• Simple Lures to Help You Catch More Crappie

    3 Lures to Help You Catch Crappie

    Catch Crappie

    As one of the most popular game fish among anglers, crappie are versatile feeders, which makes choosing the right lures to catch crappie fairly simple. Although they typically feed on most types of aquatic insects, worms, minnows and small crayfish, lures can also be highly effective.

    Let's dive into the varieties of crappie, the top time of year to find them and then take a look at a few of the hottest lures that best mimic a bait fish and help you catch more crappie.

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  • Under Pressure: Why Weather Affects Fish Behavior

    Weather Affects Fish

    Perhaps you can remember a time when fish stopped biting because of a drastic change in temperature, but trying to understand why is another story. Once you have a better understanding of how weather affects fish behavior, you'll be able to work around them and become a better angler. Here we will dive into a few weather variables such as high pressure, low pressure, wind, and temperature, to find out how they can influence fish behavior.

    Let's start with a little lesson in meteorology.

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  • Want to Prevent a Line Break? Set the Drag on Your Fishing Reel

    Want to Prevent a Line Break? Set the Drag on Your Fishing Reel

    set the drag

    Want to know the secret to keeping your line from breaking on your next fishing trip? Set the drag on your fishing reel before you cast and you'll save yourself a lot of frustration on the water. As one of the most overlooked factors for anglers to consider, drag tension on your reel can make or break your day.

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  • The Most Versatile Fishing Rod and Reel Setup

    The Most Versatile Fishing Rod and Reel Setup

    Versatile Fishing Rod

    Searching for a versatile fishing rod and reel set up can get overwhelming when you have so many options to choose from. But, because the average angler does not need ten different setups and we believe that shopping for your fishing equipment should be just as fun and exciting as the fishing trip, itself, we are here to help you with the search process!

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  • Survive Your First Fishing Trip: Snag the Best Bass Fishing Equipment Before You Go

    Bass Fishing equipment

    While you don't need to have a fancy boat to be a successful bass angler, you do need the proper equipment. It can be the difference betweencatching a fish and just casting. But, with so many options out there, it can be hard to decide what to buy when you're new. The experts at Fishermen's Source have put together the following overview on bass fishing equipment to help you make the right choice for your first fishing trip. Continue reading

  • Inshore vs Offshore Fishing: What's the Difference?

    Offshore Fishing

    Regardless of whether you prefer to stay on (or close to) land or head way out on the wild seas, both inshore and offshore fishing can make for a great day on the water. If you're new to the sport of fishing, you might be wonder what the difference is between inshore vs offshore fishing. It's actually a very common debate. Continue reading

  • Terminal Tackle: Single Hooks Vs. Treble Hooks

    Single Hooks

    Most anglers know it takes more than a lucky lure to land a trophy catch. Terminal tackle ,including single hooks, sinkers, snaps and swivel as well as floats are all an important part of your gear. And it's not uncommon for anglers to specialize their fishing gear to catch more fish. Replacing lighter hooks with heavier ones, for example, can be the difference between tackling a stronger fish or letting it swim away.

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  • Terminal Tackle: The Fishing Swivel

    Fishing Swivel

    The fishing swivel is perhaps one of the most misunderstood saltwater fishing tactics. Designed to prevent your line from twisting in the water, the swivel is a must for many styles of fishing. As an example, catfish are notorious for twisting, which makes fishing swivels on trotlines a smart choice to allow the line to turn freely. Since line twists can weaken the line and can cause knots during casting, a swivel can allow the line to untwist during retrieval and prevent undesirable tangling. Continue reading

  • Hot Action in the Cold Waters: 6 Effective Winter Fishing Tips

    Winter Fishing

    Wintertime is here. Some regions throughout the US have warm weather for fishing all year, but most anglers know what winter fishing brings: a fight against the snow, wind and freezing rain. The water is cold and fish are lethargic making them tough to catch. But just because the weather is cold, that doesn't mean your fishing season is over, it just means it's time to slow down and prepare.

    Here are six winter fishing tips to help you score big no matter how cold it gets. Continue reading

  • Top 10 Bass Lures and Lakes

    Bass Lures

    When determining which bass lures are going to work best, it's important to look at a waterway in three different depths. Whether you're fishing a lake, pond or river, the lure you use will differ based on how deep you're fishing.

    Surface: When you're fishing three feet deep or less, use topwater lures or floating divers rated for 3' to surface. During the warmer months and lower light conditions (early and late in the day or cloudy days), most bass will spend their time near the surface. During these conditions, anglers should select surface baits to attract bass that are actively feeding. Continue reading

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