TAG: Fishing Gear

New Shimano fishing reels, rods, and lures for 2010 at ICAST
Shimano had new fishing reels, rods, and lures at ICAST for 2010, no surprise there, but what is surprising is just how much new gear these folks introduced this year. A down economy? Says who? Certainly not Shimano! But here’s ...
Lowrance X Series Reviewed, the Cheapest Fishfinder Ever!
The new Lowrance X 4 and the entire X series fishfinder is the cheapest LCD screen fish finder I’ve ever reviewed, with a bottom line of $79.99. Can you really get a fishfinder for under 80 bucks? Evidently, the answer is ...
ICAST, Fishing Tackle, and the Lamest Blog Ever
Welcome to ICAST – the largest fishing tackle trade show in the country. It’s been an amazing ride for the past two days, as I joined in with the Earthsports.com team to introduce our new site to the world. We’ve had ...
Humminbird Sidescan vs Lowrance Side Scan
Humminbird sidescan versus Lowrance side scan, which is better? That’s a question a friend asked me today, and it’s one I hear over and over regarding sidescanning fishfinders. Unless you plan to drop 10 grand on a searchlight transducer, these ...
ICAST 2010, New Fishing Reels, Rods, Lures from Penn, Shakespeare, Abu Garcia, and Berkley!
ICAST 2010 is coming up and we’re already hearing about new fishing rods, reels, lures, and lines from the likes of Berkley, Penn, Abu Garcia, Shakespeare, and others. Yesterday I got the latest news release from Pure Fishing, which gave ...
Lowrance Structure Scan Side Scanning Review, Part II
A month ago I started testing the Lowrance Structure Scan side scanner review, and today it’s time for part II. By now, I’ve used the unit on a 10′ to 20′ plateau with scattered rockpiles, around a rock-strewn lighthouse, over ...
Tips, Chumming for Striped Bass
This past weekend we went chumming for striped bass, and I saw something that makes a great addition to the tips for striper fishing included in one of my books, Rudow’s Guide to Rockfish (that’s what we call stripers, here in Chesapeake country; ...
New Heights in Weird but Effective, the Octojig.
Take one look at Jerkthatjig’s new Octojig, and the word that pops to mind is “weird”. Of course, if it’s effective, who cares how crazy this thing looks??? In truth it’s not all that far off from Shimano’s Lucanus jig, which ...
Center Console Vertical Rodrack Fix
Anglers who own center consoles with T-tops oververtical rodracks know that these things are imperfect, but few realize that there’s a quick fix you can make to prevent fishing rod damage. The rack shown here was on a 34Sea Vee, one of the ...
Side Scanning Fishfinder Transducer Mounting
Mounting the transducer for a side scanning fishfinder, like Structure Scan from Lowrance and Side Imaging from Hummnbird, seems to be a constant topic of confusion. I get questions on it regularly, including this one from a reader in Florida, ...

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