spring crappie

Spring Crappie Tips To Catch Slabs All Season Long

Find a shallow brush pile and drop an anchor. Cast out a minnow with a bobber and start hauling in  spring crappie. Springtime crappie fishing used to be that easy, but heavy fishing pressure has caused many anglers to change tactics. Prime spawning spots get worked over daily. If you’re the first angler to dunk minnows at one of these spots, …

curly tailed grub

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 …

tubes for crappie

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 …

bluegill fishing

Bluegill Fishing 101: How To Catch Bluegill

Ask most anglers how they started fishing and they will likely tell you their dad gave them some bait and they started out with bluegill fishing. Some of those anglers have moved on to pursuing larger species, but numerous anglers of all ages still seek smaller panfish treasures such as bluegill from various waterways throughout the country. Bluegill provide plenty …

fishing line tips

How To Choose The Proper Fishing Line For Your Technique

There is fishing line available today for nearly every situation bass anglers will encounter. You now have the option of trying monofilament, fluorocarbon or braid, so you have to decide which type of line is best for your style of fishing. Monofilament Fishing Line The best multipurpose line is monofilament.  It has been an all-around great bass fishing line for years …

4 All-Pro Tips For Fishing Bucktail Jigs

During those halcyon days of bass fishing in the 1960s, bucktail jigs and a pork split tail eel was the deadliest combo for bass. Although feather and hair have been replaced by silicone or living rubber skirts for flipping, casting and finesse jig tactics, jigs adorned with animal hair or feathers still shine in certain situations, especially during winter on …