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Catch More Bass This Summer
Catch More Bass This Summer
Tricking highly pressured bass into biting during the heat of summer can be challenging. At times, you must put down the big loud crankbaits & power presentations and pick up a finesse bait such as a small worm, big shakey head or a drop-shot to entice those picky summer bass.
Follow along as we take a deep dive into our favorite and top-selling summer finesse baits!  When the fish have all but turned off and you can’t buy a bite, it's time to pick up the Drop Shot.   If you haven't already tried the NED, you're missing out!  Another exciting way to target those lethargic summer bass is a weightless worm. There are a couple popular methods of rigging including the Texas rig, more suitable for fishing around heavy cover and a wacky rig which will shine around docks and shade lines. If you're looking for a more magnum-finesse presentation, look no further. The Shakey Head is a big bass slayer during the summer months.
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Summer Bass Fishing Techniques and Tactics
Summer Techniques & Tactics - Catch More Fish!

Having trouble catching bass during the hot summer months? Here are some of our favorite fish-catching techniques including frogging, crankbaits, and drop shotting.

It's summer, the spawn has passed and the bass have scattered seemingly in every direction across your favorite body of water. Not to mention, bites have become few and far between. We tapped into the knowledge of our bass fishing experts to bring you some of the hottest baits, techniques & tactics to target stubborn summer bass.

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Rigging for a Kayak - Seaguar Line
Rigging for a Kayak - Seaguar Line

The growing popularity of fishing has been well documented in the last two years and one of the fastest growing segments, even before the pandemic, was kayak fishing. There are many reasons for the increased interest, including the lower cost versus purchasing a boat and motor as well as the chance to fish smaller waters and access areas that boats cannot get to.

Two kayak fanatics are the host of The Kayak Fishing Show with Jim Sammons, a show beginning its 13th season on television, and a YouTube personality with nearly 430,000 subscribers, Gene "Flukemaster" Jensen. Both have spent thousands of hours fishing from a kayak and have learned how to stay efficient on the water.

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Seaguar Fluorocarbon Mainline & Leader Material Buyer's Guide
Seaguar Fluorocarbon Mainline & Leader Material Buyer's Guide
Seaguar offers an impressive line-up of fluorocarbon fishing mainlines and leaders, with designs covering both freshwater and saltwater fisheries and a wide range of species, from tiny panfish all the way up to big game predators like muskie and blue fin tuna. But with such an impressive and diverse line-up, sometimes even experienced anglers can have difficulty figuring out which line is best for them. In this line guide we breakdown the various fluorocarbon products Seaguar manufactures and their optimal use and applications.
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Soft Plastic Worms & Stickbaits 101
Soft Plastic Worms & Stickbaits 101
One of the easiest and most widely-used baits among bass anglers is the soft plastic worm (aka stickbait or stickworm). When using worms, there are many subtle differences in technique, but, even still, they are far less complicated than many other baits, while being just as effective. This makes soft plastic worms an excellent bait for both novice and advanced bass anglers and everyone in between. In this blog, we discuss the basic sub-types of worms, their uses, rigging techniques, and optimal rod and reel choice. 

 

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Choosing the Right Reel
Choosing the Right Reel

When it comes to fishing, for beginners and seasoned anglers, their ultimate weapon is choosing the right rod, reel, lines, and other gadgets to make the most out of this adventure. Anglers are thrill-seekers, so the right choice of tools and equipment will make it more fun.

Choosing the right reel may not be easy as it looks. There are many aspects you should look into before opting for the right reel.

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Choosing the Right Rod
Choosing the Right Rod

Whether you are an expert or a newbie angler, selecting the right rod can be tricky as you must consider various factors to choose the best one.

You should consider features like the rod’s length, blank material, number and type of line guides, handle style, weight, action, and power to find the best fit for you fishing style and target species. To help you make an informed and educated buying decision, we've put together this guide to break down rod types and features and what they are best suited for.

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Image of a sport fisherman holding a bass with a ChatterBait in its mouth
Z-Man ChatterBaits

ChatterBait (aka vibrating jig or bladed jig) refers to a skirted swim jig featuring a blade and a hook made by Z-Man Fishing. The blade hits against the lead, tungsten, or zinc head of the jig and in combination with the color schemes and swimming action, creates an alluring combination of vibration, colors, sounds, and motions, fishing enthusiasts can use to reliably attract and catch fish. In this post, we will review some of the most popular Z-Man ChatterBaits, with varying specs and features. We will also offer a few tips to help you get the most out of your ChatterBaits.

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