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Guide to the Best Catfish Rod and Reel Setup

Looking to get into catfishing? In this article, we will cover how you can find the best catfish rod and reel setup to help get started and catch your next monster! Fishing has always been a big part of life for my family and I.  I still have a picture of a three-year-old me holding up a giant ...

9 of the Best Bass Bait for Ponds & Small Lakes

Man, do I love pond fishing for largemouth bass and I have been experimenting with the best bass bait for ponds and small lakes since I was a child.  This is how I grew up and still how I catch most of my fish.  As a kid my parents would drop me off at my grandparents house for the summer.  They ...

Spotted Bass vs Largemouth Bass Fishing Guide

Either way you look at spotted bass vs largemouth bass, they are some of the most popular game fish an angler can chase.  They are big, mean, and acrobatic.  Bass are instinctive hunters and strike aggressively when they see food.  That goes for just about any food.  Two species of bass that are ...

Best Types of Jigs for Bass Fishing

If I had to choose one bass bait for the rest of my life, it would be a bass jig. Jigs are one of the most versatile bass lures out there. A jig is a hook, with a weighted head, usually hosting a brush guard to prevent snagging, and a skirt. Jigs are fished by using a trailer on the hook. Jigs can ...

Best Braided Fishing Line Reviews 2021

There are plenty of unique advantages that using the best braided fishing line offers when compared to standard monofilament, fluorocarbon, or any other specialized type of line. Anglers have increasingly turned toward braid over the course of the last few decades to provide them with some distinct ...

2021 Ultimate Bass Lure Selection Chart

As a rookie fisherman I remember very vividly how overwhelming it was to try and remember which of the best bass lures paired best with what type of rod and reel, along with which line and size was recommended. Even today I find myself regularly referencing the below chart for quick reminders on ...

2021 Guide to the Best Crankbaits for Bass Fishing Tips

Crankbaits are a staple of tournament fisherman and hobbyist alike world wide, but I’ll be the first to admit, bass fishing in 2021 can be intimidating. You walk into any fishing supply store and look around and it is not hard to get confused on all the options, even for an expert angler. There are ...

Smallmouth vs Largemouth Bass Facts

Distinguishing between a smallmouth vs largemouth bass and which one to fish for is a common question among beginner anglers. Growing up I looked forward to two distinctly different fishing experiences every summer.  My grandparents lived in the Ozark Mountains of Southern Missouri.  Grandpa was a ...

5 of the Best Fishing Knots for Beginners

As a beginner fishing, there are a vast array of different skills that you need to get to grips with. One of the most important steps is learning to tie a few of the more basic knots. This is important to achieve before you head out on your first fishing trip. It’s far more difficult to learn them ...

The Ultimate Guide to Swimbaits for Bass Fishing

If you are going bass fishing, a key decision will be choosing the right type of lure to use. This guide explores everything that you need to know about swimbait lures including what they are and when they could be useful.  Are you in the process of choosing the right bait for your bass fishing ...

Carolina Rig vs Texas Rig for Bass Fishing

For most bass anglers, the choice usually narrows down between a Carolina rig vs. a Texas rig, if speed is the priority. For many, the Texas rig with its basic features makes the ideal choice when they’re after specific targets. For instance, the rig with its plastic lure carrying some of its ...

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