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

Bass Fishing Equipment Tips

Pro Pointer – Safety on the Water

I recently had an incident that caused me to reconsider my views on safety. My wife and I were out for a quite evening of fishing on a local lake. Near the public beach is an area of scattered rock and grass, and we were throwing a few crankbaits and enjoying the evening. While drifting along, we thought we heard someone yelling, “help”! We looked around, saw nothing and continued fishing. We heard it again, and saw a head bopping up and down in the water, well away from the buoyed swimming area but inside the no boat zone. I quickly kicked the trolling on high, and my wife grabbed our throwable from the storage bin. I have the “minimum” legal requirements in my boat – a throw-able, and the required PFD’s per person.

Bass Fishing Equipment Tips

Battery Check

Take care of your Batteries. Check for good connections. I take all of the connections lose at the battery and give them a good cleaning once a month and sometimes more if I have been fishing in a lot of rain. Nothing worse that getting to the lake and the motor not firing because of Read More…

Bass Fishing Equipment Tips

Fishing Line Check

A lot of anglers have lost fish by not checking thier bait and line. After several cast take a few minutes to check your line next to your bait by running your fingers down the line to check for stretching of the line. So make sure to check for any wear on the line if Read More…

Bass Fishing Equipment Tips

Hat Trick

Ever lose a hat going down a lake? I purchased a hat clip and have not lost one yet. All it is a piece of heavy string with a clip on both ends. One goes on the hat and the other goes on your shirt collar.They run about $3.00

Bass Fishing Equipment Tips

Boat Trailer Off The Deep End

Here’s a simple and effective way to get your trailer back on the ramp once you’ve backed it off the end. First unload your boat if it is still on the trailer. Ask someone to operate your vehicle and explain the following procedure to them before you start. Be sure to tell them you only Read More…

Bass Fishing Equipment Tips

Pocket Knocker – An Inexpensive Lure Retriever Is Better

Most anglers that have ever fished a crankbait have experienced the aggravation of loosing that “special” bait that seemed to out fish all others. Commercial lure retrievers, while effective, are cumbersome to use and more frequently left in the boat storage box than used to dislodge a lure. One of the most effective lure retrievers Read More…

Bass Fishing Equipment Tips

Prepare For The Worst

I always carry equipment and parts in the boat just in case of an unexpected failure or problem. I carry a conversion kit to convert my foot control trolling motor to a hand control in a matter of minutes, incase the steering cable breaks or the pedal itself. Extra spark plugs and wires, spare prop, Read More…

Bass Fishing Equipment Tips

Start a File

If you’re like me, you probably subscribe to several fishing magazines and read a lot of good articles. You could save all of the magazines for future reference, but that takes a lot of space. Instead, get a plastic filing box and some hanging folders, label them with general bass angling headings such as “Boat Read More…