Author Archives: Baitshop Kevin

Mastering Slip Bobber Fishing

March 21, 2024 | 🪝 Fishing Bobbers and Floats | Baitshop Kevin

Whether you’re a novice or seasoned angler, your fishing journey often begins with the simplicity of a bobber. However, traditional fixed bobbers have limitations, particularly in casting and depth control. Enter the slip bobber – a game-changer in the world …

Kansas Angler Lands World-Record Paddlefish

March 20, 2024 | 🪝 Featured | Baitshop Kevin

Chad Williams of Olathe made headlines with his extraordinary catch during the opening of paddlefish snagging season at the Lake of the Ozarks. According to the Missouri Department of Conservation, Williams reeled in a massive 164-pound, 13-ounce paddlefish on Sunday, …

The Only Fishing Weights Guide You’ll Need

March 20, 2024 | 🪝 Fishing Sinkers | Baitshop Kevin

Fishing weights or sinkers are essential tools that serve various purposes, including aiding casting distance, securing bait in currents, and adjusting lure presentation. In freshwater fishing, there are three primary types of sinkers: slip sinkers, tie-on weights, and add-on weights. …

How to Choose the Right Float for Your Fishing Setup

March 12, 2024 | 🪝 Fishing Bobbers and Floats | Baitshop Kevin

Fishing floats, or bobbers, come in various shapes and sizes, each suited for different fishing situations. Understanding their functions and variations can help you catch more fish effectively. Primary Functions of Floats: Suspending bait at a fixed depth Detecting strikes …

Here’s Your Spring Angling Checklist

March 12, 2024 | 🪝 Featured | Baitshop Kevin

As spring unfolds, anglers eagerly anticipate the season’s prime fishing opportunities. While fishing is possible year-round, spring brings a unique vitality to the waters, teeming with active fish ready to bite and spawn after a period of dormancy.Before casting your …

Choosing the Ideal Tackle Box for Every Budget

March 5, 2024 | 🪝 Fishing Tackle Boxes | Baitshop Kevin

The world of bass fishing has witnessed a significant evolution in tackle boxes. The era of simple metal boxes with trays is a thing of the past, and contemporary bass anglers are spoiled for choice with a diverse range of …

Transform Your Jon Boat into the Ultimate Fishing Machine with These Upgrades

March 5, 2024 | 🪝 Fishing Boats | Baitshop Kevin

The timeless aluminum jon boats boast numerous advantages as fishing platforms – stability, durability, spaciousness, shallow drafting, fuel efficiency, affordability, and ease of transport. What sets them apart is their versatility, inviting DIY enthusiasts to customize them according to their …

Demystifying Fishing Reel Anatomy

February 28, 2024 | 🪝 Baitcasting Reels | Baitshop Kevin

Baitcaster and spinning reels stand out as two of the most favored options in today’s fishing reel market. While the physical distinctions are evident at first glance, there’s more to these reels than meets the eye. In this comprehensive guide, …

Mastering Bass Fishing on Windy Days

February 28, 2024 | 🪝 Bait Presentation Strategies | Baitshop Kevin

While some anglers view windy days as a challenge due to casting difficulties and boat positioning issues, seasoned fishermen recognize the unique opportunities the wind presents. Fishing on windy days can actually enhance your chances of success by creating favorable …

The Pros, Cons, and Uses of Braided Fishing Line

February 25, 2024 | 🪝 Braided Fishing Lines | Baitshop Kevin

In the intricate tapestry of fishing lines, monofilament and fluorocarbon have long been the go-to choices. However, today’s spotlight is on the unsung hero – braided fishing lines. Woven from super-strong fibers, these lines boast unparalleled strength, minimal stretch, and …