Mystery Tackle Box Revealed: Bass Unboxing – July 2020

Each month Mystery Tackle Box provides anglers with a newly curated selection of lures and hooks to learn new fishing techniques while catching more fish.  Mystery Tackle Boxes are available in bass, trout, panfish, walleye, and saltwater options. This month, we’re going to highlight an example of a Mystery Tackle Box Bass Box that was sent to thousands of subscribers. Each angler …

Tim’s Hot Tips: Fishing For Spawning Largemouth Up North

Over the last week, the fishing has been heating up throughout the upper midwest. In Central Wisconsin where I’m at, the area lakes are finally reaching the 60-degree mark. This means bass, crappie, and bluegill are pushed up in shallow water acting foolishly and aggressively. Here is how I fish skirted jigs for largemouth bass during the Spring on a …

Mono Vs Fluoro: What’s The Best Fishing Line For Your Presentation?

What is the best fishing line? As fishermen, we have endless choices for our tackle. From rods and reels to lures, plastics, weights and beyond. However, possibly the most important tackle-based decision we need to make is our fishing line. If you think about it, fishing line is quite possibly the most important piece of our fishing setups. It is …

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Bank Fishing 101: How To Catch Fish From The Bank

A high-dollar bass boat rigged with high-tech electronics is the rage of bass fishing today, but there is a less expensive way to catch bass: Bank fishing. Bank Fishing Advantages If you can find the right location, you can catch bass fishing from the bank better than you can from a boat. Some of the advantages of fishing from the …

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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, …

The 6 Best Prespawn Baits To Throw Before Bass Are Bedding

Early spring is game-on for most bass anglers in the country. Fish are in full-on pre-spawn mode, and feeding aggressively while they wait for the water to warm enough to do their thing. If you can bear the sometimes fickle spring weather, you’re more than likely going to get your string stretched no matter what you’re throwing. But since we’re …

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Top To Bottom Spring Fishing Tips To Catch You More Bass

Spring fishing is equal-opportunity time for all bass anglers. During this season, bass are feeding heavily at every depth and attack a variety of lures as the water warms. Action lures such as crankbaits and spinnerbaits produce most of the time, but when the water temperature lingers below 60 degrees and during cold-front situations later in the spring, bass prefer …

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10 Bass Fishing Lures Every Angler Needs In Their Tackle Box

Whether you’re just getting into fishing, getting BACK into fishing, or are a seasoned vet, there is one thing all anglers can agree on: Going to the bait shop can be a bit overwhelming. There are hundreds of thousands of bass fishing lures out there, and once you pick a bait, you need to pick a color, size, scent, and every other …

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Weather Fishing Tips: What To Throw When It’s Sunny Vs Overcast

The list of factors you need to consider when heading out for a day on the water is long and can be somewhat daunting to anglers trying to maximize the bite. Things like water temperature, clarity, and spawn stage get top billing (rightfully so), and understanding each is a great way to get started on the path to success. There …

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Jig Fishing 101: When To Use 6 Types Of Jigs

The skirted jig has earned its place in the pantheon of jig fishing and bass lures through countless tournament wins and big bass awards. They are flat-out deadly and one of the few baits you can fish from early spring through late fall, in clear water as well as muddy, and in a foot of water just as easily as 40. …

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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 …