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Fishing Rods

March 3, 2020

Best Rod and Reel Combos Reviewed: Top Options in 2024

Guides Guide quality is essential on most rods especially as you move up in power Guides have two main purposes...
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April 9, 2017

Best Surf Fishing Rods Reviewed: Casting From The Beach

Buying Guide What Should You Look for in a Best Surf Casting Rod For Distance Blank material Two blank materials...
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August 26, 2020

Best Saltwater Fishing Rods Reviewed

Table of Contents clickable Best Saltwater Fishing Rods Saltwater rod for surf fishing Offshore saltwater rod Inshore saltwater spinning rod...
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November 30, 2022

Best Fishing Rod for Panfish - Top Options In 2024

Whether you hunt your panfish in open water or in the tangles of downed trees rod selection is critical to...
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December 12, 2022

Best Panfish Reels - Your Top Choices in 2024

The ultralight tackle you use for fishing panfish turns each of these little fish into whales adding to the addictive...
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December 22, 2022

Best Trolling Rods for Every Species: 2024 Reviews and Buying Guide

There s no one best trolling rod and which tackle is a good choice largely depends on the species you...
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December 22, 2022

Best Trolling Rod and Reel Combos: Walleye, Salmon, and Pelagic Options Reviewed

Rod and reel combos can offer tremendous value for the money and they can take a lot of the guesswork...
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September 13, 2023

Best Salmon Rods: Our Picks for 2024

More often than I would care to admit I find myself stuck in the middle of the debate over which...
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September 15, 2023

Best St. Croix Rods for 2024: Among the Very Best Money Can Buy

Longtime readers of USAngler will know that we re huge fans of St Croix rods nbsp The reasons are clear...
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September 15, 2023

Best Ugly Stik Rods for 2024: Unbeatable Durability and Surprising Performance

Shakespeare s Ugly Stiks have won a hard-earned reputation for nearly unbreakable durability Priced right and tough enough for pretty...
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January 16, 2024

Best Baitcasting Rod and Reel Combos Reviewed

From plastic worms to top-water frogs much of bass fishing relies on power techniques that demand a heavy stiff rod...
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April 19, 2024

The Best Collapsible Fishing Rods for 2024

Buying Guide What to Look for in the Best Collapsible Rods Quality In the fishing world it s easy to...
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May 16, 2017

Best Ultralight Rods That Are Heavy on Fun: 2024's Top Ultralight Rods Reviewed

Why Fish an Ultralight Rod As anyone who s tried ultralight fishing can tell you it s heavy on fun...
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February 18, 2023

Best Rod and Reel Combos for Bass: Baitcasting and Spinning Options Reviewed

What to Look for in a Rod and Reel Combo for Largemouth Bass If you re in the market for...
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April 30, 2017

Best Fly Fishing Rods Reviewed for 2024: A Rod For Any River

If you re new to fly fishing or an experienced veteran of everything from brookies to steelhead it always pays...
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March 10, 2017

The Best Flipping and Pitching Rod - Buying Guide and Reviews of the Top Sticks

There are many fishing rods on the market that are great for flipping and pitching However some that market themselves...
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March 12, 2017

Best Drop Shot Rods for the Money: Our Favorites Reviewed for 2024

Drop shotting is one of the hottest techniques for bass It offers a subtle finesse presentation of a worm that...
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August 21, 2019

One Rod To Rule Them All? Best Bass Fishing Rods Reviewed

Bass fishing demands an almost bewildering range of techniques--and the tackle to match That s why it s easy to...
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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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March 28, 2023

The Best Rod Length for Bass Fishing Explained: Technique Specific or Compromise?

As you can probably guess there s no one perfect rod length for a bass rod Instead the ideal length...
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August 2, 2018

Best Baitcasting Rods For The Money – 2024 Reviews & Buying Guide

When you re after big bass pike or muskie you need the best baitcasting rod with plenty of backbone excellent...
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November 21, 2023

Best Black Friday Deals on Fishing Rods

We've cast our net far and wide to bring you an incredible selection of black friday fishing rod deals From...
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November 19, 2023

KastKing’s Speed Demon Pro: A Detailed Review of the Crankbait-Specific Model

Designed and priced to compete with mid-range offerings from the likes of Falcon St Croix and Lew s how does...
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October 11, 2023

