Fishing Gear

Major League Fishing Pro James Watson standingon a boat with a largemouth bass

Watson’s Spoon Jacking Post-Spawn Fishing Rig and Tricks (video)

July 8, 2019
MLF Pro James Watson knows that one of the most effective baits to fish during the post-spawn is a floating worm. That said, the bite only lasts for a week before fish get even more hungry. This is…
Angler netting a giant catfish off the side of a boat

Catch Giant Catfish With These Proven Fishing Tips

June 11, 2019
7 Proven "Catching Catfish" Strategies - Fishing for big catfish is gaining fans in droves as anglers realize the cats offer their best chance to catch a quarry in freshwater that weighs 20-75…
 4 Fishing pros share their favorites topwater lures for bass

Favorite Top Water Lures the Pros Like

May 18, 2019
by Pros4- 1Source's Dave Landahl Primetime for topwater fishing is upon much of the bass fishing world. Who doesn’t love watching the brutality of nature at its finest as a bass tears a new one into…
Anglers with Amberjack catch

Catching the Amberjack Fishing Bonanza

April 30, 2019
If all you’ve ever fished is freshwater, you’ll have a quick reality adjustment once you hook into your first saltwater fish. Paul Michele, National Sales Manager Americas, has been targeting…
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Jonathon VanDam: 4 Tips to Finding Ice Out Bass (video)

April 5, 2019
Once the ice finally thaws in Michigan, if Bassmaster Elite angler and NITRO Pro Team member Jonathon VanDam is home in Michigan, you can bet he’s going to trailer his NITRO Z21 to his favorite…
News & Tips: 15 Facts and Tips to Fishing a Variety of Fish in The Spring...

15 Facts and Tips to Fishing a Variety of Fish in The Spring

March 8, 2019
Catch a Mixed Bag of Fish Species With These Early Season Strategies Rare is the fishermen who focuses on one species alone to the exclusion of all others. Some anglers even add excitement to their…
News & Tips: A Primer on Pike—Lures and Tactics for Catching Northern Pike...

A Primer on Pike—Lures and Tactics for Catching Northern Pike

February 20, 2019
No fish in freshwater can match the ferocity and gluttonous feeding habits of the great northern pike. There is plenty of good pike fishing in the U.S., but often the most spectacular fishing comes…
News & Tips: This Simple Fishing Bait is One of the Most Versatile at Catching Fish...

This Simple Fishing Bait is One of the Most Versatile at Catching Fish

January 11, 2019
The humble grub is one of the simplest fishing baits ever invented. But it’s also one of the most versatile lures you can tie on your line. It will catch bass and a variety of other gamefish in…
Life Vest: photo credit Tim Allard

So Many Reasons to Own a Jump Starting Battery Pack

December 10, 2018
Having a portable jump starting battery pack is a good idea if you’re an outdoors enthusiast. Whether camping or hunting in a remote wooded area, fishing in the middle of the lake, or on the side of…
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How to Master Fishing a Brush Pile - Gerald Spohrer (video)

October 12, 2018
Gerald Spohrer has been lighting the Bassmaster Elite trail on fire this past season. Despite growing up fishing the Atchafalaya Basin in Louisiana which is devoid of brush piles, once he fished…
Vertically fishing specific structure where you specifically target fish on your electronics is deadly for fall bass and walleye. Tungsten jigs give anglers a huge advantage over deeper water or when ...

Deadly Vertical Fall Fishing Tactics

October 8, 2018
by Jason Mitchell   Perhaps more than any other year, fall fishing locations can be spot on the spot where specific structural elements hold fish.  An advantage that anglers have when fishing fall…
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John Cox Picks Two Lures for Late Summer and Early Fall

August 30, 2018
by Pros4- 1Source's Dave Landahl   Fall is just around the corner and so is some of the most explosive bass fishing of the year. While many anglers transition into the hunting mindset, even more stay…