Going Braid – Q&A

What if I don't have any issues with using either fluorocarbon or mono, why do I need to switch? You don't.  Some anglers do just...

Going Braid

About ten years ago, frustrated with how fluorocarbon lines were performing, I decided to just try and use braided line on all my baitcasters. ...

Settling In

I retired some three years ago.  Although most of the readership hasn't quite reached that epic part of life, here are some thoughts: It...

Swim Jig Tackle Tips

Swim jig tackle tips - including rod, and line setups.

Tackle Tuesday – One Treble Trap

A silent copper trap made of wood? All of our favorite things in a homemade bait.  As evidenced below, it works too.  We began converting...

7 Proven Pre-Spawn Baits for Upland Reservoirs

Upland reservoirs provide some of the earliest pre-spawn opportunities for bass anglers. Here are seven of the most effective categories of baits to get your...

An Introduction to “Spot-Locking”

What I am about to share is liable to make some wallets a little lighter and alter some Christmas lists so I'll apologize ahead...

Swim Jigs for Summer Smallmouth

Yeah, you're right.  GOA has spent a lot of time talking about swim jigs this year.  We can't help it.  They continue to produce....

5 Things You Should Be Using on the River This Summer

Soft Plastic Jerkbait Ok, sure, I think the Zoom Super Fluke is the number one option here, but that doesn't mean it's the only option....

Speed Matters

It's been a beef of mine for many years.  The idea that rod terminology, especially when it comes to speed of the rod blank,...

Fluke Color Guide

I may have mentioned this before, but the number one questions I seem to get is "what color of fluke should I use?".  That...

Now’s The Time

Even though frog fishing is no secret, there are some key modifications to your bait that every angler should know. Over the past month I...

Tailoring the Super Fluke

I've been fishing with the Super Fluke for around 15 years or so.  It's my "go to" smallie lure from mid-spring to late-fall.  I'm...

Attitude Changer

I don’t use the 7” tube a lot, however, it has its place for me when bed fishing. During the spawn, this is a...

Daiwa Reaction Bait Rod & Reel Review

For a few years now GOA has been experimenting with multiple reaction bait style rods and high-speed reels.  This process has included rods from multiple...

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