The Best Fishing Rods for Beginners: Everything a New Angler Needs

While experienced anglers may chase the latest and greatest tackle new anglers need a rod that maximizes the performance price...
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November 26, 2019

Best Fishing Rods for Kids: Excellent Options Reviewed For 2024

If there s a little angler in your family you re probably counting the days until they catch their first...
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November 30, 2019

Best Fishing Rods Reviewed - Top Rated for 2024

Need a good fishing rod but don t know where to start We ve got you covered Below you ll...
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June 29, 2018

Best Spinnerbait Rod - Buying Guide and Reviews For 2024

Finding the right rod for spinnerbait fishing can be a bit tricky as you need to look for certain actions...
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April 14, 2018

Best Swimbait Rods - 2024 Reviews & Buying Guide

You don t want to use just any rod when going out and casting swimbaits as they can be quite...
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April 9, 2017

Best Telescoping Rods Reviewed - Big Fun in a Small Package

Telescopic rods offer maximum portability They re an awesome choice if you want to keep your fishing gear in the...
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April 16, 2017

The Best JerkBait Rods - Buying Guide and Reviews of Our Favorites

One of the most fun and rewarding ways to catch bass is by fishing with jerkbaits If you want to...
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August 23, 2016

Best Spinning Rods for 2024 - Buying Guide and Reviews

Talk to any experienced angler and you ll quickly realize that the right rod plays a huge role in their...
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June 23, 2020

Best Inshore Spinning Rods Reviewed

Between challenging weather long rough rides and big mean fish inshore anglers put their tackle to the test And the...
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December 14, 2021

The Best Travel Rods Reviewed: Real Performance for Serious Fishermen

Anglers who travel a lot and want to get some fishing in or who need to pack rods in carry-on...
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May 2, 2017

Best Crankbait Rods Reviewed For 2024

Sneak a peek into any bass angler s tackle box and you ll find crankbaits Yes soft plastics might have...
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May 27, 2022

Sensitive Strength: The Best Rods for Fishing a Ned Rig Reviewed

The Ned rig is a fantastic finesse presentation for bass But unlike worm fishing a stout rod and heavy line...
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March 3, 2020

Best Saltwater Rod and Reel Combos Reviewed

If you re anything like us the pull of the salt has you by the heartstrings And if you need...
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September 26, 2019

Bass Pro Shops Micro Lite Graphite Spinning Rod Review

Bass Pro s Micro Lite spinning rod is an excellent value delivering lots of performance at a reasonable price point...
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October 31, 2019

UglyStik Elite Casting Rod Reviewed

Shakespeare s UglyStik has built a reputation for bomb-proof toughness and if you ve ever felt the heart-wrenching pain of...
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Fishing Reels

November 21, 2018

Penn Battle II Spinning Reel Review

The Battle II spinning reel are priced quite reasonably and have a lot to offer especially for those who tend...
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November 21, 2018

Abu Garcia Pro Max Review

The Abu Garcia Black Max Low Profile Reel has a uniquely durable construction that is perfect for reeling in the...
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November 21, 2018

Abu Garcia Revo SX Review

The Abu Garcia Revo SX Spinning Reel offers a great option even for more experienced anglers who are looking for...
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October 23, 2020

Best Inshore Spinning Reels: Ready for Hard Fights and Big Fish

While there are tons of spinning reels on the market very few are designed for the salt and fewer still...
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September 12, 2023

Best Reels for Salmon Fishing: Our Picks for Salmon Fishing Success in 2024

As anglers we all understand the importance of having quality gear The case could be made that no matter what...
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November 21, 2020

Best Baitcasting Reels Reviewed - Top Choices for 2024

After careful research field testing and detailed comparison we ve put together an unbeatable resource to help you find the...
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May 7, 2024

The Best Spinning Reels Under $100 for 2024

Spinning reels are versatile wind-bucking options for anglers who want to run lighter lines or who need the capacity to...
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September 15, 2023

Best Reels for Pitching and Flipping: Bass Dragging, Hard Fighting, Ultra-Fast Options for 2024

Buying Guide What to Look For in a Dedicated Pitching and Flipping Reel Speed Some anglers believe that speed is...
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February 18, 2023

Best Rod and Reel Combos for Bass: Baitcasting and Spinning Options Reviewed

What to Look for in a Rod and Reel Combo for Largemouth Bass If you re in the market for...
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March 4, 2022

