I don't claim to be a Florida expert. At the same time, though, I have had as much or more success here than anywhere else I've ever fished, and I'm telling you Florida is a great place to thaw out this winter and catch some bass at the same time.
Your flipping and pitching rod is a mighty important part of your fishing equipment. Without the right one you won't get very far on the water.
Aaron Martens recommends looking for a hook that can give you an edge. He talks about which hook to use in different fishing situations.
I forgot to tell you all about the Mark's Outdoors event in Birmingham a while back. It was a huge success. The coolest thing about it was what's called the "tackle toss."
One of the misconceptions I hear a lot in my seminars is that finesse fishing is limited to light lines, whippy spinning rods and tiny 3-inch baits. It's something you generally do in deeper water when nothing else works, and all you can expect to do is catch small bass.
I was at the Bass Pro Shops in Cincinnati and a couple of other tackle shops in the Midwest on behalf of Venom Lures. The crowds were extraordinary.
Magazine editor James Hall gives you an inside look at the popular tackle used to catch giant bass in Japan.
Hank Parker, winner of two Bassmaster Classics (1979 and 1989), tells a story about a time when a tackle rule nearly cost him his first Classic win.
Winter is beginning to settle into many parts of our country. That means less fishing and more dreaming about next year and what you're going to need to catch them come spring.
We live in an era of specialization. You can't buy much of anything anymore that isn't specially geared to a very particular purpose.