Here is everything you need to make your own Jika Rig! Use a soft plastic like Bass Pro Shops River Bug. Use a hook like the Bass Pro Shops XPS Wide SuperLock fishing hooks. Use a bass-casting weight like the Bass Pro Shops Premium Bass Casting Sinkers by Bass Pro Stacey King Combining the best aspects of Texas rigging and drop-shotting, the Jika (pronounced zee-ka) rig is a bass angler's dream come true, and it has proven its effectiveness on all three species of bass in Table Rock Lake. The original Japanese rig is a finesse-type set-up with light line…
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 Most of the latest saltwater fishing reels, rods and lures are made of high-quality, non-corrosive materials – but that doesn’t mean that anglers can skip on maintenance. Below are steps recommended for anglers to follow during and after each saltwater fishing trip to keep reels, rods and lures in tip-top shape: Reels:  Every so often while fishing, spray reels with fresh water or dunk in a bucket of fresh water, and gently wipe dry to remove excess salt buildup. After fishing, cut away the section of fishing line used that day. Then remove the reel from the rod, carefully rinse…
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LIVETARGET Frog a Gear Review

Friday, February 14 2014 3:00 pm - for Fishing Tackle
I am pretty fanatical about tossing hollow-bodied frogs. Whether over slop, through pads, or across weed pockets, frogs ring the dinner bell for largemouth bass. Over the years I have tried them all. This brand is a personal favourite. Body Design The LIVETARGET frog has the most life-like attention to detail I have seen. Creative colors coupled with anatomically correct body detailing mimic the real thing to a T. The hollow body is supple enough to collapse perfectly on a fish strike but can also take the abuse that largemouth bass dish out; resisting tears for dozens of fish. I…
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Here is the scenario. It's 7 a.m. on a Saturday morning. The boat is hitched to the truck, the fishing hooks have all been sharpened and the cooler is brimming with snacks and beverages to get you through the long day ahead. As you wander past the mirror on the way out, your reflection tells a sad tale — ripped jeans, a heavy sweatshirt and not much else. Covering your head, neck and ears with a hat while fishing will make you more comfortable and help prevent skin cancer. Fishing certainly doesn't have to be a fashion show, but the clothes…
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Modern anglers are lucky. The days of heavy, ill-fitting fishing waders are long gone. Those relics, which cracked with age and bathed you in sweat every minute you wore them, have been replaced by models designed with true comfort in mind.   Now waders come in a variety of materials, sizes and styles. You can spend a little or a lot and still find a set suited to the type of fishing, climate, season and waters you frequent. With that in mind, here are a few things to consider when purchasing your next set of waders.   Where & When…
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Finding the Right Fish Finder

Wednesday, May 01 2013 12:00 pm - for General Fishing
Modern fishfinders are capable of providing far more information than sonar units of yesteryear. The game of fishing has embraced technology full-steam, turning the art of finding and catching fish into a modern-day science. Bells and whistles have replaced the "that spot looks good" mentality, with the fish finder leading the way in terms of functionality and definite angler advantage. These powerful tools allow a fisherman the resources to check depth, structure, fish locations, speed and temperature. Not only that, but marking productive waypoints and adding safety to your outing is a breeze with GPS technology. Follow this guide and…
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