Product Reviews

October 8th, 2014

Full Exposure: How to Rig Basstrix Paddle Tail Swimbaits

Basstrix Paddle Tail Swimbaits on Tackle Center

Basstrix keeps their lure-making process a closely-guarded secret, but it’s clear to anyone who handles their baits that each one is hand-poured.  Impossibly soft to the touch, Basstrix swimbaits are hands-down some of the best textured soft plastics on the market.  And while they aren’t always the lowest priced, a …

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August 27th, 2014

Tackle Center’s Guide to Rigging the Strike King Rage Tail Craw

Strike King Baby Rage Tail Craw on Tackle Center

No tackle box worth its salt lacks a craw bait.  Soft plastic craws are perhaps the most versatile of the creature baits, and just about every bait manufacturer has at least one craw in its line-up.  Strike King is no exception, featuring four different craw baits in its Rage Tail …

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August 18th, 2014

Bigger is Better: My Review of the Bandit Ledge 250 Series Crankbait

Bandit Ledge 250 Series Crankbait on Tackle Center

Bandit typically puts a lot of thought into their color selection, and the Ledge 250 Series is no exception.  If you need help choosing a crankbait color, check out the video below.  Bassmaster Elite Series pro Greg Vinson explains the rationale behind the different Bandit 250 color patterns, ranging from …

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Pro Tips

December 29th, 2014

Advantages to Winter Bass Fishing

Winter fishing banks

There’s only so much I can say about winter fishing before I start sounding like a broken record.  I get it, it’s cold.  You’d rather be hunting.  The fish aren’t biting.  So what’s the point?  The point is, winter bass fishing is not for the faint of heart.  But there …

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December 3rd, 2014

Targeting Warm Water Runoffs for Winter Bass Fishing

Winter Bass Fishing

We’ve all heard people say “nothing’s biting” lately.  Perhaps we’ve even put up our own rods and reels for the winter.  With plunging temperatures, chilling winds, and dropping fish metabolisms, who could blame us?  But for the diehard angler, freezing conditions are no reason to stay home.  But a clear …

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November 14th, 2014

Mop It Up: Throwing the Buckeye Lures Mop Jig for Cold Water Bass

Buckeye Lures Mop Jig on Tackle Center

Nothing sends a chill down my spine quite like post-frontal conditions in late fall.  The time has come when cold snaps are the norm, not the exception, to the already difficult-to-decipher November weather patterns.  Bass metabolism is bottoming out, narrowing their strike zones from 6 feet to about 6 millimeters, …

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