4 Dominant Bass Baits For Fishing Muddy Water

Think big, flashy and noisy when selecting lures to catch bass on muddy water lakes. A bass’ sight is hindered in murky water so the fish has to rely on its other senses to hone in on prey. Bass are equipped with a lateral line which works like an ear and detects vibrations resulting from water displacement. So big lures …

When To Use A Spinning Vs Baitcasting Rod, Explained

Choosing a spinning or baitcasting rod can be a challenge for new anglers. Generally, your skill level and the species of fish you enjoy catching will determine which type of fishing rod you should select. The two basic types of rods are casting and spinning rods. Casting rods are designed for baitcast and spincast reels whereas spinning rods are matched …

How To Become More Outdoorsy In 5 Easy Steps

We put together a list of 5 ways to help you become more outdoorsy. While this list won’t turn you into Bear Grylls, it should serve as a foundation and guideline to help point you in the right direction. Remember to always tell someone where you’re going and when you plan on returning when venturing outdoors. Follow that rule and …

Musky Fly Fishing 101: How To Catch Musky On The Fly

You’re a fisherman from another dimension, a dimension not only of conventional heavy baits and big blades, but of sucker rigs and trolling. Now you’re going to take a journey into a wondrous new world whose boundaries are that of the imagination. That’s the signpost up ahead—your next stop? The Musky Fly Fishing Zone! The answer is easy: You enter …

The Mojo Rig: A Finesse Technique That Lights Up Finicky Fish

The Mojo Rig has quickly become my favorite finesse fishing technique. The Carolina rig with a heavy sinker is great for fishing deeper than 10 feet but it becomes too awkward for me to fish when bass are shallower yet still want a lure close to the bottom. During this situation, a finesse version of the Carolina rig works best …

Drop Shot Vs. Shaky Head: A Finesse Fishing Battle Royale

Dropshot and shaky heads are two of the most effective finesse tactics for bass fishing present lures differently but produce similar results. A shaky head jig and a drop-shot rig both catch lots of bass on pressured waters but present lures differently in the water column. Here’s a look at when and where to use each finesse tactic on your …

Three Of The Deadliest Ways To Fish A Creature Bait

They look like something from outer space with all sorts of tentacles and flappers that make all the right moves to entice bass into biting. Creature baits come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes that make you wonder if these lures are a genetic mutation of a plastic worm or crawfish or the hybrid offspring of a tube …

Karl’s Guide To Selecting The Right Sinker Weight

No matter what species of fish you target, you should have your tacklebox stocked with sinkers. A sinker is basically a weight made from lead, brass or tungsten steel that sinks your bait down to bottom-hugging fish. Sinkers come in a wide range of weights and shapes for anglers to use for various fishing tactics. Here are six types of …

Karl’s Amazing Crankbait Color Guide

New lure color patterns are entering the market on a daily basis giving anglers more and more options to choose from. While bait variety is a good thing, it can also make lure color selection quite the task. To help out, we’ve put together a quick read to help guide you through the lure color selection process. At the end …

How To Cast A Baitcaster: Learning To Avoid Backlash

How to cast a baitcaster can seem like a challenge at first, but with the right approach and set-up, it’s not nearly as hard as it looks. We’ve broken down a quick video giving you all the details to get dialed with a baitcaster. Soon enough you’ll be skipping docks and launching crankbaits like your favorite pro! One tip that …