trout jigs

Fishing Trout Jigs: How To Catch Trout On Little Jig Heads

Trout are cold water fish, through and through. They are some of the only species that have the tenacity to bite while 1) swimming through moving water and 2) being in cold water. Besides the token dough bait on a small hook for stock trout, you can find trout fishing anglers casting cranks and spoons at trout nationwide. When they …

fishing hooks

Fishing Hooks 101: Matching The Proper Hook To Your Rig

Choosing the right fishing hooks has become a multiple-choice quiz anymore thanks to today’s wide array of lures and bass fishing techniques. Gone are the days when you tied on the first hook you found in your tackle box. Now you need a different style of hook for each type of lure and fishing application. Fishing Hook Sharpness When buying …

Fishing Cover: Breaking Down the 5 Most Common Types

This post was guest written by one of our team of fishing experts on The IU Bass Fishing Team. If you have other topics you want our experts to cover, send your questions and feedback to tips@mysterytacklebox.com! Fish are naturally attracted to fishing cover because it gives them a place to hide and be able to ambush prey. Cover also …

winter jig fishing

Winter Jig Fishing Tips: Bucktails, Underspins & More!

When the weather turns cold, the leadhead jig becomes one of the most appealing lures to lethargic bass. Here’s a few winter jig fishing tips to make you a MASTER of the jig. In warm-water situations, anglers usually narrow their jig fishing techniques to pitching, flipping or casting a live rubber jig with a plastic trailer. But in the winter, …

crankbait hookup

Crankbait Hookup Tips: How To Land More Bass On Crankbaits

Despite two sets of treble hooks dangling from its body, the crankbait ranks as one of the most notorious lures for losing hooked bass. It seems almost impossible for a bass to avoid all those hook points, but you constantly hear those lost-fish tales of woe from even the best crankbait throwers. Crankbait Hookup Tips Equipping your lures with sharp …

table rock lake fishing

Guide To Fishing Table Rock Lake

Missouri’s Table Rock Lake fishing offers the best chance in the Midwest for a Triple Crown catch of bass. Table Rock Lake Fishing Overview Several Midwestern lakes provide an opportunity to catch a couple of species of bass during a day, but Table Rock’s abundance of largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass gives you the best chance to catch this threesome …

senko style baits

The 5 Best Ways To Fish A Senko Style Bait

Savvy anglers have taken an easy-to-use lure, the senko style bait, and turned it into a multipurpose bait capable of tricking bass several ways. Stick worms such as the Yamamoto Senko have become so popular because the baits are simple to use. You can simply rig it straight on the hook (weightless), cast it out and let it sink. The …

perch pozole recipe

Perch Pozole Recipe: Mexican Perch Soup with Cilantro

Welcome back to the MTB Kitchen! This week we’re getting #fancy with a spicy soup called pozole to warm us up in cold weather. Perch pozole is a Mexican soup or stew made from hominy and other ingredients. It’s a little known american food, but if you like stews, jambalaya, or gumbo, you’ll probably enjoy this perch pozole. Here’s how …

cold-murky-bass

How To Catch Bass In Cold, Murky Water

Catching bass in cold, murky water is tough, but it can still be done. The depths of bass in cold, murky water depends on the weather. If it has been warm and sunny for three or four days, the fish are going to be real shallow. With the water off-color, the fish will move into water shallower than 1 foot. …