Fishing Gear

News & Tips: How to Use a Frog Bait When Fishing Around a Lot of Cover (video)...
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How to Use a Frog Bait When Fishing Around a Lot of Cover (video)

July 26, 2018
There was a time, in the not so distant past, when I was fishing I would immediately get discouraged at the sight of grass mats, lily pads, and heavy vegetation while in pursuit of a big bass. I had…
News & Tips: Reviewing the Lew's Fishing HyperMag Spool SLP Baitcast Fishing Reel (video)...
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Reviewing the Lew's Fishing HyperMag Spool SLP Baitcast Fishing Reel (video)

May 8, 2018
The name Lew's, is known by fisherman all over the country as a company that strives to live by their mottos, which is that of building innovative fishing gear that are lighter, stronger and faster.…
Mark Zona: photo credit Zona's Awesome Fishing Show...
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Fishing: Mark Zona’s Coldwater Swimbait Deal

April 26, 2018
Mark Zona, host of Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show, grew up fishing the cold-water months in Michigan always believing that a blade bait was the best weapon in 35- to 45-degree water.   He’s been proven…
News & Tips: McClelland’s Tricks for Fishing Floating Cover in Cold Water...
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McClelland’s Tricks for Fishing Floating Cover in Cold Water

March 14, 2018
During the late winter and early spring, while many anglers wait to take their boats out of storage until warmer weather arrives, Bass Pro Shops Cabela’s Fishing Pro Mike McClelland not only has his…
Kevin VanDam just after a fishing tournament holding up two of his largest bass
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KVD's Secret Finesse Bait Can Put Key Fish in the Boat

March 6, 2018
For any student of bass fishing, they’re well aware of the place in history held by the French Fry worm. Once upon a time, it was a staple in any anglers’ boat whenever bass were being stubborn.…
Building a Beginner's Tackle Box for Shore Fishing by Building a Beginner's Tackle Box for Shore Fishing...
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How to Build a Beginner’s Tackle Box for Shore Fishing

May 18, 2017
The way to introduce fishing to a newcomer is from shore or by wading in a shallow stream or river. There is simple joy in walking up to a stream or small river, finding a comfortable spot on the…
News & Tips: Andy Montgomery’s When & Where Best Bass Buzzbait Tricks...
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Andy Montgomery’s When & Where Best Bass Buzzbait Tricks

September 27, 2016
Watching a largemouth bass explode on a buzzbait spitting along the surface is downright awesome.  Sometimes they’ll just slurp it down and other times all they’ll hit it with is reckless abandon.…
News & Tips: Try Soft-plastic Jerkbaits for Moody Fish That Don’t Want to Bite...
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Try Soft-plastic Jerkbaits for Moody Fish That Don’t Want to Bite

July 26, 2016
Over the years, Canadian smallmouth ace Derek Strub has tricked a monster smallmouth or two into the boat under the toughest of conditions.  Enter the soft-plastic jerkbait.  “It’s a good bait for…
News & Tips: Dave Mercer's Topwater Bait - The Live Target Sunfish Hollow Body (video)...
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Dave Mercer's Topwater Bait - The Live Target Sunfish Hollow Body (video)

July 11, 2016
Topwater fishing for largemouth bass is addictive and absolutely awesome!  Whether you are fishing heavy vegetation, visible targets, or open water, nothing compares to a largemouth exploding on your…
News & Tips: 5 Tips About Leaders for Toothy Fish (video)...
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5 Tips About Leaders for Toothy Fish (video)

May 17, 2016
From bluefish to mackerel, kings to 'cudas—not to mention pike and muskie in fresh water—toothy species have a special allure. They also require specialized terminal tackle for consistent victory.  …
News & Tips: 7 Tips on the Art of Walkin' the Dog With Topwater Lures...
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7 Tips on the Art of Walkin' the Dog With Topwater Lures

December 8, 2014
Some anglers destroy the fish on topwaters, some manage only a few, fishing the same waters with the same lures. Why might this be? Fishing a topwater bait is a lot like Dancing with the Stars. You…
News & Tips: 7 Tips for Keeping Your Fishing Tackle Untangled...
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7 Tips for Keeping Your Fishing Tackle Untangled

December 4, 2014
Look down in your rod box and chances are you see . . . a mess. Not only that, but the fishing rod you really need, RIGHT NOW, is the one on the bottom of the mess! How to avoid this headache? Here…