collaboration between the Catch Co. and underground lure artist Chris Grout. Like many hardcore artists, Chris started sharpening his skills at a young age, but as he got older priorities simply changed. Sometimes life gets in the way, you feel me?  After an artistic break while serving in the United States Military, (Thank you …

5 Bass Lures You Should Be Throwing This Fall

When bass start feeding heavily on baitfish in the fall, you can catch those fish then on just about anything you throw at them. Finding the baitfish is the first step in catching fall bass and the next step is to find the lures that best imitate the forage fish.  Here are five lures that best imitate the baitfish bass …

Clear Water Tricks For Foolin’ Fall Fatties

When conditions are right, deep, clear lakes offer typical shallow-water action for bass in the fall. However, fall’s constantly changing weather can cause bass to quickly advance to or retreat from the shallows. The changing weather conditions can frustrate anglers who depend on a “here today, gone tomorrow” pattern for catching bass in thin water. For more consistent action on …

The 3 Easiest Set-Ups For Bottom Rigging Live Bait

I love all things fishing, whether it’s chasing smallmouth in the spring, muskies in the fall, or slab crappie through the ice – it’s all good to me. Growing up just outside of Chicago my early fishing experiences were on the banks of local rivers and ponds where I targeted drum, carp, and catfish. As I got older my fishing …