3 Steps To Saltwater Success With Artificial Shrimp

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Are you reluctant to make the switch from live shrimp to artificial shrimp? Try leaving the live bait behind for just one day, and pick up a few artificial shrimp from your local tackle shop instead. You may not want to make the switch back to live bait once you do. Why? The main advantage […]

5 Tips on Fishing Jerkbaits for Bass

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If you talk to most any avid bass angler, they’ll tell you that fishing jerkbaits following a cold front can be a formula for big bass success in clear water conditions. Jerkbaits are a productive option in clear water when temperatures drop because they allow you to cover a vast area while also being one […]

How To Choose The Right Reel Gear Ratio

Fishing Reel Gear Ratio

5.1:1? 6.2:1? Huh? You’re ready to buy a new freshwater fishing reel, but all the talk about gear ratio has you “reel-y” confused. You want to make sure you buy the right reel with the most appropriate gear ratio for the type of fishing you plan to do. Or, maybe you’re wondering which fishing techniques […]

How To Maximize Your Fishing Time Using Artificial Baits

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Artificial baits and lures, whether hard baits or soft plastics, can often be more productive than live baits when used to their full potential. These handy tackle box trinkets can allow you to explore new areas while using your trolling motor or while just drifting and casting. When you don’t have to spend a significant […]

Fundamental Bass Fishing Tips for Beginners

Unless you have a friend or family member who can give you some helpful advice, you might feel a bit confused about buying and selecting tackle for your first bass fishing adventure. Don’t worry, it’s not as complicated as it seems. While experienced anglers will debate on tackle topics for hours, you’ll still have plenty […]

Why You Should Keep a Fishing Log

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Almost every angler has a personal set of theories on what causes the bite turn on at a specific time and why. I’ve heard many fishermen and fisherwomen debate about this for hours on end. I personally feel that changes in atmospheric pressure and lunar phases have an pronounced impact on fish behavior. However, each […]

How To Catch A Tigerfish In Africa

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Have you started your fishing bucket list yet? If so, there’s a country and a species that you may want to add after reading this post. Although my own quest to catch a tigerfish required a great deal of patience because we were only able to bring one fish to the boat in a four […]

How to Rig Shrimp for Saltwater Fishing

Not sure exactly how to rig a live shrimp? Don’t worry, it’s an easy enough saltwater fishing skill to learn. Besides, it’s one of the very best baits you can use for species like redfish and spotted seatrout. The first thing to remember is that your bait will bring on the most bites when lively […]

The Best Way to Learn How to Launch a Boat

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Most of us outdoorsy types have been there — cringing behind the steering wheel of a pickup while a boyfriend, husband, fishing friend or other boating companion “coaches” us on the finer points of launching a boat by shouting the following words in full earshot of the other 5,000 people standing around the boat ramp: […]

Top 10 Tackle Box Basics

Freshwater Tackle Box

Whether you’re a beginning angler or a seasoned veteran who has been fishing for years, there are certain staples that you should always have in your tackle box. Check out this short list of tackle box basics that can help keep you organized and prepared for every bite. Line and Leader Material: Always have extra […]