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Berkley Tacklebox: Goby with a Southern Drawl

Jan 23, 2008

Sometimes, you just don't know what's going to be on the other end of the line when you reel it in. On most days, that can be a pretty fun prospect especially in a place you don't fish a lot. It was that way when I was on Lake Erie, bobbing up and down on big wave after big wave, fishing for some of those giant smallmouth bass.

Berkley Tacklebox: No one fishes with just one bait!

Jan 23, 2008

Whether I'm watching one of those med shows like or my experience is more firsthand, I'm always amazed at the number of tools surgeons need to work. From 15 different types of scalpels, to who knows how many needles, forceps, hemostats those guys run through a lot of equipment.

Berkley Tacklebox: Wacky Rigging Soft Plastics

Jan 23, 2008

In a never-ending quest to catch more and bigger fish, anglers have learned to embrace a multitude of baits and techniques. Hard to believe, but at one point, even the beloved, tried-and-true Texas rig was cutting edge. We've learned to flip and pitch, cast monstrous swimbaits and even rig a drop shot. And though these fishing techniques began as foreign to most of us, eventually they found their way into the bass fishing vernacular.

Berkley Tacklebox: How to use scented baits for cold water bass

Jan 23, 2008

After seeing what I have while fishing thousands of days in hundreds of tournaments across the country, I know that scented baits catch more fish. It's no secret, really, and nowadays pretty much every angler uses scented baits to his or her advantage.

Berkley Tacklebox: Berkley pros picks for Sooner Run

Jan 23, 2008

For the second year, the Bassmaster Elite Series schedule takes the world's top bass anglers to Oklahoma's Grand Lake of the Cherokees. Located in the far northeast corner of the state, Grand Lake draws in visitors, vacationers as well as full- and part-time residents from several states. But in addition to being a popular spot for the pleasure boaters, anglers flock to Grand Lake for some the state's best fishing.

Berkley Tacklebox: Why do bass eat plastic worms?

Jan 23, 2008

Having a curious mind can have its drawbacks. For me it's a particular nuisance when I'm fishing trying to focus on the task at hand. One minute I'll be casting to a log, intent on retrieving my lure, and before I know it the bait is sitting still while my mind races off reflecting on life's great mysteries.

Organize Your Tackle

Jan 22, 2008

Organizing your fishing tackle is really no different than organizing anything else you've got to have a system and stick with it. Discipline is as important as what system you use.

Organize Your Tackle

Jan 22, 2008

Most of us have more tackle than we will ever use. Regardless, most days we have trouble finding what we want, when we want it. We're disorganized.

Rods and reels for smallmouth

Jan 22, 2008

You can't buy much of anything anymore that isn't specially geared to a very particular purpose. It used to be that you went to the tackle store and looked at the fishing rods. Now you look at the bass rods or the muskie rods or the crappie rods.

Shallow or deep?

Jan 22, 2008

This is a supplement to the article Jerk Deep for a Change

VanDam: Cold water power fishing

Jan 22, 2008

Most anglers consider power fishing techniques only when the bass are full of vigor and attacking everything in sight

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