It was early January 2009 and the weather report was looking cold. We’re talking negative wind chills all day long. Parents and teachers moaned and groaned about the bitter cold temps. Us on the other hand, thought we would use the cold day to our advantage. When I say us, I am referring a small group of high school friends. We waited until the school cancellation was announced on the morning news, and we made our way to a small local lake. None of us had ever tried ice fishing on our own before so these basic ice fishing tips would have proved very useful.
If you are not fishing braided fishing line, or braid as most anglers call it, you are missing out. This type of fishing line will change the way you fish. Braid has been increasing in popularity and has become a staple on the professional tournament circuits. Let’s talk about why braided line should make it's way onto your reels.
Spinnerbaits for bass fishing are probably the most versatile fishing lure in your tackle bag. They can be fished any number of ways in any number of conditions. Bass spinnerbaits have been around for a long time, and they have won more bass fishing tournaments than any other bait. Actually, the spinnerbait setup played a big role in the first six Bassmaster Classics. But today most pro anglers, and even weekend bass fishermen, don't use them anymore. To get them back on your line, here is a complete spinnerbait 101 guide.