Best Line Counter Reels Reviewed In 2024: Precision Trolling

Modern precision trolling requires accurate knowledge of line length and boat speed This allows you to target specific depths where...
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August 29, 2019

Best Bass Fishing Reels: Our Favorites Reviewed

To the uninitiated one reel is pretty much like another But for bass anglers the differences are critically important--and easy...
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October 22, 2020

Best Spinning Reel For Bass: Spin-in a Largemouth

While baitcasting reels dominate the tournament scene plenty of anglers already know that good spinning reels are more than up...
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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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June 13, 2022

Best Shimano Spinning Reels Reviewed for 2024

Buying Guide What You Should Look for in a Shimano Spinning Reel Body On smaller reels you re not going...
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November 30, 2023

Is the Penn Authority the Ultimate Reel? Exclusive Review Reveals Why It Might Just Be the Last Reel You'll Ever Need!

Analysis The Authority is Penn s flagship reel If you re looking for the best Penn has to offer your...
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December 1, 2023

Uncovered: The Surprising Truth About the Shimano Sedona FI - Is It Really the Best Budget Reel?

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November 30, 2023

The Shimano Vanford Spinning Reel - Too Good to Be True? Our Exclusive Review Tells All

Shimano Vanford Spinning Reel Review Shimano s Vanford series of spinning reels are designed around the needs of inshore anglers...
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July 22, 2021

Okuma Ceymar Spinning Reel Reviewed

Analysis and Results Okuma advertises its Ceymar series as budget-friendly spinning reels whose performance outpaces their price Sometimes seen as...
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November 29, 2023

Penn’s Upgraded Battle III Reviewed: How Does It Stack Up Against the Competition

Analysis amp Results Specifications Body Not all reel bodies are built for hard fights and if there s one thing...
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December 8, 2022

Daiwa BG Reviewed: Everything You Want in an Inshore or Surf-casting Reel

Analysis and Results Whether your passion is chasing reds in a moving tide or casting for snook from the shore...
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November 30, 2023

Is the Shimano Sustain FJ the Ultimate Secret Weapon for Big Fish? Find Out In This Review!

Analysis If you re in the market for an incredible reel that s just as capable inshore as it is...
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November 30, 2023

The Shimano Stella SW Review - Is This the Most Powerful Reel Ever Made

Analysis Shimano s reels offer legendary performance but unless you re willing to reach deep deep into your pockets you...
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July 23, 2021

Penn Spinfisher VI Reel Reviewed: Penn’s All-Arounder for the Salt

Analysis and Results There s no question about Penn s dominance in the salt and there s simply no brand...
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November 17, 2023

Penn’s Slammer IV Review: The King of Saltwater Spinning Reels

Analysis and Results What s the difference between the Slammer III and Slammer IV The Slammer III debuted to much...
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July 6, 2023

The Best Penn Spinning Reels for 2024

Long-time readers of USAngler will know that we re big fans of Penn s spinning reels and from the affordable...
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October 23, 2020

Best Saltwater Fishing Reels: Inshore and Offshore Buying Guide

Saltwater anglers need reels they can rely on to take a beating and deliver the goods in a hard fight...
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November 21, 2023

Best Black Friday Deals on Fishing Reels

We've cast our net far and wide to bring you an incredible selection of black friday fishing reel deals From...
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April 19, 2023

KastKing’s MegaJaws Elite: Detailed Review and Comparison to Shimano, Daiwa, and Lews

Analysis and Results Body KastKing manufactures the MegaJaws Elite from die-cast aluminum adding a carbon-fiber swing side to access its...
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July 20, 2021

Pflueger President Reel Review: Quite Possibly America's Favorite Spinning Reel

Analysis and Results Fish any lake pond or river in America and chances are you ll see a Pflueger reel...
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July 23, 2021

Penn Slammer III Review: The Best Spinning Reel for Big Saltwater Species

Analysis and Results If there s a name every saltwater angler respects it s Penn Known for no-nonsense performance and...
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July 24, 2021

Pflueger President XT Review: Is It a Worthy Upgrade?

Analysis and Results Pfleuger is a name trusted by many many anglers and I ve met folks on the water...
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September 15, 2018

Best KastKing Reels Reviewed 2024 - Can KastKing Compete with the Big-Names?

