JP DeRose shows how to tie an improved clinch knot, one of the most popular and useful fishing knots out there.
JP DeRose provides step-by-step instructions for how to properly tie a palomar knot.
JP DeRose provides some tips on how to set up slip floats for skein fishing.
JP DeRose shows how to snell your hook for skein fishing.
JP goes over everything you ever wanted to know about the makeup a good jerkbait, from its profile and set of hooks, to its lip and weight transfer system.
Angling guide Brian Peyton talks about using 'a hitch' to rest a pool when fishing for Atlantic salmon in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Angling guide Pete Stacey talks about a good day fishing for wild Atlantic salmon in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Angling guide Gord Robinson chats about fishing for trophy brook trout in Newfoundland and Labrador - the last frontier.
JP goes over some of the varying styles of jerkbaits, and how they can target different depths.
This is my variation of a Shrimp pattern done by Gordon MacKinnon, it's basically the same but I added a Fly Propeller to it. I believe this will give the Shrimp the look of movement plus vibration and flash. Materals: Uni-thread 3/0 Orange; Hook- streamer 4; Orange Strung; Chenille - Scarlet red and Tan (medium); Orange floss; Shellback- streamer; Bead chain eyes and Fly Propeller- nickel, medium
JP DeRose offers tips on how to best use wacky rigs to catch bass, including proper casting and retrieval techniques.
JP DeRose describes what wacky rigging is all about, and demonstrates how to set it up for best results.
JP DeRose talks about how to properly set the drag for different types of fishing lines.
JP DeRose demonstrates the proper way to spool a spinning reel.
There seems to be thousands of different flipping jigs out there on the market. JP DeRose helps you sort through it all by breaking them down into two main categories.
JP DeRose gives you the low-down on flipping jigs, and why they've been such a classic bass fishing bait for years.
JP DeRose talks about the importance of downsizing bait when bass are a little lethargic.
JP DeRose provides some tips on how to fish for bass when there are no clouds in the sky after a cold front.
JP DeRose provides some insight on color choices for slop frogs.
JP DeRose talks about some of the features found in slop frogs that make them an effective bait.
JP DeRose demonstrates three different ways to rig a swimbait.
JP DeRose talks about the different types of soft swimbaits on the market and how to rig them.
Ott DeFoe talks about his cold water strategies that led to an 11th place finish at the 2013 Bassmaster Classic.
JP DeRose goes over the best rod, reel, and line setup for crankbait fishing.
JP DeRose goes over the many different styles of crankbaits and what they're designed to best be used for.
My friends know that I am always looking for innovative fishing products that catch bass to share with others to help them catch bass. A few months ago, Mystery Tackle Box introduced the WackOjig to thousands of people and many of them recognized the unique innovation. The jig first caught the eye of my wife Donna. Being a tournament angler, she quickly realized the amount of time
Often beginners to the sport of bass fishing will fish the banks and visual cover like docks, stumps and so on. Some days this works very well, and other times they will not catch a single fish. And when they catch a bass, the next time they are on the water, they will return to the same spot, with the same lure even during a different time of day, month or season and wonder why there are
One of the best tactics is to match your lure to the local forage the bass are eating. Match the size, color and shape of the forage as closely as you can, and it will produce bass. This is very important in clear water. In the north a tube mimics gobies very well, and in the south and Midwest with the correct color can appear as crawfish or a baitfish. Determining what the forage is and
Now the water has warmed up and the spawn has almost passed, bass move from the beds to feed. The warmer water of the post spawn era has increased feeding activity bass that have been guarding their nest. Recuperating largemouth are not yet chasing fast moving baits and will stay in areas that provide quick access to and from deep water partially due to changing weather patterns and the
Many of us have our favorite Pan Fish baits that we carry and I'm no different. Today I had a few hours to kill so I head off to near by lake with some ReelBait 1/4oz Prototype Spoons, 1/8oz ReelBait Original Flasher Jigs, size 4 Zero Twist Shot (drop shot hooks), a 15 pack of XZone Pan Slammer in Red/White and some 1/8 oz Salmo Hornets. Seeing how I didn't have much time I figured that I