Product Reviews

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

Generally speaking, the larger the crankbait, the deeper the dive and the wider the wobble.  It’s a formula that fits most fishing conditions — bigger baits sink faster, while smaller baits have an easier time zipping around cover and tight spaces.  But sometimes you need a hybrid crankbait that falls …

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August 13th, 2014

5 Tips for Fishing the Strike King Shadalicious Swimbait

Strike King Shadalicious Swimbait on Tackle Center

No doubt, the Strike King Shadalicious is a good-looking swimbait for a bargain price.  Even an inexperienced angler can get lucky with the Shadalicious, but I’ve heard a few complaints from more seasoned fishermen about its durability.  To get the most out of your Strike King Shadalicious, follow these simple …

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Pro Tips

September 10th, 2014

Fishing Jerkbaits for Early Fall Bass

Megabass Vision 110 Jerkbait on Tackle Center

Early fall can be a confusing time for bass fishermen.  Rising water levels combined with the bass’ natural tendency to suspend can make your prey pretty hard to target, even with fancy equipment.  But fishing jerkbaits for early fall bass can make this process a little less frustrating — and …

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August 7th, 2014

Frog Fishing in Open Water with the Spro Bronzeye

Frog Fishing in Open Water with the Spro Bronzeye Frog

It’s a common assumption that frog fishing is all about finding the right cover.  Between lily pads, weed mats, and thick slop, heavy surface cover is known for sheltering big bass.  But frog baits are much more versatile than that.  In fact, you can pull a monster fish out of …

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July 28th, 2014

How to Shaky Head Rig the Zoom Finesse Worm

Zoom Finesse Worm on Tackle Center

The Zoom Finesse Worm might not be a lot to look at, but it’s a fish-catching machine.  Perfect for high pressure situations when bass are easily spooked, the subtle movement of the Finesse Worm can be your ace in the hole.  I like to keep a pack in my tackle …

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