Angler Education


  • Top 5 Must-Know Knots Knots are the unsung heroes of the fishing scene. They get little press, but all the high-tech tackle and secret tactics in the world won’t help you if your knot slips or weakens your line, causing it to break at the moment of truth. Further, the right knots can help you be more efficient, catch more fish and have more fun. Read More
  • Knot Tying: Fishing knots 101, learn to tie fishing knots Tying a fishing knot is an important and essential skill of fishing. The knot is a critical link between you and the fish; it is critical to your fishing success to know how to tie knots correctly as well as which knot to use in which scenario. Read More
  • Why Use Monofilament? With so many options on the market, choosing the best fishing line can seem a bit overwhelming. But it’s actually a simple matter of finding a line with performance characteristics that fit your style of fishing. Read More
  • Why Use Superlines? In their search for the best fishing line, many anglers have discovered the benefits of amazingly thin, super-strong superlines. Read More
  • Why Use Fluorocarbon? Once limited to extreme duty as saltwater leader material, fluorocarbon fishing line has in recent years become a popular option for anglers in many situations. Read More
  • Summer Schooling: Now in Session Summer's dog days are in full force pretty much everywhere once July rolls around, leaving anglers and bass scurrying to find the nearest shade. Read More
  • Color: Do Bass Have A Favorite? If you're like me, your tacklebox is a color kaleidoscope. With my endless assortment of soft plastics sporting colors never seen in nature, it's enough to make my head spin. Read More
  • Postspawn Tip: Move to Open Water Once June rolls around, most anglers move to shallow water cover, hoping to find a few postspawn females. Read More
  • Lighten Up: Get the Big Bite No matter what part of the country I am fishing, the boating traffic and fishing pressure skyrockets in May. Read More
  • Keep Those Baits Moving: Variety is Key Bass fishing is not a passive sport, and modern bass-fishing styles involve motion of some sort. It typically involves a high degree of activity on the part of the angler. Read More
  • Bass: Smarter than a 5th Grader? Some anglers grossly underestimate the brain of a bass, especially its capacity for change. In reality, a bass's behavioral response to any given experience leaves a physical mark on the bass. In other words, bass learn. Read More
  • Lighter Side of Big Spawn As each spring season rolls around, I hear talk that April is the time to go to big baits and big tackle to hoist large female bass out of the water from their spawning haunts. Read More
  • Gimmie Shelter: Two Places To Find Bass In March You've made it through the winter although there were times when you doubted you would, what with all the cold weather and subsequent falloff in your fishing activity. Read More
  • The Lateral Line: Subtle Water Movements The exact function of the lateral line and what it senses have long been shrouded in mystery. Read More
  • Wacky Rigging Soft Baits In a never-ending quest to catch more and bigger fish, anglers have learned to embrace a multitude of baits and techniques. We've learned to flip and pitch, cast monstrous swimbaits and even rig a drop shot. Read More
  • Satisfying a Bass' Taste Buds Despite their ability to taste and smell many of the same chemicals we do, bass and human beings do not necessarily savor the same things. Read More