Among the big names in fishing KastKing stands out as their entry-level pricing puts good reels within reach of pretty...
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November 1, 2019

Best Spinning Reels to Cover All Your Bases: Our Favorite Ultralight, Light, and Medium Reels Reviewed

Looking for the best spinning reel that can help you slay slabs Or do you need a bigger reel for...
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December 2, 2019

Best Fishing Reels for Any Situation - Reviews and Buying Guide

Need a good reel but don t know where to start We ve got you covered Below you ll find...
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May 30, 2017

Best Conventional Reels Reviewed - Big Reels for Big Water

Designed for massive fish and ferocious fights you can think of conventional reels as baitcasters on steroids With easy-to-access drag...
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September 8, 2016

Best Spincast Reels Reviewed: Quality Alternatives to Baitcasting and Spinning Reels

The best spincast reel is simple and more than up to the task of bluegill crappie perch catfish walleye trout...
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May 18, 2017

Best Ultralight Spinning Reel - Buying Guide and Reviews For 2024

At USAngler we re big ultralight fans and much of the time this is the fishing gear we reach for...
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July 17, 2023

The Best Okuma Spinning Reels for 2024

Okuma is well known for affordable performance and their spinning reels have proven themselves the world over Recently the company...
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July 13, 2023

The Best Daiwa Spinning Reels for 2024 - Tested and Reviewed

Daiwa is legendary for its tech offering feather-weight reels with rigid monocoque bodies and smooth powerful drags And from hard...
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March 7, 2023

Best Crankbait Reels Reviewed: When Slower is Better!

Take a look at new baitcasting reels these days and you'll see that high speed is all the rage nbsp...
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December 28, 2021

Best Electric Fishing Reels

When you re fishing offshore in deep water chasing daytime sailfish in feet of water or just working deep for...
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February 27, 2022

Best Underspin Reels: Top Reels For New Anglers

For anglers new to the sport occasional fishermen and children just starting their fishing journey underspin - or triggerspin reels...
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October 1, 2019

Bass Pro Micro Lite Elite Spinning Reel Review

Line capacity lb yds mono Bearings roller bearing Gear ratio Weight oz Maximum drag lbs Bass Pro s Micro Lite...
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November 1, 2019

Shimano Curado 200 HGK Reel Review

Line capacity braid Bearings roller bearing Gear ratio Weight oz Maximum drag lbs Shimano s baitcasting reels are among the...
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September 11, 2019

Shimano Curado K Reel Review

With legions of devoted fans and plenty of advertising hype we ask the question on your mind does the Shimano...
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Fishing Line

July 28, 2020

Best Bass Fishing Line: Braid, Mono, and Fluorocarbon Compared

Largemouth are America s game fish for a reason and the heart-pounding excitement of fighting your first -pounder will hook...
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January 21, 2019

Best Fishing Line - Monofilament vs. Fluorocarbon vs. Braid

Anglers ourselves we want answers to the same questions you do Questions like what s the best fishing line How...
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January 24, 2019

Best Braided Fishing Lines Reviewed: Greater Strength, Longer Casts, More Sensitivity

Braided fishing line quickly caught anglers attention when they were first introduced to the sport and their popularity hasn t...
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January 11, 2017

Best Monofilament Fishing Lines Reviewed: Mono is Better Than You Might Think

Humble nylon monofilament has been around for a long time and chances are you started fishing with it before you...
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December 30, 2016

Best Fluorocarbon Fishing Lines Reviewed: Using Fluorocarbon as a Main Line

To help you decide if fluorocarbon is for you we ll discuss fluorocarbon in depth assess its utility and recommend...
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October 23, 2020

Best Fishing Line for Spinning Reels: Braid, Mono, and Fluorocarbon

From wind-bucking casts to bomb-proof durability heavy surf-casting models to tiny ultralights more and more anglers are recognizing the advantages...
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May 19, 2022

Best Fishing Line For Baitcaster

Fishing with a baitcaster might be more challenging than you think especially for people new to this practice Luckily there...
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Fishing Bait & Lures

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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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 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 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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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 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 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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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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Fishing Accessories

November 11, 2019

Best Gifts for Fishermen in 2024

Have an angler in your life for whom you need a gift Unsure what to get them If you're looking...
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April 2, 2021

