Here you will find quick “how to” equipment tips for anglers and bass fishing enthusiasts.

Bass Fishing Equipment Tips

Dress For Winter

If you’re not properly prepared to be out on the water or ice during the winter, you’re asking for trouble. Here’s some basic tips that you need to keep in mind. a) Dress in layers, pack an extra set of dry clothes to leave in the car and bring a couple of hand towels.b) You Read More…

Bass Fishing Equipment Tips

Boating Safety

This is something that is too often taking for granted.  Just because we all have been driving boats since we were so small we had to sit in our dads laps to reach the steering wheel, we feel we know how to handle our boats. But we owe it to our families and co anglers Read More…

Bass Fishing Equipment Tips

Polarized Sunglasses And Hat

So sight fishing is your game? Are you helping yourself out? The right pair of sunglasses isn’t the whole story, but it’s a darn good start. Good polarized glasses, either the wrap around style or the ones equipped with sides are needed. The reason for the side shields is to prevent light from splashing off Read More…

Bass Fishing Equipment Tips

Backlash

Having one of those days when every other cast is a minor backlash? Here’s a quickie to help make getting the loops out a little easier. Press your thumb against the spool and crank the reel 3 or 4 turns. Make sure your thumb is pressed against the spool firmly. This aligns the loops all Read More…

Bass Fishing Equipment Tips

Graphite Fishing Rods

The biggest killer of graphite rods is impact against a hard object. It may not break in that spot the day it happens but there will be a weak spot at that point. Keep this in mind when stowing rods for travel. If you are keeping them on the deck, strap them flush against the Read More…

Bass Fishing Equipment Tips

Look For Suspended Fish

As a Pro Staff Team Member for Techsonic Industries, (Humminbird/Zercom) I have had the opportunity to use some of the best electronics available to help me locate fish. Many times finding the fish is harder than catching the fish, especially when conditions are such that the bass suspend. I personally don’t know anyone that likes bass suspended well off the bottom. These are nearly impossible to catch, but you can learn to catch other bass by finding suspended bass.

Bass Fishing Equipment Tips

Stick With One Team

Rod, reel and line are one package. They work as a team. Purchasing a “magic” line may throw off your teamwork. Switching any team member affects the entire team’s performance. Once you have the team that works for you- stick with it.

Bass Fishing Equipment Tips

Fishing Rod Selection Basics

The most accurate casting is accomplished when baitcasting equipment is cast overhand. Baitcasting gear is extremely well suited for “targeted” fishing. On some occasions placing a lure under a boat dock, under over lying limbs or between pontoon boats may be necessary. In this situation skipping a lure is ideal. A spinning outfit is perfect Read More…