Your Complete Guide To Fishing The Crappie Spawn

When the dogwoods bloom, the crappie are biting. There’s a lot of truth to that saying throughout most of the country since dogwood blossoming time usually coincides with the crappie spawn in the spring. The warmer climate in the southern half of the country triggers crappie into spawning earlier in that region, but the northern half of the country warms …

Breaking Down Karl’s Latest 🔥Baits! | New Jigs, Classic Cranks & More

𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙅𝙪𝙞𝙘𝙚 is an in-depth breakdown at some of the newest baits and fishing products added to Karl’s Bait & Tackle. In this episode, Jim Ansell from Reel Deal Outdoors breaks down a lipless crankbait, game-changing jig, topwater frog, and an advanced fishing tracker. Here is a closer look at the products featured in this episode of 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙅𝙪𝙞𝙘𝙚 Karl’s Amazing Thwacker Karl’s …

Looking Through Grandpa’s Tackle Box: What’s Your Favorite Old School Rapala?

It’s A Family Tradition Like virtually every baby boomer who enjoys fishing, my father adores the Rapala brand. From Rapala Original Floaters, Countdowns, and Shad Raps to newer versions like the darting X-Rap line. Undoubtedly my Dad’s favorite lure was the Jointed Rapala in the J9 size, specifically in the gold version. The gold option isn’t actually gold but instead …

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Crankbaits

Crankbait fishing is the technique of choice for bass anglers who need to cover water quickly and explore various depths. Today’s crankbaits come in a variety of body shapes and widths, but the lure’s bill is the key feature defining a crankbait as a shallow-, medium- or deep-diving plug.  Crankbaits with square bills are best for running in the shallows …