Catch a Lunker This Summer
Get the Right Gear to Catch a Fat Bass
For me, summer means bass fishing. Hucking a big plug at sunset, ripping a fat bass from the weeds, and frying some breaded fillets. Here's a list of some of the gear you may (or may not) want before you hit the lake.
3. Choose a Real Reel
Some people swear by the baitcaster. Although I respect these people, I'm not one of them. I've always found a spinning reel fine for my purposes (see next). But I don't do much trolling and I hate tangles. The tangles are probably just a function of my own carelessness, though.
6. Weedless Lures are Underrated
Huck this thing into the weeds. You might pull out a pickerel, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Even the little guys fight like Nessie, and if you keep a couple, throw them in the blender. After baking, those bones will disappear, and you won't even know you're not eating crabcakes.
10. The Motor
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