Fishing Gear

Fishing Vest – Not Just for Fly Fishermen

Fishing Vest – Not Just for Fly Fishermen

Fishing vests are not just for fly fishermen. All anglers can benefit from using a fishing vest. Learn how to choose a fishing vest.

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Strike Indicators: Catch More Trout by up to 50%

Strike Indicators: Catch More Trout by up to 50%

Wine cork strike indicators can help increase your catch rate by 50%. You’re not catching all the fish you can if you’re bait fishing without this.

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When to Use Realistic Lures to Catch More Fish

When to Use Realistic Lures to Catch More Fish

Fish see food the same way a computer algorithm “sees” things: They look for patterns. In the case of fish, they look for patterns that give them clues that something is food. Pattern matching allows fish to eat something even if it looks different from what it usually eats. As long as it has a certain size and a specific way […]

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Tiny Soft Baits that Catch Fish!

Tiny Soft Baits that Catch Fish!

I was fishing a lake for trout and even though I knew there were rainbow and brown trout, nobody on the lake was catching fish. I pulled a bag of tiny soft baits out of my tackle bag and rigged it up under a bobber. The effect was like night and day, the trout started biting and I […]

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The Best Fishing Lure Colors

The Best Fishing Lure Colors

Most of the time, lure color is one of the least important aspects of a lure.  The size, shape and the action of a lure are the most important features of a lure that will trigger a fish to chase it down. However, in certain situations lure color can be very important. What makes lure color […]

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Sinking Lures – Secret to Catching More Fish!

Sinking Lures – Secret to Catching More Fish!

  Floating lures are arguably the most popular fishing lure type. However for most fishing situations, sinking lures are better. If you’re not using sinking lures then you’re not catching your fair share of fish. For most fish and most of the time, you will catch more fish if you target them near the bottom. […]

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Tsunami Shield Reel – Review

Tsunami Shield Reel – Review

The Tsunami Shield saltwater reel has been a highly anticipated reel since word got out in the summer of 2016. Bait shops on the east coast of the USA quickly sold out of the first batch of 3,000 reels.  There are good reasons why this reel is so popular and I’ll go over these in this review. Find out if the Tsunami Shield […]

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Shakespeare  Micro Series Rod – REVIEW

Shakespeare Micro Series Rod – REVIEW

Good saltwater rods cost over a hundred dollars because the salt and a thirty pound fish can crush a cheap rod. But is there a reason why trout rods need to cost a hundred dollars or more? Will a highly engineered trout rod help you catch more fish than an inexpensive spinning rod? I purchased a 7 foot light power Shakespeare Micro Series […]

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Transparent Lures Catch Loads of Fish

Transparent Lures Catch Loads of Fish

It was a warm summer afternoon on the lake (Lake Chabot in Northern California). Probably the toughest time of day to fish for trout. I had rented a 12 foot aluminum boat and was trolling the shady shore line and deep sections trying to catch a bite but no luck. On a whim I decided to try […]

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Best Fishing Reels For Small Rivers, Streams, Ponds & Kids

Best Fishing Reels For Small Rivers, Streams, Ponds & Kids

To properly fish small rivers, streams and ponds you need to cast small and light lures with a sensitive ultralight fishing rod. There is no need for casting lures for long distances. Small spinning reels excel at at casting the smaller and lighter lures that are best for small streams and ponds. A larger reel […]

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