Angler Smashes State Record Speckled Trout On Homemade Fishing Rod

Todd Spangler’s 12lb, 8-ounce speckled trout caught on February 9th, 2022, near the mouth of the Neuse River, is the official North Carolina state record. While fishing with a buddy and using his homemade rod, Todd initially thought he hooked into a hard-fighting striped bass before getting a glimpse of the 33.5-inch speckled trout. The fellas measured the catch once …

Two Must Have Soft Plastics For Inshore Saltwater Fishing

We all love those explosive topwater strikes and feeding frenzies that make fish reckless but the fish aren’t always out for blood. Sometimes, a more subtle and technical approach is required to move the needle. Calm days with scattered bait and little action can leave anglers wondering what will get the job done. Taking a technical approach with soft baits …

Saltwater Angler: 7 Minute Brackish Water Beatdown (Mixed Bag)

Brant from AnglerUp brings us on a brackish water adventure where he cruises around catching redfish and… well, I can’t say. You’ll have to watch the video to find out.  I can say that Brant uses baits featured in a recent Mystery Tackle Box Pro while changing locations and his presentation on the fly. He’s joined by cameraman Ron, who shows up what looks …

Sabiki Rig

How To Use A Sabiki Rig

A Sabiki Rig is, most usually, one line with a heavy weight attached to the bottom. Above the weight is somewhere between 6 and 10 hooks with a shiny piece of metal attached. The metal sways and swerves in water while the weight is lowered, driving baitfish to strike! The Sabiki Rig is one of the best ways to load …

inshore fishing tips

Inshore Fishing Tips: When & Where To Slow It Down

In the coolest, windy spring weather, inshore bait and sportfish slow down. Cold water and unstable weather grips the environment, and that can greatly affect fish and fishing. So one of the most important inshore fishing tips is to beware of your lure/bait presentations, and consider targeting inshore area waters that you otherwise might by-pass during other times of year. …