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How to Tie the Palomar Knot: A Complete Guide

If you’re looking for a knot that’s easy to tie and as solid as a pair of steel handcuffs, the Palomar is a fantastic option. Lightning-quick and useful on everything from bare hooks to swivels, jigs to small crankbaits, the Palomar is one of only a handful of knots that every angler should know. Related: […]

How to Rig and Fish Tube Baits - One of the Most Versatile Softbaits

I have to admit it: I haven't been giving tubes the love they deserve. In my tackle arsenal, tubes have definitely taken a back seat to creature baits like the Rage Tail Craw, Yum’s Wooly Bug, and the Zoom Brush Hog. And if you’re anything like me, and I’ll bet you are, it’s been a […]

Punch Rig: The Ultimate Heavy Cover Technique for Big Bass

When the summer sun threatens to boil the water, bass will look for shade. Thick, heavy cover like hydrilla, lily pads, or mats of dead vegetation offer a perfect spot to wait out the heat and set up an ambush for any shad or bluegill that happen by. Experienced anglers know that in the heat, […]

The Damiki Rig: The Most Effective Cold-Water Finesse Technique for Sluggish Bass

When low water temperatures force largemouth bass into cold-induced torpor, they’ll hold in the deepest holes they can find and cease feeding actively. That can make winter fishing an exercise in frustration for even the most experienced anglers. Only a handful of techniques have even the hope of soliciting a bite, and sluggish, cold-weather bass […]

Minnow Fishing for Largemouth Bass: So Effective, It’s Almost Like Cheating!

Post-spawn, and all summer and fall, largemouth bass will predominantly feed on minnows and shad. Present in huge numbers, they offer a plentiful, reliable food source that bass just can’t pass up. That’s one reason that lures that imitate small fish are so effective: they’re matching the hatch by mimicking a natural prey item that’s […]

Best Bait For Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass are America’s favorite game fish by a mile, and it’s no surprise that new anglers are introduced to the sport every day.  And with the array of options you can find on shelves at Bass Pro or your local tackle shop, bait choice can be overwhelming. It’s hard to know what to throw […]

Knots for Ice Fishing: Your Best Options Explained with Step-by-Step Instructions

Anglers learn really quickly that a good knot is essential and that a bad - or poorly tied knot - is worthless. Nothing about that changes when the mercury plummets and the ice gets thick. That said, most ice fishing calls for nylon monofilament, as braid just absorbs too much water, encouraging freezing. Fluorocarbon can […]

Best Ice Fishing Rigs for Mid Winter: What to Do When the Bite Slows Down

While you can catch your limit of perch, walleye, crappie, and bluegill with nothing more than a good jig, experienced ice anglers know there are rigging options that produce even when the bite slows down or turns off. Creative methods like running flies on stiff leaders offer something new and subtle, and dangling a big […]

The Three-Way Rig: Everything You Need to Know

For anglers in search of a versatile, easy-to-assemble rig for bottom fishing, the three-way rig is an essential. Often used in catfishing with live bait and when hunting walleye to get a lure where it can find wallies when they've retreated from the heat, it’s an excellent choice for almost any situation where depth is […]

Best Fishing Rigs for Any Situation: 7 Awesome Rigs to Cover All Your Needs

Whether you fish for bass in a quiet pond, fight catfish on a muddy river, or work the surf hoping for a bull red, the right rig can make all the difference. More than just a way to attach terminal tackle, fishing rigs are designed for different purposes and techniques. And the best of them […]

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