Tools or Toys?
A lure is a tool used to mine fish out of a specific environment. You must analyze the weather conditions, the water conditions, the time of day, the season, the type of body of water i.e.: natural lake, reservoir, or river and form a conclusion. You then make an educated guess as to where the fish will be and only then do you begin to decide what lure you will use.
“Just like golf clubs... lures are designed to be used in certain situations and conditions. It is important to choose the right tool for the job...”
Cold Water Period
Line Watching on the Ice
Line watching has been a great way of detecting strikes in many types of fishing. It can be tricky at times, and especially when ice fishing with different light conditions.
Using the interactive contour map is simple. It functions just like a typical GPS unit that is loaded with Navionics charts. Click and drag the map to find the lake you are looking for. Use the + and - to zoom in and out for the lake that you would like to view contours for. You can also toggle the overlay data so that it includes satellite imagery or terrain overlay on the map.
This step by step instructional guide will break down the different components that are used to make a drop shot rig and explain why, when…
Saturday February 19
Over the last three years the most consistant bass fish catcher I have used has been the "Wacky Worm," a.k.a. "Jersey rig" or "Wacky Rig".…
Wednesday August 21
Summertime on the Mississippi river means one thing, weedless frogs. Lily pads, eel grass and any other submerged vegetation that line the ox bows…
Saturday August 20
Check out our latest bass fishing video tips, as well as, assorted bass fishing video footage from around the world. Our "How To Videos" are…
Monday May 16
We all know that you can fish a crankbait fast, but the best crankbait fishing tip I ever learned is how you can slow it…
Monday March 28
Exploring a new body of water and figuring out what the bass are keying in on forces you to become a more versatile angler. We…
Friday June 03
There's more to spooling up a spinning reel that you might think. You need to be concerned about line twist, spool tension, etc. We've put…
Wednesday March 16
It’s pretty safe to say that the post-spawn is one of the hardest times of year to catch bass, in fact, many anglers feel it…
Thursday June 13
We found these great little compact fly fishing boxes that can be used to make the perfect mini bass fishing lure kits. Compartments are all…
Tuesday March 22
Locating Smallmouth Bass around structure is a key for summertime fishing, but don't overlook those fish that are lurking in open water around major structures…
Wednesday August 17
We’ve broken down some of the best Topwater lures into 5 groups that will help you choose the right lure for the right situation. In…
Wednesday July 13
Check out our review of the Nautic Start II - Lithium Reserve Power Source and Mini Jump Starter! We spent 6 weeks testing out the…
Monday October 03