Author Archives: Baitshop Garrett

Rubber Core Sinkers 101

May 25, 2024 | 🪝 Fishing Sinkers | Baitshop Garrett

Rubber core sinkers are a versatile addition to any angler’s tackle box. These sinkers feature an alloy oval or football-shaped outer body filled with a rubber core, complete with two twisting tabs at each end. The body includes a split …

Angler Arrested for Cheating with Weights in Louisiana Fishing Tourament

May 25, 2024 | 🪝 Fishing News | Baitshop Garrett

A man from north-central Louisiana, Aaron Moreau of Pollock, was apprehended in Sabine Parish by enforcement agents from the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for alleged fraud during a bass fishing tournament. Moreau stands accused of attempting to deceive organizers …

Navigating the Spectrum of Fishing Lines

May 23, 2024 | 🪝 Fishing Lines | Baitshop Garrett

Whether you’re an experienced angler or just dipping your toes into the world of fishing, selecting the right fishing line is crucial for success on the water. With a plethora of options available, from monofilament to braided lines, understanding the …

Fishing Big Rubber: The Plastic Eel Revolutio

May 23, 2024 | 🪝 Artificial Lures | Baitshop Garrett

In the realm of angling, a new contender has emerged to challenge the dominance of traditional eel baits. Soft plastic eels have made a splash in the fishing world, proving themselves as essential items in every angler’s arsenal. Despite initial …

Check Out These Funny Fishing Lures the Really Work

May 17, 2024 | 🪝 Fishing Bait and Lure | Baitshop Garrett

Forget run-of-the-mill tackle! These wacky wonders may not be the next big piscatorial breakthrough, but they’re guaranteed to turn heads (and maybe even get a chuckle out of a fish). They’re also perfect conversation starters and unique gifts for the …

Kentucky Angler’s Texas Triumph: Monster Turtle and Record-Breaking Gar

May 17, 2024 | 🪝 Fishing News | Baitshop Garrett

Kentucky angler Art Weston’s recent fishing trip to Texas was an adventure unlike any other. While aiming to break a record for alligator gar, Weston reeled in a surprising catch – a colossal, 200-pound alligator snapping turtle! Weston, accompanied by …

Mastering the Knot: Your Guide to Essential Fishing Knots

May 14, 2024 | 🪝 Basic Fishing Knots | Baitshop Garrett

Tying the right knot is essential for successful fishing. A secure knot ensures your line stays connected to your lure or hook and holds up against the fight of a fish. But with so many knots available, which ones should …

Taming Curly Cues: How to Stretch Out Your Fishing Line

May 14, 2024 | 🪝 Fishing Lines | Baitshop Garrett

Monofilament fishing line, especially older lines, can develop annoying curls or “memory loops” that can wreak havoc on your fishing experience. These curls can make it difficult to detect bites and affect lure presentation, particularly when jigging or bottom fishing. …

8 Key Parts of the Spinning Reel All Anglers Need to Know

May 14, 2024 | 🪝 Spinning Reels | Baitshop Garrett

Spinning reels are popular for their ease of use. Unlike baitcasting reels, they have an open-faced spool, reducing the risk of tangled lines. This makes them perfect for beginner anglers. Let’s dive into the eight key parts of a spinning …

Mastering Slip Bobbers for Fishing

May 11, 2024 | 🪝 Slip Bobbers | Baitshop Garrett

Fishing from a boat offers a unique perspective, but for those seeking a more active approach, there’s kayak fishing. To maximize your catch, you need the right tools. Enter the slip bobber, a versatile weapon in any angler’s arsenal. What …