Karl’s Favorite Techniques #2: Ned Rig Fishing

Ned Rigs are arguably the most popular bait/rig/presentation in fishing at the moment. The unassuming combination of soft plastic and jig head has re-defined the finesse plastic game and put tons of fish in boats across America. If you have never heard of the venerable rig or are simply looking to learn more, click here! Named for it’s creator Ned …

Top To Bottom Spring Fishing Tips To Catch You More Bass

During the Spring season, bass are feeding heavily at nearly every depth and attack a variety of lures as the water warms. Moving 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 slower presentations. While soft plastics or jigs …

Early Spring Trout Fishing Tips That Work For Any Angler

Streams are usually flowing strong with higher water levels in the early spring due to melting snow and rain runoff so you can usually catch rainbow and brown trout on action lures such as Panther Martin’s, Blue Fox spinners, small jerkbaits and crankbaits, and spoons. I prefer throwing these lures on spinning tackle with 4-pound test low visibility green monofilament …

3 Things You NEED TO Know About Fishing The Crappie Spawn

The Crappie Spawn happens every spring when the water temperatures reach above the 60-degrees. Depending on where you live, the crappie spawn can be anytime from early March to the middle of May. Like other panfish, crappie build spawning nests in shallow water generally ranging between 1-6 feet of water. Male crappie build nests by aggressively brushing their caudal (bottom) …

5 Early Spring Bass Lures That NEVER Let Me Down

Spring is just around the corner, and to me, that means one thing: BIG. FAT. BASS. After a long winter, I’m patiently waiting for the ability to start slinging baits and ripping lips. I’ve spent hours in the garage this winter stocking, organizing, and tweaking my fishing tackle for the upcoming season. With hundreds of lures to choose from, deciding …

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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The 7 Jerkbaits You Absolutely Need In Your Tackle Box This Spring (2022)

Jerkbaits are one of the most effective presentations in an angler’s arsenal. They feature a lifelike baitfish profile, an erratic action, and mimic a struggling baitfish better than just about any other presentation. In the early part of the year, from the pre-spawn through the spawn, they are especially deadly – as they allow anglers to rapidly and efficiently cover …