Beginner's Guide to Basic Fishing Gear

If you're a beginning fisher or just starting to wonder how to get started in fishing, this video will help. Our experts have outlined the basic fishing tackle you should start with. The basic outfit is a rod & reel, tackle box and fishing lures.

Your best bets are probably an open-faced spinning reel and matching rod combo. With this rig, a few lures and a selection of hooks and sinkers for most freshwater fish, in most types of water. Ask your Bass Pro Shops store associate for help. They're sure to know what's biting and might share a fishing tip or two.