Deciphering the Spawning Bass

Article by Willie Luker When the mosquitoes start flying and the cicadas rev up their nightly choir, it’s largemouth bass spawning season in central Alabama once again. People across the world look forward to this all year long, craving the excitement that comes with the first crater you spot. People tell stories of monsters, and debate for hours about the ethics involved with participating in the season. However, not too many people talk about how to catch them. Just as… Read More »

Vintage Tackle: Preserving Sport Fishing’s Past

Most anglers have fond memories learning how to fish. Often taught by a father or grandfather, fishing is one of those rare pastimes that passes down from generation to generation, giving families the chance to bond and create lasting memories. For older anglers, learning to fish was quite a different prospect back then compared to how it is now, namely due to the incredible differences between modern and vintage tackle. While improvements in technology have certainly made the sport better… Read More »

Look, No Bearings! Review of the Concept Z Baitcasting Reel

A Different Kind Of Baitcasting Reel   The Concept Z low-profile baitcasting reel is the latest product from new kid on the block 13 Fishing. The tackle company with the unique name has certainly created a lot of noise in sport fishing circles with the launch of its equally unique (and visually striking!) orange-colored baitcaster. The small, up and coming Florida-based tackle company, that started out just a few short years ago with its focus on the Australian market, claims the… Read More »

Line and Lure Colors: How They Impact Your Fishing Success

When visiting most tackle stores – whether online or offline – you’re likely to come across a huge selection of lines and lures in almost every color imaginable. While some might assume this is just to catch the eye of a browsing angler, the color of fishing lines and lures has a much more significant impact on the bite then we might first think. In fact, the impact of color on fishing is one of the most hotly debated topics… Read More »

4 Baitcasting Rod Bargains Too Good to Pass Up

  4 Outstanding Baitcasting Rods on the Cheap If you’ve been following our website lately, you may have seen our feature post on what we feel are 4 of the best budget low-profile baitcasting reels currently available. These baitcasters deliver exceptional performance and value, especially if you are working with a tight budget. However, they are of little use if not paired up with a reliable baitcasting rod – they go hand-in-hand. Anyhow, picking the right baitcasting rod is just… Read More »

Reel Deal: 4 Top Budget Low-Profile Baitcasting Reels Reviewed

Baitcasting reels play an important role in sportfishing despite the popularity and proliferation of spinning reels. They are the go-to choice for anglers who need or want more control over the reel, better casting accuracy/distance with heavier lines and lures, higher gearing and more cranking power. They are the ideal reel for high-speed presentations as when working lures like spinnerbaits, buzz baits, lipless crankbaits, Carolina rigs, Texas rigs and others. Baitcasting reels come in essentially 2 designs, round and low-profile.… Read More »

Bristol Bay Is Safe – for Now!

A few months back I wrote a post about the looming threat that Alaska’s Bristol Bay faced from an Environmental Protection Agency decision to phase out previous administration restrictions on mining operations in the bay’s watershed. At the time, local fishermen, conservation groups, and the local community in general feared that Bristol Bay’s natural renewable resources, including the bay’s prized sockeye salmon population on which so many depend, were in danger of being irrevocably damaged the EPA’s decision to withdraw… Read More »