Best Fishing Bobbers for Every Application

I ve caught coolers full of fish under a simple red and white fishing bobber tossing my worms and hooks...
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November 21, 2018

Best Fillet Knives for Anglers Reviewed: Sharp, Flexible, and Secure in Your Hand

A good fillet knife is an essential tool for cleaning fish Sharp flexible and secure in your hand these long...
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June 1, 2021

Best Fish Scalers for 2024

I ll bet there s not an angler reading this who hasn t used a big spoon or a butter...
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August 23, 2021

Bowfishing Tips: Six Effective Tips to Help You Shoot the Fish of Your Dreams

The first few times you hit the water as an archer you can expect frustration That s just the way...
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August 23, 2021

Best Bowfishing Line: Stronger Than Steel Cable

The only thing connecting your arrow to your bow is a length of line and when you hit a monster...
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August 9, 2021

Best Bowfishing Reels for 2021: Reviews and Buying Guide

No fishing bow is complete without a reel and from simple drums to high-end retrievers reel choice is critical to...
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July 26, 2021

Best Bowfishing Bows Reviewed: Hunting Fish in 2024

Bowfishing offers a heart-pounding adrenaline-fueled rush turning fishing into something more akin to hunting And as any aficionado of this...
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December 21, 2020

Best Cast Nets Reviewed: Catching Your Own Live Bait

I was fishing just north of Grande Isle Louisiana working a salt flat on the moving tide for reds I...
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September 27, 2020

Best Trolling Motor Battery: Dedicated Batteries To Keep You Moving In 2024

To get the most from your trolling motor you need reliable powerful batteries Unfortunately battery tech is confusing and unless...
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October 23, 2021

Best Fishing Chair With Rod Holder - Wild Republic vs. Bass Pro

While folding chairs are a dime a dozen fishing chairs that incorporate or include a rod holder are rarer than...
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October 22, 2021

Best Fishing Rods Holders For 2024

Anglers across America know that trolling is a fantastic technique to catch fish Whether you prefer summertime crappie walleye on...
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October 1, 2021

Marine Battery Group Size

Selecting a marine battery is typically an expensive proposition and it s critical to get the details right That s...
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February 14, 2022

Best Rod Holders for Bank Fishing: 2022 Reviews and Buying Guide

Whether you fish at night for catfish casting big circle hooks armed with chicken liver into a quiet lake or...
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February 26, 2022

Boating Gifts For Dad

The best part of fishing is the anticipation of what's waiting for you on the other end of your line...
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June 2, 2021

Best Fishing Carts in 2024: Gear Transportation Made Easy

If you find yourself struggling to bring all your gear from your vehicle to the water you probably need a...
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March 10, 2022

Best Fishing Knot Tying Tools to Make Angling Easy Again

Knot tying tools become essential for seasoned anglers As we get older most of us lose the ability to focus...
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March 9, 2022

Best Fishing Line Spoolers and Tools for 2024

Loading a reel with line is an important step that s easy to do wrong and unless you ve got...
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October 27, 2020

Best Fishing Canoes Reviewed: Solo, Tandem, and Square-Sterns Compared

While bass boats may dominate your local lake on the weekends legions of anglers are discovering the advantages of fishing...
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May 4, 2022

Sea Eagle Stealth Stalker 10 Review: A Trunk-Portable Inflatable Fishing Machine

Anglers who want access to the water without the expense and hassle of a traditional boat will be excited to...
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December 21, 2020

Deeper Sonar Review: Deeper Start, Pro/Pro+, and CHIRP Reviewed

Fish finder tech has come a long way and beyond the hull-mounted transducers and consoles common on bass boats and...
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June 28, 2022

Lowrance Ghost Reviewed - Everything You Need To Know

When it comes to fishing electronics Lowrance is currently the name to beat From their Elite series to the amazing...
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June 28, 2022

Minn Kota’s Terrova: How Does it Stack Up Against the Competition?

