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The Best Bass Fishing Lakes of 2016

2016 was an awesome year for bass fishing. The weather was relatively normal, the bite was on, and the catches were abundant. These rankings were compiled with input from anglers who hail from all across the nation, voting on lakes they both live near, have traveled to, and have on their own bucket lists. Without further ado, we present the …

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YouTubers Catch GIGANTIC and Rare Fish Off Florida Coast

Recently, a few YouTubers including Jon B., Alex Peric, BlacktipH and LunkersTV hit up some off-shore fishing off the coast of Florida. Of course they expected to hook into some marlin, tuna or other large ocean gamefish, but they were NEVER expecting to have one of these on the end of the line. This entire video of offshore fishing is awesome, …

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[POLL] Who Should Anglers Root For In The NBA Finals?

The NBA Finals rematch we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived. LeBron vs Steph. MVP vs MVP. Revenge vs History. Fishing City vs Fishing City. As is per usual here at Mystery Tackle Box, we’re basing our rooting interest on which city has the better fishing. So let’s break down these two cities and see who the real winner …

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The 11 Best Colleges For Fishermen

Picking a college is one of the toughest decisions a teenager will ever have to make. Deciding where to spend your next 4+ years and prepare yourself for adulthood is a tough task, and there are several factors that students weigh for these. Academic reputation, career readiness, and campus life are all important things to consider, but just like any …

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How To (Legally) Fish On A Golf Course Pond

It’s no secret to hardcore anglers that golf course ponds are home to some of the best fishing holes you can find. Golf course bass grow to be absolute lunkers, they put up a fight, and they are easy to find. Getting access to a golf course pond, however, can be tricky. Here are a few steps to make sure …

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The 14 Best Independent Tackle Shops in Florida

Plenty of good, independent tackle shops in Florida are a necessity, since the state has fishable waters everywhere, and fishable weather year round. In addition to the large box stores, numerous independent tackle shops stocked with a wide array of lures and gear to keep Florida anglers well-equipped are scattered throughout the state. Providing the following list of the best …

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[POLL] Who Should Anglers Root For In The Superbowl?

The superbowl matchup is set: The Denver Broncos will play The Carolina Panthers. No one know’s what will happen in the big game, but since everything in life really comes down to fishing, we’ve decided to choose a winner the MysteryTackleBox way: Figure out which city has better fishing. Read a quick rundown on the fishing each area has to offer, …

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The Top 7 Giant Crappie Lakes

At small sizes, crappies are just another panfish; frisky, fun to catch, and mighty fine when rolled in flour and given a grease bath. At around 13 or 14 inches though, crappies transform from “just another panfish” into what serious speck chasers call a “slab.” Slabs have different habits, tend to feed on different forage, and cause serious cases of …