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Fishing Bait & Lures

March 25, 2024

Mastering Pre-Spawn Bass Fishing: Tips, Techniques, and Secrets

Pre-spawn fishing is a real challenge for plenty of anglers and the reasons are all too clear...
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January 16, 2024

Best Square Bill Crankbaits Reviewed: The Ultimate Pre-spawn and Early Fall Lure

When bass are actively feeding on crawfish in transition zones pre-spawn or when they re keyed in on shad and...
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January 16, 2024

The Best Jigs for Bass: Great Options for Every Situation

Search a dozen boats on a score of bass lakes and you ll find a jigging rod on every one...
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September 25, 2023

Largemouth Bass Lure Selection: Water Temperature Matters Most!

Water temperature is the single best predictor of which lure presentation and technique to pick when bass fishing Yes water...
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September 18, 2023

The Best Flies for Panfish: 5 Sure-Fire Options

Panfish are a fly-angling opportunity not to be missed especially if clear cold streams are in short supply where you...
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September 16, 2023

The Best Flies for Bass: Options Small- and Largemouth Can’t Resist!

While trout are far more often the target of fly anglers chasing small- and largemouth bass is a heart-pounding adventure...
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September 15, 2023

The Best Lures for Perch: Awesome Options for the Spring, Summer, and Fall

In the northern half of the US spring and fall signal prime perch fishing attracting legions of anglers to the...
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September 13, 2023

The Best Lures for Bank Fishing Salmon: Our Top Picks for Shore Salmon Success

I ve always had an affinity for river fishing There are a few moments from my younger years that could...
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March 10, 2023

Best Lures For White Bass: Our Picks For White Bass Success

There are some things in fishing that can leave me scratching my head wondering how or better yet why Like...
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March 9, 2023

Best Bass Lures For Shore Fishing: Our Picks For Shore Fishing Success

These days it s easy to get caught up in all of the hype that is bass fishing After all...
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March 9, 2023

Best Spring Bass Lures: Our Picks For Spring Success

Spring is quickly approaching Is there any better time to be chasing big bass Sure some might argue that fall...
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March 9, 2023

Best Lures For Night Fishing Bass: Buying Guide and Reviews of Our Favorites

The dog days of summer The sun is hot and the bass are nowhere to be found Hot summer days...
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March 8, 2023

Best Spoons For Fishing: Options For All Species

Spoons quite possibly the single lure as old as fishing itself date all the way back to the th century...
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February 17, 2023

Best Rat Lures For Bass: A Guide to The Best Rat Lures for Landing Lunker Bass

Trends in fishing come and go Yes some show up and take us all by surprise and really do end...
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February 17, 2023

Spoon Fishing For Bass: A Guide To Fishing An Underutilized Lure

I m willing to bet that a peek into any angler s tackle box is going to reveal something we...
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February 15, 2023

Best Rapala For Bass: A Guide To Selecting Rapala Lures For Bass 

The year is and with a chunk of cork in his hand fisherman Lauri Rapala is about to set the...
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February 10, 2023

Best Buzzbaits: What You Should Be Throwing in 2024

Too often in fishing things fall out of popularity Lures are the biggest victims Rods reels electronics they all continue...
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February 8, 2023

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...
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February 7, 2023

The Best Bass Fishing Lures for Ponds: Go-tos For Catching More Bass in Small Water

When I was younger there was this local pond my buddy and I used to fish any chance we got...
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January 27, 2023

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...
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January 25, 2023

Mystery Tackle Box Review: Is MTB Right for You?

Lure selection can be a real challenge no matter what your experience level but it s especially bewildering for new...
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January 24, 2023

Best Swimbaits for Bass: Soft- and Hard-Body Options Reviewed

Ask tournament winners anywhere in the country and they ll tell you that swimbaits are nothing short of deadly Nearly...
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January 23, 2023

Best Soft Plastics for Bass: Must-Have Baits for 2024

Which plastics are best for bass fishing There s no simple answer to that question With plastics that can cover...
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January 23, 2023

Winter Bass Fishing: Tips for Catching Bass in Cold Weather

Winter time to get the bass gear packed up and the boat winterized Bass fishing is after all a warm...
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January 23, 2023

Best Color Whopper Plopper for Every Condition

As bass anglers we all have boxes dedicated to the lures we know are going to catch us fish Crankbaits...
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January 19, 2023

Best Winter Bass Fishing Lures: What to Use to Make your Winter a Successful One

Cold weather can bring out the worst in fishing Baitfish get lethargic food sources that were prominent in the warm...
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January 15, 2023

MonsterBass Box Review: Is the “Most Popular” Subscription Service Right for You?

