Best Inshore Spinning Rods

Inshore fishing is hands down one of the most exciting and simple types of fishing, which is why I love it so much. There is a thrill with never knowing what will take your bait; will it be a small pup red or a monster tarpon that will spool you in seconds? For inshore fishing you can cover almost everything with a single 7′ – 7’6” medium action spinning rod.

TRAC Portable Aerator

Portable aerators are exactly what you need to keep bait alive. They provide water-flow and oxygen into your bait tank and help everything stay lively to attract more fish. Most portable aerators on the market are actually bubblers which provide oxygen in the water but don’t actually create flow. The cool thing about the Trac aerator is that it can provide flow or spray water across the surface.

CreekKooler Portable Kayak Cooler

Often times I get to review products that are all competing against each other and the only differentiation is a new feature, color, or technology. That’s why it is awesome when a product like the CreekKooler comes along and it’s so different from what you would normally see that it’s just a blast to test out. I’ve seen floating coolers before but they have all been inflatable and not nearly this durable.

Best Fishing Kayaks 2017

There is no one size fits all for fishing kayaks, mainly because everyone differs in where they fish and their personal kayak preferences, be it stability, speed, tracking, or weight. I’ll try to highlight the best use for each of the kayaks on our list to steer you in the right direction so you can get the most out of your time on the water. These are the best fishing kayaks of 2017.

How to Keep Shrimp Alive

It is a bit ironic that we try so hard to preserve shrimp and make them happy with the end goal being to thread a hook through their head and wait for them to get crushed by a fish. But ultimately what we as anglers want are some big fish, and shrimp are the most effectively consistent live bait for fish. So here are tips to keep your shrimp alive and kicking as long as possible.

Plano Zipperless Z-Series Tackle Backpack

I never wanted to use a backpack for saltwater fishing because they aren’t usually waterproof and salt water quickly deteriorates the zippers if you don’t wash it down immediately. Plano has come up with a quick access zipperless tackle backpack that is great for gear storage and keeps you visible when wading through the backwater.

NRS Chinook Life Jacket

NRS has just released a new version of their already wildly popular Chinook vest for fishermen. When I say new what I mean is they released new colors because the vest is the exact same as it was before. This isn’t a bad thing however, since it’s hard to improve on something that is already great. The Chinook is packed full of features for kayak anglers and it is so comfortable you’ll forget you’re wearing it.

Bass Fishing with Spinnerbaits

Spinnerbaits are one of the most popular bass lures and can be used year round with many different forms of retrieval. They are effective at fishing shallow cover on cloudy or windy days when topwater is not effective, however they can also be good on bright calm days as well. Spinnerbaits have a smooth flowing motion and have single or multiple blades that cause flashes and vibrations in the water.

C-TUG Ultimate Kayak Cart

C-Tug Kayak Cart

C-TUG makes one of the higher end kayak carts available and their design is definitely different than the normal metal tube frame with rubber tires found on most carts. The neon green pads and slick black frame really makes it stand out and it just looks like a solid cart all around. I had the chance to run this cart down some rocks, steps, and slopes with a 13′ kayak – see how it handles.

Scotty Rod Mounts

Kayak rod mounting systems on the market today are excellent and there are a wide variety to choose from due the increasing popularity of kayak fishing. A few things to look for are rigidity, adjustability, and accessibility when it comes to a holder for fishing rods. Scotty mounts consistently deliver on all three of these, and they have excellent bases that keep the rod holders very secure.