Biggest Mistakes Bass Anglers Make

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Bass anglers can make many mistakes while out on the water and to be honest it’s really not a big deal because for the most part we aren’t professional fishermen. However if you want to try to catch a few more fish, check out the top mistakes that anglers make. Try to fix a few of these next time you’re out fishing, I guarantee it will help you land more fish!

Rapala Scatter Rap Deep Husky Jerk Lure

Rapala Scatter Rap Deep Husky Jerk

Rapala has added a scatter rap lip to the Husky Jerk lure which now gives it more erratic action. It is supposed to have a built-in triggering mechanism that adds a revolutionary evasive action perfect for casting or trolling. The lip should make this lure unpredictable in it’s swim pattern and let it change direction quickly and randomly on either a fast or slow retrieve.

Packing for a Kayak Fishing Trip

Kayak Fishing Checklist

Planning for a kayak fishing trip is always exciting. You’re anxious to get on the water and you’re dreaming of your kayak being pulled around with a big fish on the line. We’ve been there a hundred times and brought in a few of those big fish, too! However, we would have been able to land a few more if we had always packed correctly. Our team came up with a Top 11 list of items you should have.

Differences Between Largemouth Bass and Spotted Bass

Spotted Bass Small Cheek Scales

There are several key differences between largemouth bass and spotted bass, but it can be very difficult to tell which one you have caught unless you know what to look for. You can’t identify the fish based on coloration, stripes, or spots because they can change drastically depending on the water they inhabit. We will break it down for you into a few easily identifiable features and basic behaviors!

KastKing Kodiak Spinning Reel

KastKing Kodiak 3000

If you’re thinking “I’ve never seen KastKing in Bass Pro before”, you’d be exactly right. KastKing exclusively sells their products on their own website or other online channels. KastKing creates reliable and strong fishing gear and is able to keep their prices below competitors because they don’t pay shelving costs, not because they’re any less quality.

How to Fillet a Fish

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You’ve had a great day of fishing and your catch is within all the legal limits and sitting on ice, what now? Here are some steps to fillet reasonably sized fish like trout, panfish, or catfish. Every fisherman should have these skills in their arsenal and these steps will give you clean fillets with very few bones or wasted meat so you can enjoy a great meal!

Kayak Fishing with Gators

Monster Gator Head

When fishing in Florida it is common knowledge that any body of water can and probably does contain alligators. I have seen them in lakes, rivers, brackish water, saltwater beaches, golf courses, and even shallow roadside ditches. However this doesn’t change that fact that it really gets your adrenaline pumping when you see a big one floating close by or sliding into the water.

Fishing for Bass in the Rain

Largemouth Rain Fishing

When the summer heat hits don’t stop fishing, just change your tactics. When it rains during the spring or summer the rain oxygenates the water and the bass as well as baitfish come to the surface to breathe the fresh and cooler water. This gives them a burst of energy and they go into feeding mode. When both the bait and the predators are in the same area, it is on, and you need to be ready!

Best Lure Colors for Bass

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One of the trickiest things to do when you first start out fishing, or even if you’ve been fishing for a long time, is to pick a lure color that you think will be eagerly snatched up by hungry bass. Lures look awesome at the store in the nice packaging, but when you start fishing them and haven’t had much luck, you blame your lure choice, and your confidence begins to sink.

Deeper Smart Sonar PRO+ Fish Finder

Deeper Pro+ Fishfinder

I have been interested in portable fish finders ever since I first started kayak fishing. Deep lakes with no visible cover can be very hard to fish without electronics, such as Lake Norman in North Carolina. One of the biggest attractants to this unit in particular is the ease of use and portability that allows you to transfer this between fishing from shore, to a pier, to a kayak.