JP DeRose talks about the importance of downsizing bait when bass are a little lethargic.
A rundown of the most popular salmon trolling lures.
Over the last year Shimano has been working to improve their Terez line of rods. Robby Gant goes over the new features of the improved rail rods.
This is not your average watch! The Reactor Graviton 2 has features that track all the variables that would affect a saltwater angler's fishing plans, like moon phases and tidal flows.
Bill Boyce talks about the great features available in Tuf-Line's braided lines.
JP goes over the gear you need to be successful while using the strolling technique.
Mark Zona goes over the features that made the G-Loomis GL2 the top freshwater rod at ICAST 2011.
JP showcases the new features of the redesigned, technique-specific Shimano Crucial rod and Citica reel.
Live Target has released some new baits that look like young brown and rainbow trout.
Perch is a main food source for many species in the Northern States and Canadian lakes. Live Target has released a new perch jerkbait that will drive these fish crazy.
Live Target has taken their award-winning soft-bodied frogs to the next level by adding more sizes and colors.
Kelly Jordon has released a new prop bait with Lucky Craft. The Kelly J Jr. is a smaller version of the Kelly J top water plug and includes more colors.
This field mouse bait from Live Target is incredibly detailed with amazingly life-like action that's sure to catch you a ton of big fish.
For less than $100, you could own a Shimano Clarus: a technique-specific line of rods built with IM-8 technology.
The Shimano Stradic spinning reel allows you to cast further and retrieve your line faster. Pair this reel with the newly designed, technique-specific Shimano Crucial fishing rod and you can land more fish than ever before.
This grub from PowerTeam Lures displaces so much water that bass will think it's an injured baitfish.
The Shimano Dryfender rain jacket will not only keep the water out, but keep you cool in even the muggiest of Alabama's thunderstorms thanks to its lightweight design.
The Shimano Clarus line of rods are not only affordable but designed specifically for whatever fishing technique you desire.
These Live Target crankbaits, the Crawfish and Square Bill Bluegill, have life-like colors and actions that are sure to tempt some bass to strike.
This versatile lure has the characteristics of a square bill crankbait, wakebait, and swimbait.
Kevin VanDam talks about the KVD 1.0 - a smaller addition to the KVD line of square bill crankbaits - and and the Strike King 3XD. Both crankbaits are small in profile, perfect for when the bite is tough.
When walleye anglers got tired of losing jerkbaits to hang ups in the timber they switched to this bass angler favorite.
JP had the chance to design his own bait with Power Team Lures and they came up with the Hammer Shad! This bait is very versatile and displaces a lot of water.
The new Shimano Sustain casts beautifully is durable and has a kickstand! This addition is great for preventing accidental openings of your bail and creating a mess on your boat.
This hook from Trokar comes in a variety of sizes and can be used for just about anything from fishing streams and rivers for trout to drop shotting bass or even targeting king salmon up in Alaska.
When selecting fishing gear, you always need to keep in mind the species you will be targeting and how you will be fishing for that species. You also need to know where you intend on fishing, and whether it is freshwater or saltwater.
In general, saltwater fishing gear will cost more than freshwater gear. This is because the fish are generally a lot larger so they need much stronger rods, lines and reels. Also, the gear needs to be able to withstand corrosion caused by saltwater.
Tuna are some of the biggest monsters in the sea, so if you are going to invest in tuna fishing gear, be sure to try and get the best quality products you can. These fish can way upwards of 700 to 800 lbs and they put up a good fight.
Salmon fishing is often done at sea along the western coast of North America and is especially popular around Alaska. Your salmon fishing gear for marine settings is again, not going to be cheap. Get what you believe will hold up because you don't want to find out on the water that the inexpensive rod you purchased won't stand up to a 40 lbs salmon.
Halibut fishing gear is not quite as expensive as what you need for tuna or shark, but it can get expensive quick. Go with what local anglers are using. No matter what you think you know about halibut fishing gear, it can differ depending on the location so if you are unfamiliar, take the kind advice you're given.
Freshwater fishing gear doesn't need to resist corrosion like saltwater fishing gear, so it is usually less expensive and made from lighter materials.
Different types of fishing gear is used for different species of freshwater fish, and for different method of catching the fish.
Steelhead fishing gear usually consists of a long float rod with a light spinning reel or centerpin reel. The long rod is helpful when fighting the strong fish on light line.
Walleye fishing gear usually consists of medium action 6'-7' spinning rods and 6-10 pound test line. Longer and heavier gear is used when trolling, and shorter and light gear is used when jig fishing.
Pike fishing gear, unlike walleye gear, has to be heavy to haul in these big toothy brutes. Heavy power fast action rods are used with baitcasting reels and 20-60 pound test line. Wire or heavy fluorocarbon leaders should be used with fishing for pike to prevent them from biting through the line.
Carp fishing gear usually includes a long heavy rod that helps cast further and fight big carp. Carp spinning reels often include a free-spool switch that allows the fish to take line off the spool with little resistance until the angler is ready to set the hook.