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Fishing Spinning Reel Buyer's Guide

Spinning reels are a favorite of both serious and casual anglers, popular for both their ease of use and flexibility. If you’re wondering what features are the most important to consider when stepping into the spinning arena for the first time, or upgrading the reel you own, this buyer’s guide will help you sort out the facts.

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 the attitude that an area of water covered in vegetation was something that could not be fished. I didn't want to get hung up, lose my lure or worse, lose a keeper as I reeled it in.

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 bass fishing techniques.

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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.

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 wrong. Using a swimbait, he’s tapped into 100-fish schools bunched up in cold water looking to feed.

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 size, shape and action. Then, finally, comes choosing lure color. Its priority in this selection process is indicative of its importance, or lack of it.

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 boat ready but a game plan in place also.