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

 

Bass Fishing Tackle Tips

Custom Painted Crank Baits

Do you have some brand or type of crank baits that you wish you could get in that fish catching color that the company doesn’t offer? Well, you can! There are several people who can put a high quality paint job on that bait at very reasonable prices.  They can also paint baits in a Read More…

Bass Fishing Tackle Tips

Deep Crank Baits

There has been a lot of talk about deep diving crank baits winning several “Tour” tournament in the news lately.  There are several things you can do to enhance and maximize your bass fishing with these baits. First start with a low gear ratio reel, a 4.9 to 1 will allow the bait to reach Read More…

Bass Fishing Tackle Tips

Scent Holder For Tubes

When using fish attractant with tubes, insert a piece of cotton, or packing foam through the bottom, and push it to the top of the tube, before rigging Texas style. Once the hook is inserted it will hold the “scent holding” material. Now scent can be applied inside the tube, and it will hold much Read More…

Bass Fishing Tackle Tips

Texas Rigging A Tube

I’ve found the XPoint XGap hook, in the 2/0 to 4/0 size, to be one of the best for Texas rigging a tube. The tube is started like when rigging a regular plastic worm. Once the hook is through and turned, insert it into the bottom of the tube so that the point is moving Read More…

Bass Fishing Tackle Tips

Senko Saver

Senkos are great lure but they are very expensive and tear easy, to remedy this use cheap harder plastic tubes and cut them into hollow sections sliding the sections over the body of the Senko. It sure makes them last longer

Bass Fishing Tackle Tips

Skirts

Most anglers trim the skirts on jigs and spinnerbaits, to help prevent short strikes. Instead of holding the bait with the hook down, like most anglers, turn the bait over, with the hook pointing up, and then trim the skirt. What this does is make the strands uneven, causing the skirt to flare out, giving Read More…

Bass Fishing Tackle Tips

Concentration is Your Most Important Piece of Equipment

Bass fishing is not only about rods, reels, lures, boats, and motors. When you hit the water in a tournament or just to fun fish, the most important piece of equipment you can bring is your concentration. The power of your concentration is a huge part of competitive bass fishing. You have to be ready mentally for anything that can happen during the day, such as how and where a bass bites. This will lead you to the next fish of the day and the rest of your limit. You must also be able to recognize when you have to make changes if you are not catching fish. Some of the changes you need to make maybe very small and you need to have your concentration at peak performance to pick up on these subtleties. This brings the other part of the mental game in bass fishing and that is confidence.

Bass Fishing Tackle Tips

Tuning Buzzbaits

Although this is an old tip, it is still a very effective way to ensure your buzzbaits will run smooth when you hit the water. Simply take a buzzbait and hold it out the window of your car on the way to the lake. At 40 mph, the wind will spin the blade at a Read More…

Bass Fishing Tackle Tips

A Big Bait Excites a Smallmouth

Spinnerbaits and smallmouth bass go hand in hand, there is nothing like burning a spinnerbait just under the water and a 4-pound smallmouth coming up and crushing it. Burning spinnerbaits is a great technique on lake Erie smallmouth. Speed is the key to catching big smallmouth, you can’t reel a spinnerbait to fast for a smallmouth to chase it down and eat it. You have to reel pretty fast so the bass does not get a real good look at it. I also think it is the speed that makes the smallmouth want to chase it and take the lure. With this technique you can fish it in 5 foot of water or 15 foot of water.