Product Reviews

July 21st, 2014

Double the Fun: Reviewing the Reaction Innovations Double Wide Beaver

Reaction Innovations Double Wide Beaver on Tackle Center

When I think beaver-style baits, I think Reaction Innovations.  I’ve always got one of their soft plastics tied on when I’m flipping and pitching.  But when it came time to take a closer look at the Double Wide Beaver, I was a bit skeptical.  Would it be too much of …

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June 19th, 2014

Craw-La-La: Reviewing the Strike King Rage DB Craw

Strike King Rage DB Craw

Soft plastic craw baits have been around since the late 70s — longer than several of the Bassmaster Elite Series pros have been alive.  Any soft bait manufacturer worth its salt seems to have its own version of the ubiquitous crawfish, each claiming to be better than the next.  Strike …

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June 5th, 2014

Building a Better Mouse Trap: The Strike King Tour Grade Rage Blade Swim Jig

Strike King Tour Grade Rage Blade Swim Jig on Tackle Center

For years now, the chatterbait market has been dominated by Z-Man Lures.  But there’s a new bladed jig in town here to challenge that.  Cue the Strike King Tour Grade Rage Blade Swim Jig. As loud and flashy as bladed jigs are, I’ve heard the same two complaints about them …

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Pro Tips

July 23rd, 2014

Before and After: Bass Fishing in the Rain

Bass Fishing in the Rain

No matter what part of the country you call home, chances are you’ve been subjected to your fair share of interesting weather this summer.  Unpredictable temperatures and downright weird storm systems have become the norm across many U.S. fisheries this year, leaving some anglers scratching their heads.  Not sure what …

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July 15th, 2014

Size Matters: The Case for Big Worm Baits

Zoom Ol Monster Worm

It seems like many anglers have put down their big worm baits lately in favor of sleeker, sexier lures.  Well, guess what?  I say pick ‘em back up.  Magnum-sized worm baits have been catching fish for longer than I’ve been alive, and I believe in the old adage: If it …

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July 9th, 2014

5 Best Frog Baits for Summer Bass

Zoom Horny Toad on Tackle Center

They’re fun to fish, they pop and spit, and they get smashed by hungry bass.  What’s not to love about frog fishing?  Read on for our top 5 best frog baits for summer bass. 1.  Spro Bronzeye Popper Frog Just as deadly as the original Bronzeye 65, the Spro Bronzeye …

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