Everyone on the water knows the name Minn Kota and there s no more trusted manufacturer of trolling motors in...
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June 28, 2022

Garmin Force Reviewed: A Powerful, Efficient, Silent Motor Featuring Next-Level Control Tech

Anglers looking for a powerful networked trolling motor are spoiled for choices like never before Companies like Minn Kota Humminbird...
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July 26, 2022

Best Batteries for Fishing Electronics: Power Your Gear in 2024

Fish finders need power to run and most anglers pair these powerful electronics with other juice-hungry options like trolling motors...
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May 4, 2022

Sea Eagle FSK16 Reviewed - The Most Capable Inflatable Fishing Boat Money Can Buy

As boat prices rise gas prices soar and homes with big garages get more and more expensive options for anglers...
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October 23, 2022

Costa Del Mar’s Fantail Pro Review: The Best Fishing Sunglasses Money Can Buy

Costa Del Mar s Fantail Pro are probably the best fishing sunglasses currently available They're expensive - yes - but...
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October 24, 2020

Best Fishing Coolers Compared and Reviewed: 2024 Buying Guide

If you re in the market for a fishing cooler you re probably asking if the premium price tags on...
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October 22, 2021

Best Fishing Rod Racks For 2024

Pretty much every angler I know has more than a few rods And while leaning them against a wall works...
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July 29, 2020

Best Fishing Nets: Making Sure You Land The Big Ones

Hooking and fighting are only the first steps in catching a fish - landing them is the difference between a...
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April 22, 2020

Best Fishing Sunglasses Reviewed - Stylish Safety in the Sun

From bright sun to errant hooks fishing is harder on your eyes than the price of a new boat If...
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November 14, 2021

Best Fish Culling System: Win More Tournaments

Talk to professional bass anglers and they ll tell you that tournaments are won or lost through time management That...
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December 7, 2022

Best Fishing Backpacks for 2024 Reviewed - Dry Storage and Tackle Organization

From essentials like tackle to a set of clean dry clothes tons of anglers rely on a backpack for easy-to-carry...
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January 30, 2023

Best Jon Boats for Hunting and Fishing: Which Boat is Right for You?

While bass boats dominate big lakes and center consoles rule the salt the simple jon boat is perhaps the most...
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November 26, 2018

Best Headlamps for Night Fishing: Light Up the Darkness and Land More Fish

If you re an angler there undoubtedly has been a time on the water when you ve regretted not bringing...
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November 11, 2019

Buck 112 Slim Pro Knife Review

Overall length Closed length Blade length Blade thickness Handle material micarta Blade material S V Blade grind hollow with Buck...
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February 24, 2022

Best Portable Fishing Boats: 2024 Reviews and Buying Guide

Plenty of anglers need a portable fishing boat that can slip into the bed of a truck with just one...
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July 6, 2023

The Best Electric Fillet Knives for 2024: Complete Reviews and Buying Guide

As a veteran of many fishing camps I ve seen countless electric fillet knives in use Real masters of the...
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March 4, 2022

Best Fillet Knife For Saltwater Fish: Freeing Fillets and Cutting Steaks in 2024

Saltwater anglers know that delicious fillets are the ultimate reward offered by species like mackerel redfish speckled trout and tuna...
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July 6, 2023

The Best Fishing Multi-tools Reviewed: Our Top Picks For 2024

Whether we re in a boat or fishing the bank as anglers we all understand the importance of quality equipment...
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February 4, 2019

Trolling in the Deep? Best Downriggers Explained and Our Favorites Reviewed

Whether you prefer the excitement of summer lake trout the thrill of deep-running walleye or the adrenaline rush of monster...
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February 14, 2022

Best Fishing Reel Grease and Oil for Your Gears and Bearings: 2024 Reviews and Buying Guide

Proper maintenance is essential for your fishing reels Ask any experienced angler and they ll tell you that if you...
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July 28, 2020

Best Fish Hook Removers Reviewed: Options for Every Angler

Sometimes removing a hook can be simple and it s easy to pluck it right out But when you ve...
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June 2, 2021

Best Fish Grippers: 2024 Buying Guide & Reviews

A fish gripper is the ideal tool for handling medium to large fish and for many anglers it s an...
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February 14, 2022

Best Float Tubes and Belly Boats for Remote Fishing: 2024 Reviews and Buying Guide

Float tubes sometimes called belly boats are specialized fishing platforms that remind me a lot of an inflatable La-Z-Boy nbsp...
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July 6, 2018

Best Underwater Fishing Camera Reviewed - “Eyes-On” Angling

However awesome your flasher or fishfinder there s nothing like actually seeing the fish you re after And from species...
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July 23, 2018

