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Discount Tackle's Top 10 New Year's Resolutions for Anglers
Discount Tackle's Top 10 New Year's Resolutions for Anglers
With a New Year comes a new opportunity to improve yourself as an angler. It's easy to get stuck in a cycle and just do the same old thing you've always done. So, to help those who wish to expand their fishing knowledge and experience we put together a list of our Top 10 New Year's Resolutions for Anglers for those seeking to challenge themselves in 2021.
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Top 7 Best Bass Fishing Baits & Lures
Top 7 Best Bass Fishing Baits & Lures
What kind of fishing bait or lure is the all-around most effective at catching bass, capable of reliably hooking up with fish during any time of year, in any given weather pattern, or body of water? The frustrating truth is that there is no single best universal bass fishing lure; any effective angler knows that they, at the very least need a tight but versatile assortment of baits and lures to secure a successful day on the water. In this blog we cover our top 7 kinds of bass lures that we believe should be in every bass anglers tackle box.
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Senko: Origin, Uses, & Rigging Styles
Senko: Origin, Uses, & Rigging Styles
The Senko soft plastic stickbait (aka stickworm) from Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits is one of the most popular, effective, and impactful bass fishing baits developed in the last 30 years. Developed by the brand’s eponymous founder, the Senko has a subtle, natural underwater action and versatile shape that allows it to be effective on a wide range of bait presentations and rigging styles. In this blog post we explore the origins of the Senko and popular techniques used with this bait.
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Fishing Line: Types & Uses
Fishing Line: Types & Uses
When it comes to tipping the odds of catching more fish in your favor, not many ways are as simple, effective, and affordable as making sure your reel is spooled with the best type of line for both the location you are fishing and your target species. While fishing line is not always the flashiest and most exciting aspect of tackle shopping, its role in fishing success cannot be understated. Check out this blog post to learn about some of the most common types of fishing line and their uses.
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Fishing Hook Basics: Types, Sizes, & Uses
Fishing Hook Basics: Types, Sizes, & Uses

A fishing hook is perhaps one of the most crucial fishing tackle items after your fishing rod and reel. In this blog post, we break down the four major categories of fishing hooks and explain the different sub-types that make up each category, the rigging techniques and baits they are most often used with, and the species they are used to target. Finally, we provide a short explanation of hook sizing and hook strength naming conventions.

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What's New with Ned?: Exploring New Ned Rig Soft Plastics & Jigheads
What's New with Ned?: Exploring New Ned Rig Soft Plastics & Jigheads
The Ned rig has become seemingly unstoppable in it’s dominance of the light line finesse fishing soft bait category. What started as a niche Midwest freshwater finesse technique for smallmouth bass has exploded into its own soft plastic sub-category and become a staple presentation not only for bass anglers, but anglers of many other species as well. In this blog post here we cover the latest and greatest in Ned rigging and help you make sense of the myriad of Ned rigging soft plastics and jigheads on the market.
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Spring Pre-spawn & Spawn Bass Fishing Tips
Spring Pre-spawn & Spawn Bass Fishing Tips
Springtime is upon us and it's brought the bass spawn with it. As bass bulk up to spawn and fill their egg sacs they're often at their heaviest - making it the perfect time of year for trophy hunting big bass. To help you capitalize on this once-a-year opportunity, we’ve put together a collection of our favorite pre-spawn and spawn baits and lures, check out this blog post to learn more. 
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Winter Bass Fishing Tips & Tricks
Winter Bass Fishing Tips & Tricks
Fishing through the winter months, contrary to popular belief, can bring some great days on the water. Most anglers stay clear because of the frigid temperatures and hunting season pulls even the greatest enthusiasts off the water and in to the woods. Winter is also when most freshwater species group up. All of that being said, preparation and gear make all of the difference during the winter months. Check out this blog post to learn best practices for winter freshwater fishing.
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Fall Crappie Fishing
Fall Crappie Fishing

When fall rolls around a previously dead late summer crappie bite picks up into a rapacious feeding frenzy as these panfish gorge themselves to prepare for the winter months to come. How can you best take advantage of this hot crappie bite? In this blog post we cover some of Discount Tackle's best crappie offerings, including baits and lures, line, and terminal tackle!

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