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Pike Fishing 101: How To Catch The Northern Pike

Throughout their range, northern pike are one of the top predators in any system they inhabit. They are voracious eaters, extremely hard fighters, and usually under-targeted by anglers. Because of this, pike fishing is some of the most exciting and fast action you can get on a northern lake. Whether you’re looking to learn about and target a new species, …

crankbait color selection

Your Definitive Guide To Choosing Crankbait Colors

Walk into any tackle shop in the country, and you’re instantly confronted with hard and soft bass fishing baits in more colors than you can imagine. Modern molding and painting techniques have allowed lure manufacturers to quickly design and produce colors that in years past wouldn’t have been possible. As good as this is for anglers with unlimited bait budgets, …

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How To Choose The Proper Fishing Line For Your Technique

There is fishing line available today for nearly every situation bass anglers will encounter. You now have the option of trying monofilament, fluorocarbon or braid, so you have to decide which type of line is best for your style of fishing. Monofilament Fishing Line The best multipurpose line is monofilament.  It has been an all-around great bass fishing line for years …

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 …

beginner fisherman gear

10 Essentials Every Angler Needs

Are you a beginner fisherman and struggling with where to get started? You came to the right place. Mystery Tackle Box is dedicated to exposing anglers to the widest variety of fishing tackle from the top manufacturers in the business – and teaching you how to use it properly through our Blog and social media feeds. We update them constantly …

muddy water fishing

3 Great Lures For Fishing In Muddy Water

Spring runoff, and thus fishing in muddy water, is a necessary part of the hydro-logic cycle. It recharges aquifers, raises water levels, and provides the nutrients necessary for productive fisheries. It also creates some tough fishing conditions – as high sediment loads muddy up the water making it extremely difficult for bass to track your baits. In today’s fast paced …

spawn bass

Spawn Success Tips: Understanding The Spawn Of 7 Common Gamefish

Reproduction is the key to life for animals in the wild. If you can’t successfully reproduce, then your species is likely to be wiped out by predators in no time. This is a universal rule, and it’s one that guides almost all outdoor pursuits. For deer hunters, the timing of the rut is paramount, and for bass fishermen – knowing …

spinnerbait murky water

Bait Showdown – Baits For Murky Water Vs Clear Water

Which Are The Best Baits For Murky Water & Clear Water? Water clarity and color play a prominent role in lure selection. In clear water, most fish species are visual feeders, and choosing baits that effectively imitates a primary forage species is paramount. Contrastingly, when the water muddies up, fish rely more on their lateral line to detect prey, and the …

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No Boat: No Problem – 5 Tips for Shore Fishing Success

Don’t let the lack of a boat prevent angling success this season. There are lots of quality bank fishing opportunities in almost every community. Places like subdivision ponds, quarries, golf course water hazards, marinas, and bridges offer savvy anglers the chance to catch the fish of a lifetime, without the expense and hassles of boat ownership. Just as in other …

crankbaits

10 Bass Fishing Lures Every Angler Should Have in Their Tackle Box

If you’re just getting into bass fishing, or getting back into fishing after a long hiatus, going to the tackle shop can be an eye-opening experience. There are literally thousands of bass fishing lures out there, in hundreds of different colors, styles, and shapes. The tackle shops themselves have even changed. For years, many of the most successful tackle shops …