Category Archives: Gear and Tackle

Beginner’s Guide to Crankbaits

Crankbaits are an extremely versatile lure which can be used in most situations and particularly when trying to locate fish on unfamiliar watersheds.  A good selection of these baits is a must have for any angler looking to catch fish.  Crankbaits can be used to cover large amounts of water in a relatively short time period. There are four main types of crankbaits on the market today, lipless, shallow diving, deep diving and sinking. Continue reading Beginner’s Guide to Crankbaits


Beginner’s Guide to Topwater Lures

There is a lot of talk today about different lures and techniques for catching fish.  Which baits work best?  What colors should one use?  Etc.  There is no question however fishing topwater lures can be the most exciting way to catch fish.  Not much can compare to the thrill an angler experiences when a big predatory fish slams into a topwater lure being worked across the surface.   Continue reading Beginner’s Guide to Topwater Lures

Beginner’s Guide to Fishing Tackle

So you’ve decided you want to take up fishing and done all your research but still can’t make heads or tails of what you really need to get started.  In this article I will give you a rough outline of exactly what you need to get on the water and start catching fish. Continue reading Beginner’s Guide to Fishing Tackle

Abu Garcia Ambassadeur 5500-C3 Review

Abu Garcia Ambassadeur 5500-C3

As someone who has been fishing for 30 years, I have had a lot of time to decide which gear works and which doesn’t.  In that time I have gone through countless rods and reels and there is one reel that has always made it through even the toughest of applications. The Abu Garcia 5500-C3 is hands down my favorite all time casting reel. Continue reading Abu Garcia Ambassadeur 5500-C3 Review

Choosing the Right Rod and Reel

When it comes to selecting fishing equipment there is an endless supply of choices.  Some good, some great, and some so bad words cannot even begin to describe.  Today we are going to examine the better of those and try to narrow down what will be the best fit for river fishing, or more specifically, river catfish fishing. Continue reading Choosing the Right Rod and Reel