Fishing Hooks 101: How To Pick The Right Fishing Hook Every Time

There’s one type of fishing equipment that’s critical to success but often overlooked: fishing hooks. Today we’re taking a deeper dive into the most common hooks you’ll encounter. The Aberdeen or J-hook is a classic, effective, affordable hook. The long shank makes removal easier if a fish swallows the hook, so it’s a great option for live bait. It’s used mainly by …

Ask An Angler: Can You Fish A Topwater Frog On A Spinning Rod?

Can you fish a topwater frog on spinning gear? Yes, the answer is yes. While some purists may disagree, fishing is a sport where the primary intention is to outsmart an animal with a pea-sized brain. While there are recommendations, patterns, and suggested techniques, do what you want so long as you catch fish while not bothering anyone or breaking …