The 5 Best Soft Plastics Fishing Lures For Catching Bass

Go to any fishing store or scroll through any online tackle shop (shout out Karl’s), and you’ll see an endless supply of soft plastic baits. Some baits take on the look of things found in nature – fish, bugs, crawfish, or amphibians. And other soft plastics look like nothing you will ever see on a lake, river, or pond. But …

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 …

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Jointed Stickbaits: Why You Should Use Them To Target Big Bass

What’s the deal with jointed stickbaits? Some lures attract more fishermen than they do fish and eventually become novelty items for lure collectors. Others catch boat loads of bass, but mass production and excessive use makes these lures less effective when bass become conditioned to them. Then there’s the lures designed for other species, which innovative anglers have converted into …

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Paddle Tail Swimbaits: When, Where, And How To Rig Them

Paddle tail swimbaits are bass catchers year round, in any water conditions. Simply put, they imitate the look and feel of baitfish better than anything else. Here are a few tips for fishing paddle tail swimbaits to help catch you more fish! Rigging Paddle Tail Swimbaits There are three main ways to rig a paddle tail swimbait; exposed top hook, …

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Everything You Need To Know About Smallmouth Bass Fishing

Smallmouth bass were once considered just a northern relative of the black bass family. Now smallmouth bass fishing is now an All-American gamefish pursuit. Smallmouth bass live in many habitats ranging from cool waters of rivers and streams to deep reservoirs and crystal-clear natural lakes. You can find smallmouth bass in waterways either above or below the Mason-Dixon Line. Many …

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10 Essentials Every Beginner Fisherman Needs

Are you a beginner fisherman and struggling with where to get started? Great! 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 …

7 Bass Lures That You Can Rely On Year Round

You won’t find “conjunctive tackleitis” in any medical dictionary, but we’re pretty sure it’s a real condition – one that many anglers suffer from. Once afflicted, its victims have an insatiable urge to purchase and collect more and more bass lures, until their boat, garage, or basement closely resembles Karl’s warehouse. If only the fish cared about how much tackle …

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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 …