Wednesday July 13

5 Topwater Baits for Summer

in Seasonal Fishing

by Brendan

We’ve broken down some of the best Topwater lures into 5 groups that will help…

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Thursday June 13

Post-Spawn Fishing Tips

in Seasonal Fishing

by Brendan Cucinello

It’s pretty safe to say that the post-spawn is one of the hardest times of…

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Saturday August 20

Weedless Frog Tactics

in Tactics & Techniques

by Marques Green

  Summertime on the Mississippi river means one thing, weedless frogs.  Lily pads, eel grass…

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Saturday August 20

Weedless Frog Tactics

Saturday February 19

The Complete Guide to Drop Shot Fishing

in Tactics & Techniques

by Brendan Cucinello

This step by step instructional guide will break down the different components that are used…

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Wednesday August 21

Wacky Worming

in Fishing Tackle

by Dan McGarry

Over the last three years the most consistant bass fish catcher I have used has…

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Wednesday August 21

Wacky Worming

Before you go out fishing for bass, be sure to check out our comprehensive articles, tips and resources.

2Handee Product Review

2handee_125_100x40"Accessories that make fishing more fun and productive”
Overall Rating 8.42

Creator: Buck 'n Reel Enterprises
Cost: $14.95

 

About 2Handee

The 2HANDEE1 Fisherman's Utility Tool is the only multi-tool on the market to incorporate all of the necessary tools that a fisherman could want in one little package. It has an integrated grooved hook sharpening STONE, NOT A FILE, to keep your hooks "sticky sharp", a clipper that will cut braid and premium lines. How about crankbait tuning notches to quickly adjust off-lined lures and a tool to remove hardened paint form your favorite jigs. All this plus it has a non slip rubber grip with a rear access eyelet for a lanyard. The 2HANDEE fishing tool is a great addition to any fisherman's tackle box.

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Troll Perfect Review

The Troll Perfect is just that, Perfect!!
Overall Rating 9.57
Manufacturer: Prefect Outdoor Products
Cost:  $24.95

Get control of your electric trolling motor!

Whether fishing in wind, waves, current, or just whenever you need the high speed settings, Troll Perfect will allow you to stop fighting the kick back, and side to side torque steer of your trolling motor. You can concentrate on fishing (will also eliminate that "sloppy foot pedal" issue).

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Team Daiwa Product Reviews

daiwa_logoDaiwa's first spinning reel rolled off the assembly line in 1955. Since then, the company has grown into one of the largest and most influential tackle companies in the world today. 
  
To handle sales and distribution in the United States, Daiwa Corporation first opened its doors on September 26, 1966, operating from a small facility in Culver City, California. Today, based in Cypress, California, Daiwa Corporation sells tackle throughout the United States, Canada, Central and South America. 

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Knuckle Down Lures Product Review

Knuckle Down Lures

"When Fishin' gets tough you Knuckle Down!"

Overall Rating 10

Products: Living Image Spinnerbait, Knuckle Shaker Pro, Football head and Finesse Jigs

Cost: $4.59 - $5.79

 

Welcome to Knuckle Down Lures.  The finest hand crafted bass fishing jigs, spinnerbaits and buzzbaits, made right here in the USA.  Our lures are made from the highest quality components featuring Mustad® UltraPoint® hooks.  Tournament proven right here in the Midwest  - Knuckle Down baits get bit when the others won't.  Next time you are out on the lake whether for fun or competition - Knuckle Down!

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Buckeye Lures Product Review


BuckeyeProducts: Original Spot Remover & Pro Model, Su-Spin Blade.

Here in Western Kentucky, we have tournaments on Kentucky/Barkley Lakes, but also fish on the Tennessee/Cumberland Rivers as well. Buckeye Lures have products that fit well in both of these situations

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Kim Stricker Video Product Review

 

Kim Stricker VideoWhen I received my copy of Smallmouth Neighborhood, I was thrilled. Here we go… details on Smallies from one of the “Big Sticks” that live in one of the emerging smallmouth capitols in the Northland!

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Eagle Claw Product Review

Eagle ClawEagle Claws new R-Bend hook is a really neat hook, once you learn how to rig your bait. It will hold your Texas rigged worms or tubes in place as good as any hook I’ve ever used. The heavy wire hook is a great choice for pitchin and flippin into heavy cover, you’ll never have to worry about straighten one out.

