Fishing Tackle

Having the right fishing tackle can make all the difference when bass fishing. Before you head out on the water, be sure to read our bass fishing tackle articles.  Our team will share the many years of knowledge and experience they have using latest fishing tackle.

Mike Iaconelli Berkley Discusses Backslide

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Mike Iaconelli talking about the Berkley Havoc Backslide Lure... design and basic tips for use. Click Here to check out all of our Bass Fishing Videos!
Fishing Line Basics

Fishing Line Basics

We’ve come up with a basic guide that will help you choose the right fishing line for the job. Trying to make sense out of all the different types of fishing lines can be a bit overwhelming.  We've made it easy for you to understand and we've even given our recomendation for each type of line that we've throughly tested and are confident you'll be happy with.

Plastic and Rubber Worm Basics

Plastic Worm Basics

Do you know the basics of worm fishing?  Well you should... Arguably one of the most productive baits on the planet is the plastic worm. Whether you fish it on a Texas Rig, Carolina Rig, Drop Shot, Florida Rig or on a Split Shot Rig you can almost always catch bass on a plastic worm. The plastic worm is a very simple bait to learn to master and hopefully after reading this article you will feel more comfortable and confident in your ability to produce a limit while using it. Since this is designed to be a basic instructional guide for the plastic worm I am only going to get into basic rigs and techniques.

Lipless Crankbait Fishing Tips

Increase Your Catch with Lipless Crankbaits

If you have never thrown an LV Series lure from Lucky Craft then chances are you have missed tons of bass. The LV Series is one of the most productive bait lines on the market.

With its baitfish looking design and extremely loud rattles the LV Series lures can call bass from the depths of any lake. LV which stands for “Lipless Vibrator” is an understatement.

Basic Hook Selection for Finesse Bass Fishing

CAPTAIN HOOK Basic Hook Selection for Finesse Bass Fishing

When I first started fishing about six years ago, I would walk into a tackle shop and be overwhelmed by the incredible variety of hooks that were on display. At the time   I was fishing mostly with plastic worms and had little knowledge of the basic hooks and how they were used with different lures and presentations.

Rigging Tube Baits

Rigging Tube Baits

Gitzits or tube baits, as they are more commonly known, are without doubt the strangest looking lure ever invented.  A truly perfect lure that can be used for flipping, pitching, Carolina rigging, Texas rigging and the list goes on.  The Gitzit was invented by Bobby Garland and was made available to the public in 1964.  

 

Bass Rigs With a Twist

Bass Rigs With a Twist

If a new twist is needed to tempt old "Mr. Bass", then try using a spring type fastening device in a rig. These devices will modify lures, redevelop the Texas rig, and provide a new way to fasten trailers.

Products discussed in this article, to be used for these purposes, will be TTI's BackBreaker, HitchHiker and Copperhead hook, and Gambler's Florida Rig sinker. The BackBreaker and HitchHiker are both fastening springs.

Fippin' Tube Baits

Tubing On The Big Water

We bass angler’s are always looking for new weapons in our ever growing arsenal of tackle. If it is new or different and catches fish, we want one, or two or three…. The tube jig is just such a bait. Although on the market for several years now, tube baits have undergone some changes and are making a big comeback. Denny Brauer, last year’s Bassmaster Classic champion, brought the bait back into the spotlight following his victory using tube baits.

The original tube jigs were 3"-31/2" long. The new tube jigs are 4" plus and are bigger in diameter than before. They come with salt impregnated in them and in a variety of scents to enhance their fish catching ability.

Lipless Crankbait Lures

Trapping A Bass

In our ongoing quest to find new and improved ways to catch more bass fish, sometimes the answer is right before our very eyes. So often the most effective means of boating more fish is so simple, we simply overlook it. Chances are it is right in front of you, but you don’t see it. It’s like not being able to see the forest, for the trees, so to speak. What is it? The ole’ reliable Rat-L-Trap. That’s right, the simply looking, easy to use, noisy, baitfish imitating lure we all have in our tackle boxes that we’ve been using for years, a Rat-L-Trap. Rat-L-Traps are the number one selling bait in America.

Wacky Worming

Wacky Worming

Over the last three years the most consistant bass fish catcher I have used has been the "Wacky Worm," a.k.a. "Jersey rig" or "Wacky Rig". The rig that most people look at and say how can that silly little worm catch anything? Well, once again it does not matter what we as the fisherman think looks good, but rather what Mr. Bass thinks that matters.