Bass Basics

Bass Basics

Beginner’s Gear: Rapala Mechanical Scale

What sets it apart?  The Rapala 25-pound Mechanical Scale is perfect to have in that beginner tacklebox. The ability to have both a scale and a tape measure in one...

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Bass Basics: Which rod and reel do I need?

Choosing rods and reels for fishing is like buying a car. Many types are available, with everything from low-cost, no-frills models to top-of-the-line imports with lots of bells and whistles....

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Bundle up for cold weather

Here are a few tips to protect the most important parts of your body and increase your enjoyment when you're on the water in less-than-ideal conditions.

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Beginner’s Gear: Eagle Claw Snell Hook

What sets it apart?  Young and new anglers need equipment and tackle that is easy to use, and that will work to catch fish. A good hook, in the correct size, and the ability...

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Beginner’s Gear: Zebco 33 Spincast combo

What sets it apart?  The Zebco rod-and-reel combos have been a staple for teaching kids and beginners how to fish since 1959. Since then, some 60 years later, the new...

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Learning to skip to it

Skipping a jig with baitcasting equipment is not easy. But learning this trick — and knowing exactly where to employ it — will make you a more successful bass angler...

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Getting started with bass fishing

I’ve been around this bass fishing thing for while now, and I’ve learned a few things I want to share with new anglers. You should start slow and build on...

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