2023 Boat Buyers Guide: Gear

Fishing Accessories Frabill Witness Net Courtesy Frabill Frabill Witness Net Frabill gives you the ability to net, weigh and measure your catch easily with the new Witness net. The innovative net won the Best in Category award at ICAST 2022, thanks to the integrated scale that provides a weight nearly instantly and minimizes stress on […]

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Mark Zona joins AFTCO Fishing Team

Mark Zona joins AFTCO Fishing Team AFTCO’s Pro Team is expanding in 2023 with the addition of one of the most dynamic media personalities in the fishing industry, Mark Zona. The co-host of Bassmaster and host of Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show is a household name in the fishing and outdoors industry. Widely renowned and revered […]

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Chronicling the Original ChatterBait

Original ChatterBait “If at first the new idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it,” claimed some chap named Einstein. Or, to paraphrase the dude who founded Amazon: Endeavoring to create something truly new implies a willingness to be misunderstood. Maybe automobile inventor Henry Ford said it best: “If I had asked the […]

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How Often Should You Replace Your Fishing Line?

Adding fresh line to your spinning reel often increases casting distance. File Photo Late one evening, a few years back, I was walking along the marina docks at Honokohau Harbor in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, when I noticed a mate aboard one of the larger offshore fishing boats stripping the line off a well-used Shimano Tiagra. At […]

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Getting Slobberknockered Is now a Thing

New to ICAST 2022 was the addition of the Anglers’ Choice Award where the angling community was invited to cast their vote on the best product coming out of ICAST – and vote they did. After earning strong respect and winning the coveted Best of Freshwater Hard Bait Category award at ICAST in Orlando for […]

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The New Diawa – EverGreen Crankbait Series WH-8

Bass fans who enjoy raking the bottom with crankbaits in that magic six- to eight-foot depth where both bigmouths and smallies are often found transitioning around the change of seasons have long appreciated the ability of Ever Green’s “WildHunch” WH-8 Series Crankbaits to get the job done. The big bad brother of the famous WH-5, […]

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The LIVETARGET LIVE SHRIMP Embodies Match-the-Hatch Perfection

The LIVETARGET LIVE SHRIMP Embodies Match-the-Hatch Perfection Meet the Only Shrimp that Looks AND Acts Alive at ICAST 2022 Inshore waters offer boundless opportunities. Here, uncountable numbers of redfish, snook, speckled sea trout, and flounder feast upon a bounty of menhaden, mullet, crabs, and more. Swimming within these saline waters, hiding within the grasses, and […]

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New Fishing Gear for 2022

The International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST) is a blur of excitement and chaos, bringing together many of today’s top fishing tackle, electronics, and apparel manufacturers. Taking place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, lots of major players in the fresh- and saltwater fishing industries are there to showcase new products. […]

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Two New Innovative Shimano Lures for Bass Anglers

Technologically Advanced Swimbaits and Spinnerbaits Target Trophy Fish Serious bass anglers pursuing championship-caliber fish need every advantage to secure victory. At ICAST 2022, Shimano introduces two highly refined lures – the ARMAJOINT 190SF FLASH BOOST swimbait and the Swagy Strong family of spinnerbaits – designed to tip the odds in every angler’s favor and put […]

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John Soukup – Featured on Bass Edge Radio Podcast

WILDWOOD, Mo. – Bass Edge Radio, presented by Megaware KeelGuard has current BASS Open Series Overall AOY leader and NPFL Pro John Soukup as the featured Angler Spotlight in this top-rated podcast.  Bass Edge hosts Aaron Martin and Kurt Dove dive into John’s success as 2021 2X NPFL Champion, his lead in the 2022 BASS […]

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SpiderWire Dura Braid Wins Fishing Line Category

ICAST 2022, SpiderWire DuraBraid takes home the trophy for Best of Category in Fishing Line – a reputable feat after being introduced at ICAST in 2021. SpiderWire DuraBraid continues to impress anglers that demand high performance as the most abrasion-resistant conventional braided line on the market. Now this popular braided line is available in Hi-Vis Yellow. SpiderWire […]

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Humminbird Target Lock Wins at ICAST

New MEGA Live TargetLock awarded as the first truly independent live sonar control that provides full functionality of the trolling motor Humminbird MEGA Live® Imaging TargetLock™ received the Best in Category Award for Electronics at the ICAST 2022 New Product Showcase, currently underway in Orlando, Florida, as voted on by attending fishing media and retailers. […]

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ICAST 2022 Best of Show Award Winners

ICAST Edition By Tackle Warehouse | updated July 2022 The votes are in… shop the 2022 ICAST Best of Show Awards now! Be sure to also check out the Tackle Warehouse Viewer’s Choice Awards – Coming Soon! Shimano Stella FK Spinning Reel | Best Freshwater Reel | ICAST 2022 2022 ICAST Award Winner Best Freshwater Reel Upgraded […]

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Nick Honachefsky’s Top New Products from ICAST 2022

It’s no secret the Covid-19 pandemic pretty much shut down the world’s supply production chain, but even through challenging times, the fishing industry managed to crank out some top-notch new products to showcase at ICAST. Usually, it’s a top-10 roundup, but this one goes up to 11 (for all you This is Spinal Tap fans). […]

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