Best Fishing Pliers for Freshwater and Saltwater Reviewed

Every time I ve forgotten my fishing pliers I ve regretted it immediately Pliers are an essential angling tool and...
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February 6, 2019

Best Inflatable Fishing Boats: Buying Guide and Reviews

If you want to get out onto the water but don t have a truck or trailer you might consider...
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August 29, 2019

Best Fishing Scales Reviewed: Weighing the Pros and Cons

Without a scale to weigh your fish you re just guessing And if there s one thing I ve learned...
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April 18, 2017

Best Tackle Box, Backpack, and Bags Reviewed in 2024: Be An Organized Angler

My grandfather s tackle box was always a mess He d manage to find what he was looking for though...
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August 1, 2023

The Best PFDs for Fishing: 2024 Reviews and Buying Guide

Fishing should be fun but things can turn deadly serious in an instant Every year anglers have accidents that leave...
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January 6, 2023

Garmin ECHOMAP Ultra 126sv Review: Is This the End for Lowrance and Humminbird?

Analysis and Results Garmin has largely ceded the mid-range to exceptional options like the Lowrance Elite FS and the Humminbird...
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November 16, 2023

Goldenmate 12V LiFePO4 Battery Review

Analysis and Results Power output Goldenmate produces deep-cycle batteries that are perfect for running trolling motors and other electronics on...
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October 23, 2020

Best Minnow Bucket: Top Choices Reviewed

Whether you chase slabs with minnows toss shad to big cats or throw shrimp to reds you know that hot...
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January 16, 2024

Best Spot Lock Trolling Motors: Lowrance, Garmin, Minn Kota, and MotorGuide Compared

Whether you re fighting an incoming tide in a saltmarsh or just fighting the wind while you unhook and weigh...
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June 18, 2022

Best Saltwater Trolling Motors for 2022 Reviewed: Maneuvering in the Salt

Saltwater trolling motors take on two very different roles First there are trolling motors designed for transom mounting that replace...
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January 30, 2023

Best Trolling Motors for Jon Boats: Transom and Bow Mounts for 2024

Jon boats of all sizes can be equipped with trolling motors though there s a big difference between a transom-mounted...
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January 16, 2024

Best Fishing Drones: Eyes in the Sky and Bait-Dropping Beasts

While drones may seem like an unlikely addition to your fishing arsenal there are a few situations in which they...
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February 6, 2019

Best Trolling Motors: Buying Guide & Reviews

Whether you're new to or experienced with trolling motors it pays to do your homework before you pull the trigger...
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July 10, 2023

Best Fishing Life Vests & Jackets Reviewed for 2024

Buying Guide What You Need to Know When Choosing a PFD for Fishing US Coast Guard Certification All the products...
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December 7, 2023

Best Fishing Sandals for 2024: Reviews and Buying Guide

Buying Guide What to Look For in a Good Fishing Sandal Comfort If you re thinking about a fishing sandal...
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December 6, 2023

Best Fishing Rod Socks & Sleeves - Keeping Your Rods Safe in 2024

Everything You Need to Know About Fishing Rod Sleeves Why When you store or transport your fishing rods they re...
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November 27, 2023

Best Minnow Traps Reviewed for 2024

How We Tested What to Look for in a Good Minnow Trap Proven metal designs Folks who ve never actually...
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September 26, 2023

Best Bug Spray Repellent for Fishing

While fishing when the bite just isn t happening can be disheartening trying to cast while covered in a swarm...
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October 30, 2019

Best Fishing Knives Reviewed: Finding The Right Knife

I ve never gone fishing and not needed a knife From line to rope cutting bait to cleaning fish a...
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January 31, 2019

Best Fishing Watches Reviewed: Time and Tide on Your Wrist

Some anglers lean toward minimalism looking for a purity of experience that draws them into a deeper connection to nature...
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August 2, 2022

The Best Dedicated Fish Finder Batteries for 2024: Complete Reviews and Buying Guide

Maybe you re an avid ice angler and you need a small light power source for your flasher Or perhaps...
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May 27, 2022

ReelSonar’s iBobber Review: An Affordable Fish Finder for Bank Anglers

For a long time bank anglers were out of luck for fishing electronics Even kayak and canoe fishermen could attach...
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July 21, 2023

The Best Fly-Fishing Nippers for 2024: Options for Every Budget

Nippers are an essential fly fishing tool Ideal for cutting tippet leader and line nippers are easy to take for...
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September 15, 2023

Best Fishing Scissors for Cutting Braided Line: Can Anything Beat the Gerber Neat Freak?

