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You’ve Been Storing Your Rods All Wrong…

If you’re like me, your rods are all over the place. In the car, in the garage, under the bed, in the spare room. EVERYWHERE. We came across this product, The Cobra Garage Rod Rack, and it changes EVERYTHING. The Cobra Garage Door Storage Rack gives you the ability to store your rods RIGHT there on the back of your …

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This Soft Plastic Paddletail Rig Will Fill The Boat This Winter

Although versatile enough to catch bass in any season, paddletail shad baits are most effective during the winter when the lures are affixed to an Alabama rig. Other lures will work on an Alabama rig, but paddletail swimbaits are the most popular choice for the multi-armed rig. The flash of five paddletail shads running through the water creates an effect …

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How To Protect Fisheries For 100 Years: A Collaborative Effort Between Scientists And Anglers

This past year, we launched the Mystery Tackle Box Fishing Sustainability Scholarship, an essay competition to hear the ideas of young anglers looking to keep our favorite sport alive for generations to come. The contest challenged students to write an essay with their ideas on how to protect fisheries throughout the next 100 years. Students seeking a degree in Natural Resource …

smallmouth bass fishing

All You’ve Ever Wanted To Know About Smallmouth Bass Fishing

Once considered just a northern relative of the black bass family, smallmouth bass fishing is now an All-American gamefish pursuit. Whether it’s the cool waters of rivers and streams, deep man-made reservoirs or crystal-clear natural lakes, you’re likely to find smallmouth in any of these waterways either above or below the Mason-Dixon Line. While numerous bodies of waters throughout the …

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The 4 Best Places To Find Winter Bass

Finding deep holes adjacent to shallower water is the key to pinpointing large concentrations of bass during winter. Winter bass use these drop-offs to move up into the shallows to feed on sunny days; when inclement wintry weather hits, the fish leave the shallows and suspend out over the deep holes. Here’s a look at four of the best places …

3 Jig Techniques To Catch Winter Bass

When the water turns cold, the leadhead jig becomes one of the most appealing lures to lethargic bass. Jig techniques can vary, but three big ones can definitely help you have a good day during the winter bass chasing months. During the winter, anglers can throw a variety of jigs designed to trigger a strike from even the most sluggish …

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Trout Fishing 101: Trout Fishing Tips For Any Angler

Behind bass, panfish, and catfish, trout are the 4th most sought after gamefish in North America. They always put up a good fight, are abundant from sea to shining sea, and are pretty tasty when anglers decide to keep them. Natives to most cold water tributaries of the Pacific Ocean, the West Coast is one of the best places to …