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Best Baitcasting Reel Under $50

Best Baitcasting Reel Under $50Best Baitcasting Reel Under $50 During my 30+ years as a bass angler, and over 20 years as a pro guide, I get asked the question “what’s the best baitcasting reel under $50” a lot! The cool part is that I have a quick answer for them that I can give with 100% confidence that... Read More »

Rapala Original Floating Minnow Review

Rapala Original Floating Minnow ReviewRapala Original Floating Minnow Review I’ve been using this lure for over 30 years, so I guess it’s about time I wrote a Rapala Original Floating Minnow Review! Back in the mid 1980s I started bass fishing. I had been fishing since I was a kid. But I had never fished for bass. That all changed... Read More »

Dr. Slick Hook Sharpener File Review

Dr. Slick Hook Sharpener File ReviewDr. Slick Hook Sharpener File Review Because I’m a stickler for sharp hooks, and I always insist on sharpening my hooks if they feel anything less than “sticky sharp”, I figured it was about time that I wrote a Dr. Slick Hook Sharpener File Review. Dull hooks are one of these things that are without excuse.... Read More »

Best Baitcasting Combo For Beginners

Best Baitcasting Combo For BeginnersBest Baitcasting Combo For Beginners I’ve been bass fishing for a long time. I’ve also been working as a bass fishing guide for a long time. What’s one of the most frequent questions I get asked? What’s the Best Baitcasting Combo for Beginners? This question can be a bit tough to answer in a straight... Read More »

Lew’s Carbon Fire Baitcasting Rod Review

Lew’s Carbon Fire Baitcasting Rod ReviewLew’s Carbon Fire Baitcasting Rod Review I’ve done a few reviews lately on various Lew’s products. And here I am again today, writing a Lew’s Carbon Fire Baitcasting Rod Review. Why another Lew’s product review? Because I’ve been testing three of their Carbon Fire baitcasting rods recently, so it’s time to share the results with you!... Read More »

Jackall Pompadour Topwater Lure Review

Jackall Pompadour Topwater Lure ReviewJackall Pompadour Topwater Lure Review I’m a topwater fanatic. I love big topwater baits to attract big bass. I have to admit, though, that I never thought I would be writing a Jackall Pompadour Topwater Lure Review. Why? Because I don’t very often spring for lures that cost anywhere near $20. As I’ve mentioned many times... Read More »