Fishing Tackle

Bass with crankbait in mouth
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Dependable Early Spring Crankbaits for All Game Fish (video)

In March, April, and May, game fish of all species move out of deep holes into shallow water, setting the stage for some of the best sport fishing of the year. Few fishing lures can hold a candle to…
News & Tips: A Guide to Choosing Baitcast Reels
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A Guide to Choosing Baitcast Reels

Many anglers shy away from baitcast reels due to some common fears. Hearing the dreaded term "bird nest" evokes a reluctance to give these reels a fair shake. Misconceptions that they are "difficult…
News & Tips: A Guide to Choosing a Fishing Light Attractor...
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A Guide to Choosing a Fishing Light Attractor

Night fishing can be an exhilarating experience. It's a fun activity full of mystery and expectation. When will something take the bait? What will it be? Will I overcome it, or will it overcome me?…
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)

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: Best Bass Rods for Different Fishing Techniques and Baits...
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Best Bass Rods for Different Fishing Techniques and Baits

Matching each fishing rod to the technique for which it's best suited will make throwing baits and fighting fish much more efficient. Below are seven rod suggestions for some of the most widely used…
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)

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

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: A Simple Guide to Choosing Lure Colors for Bass...
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A Simple Guide to Choosing Lure Colors for Bass

Many bass pros place far less emphasis on lure color than on other factors. They know it's more important to learn fish's location and mood (active or inactive) than to pick a bait with the right…
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

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

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.…
News & Tips: Fishing and the Color Game
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Fishing and the Color Game

The old adage states that fishing lures were designed to catch fishermen and not fish — and each of our tackle boxes certainly support this theory. Manufacturers continually cast lures at us in every…
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

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…