If you grew up fishing mono like I did you probably used nail clippers or your teeth to cut line...
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December 5, 2022

Garmin Striker 4 Review

There s never been a better time to be on the hunt for fishing electronics than now The big names...
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October 23, 2021

Best Fishing Line Conditioner

If there s something all anglers learn to hate about nylon monofilament and fluorocarbon it s memory These materials are...
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September 21, 2021

Best Marine Battery Boxes: Complete Reviews and Buying Guide for 2024

Marine batteries are a significant investment and whether we re talking about a starting battery to crank up your outboard...
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August 23, 2021

Best Bowfishing Arrow Points: Sharp, Hard and Grippy Tips

A good point is more than a nice extra on your arrow It s essential And whether you re trying...
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August 10, 2021

Best Bowfishing Arrows Reviewed: Stiff, Straight, and Deadly

As any archer can tell you a good arrow is an essential part of your bowfishing system And while a...
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June 24, 2021

Best Survival Fishing Kits Reviewed (and Instructions for Assembling Your Own!)

Survival is something to take seriously Whether you get lost on a long hike get turned around in the woods...
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December 27, 2020

Best VHF Marine Radios Reviewed

If you re in the market for a VHF radio we ve got you covered Here you ll find a...
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December 22, 2019

Fishing Gifts for Dad in 2024

Need to find a present for the man who means everything - and who has everything That s a tough...
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November 12, 2019

Best Black Friday & Cyber Monday Fishing Deals for 2024 - Amazing Savings!

Bookmark this page and visit periodically We update this page daily with new deals Black Friday is the perfect time...
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August 30, 2019

Power When You Need It: Best On-Board Battery Chargers Reviewed

Rods reels line and lures may be sexy but the humble battery charger keeps you fishing day after day Designed...
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August 29, 2019

Best Marine Battery - Dual Use, Starting, and Deep Cycle Batteries Explained and Reviewed

Ever been on the water and had your trolling motor die Worse still ever been miles from the boat ramp...
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June 4, 2024

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Fish Scales: The Best Fish Weighing Scales for 2024 Reviewed

Buying Guide What to Look for among the Best Fish Weighing Scales Digital vs Analog Right off the top it...
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Fishing Apparel

November 14, 2021

Best Fishing Boots for Foul Weather and Slick Decks

Cold weather salt spray and bloody decks are a potent combination that demands plenty of protection Not only does your...
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November 24, 2021

Best Fishing Bibs for 2024

Whether you re facing a sudden squall a punishing wind that s pushing spray sideways or waves that are breaking...
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July 29, 2020

Best Fishing Hats Reviewed: Protecting More Than Just Your Eyes

A good fishing hat does more than keep the sun out of your eyes It also offers protection for your...
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October 24, 2020

Best Fishing Shoes: Your Top Options For All Situations

Fishing shoes don t get much press in the angling world but if you ve ever suffered through a day...
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July 28, 2020

Best Fly Fishing Waders - Hip, Pant, and Chest Waders Reviewed

From icy mountain streams in Colorado to lazy rivers in Arkansas trout anglers take to the water with waders and...
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July 13, 2023

The Best Wading Socks for Fly Fishing: 2024 Reviews and Buying Guide

I m blessed to live pretty close to some of the best trout fishing in the world and I ve...
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June 27, 2021

Best Neck Gaiters and Sun Masks For Fishing - [Ultimate Protection]

Of all the hazards anglers face out on the water the sun is at the top of the list Repeated...
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June 29, 2021

Best Fishing Pants: Options for Every Climate and Season

Good fishing pants are essential whether you wear them to protect you from the summer s sun or the winter...
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March 6, 2017

Best Rain Gear for Fishing Reviewed - Top Choices for 2024

Die-hard anglers know that foul weather can mean great fishing and a little rain and wind won t keep them...
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June 4, 2024

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Fish Scales: The Best Fish Weighing Scales for 2024 Reviewed

Buying Guide What to Look for among the Best Fish Weighing Scales Digital vs Analog Right off the top it...
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