Fishing Gear Tips

Discover how to maintain your equipment, how to get the most from your expensive electronics, or how to buy the best rod and reel for your needs and budget..

No Reason To Not Wear A Life Jacket

How many times have you been out fishing alone and not had our Inflatable Life Jacket on?

Tackling Tackle Boxes

Customizing your storage needs is a great way of staying organized. Here's how to do it.

A Place For Your Stuff...

There is something to be said for the proper storage and organization of your gear. Being organized often means more fish in the livewell.

10 Things That Make Your Day A Lot Easier

These inexpensive fishing gadgets will keep you better organized, and help you spend more time fishing

Night Fishing Gear

There’s no need to worry about venturing out on the water at night. Take it slow and easy, make sure you have the right equipment, and just have a good time.

Fishing Accessories

There are a lot of accessories available that can improve your fishing experience or personal convenience while on the water.

Selecting Fishing Line

Choosing a fishing line can be a very interesting challenge for even the most seasoned bass fisherman.

Online With Jay Yelas

Nothing is more important than the line you use. Pro angler Jay Yelas explains how he chooses line for different applications.

Braided Vs. Mono

Line manufactures are pouring millions of dollars into research looking for the next great "super-line". But are these lines right for you?

The Fluorocarbon Advantage

Is this new-age line the best thing to happen to bass fishing since the invention of nylon monofilament? Discover for yourself inside.

Fluorocarbon Fishing Line Basics

Should you try fluorocarbon fishing line? Is it for you? Tournament angler Nick Ruiz tried it and here's his report.

Line Size Does Matter

We all have to be versatile enough to pick the right line in the right situation every time we go to the water.

The Fishing Line System

Not sure which line to use? Here's a unique way to ensure you never go fishing with the wrong line again!

Knot a Problem

Which knots should you use? Discover useful knot tips that will help you land a few more fish this season.

Fishing Knot Rules

Bass anglers tying fishing knots according to the tips listed inside will experience far fewer, if any, knot failures.

Testing Your Lines and Knots

Discover three inexpensive, simple, easy, and fun ways to test the relative strength of lines and knots!

Picking The Right Hook

Keep your hooks sharp and give these tips a try. They'll help you land a few extra fish this season.

End Frustrating Spinning Reel Tangles

Does your line tangle and kink on your spinning reel? You'll experience nightmarish line issues if you don't heed this advice!

Hooking Up

Using the right fishing hook can make or break your day. Make sure you select the right hook for the job.

Crooked Hook Hackney

How Greg Hackney Modifies Hooks to make Sure Nothing Gets Away.

Spinning Versus Baitcasting

Neither spinning nor baitcasting reels can do it all when it comes to bass fishing. So which is better?

Care Is Key To Reel Life

Proper care can be key to the longevity of your fishing reel. Here are some simple steps that can help keep your reel rolling.

Quality Reel Care

Abu Garcia reel services manager Bob Hulme reveals his tips to keep your reels in top condition.

Make Your Baitcaster Fly!

An in-depth article on reel maintenance, tuning and upgrading. Only from BassResource!

Reel Tips and Techniques

Want to have the perfect fishing reel and keep it that way? We reveal detailed information inside!

Reel Savvy

Here's a look into the reel cleaning and repair business.

The Right Application

This article will can help you get a better understanding of equipment and bait applications.

Your Rod's Performance

When was the last time you gave your fishing rods the once over? The people at Fenwick offer tips on rod care in this article.

Hot Fishing Rods

What makes a fishing rod stand out above the others? Are the expensive rods really worth it? Find out inside!

Fishing Rod Characteristics

What is the difference between rod action and power? How does this affect the way you fish?

JVD: Choose Smallmouth Rod Actions Carefully

Honing his bass fishing skills on smallmouth in lakes around his Kalamazoo, Mich. home, pro angler Jonathon VanDam offers up some advice on the right rods for key techniques.

Making A Cane Fishing Pole

Let's travel back in time, to our youth, and make a cane fishing pole. Discover how to do it right inside.

Familiarity Breeds Success

There are so many variables in bass fishing already. The best way to consistently catch fish is to...

Get Serious About Depthfinders

An in-depth article explaining how depth finders work, and how to use them to catch more bass.

How To Install And Use Your Fish Locator

Depthfinders are expensive investments. We reveal valuable tips and tricks to help get the most from depthfinders.

Electronics: Identifying Forage

Top pros reveal how they use their fish finders to identify both fish and their prey. Discover their tricks inside.

Electronic Warfare

This information will provide you with a better understanding of the capabilities of the depth finder.

Reading Electronics

Use your electronic eyes wisely and don't get wrapped up in chasing after every blip and bleep you hear or see. Here's how!

Choosing Electronics

Confused by the myriad of options available on today's electronic equipment for bass boats? You're not alone.

GPS: Where Do You Want To Go Today?

Fishermen aren't likely to do away with their paper maps, but GPS can be an aid in finding that exact spot.

Finding Your Way Home

Getting lost on a new lake is more common than you think, but it doesn't have to be that way...

Protect Those Baby Blues

Why do all the pros wear sunglasses - even on cloudy days? We reveal why it's so important inside.

Why Polarized?

So you've decided to buy a pair of sunglasses and heard something about "polarized". What is it and why is it important to fishing?

The Sunglass Advantage

Sunglasses are just as important as any other tool in your arsenal. Mike Iaconelli reveals how he uses his to win championships!

What to Wear Fishing This HOT Summer

Fishing in the summer can be fantastic, unless you choose the wrong clothing. Read this to avoid making that mistake!

Protecting Yourself from the Sun

Here's how to dress comfortably while protecting yourself from damaging sun rays.