Plano continues to advance tackle storage, making it easy to make the change from walleye rigs to crankbaits with the switch of a tray. Here, Pat Kalmerton walks us through the features of the new Hybrid Hip Tray Box.
You can try listing the saltwater sport fish that don’t eat shrimp, but you won't get very far. The fact is, these tasty crustaceans offer anglers much more than a shrimp cocktail appetizer: They're a can't-miss bait that will reliably catch fish during any season.
The time of the year does affect the size and availability of shrimp, but this handful of options should cover most of your rigging needs.
Atlantic striped bass stocks may be in trouble again, as they were in the early ’80s. Then, the Atlantic Striped Bass Conservation Act (1984) established a unique state-based, federally backed management regime that successfully rebuilt depleted populations. But now, spawning stock numbers have been in slow decline again since reaching an astronomical level in 2004.
There's been an explosion of anglers paddling out in kayaks in recent years. Because of the portability and maneuverability, kayaks offer professionals and weekend warriors alike the option to fish from almost any body of water.
Modern fishing kayaks have rod holders, waterproof gear storage and plenty of room for an angler and all of his toys. But straight out of Hemmingway’s Old Man and the Sea, this angler (from Team Googan) didn’t feel the need to clutter his kayak with rods, reels, or tackle boxes full of lures.