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

October 20th, 2014

Fishing Topwater Baits in Shallow Drop Downs

Fall at Allegheny Reservoir

Fall is upon us and many man-made lakes and reservoirs are starting their drop down schedules.  Don’t let this planned winterization get you down!  Follow our tips for fishing topwater baits in shallow drop downs to work the falling water level to your advantage. 1.  Target humps and points on …

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October 13th, 2014

5 Hard Baits for Fall Bass Fishing

Heddon Super Spook

I hate to be the one to say it, but it looks like the fall temperatures are here to stay.  Even the Southern states are feeling the effects of this fall’s first cold front.  I for one, am excited.  Now’s the time to bring out some of my favorite hard …

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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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