Fishing subscription boxes are all the rage right now offering a monthly shipment of tackle direct to your door But...
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January 14, 2023

Best Bait For Smallmouth Bass: Tips for a Successful 2024

All too often smallmouth bass and largemouth bass are lumped into the same category That s understandable considering they re...
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January 13, 2023

Best Smallmouth Bass Lures - What You Should be Fishing with in 2024

Whether you re a seasoned professional or a casual weekender - or you fall somewhere in between - versatility is...
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January 6, 2023

Best Hooks for Redfish: Style and Size Considered

One of America s most popular inshore game fish the red drum is prized as a trophy and as a...
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December 17, 2022

Best Chatterbait Trailers: How to Pick The Right One for You

Chatterbaits are one of the most exciting lures you can throw for bass rivaling topwater for hard hits But as...
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June 8, 2022

The Best Senko Colors to Catch More Bass

Every fisherman I know has a preference about everything from fish finders outboards lines hooks rods reels and just about...
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March 12, 2022

How to Rig and Fish a Senko: Top 5 Techniques

While soft plastics like Rage Tail Craws Brush Hogs and Flukes are popular the Senko is legendary When the bass...
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December 4, 2021

Best Jerkbaits Reviewed: Top Picks for 2024

Jerkbaits are known for their pre-spawn and late fall magic and in cool clear water they re probably without equal...
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November 14, 2021

How To Catch Spotted Bass - Identification, Techniques and Lures

While the vast majority of American anglers are familiar with the largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides far fewer know about its...
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October 23, 2021

Best Crankbaits for Bass: The Tournament-Tested Pro Picks

I don t know a bass fisherman who doesn t have a few dozen crankbaits in their arsenal Properly worked...
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October 22, 2021

Rapala’s Shadow Rap: A Simply Deadly Jerkbait Reviewed

Analysis and Results Specifications Rapala offers the Shadow Rap in four distinct variations Two body styles are available the slender...
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September 10, 2021

Good Vibrations: Lures to Trigger a Largemouth’s Lateral Line

Bass are sight predators which explains why they grow faster and larger in habitats where visibility is good But that...
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August 9, 2021

Best Poppers for Bass: Catch Bass With Topwater Magic

In bass fishing soft plastics and spinnerbaits seem to get all the love Now there s no denying their effectiveness...
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May 14, 2021

Bass Fishing with Live and Artificial Worms Explained - Nightcrawlers vs Soft Plastics

Worms and fishing are as closely associated as bluffing and poker and whether you choose the latest soft plastic or...
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April 26, 2021

Best Worms for Bass Fishing: Top 5 Options

For many bass fanatics fishing for largemouth means fishing with worms And while we don t really know why bass...
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November 2, 2020

Bass Fishing Rigs: Rig Like A Tournament Pro

As any bass fishing veteran can attest an excellent worm rig has won more tournaments than anything else hands down...
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October 23, 2020

How To Jig For Bass: The Next Generation of Jigs Explained 

If you think jigging for largemouth bass involves a naked lead head and a curly-tailed grub you re behind the...
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October 22, 2020

Hook Size For Bass: Picking the Right Hook Size for Bass

Hook sizing can be confusing and for new anglers there s certainly a temptation to assume that big bass demand...
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October 20, 2020

Best Lures For Bass: Exploring The Best Options

There s no one lure or technique that can catch largemouth day-in and day-out That s a simple fact Instead...
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October 20, 2020

Best Live Bait For Bass: Alive and Kicking

Never underestimate using live bait for bass You re not going to see many live crawfish or shiners on the...
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September 19, 2020

Best Fishing Lures: 21 Lures Every Angler Should Own

If you ve ever seen a professional angler s tackle boxes and bags you d be forgiven for thinking that...
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August 1, 2020

Best Spinnerbaits for Bass - Color, Vibration, and Flash

Spinnerbaits are special Not only do they offer nearly endless options for customization but with the right know-how they can...
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April 11, 2017

Best Jig Rods for Bass: Our Favorites for 2024 Reviewed

Flipping casting swimming dragging--jigs can do it all It s no surprise then that they re a popular choice for...
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April 10, 2017

Best Lipless Crankbaits: Explanation and Reviews of Our Favorites

Whether you target cool-weather bass or hunt walleyes in the weeds on nasty cold mornings a lipless crankbait deserves serious...
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April 2, 2017

Lily Pad Madness: Best Topwater Frog Lures Reviewed

Some of the most exciting bass fishing of my life has happened around lily pads I ve worked a clear...
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