Product Reviews

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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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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Pro Tips

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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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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