How To Drop Shot A Crankbait

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Jerkbaits for bass fishing are best used after ice out, specifically for catching smallmouth bass.

Ever think about drop shotting a crankbait or suspending jerkbait ? We have too ! Well, here’s how to do it.Take your crankbait or jerkbait you’d like to modify, and position the split ring forward, directly in the center of the bill.

Now with a small drill bit, drill a hole through the lip going through the split ring from the top side.To rig the bait, tie on to the bait’s split ring, leaving an 8- to 12-inch tag.Run the tag end through the hole you drilled and attach a drop shot weight. Be sure to use a heavy enough weight to sink the bait at the desired rate.You can adjust the amount of action the crankbait has by modifying the size of the hole you drill. A bigger hole allows for more wiggle. That’s all there is to it. Give it a try on your next day on the lake.

Bass Fishing From Shore 101

#BassFishing from shore is nothing new to me! In fact, that is where most of my learning and experimenting took place. Whether it's a local pond, river, reservoir or large inland lake you can find Bass.

Being adventurous and constantly on the move is essential to success. However, knowing the right time to be out there is key too. SMB, for example will be present at a casting distance provided the temperature of the water is cool enough. If I was shore fishing 5 feet of water in the middle of the summer, with out weeds present, then that would be a waste of time, in my opinion! Now, if this shoreline is riddled with weeds and stumps I would be there with bells on, fishing for #LargemouthBass. A fast sloping shore line with somewhat deep water would hold better numbers of #SmallmouthBass would it not? That is a characteristic I would look for from a boat, so why would it be any different from shore! Continue reading

Backlash Sucks But Theres A Fix

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Not all of us can throw a #baitcaster reel perfectly every time (some can't throw one at all). For those of us who are human, we occasionally #backlash the baitcaster so badly we want to cry. While picking that out for the next hour may sound meditative (it's not), I learned a trick that will make cutting out a bad bird's nest a thing of the past. Continue reading

Nautilus Fly Reels

We welcome our newest addition of fly reels, the Nautilus family. The multiple award winning dual action fly reels and drag system features twice the drag strength of most fly reels. Nautilus fly reels have twice the smoothness and half the startup inertia as the leading competitors.

The Nautilus fly reels are made-for-fish fighting, big game handle and are fully sealed using proprietary Activseal technology. Other components included in Nautilus fly reels are hybrid ceramic bearings, TPX bushings and an oversized drag knob to adjust the smoothest drag from zero to max in 6 full turns with the Infinajust system. Continue reading