Fishing Equipment

May 7, 2020

Save on Gas

Last weekend I traveled to Wagoner, Oklahoma to practice for an upcoming B.A.S.S. tournament in October at Fort Gibson Lake. Since I had never been to Fort Gibson Lake, I thought it would be good to spend the weekend familiarizing myself with the lake and the area surrounding it.
December 19, 2011
Right Bass Fishing Rod & Reel

The Right Bass Fishing Rod and Reel

Choosing the right equipment doesn’t have to be that complicated. I will give you as much information on the three basic setups I think will give you a good start without costing you a fortune. I would suggest going with two bait casters and one spinning rig.

October 27, 2011
Beginner Rod Selection

Basic Fishing Rod Selection for Beginners

Shimano, Daiwa, Bass pro shops, the rod manufactures are endless. So how do you pick the right rod for you, the consumer?  Here is the biggest key to rod buying, “Get something that is comfortable for you, the individual“.  Just because Kevin Van Dam uses a certain manufacture’s rods doesn’t mean that those rods will work for you.  It basically comes down to experimentation and finding out what’s comfortable in your hands.

October 7, 2011
Humminbird Side Imaging Tips

Side Imaging Tips Tutorial

Basic settings for performance - Humminbird 1198 - 1197 - 998 - 997SI and 797SI 

First the Side Imaging does not even compare to the 2D versions of the Lowrance units or even any other units. On the 997SI and the 797 SI units, there are few things you need to look at. With SI units we are looking to the side and these settings are totally different, but here is what we are going to look at on these units.

October 18, 2002

Boat Ramp Etiquette

Memorial Day weekend came and went, as it always does but for my family, things were a bit different this year. Usually, we spend what most folks refer to as the beginning of summer, with my father at his place on beautiful Lake Quachita just out of Hot Springs, Arkansas.

October 18, 2002

Custom Bass Fishing Rods

To the marine or auto mechanic, his tools are his lifeline. Without using quality tools to get the job done, his efforts become futile. In order to succeed in business, he has to depend on those tools to hold up to the pressure of daily, relentless use. For a professional bass angler, his fishing rods are the tools by which he makes his living..

April 2, 2002
Bass Fishing Equipment Checklist

Bass Fishing Equipment Checklist

One of the most important features of successful bass fishing is having clean, fully functional fishing tackle and equipment.

Let’s begin with rods and reels. These are your most expensive tools and need to be maintained regularly especially when demanding total performance.

December 22, 2001

Why Polarized Sunglasses?

Polorized sunglasses?  Chances are, every serious fisher-person south of Canada either owns or has heard of these miracle shades that let you see into the water. Polarized sunglasses have become more of a phenomenon, than just a way to block out the sun.