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Complete Your #MTBSlam To Win $100 in Free Tackle!

The #MTBSlam is a contest combining our two favorite things: Fishing and Free Tackle. We have had thousands of entries over the years, and are going to start announcing the winners each month right here on the blog! #MTBSlam Rules Entering the MTB Slam is easy. All you have to do is get a Mystery Tackle Box, get out on …

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How To Use Search Baits To Find Bass Quickly

Any time you are fishing unfamiliar waters you should try a search bait to find bass quicker. A search bait is any lure you can use at a fast clip to help you cover water quickly. Some of the pros’ favorite lures for covering water quickly include spinnerbaits, buzz baits, crankbaits, jerkbaits and walking topwater plugs such as a Heddon …

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Top To Bottom Spring Fishing Tips To Catch You More Bass

Spring fishing is equal-opportunity time for all bass anglers. During this season, bass are feeding heavily at every depth and attack a variety of lures as the water warms. Action lures such as crankbaits and spinnerbaits produce most of the time, but when the water temperature lingers below 60 degrees and during cold-front situations later in the spring, bass prefer …

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Prespawn Topwater Tactics: The What, Where, When, and Why

Catching bass with any technique is definitely fun, but having a big one explode on a top water is what most serious fisherman live for. For many anglers, the top water bite is something that is reserved for the post spawn period when the water has begun to warm into the 70’s. Everyone has been there. You make it to …

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The 6 Best Lakes In California For Trophy Bass

1. Clear Lake Covering 43,663 acres, Clear Lake is California’s largest inland lake, with most of its shore lined with docks, pilings, piers and other man-made, fish-attracting structures. Tules, large boulders, submerged brush, hydrilla and other vegetation also contribute to providing outstanding cover, making this an excellent lake for landing trophy-sized largemouth bass. * Fishidy Tip for Clear Lake: “Pay …

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The 3 Best Ways To Rig A Curly Tailed Grub

The curly tailed grub has probably caught more fish than any other plastic lure in existence. It’s got a subtle, undulating action that can accurately imitate just about anything fish eat. Crawl a brown or pumpkin grub along the bottom, you’ve got a crawfish. Wind a white one higher in the water column, and you’ve got a spot on shad …

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How To Use Mini Tubes To Catch Tons Of Crappie

With its plain appearance, the plastic tube bait hardly looks like a lure diverse enough for anglers to catch crappie in a variety of ways. However, savvy anglers know the ordinary looking plastic tube has more to offer than meets the eye. Lure manufacturers have turned the tube bait into a more versatile lure by offering it in assorted sizes …

Mystery Tackle Box Reveals BRAND NEW Box Type

Mystery Tackle Box, a subscription service for anglers, has launched a new, innovative box type, targeted at anglers looking to get “back to basics.” The “Live Bait Box” is a box filled with all of your favorite live bait you could easily have found anywhere else like your backyard, front yard, or any patch of dirt literally anywhere! How did …

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3 Ways To Find And Catch Early Season Crappie

Like many other freshwater species, the warming temperatures and longer days of spring mean one thing to crappies: it’s time to get ready to spawn. In preparation, this time of year huge schools of early season crappie start moving toward the shallow bays, flats, and undeveloped shorelines that they will eventually spawn on later in the spring. Because they’re on …