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Bass Cat Boats Product Review

Bass Cat BoatsFun, rugged, lifetime warranty, quick, agile, stable, mobile, hardly any draft and well worth the money describe BASS CAT's entry into the below ten grand fishing boat market. The AWESOME Baby Cat is named the PHELIX. Bass Cat is the oldest bass boat builder with the same ownership from beginning to present day. No lost warranties with this company.

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Lunker City Lure Product Review

Lunker CityProducts: Water Widow, Spanky

Introduced in the fall of 2000, the Water Widow from Lunker City Fishing Specialties is sure to be hot bait this summer. The wacky worm craze has really taken hold with anglers in the last year. Lunker City Fishing Specialties has hopped on the band wagon, but with some interesting new twists to a simple lure. The Spanky is 5" in length, with both ends of the bait being larger (thicker) than the center.

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Glen Lau Videos Product Review

 

glenlauProducts: Bigmouth, Bigmouth Forever

I had seen Bigmouth, the first of Glenn Lau's movies about the Largemouth Bass many years ago when it first made its way through the Bassin' world. I remember watching in awe and wondering where in the world was a place with so many bass, and where was the water so clear it seemed as though you could see 40 feet.

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Spro Lure Product Review

sproWith summer here, its time to take out those topwaters for some exciting bass fishing action, but don't forget to put Spro's new Chug Minnow 35 in your box. This 3.5" plug is like no other popping plug on the market. The head does not have the normal concave face of ordinary popping lures. Instead, the Chug Minnow feature a flared gill design that pushes away water at the top and the sides, but still allowing water to flow through the bottom.

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Lamiglas Rod Product Review

LamiglasLamiglas Rods were known in the rod building industry for manufacturing some of the best graphite blanks which have been used by top rod builders all over the world. Now they are manufacturing completed rods for all anglers, species, and conditions.

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Coast Lures Product Review - 2

coast-luresThe Coast Lure's Pro Stealth Spinnerbait has all the fish catching attributes of other fine spinnerbaits, but Coast Lures takes spinnerbaiting to a new level. The Pro Stealth Spinnerbait I am writing about is the 3/8th ounce willow leaf tandem spinnerbait. The Pro Stealth has some unique features that are sure to entice even spinnerbait wary bass into striking.

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Coast Lures Product Review - 1

coast-luresI recently field tested a Pro Stealth Series Spinnerbait from Coast Lures, and I have to say that they build a high quality bait.

The spinnerbait has high quality components, such as titanium wire, a black Mustad teflon hook, and a good quality silicone skirt. I also really like the head design of the bait, it has a shad look alike head, and it comes through cover really well.

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Fenwick HMG Spinning Rod Review - Kevin

HMG Spinning Rod GS66MH-F

Rating: 7.67
 

First Impressions:

My first impression of this rod was pretty much same as the 7’ HMG Triggerstik, at first it seemed a little heavy.  I absolutely love the classic look of the whole HMG line of rods, but it’s not how a rod looks, it’s how it performs.  This rod performs!  

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Fenwick HMG Triggerstik Review - Kevin

HMG Triggerstik GT70MH-F

Rating: 8.00

 

First Impressions:

My first impression of the HMG 7 footer when I pulled it from the tube, was it felt a bit heavier than most of the rods I have been using.  But it does not have a spit grip handle which adds a few ounces to the rod.  I did notice however, the rod felt well balanced in my hand and the overall appearance and feel was very good.  

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Fenwick EliteTECH Smallmouth Series Rod Review - Kevin

EliteTECH Smallmouth Series ESMC69MH-F 

Rating: 8.16
 

First Impressions: 

The first thing I noticed about this rod when I pulled it out of the shipping tube was the green color with gold lettering that really made the rod “pop” in the sunlight.. .But there is more to this rod than just its good looks.
 

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Fenwick HMG Spinning Rod Review - Marques

Fenwick HMG Spinning Rod GS66MH-F

Rating: 7.67
 

First Impressions: 

When I received Fenwick’s HMG Spinning Rod GS66MH-F, I really liked it.  It was nicely designed and a well-made rod.  It also had a new age design look to it. 

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Bank fishing or as some call it shore fishing, is where most of us started out fishing as kids. Today more fishing tips and techniques are targeting anglers...