Backcountry Crappie Fishermen Reveal

Archive for April, 2010

Short vs. Long Jig Shank – What Difference Does it Make?

What's the difference in a long vs short jig shank length? Find out which jig shank length you should be using.


Not Without Hope | The Consequences of Overlooking Boating Safety

Not Without Hope is the riveting story of Nick Schuyler's 40 hour ordeal at sea fighting for survival. It is also a grim reminder of the consequences of overlooking boating safety.


Cascade Series 4 Pc Pack Rod 8 1/2 Spinning Rod

  • 8 1/2 Foot 4 Pc Pack Rod
  • Medium-Medium Heavy Action
  • 8 to 17 pound line – 1/2 ounce to 1 1/2 Ounce Weight
  • Perfect for salmon, steelhead, bass, surf, bottom fishing
  • Eva Handle, strong guides, glass through blank

Product Description
8 1/2 Ft 4 Pc Travel Spinning Rod 8-17 lb Line 1/2 – 1 1/2 oz

4 pc 8 1/2 foot pack rod breaks down into 4 pieces at about 26 inches. This would be a good catfish, bass, steelhead, salmon or redfish rod.

It has a nice medium action with a slightly slower tip.

A great fishing rod to take to the bass pond, lake, or river, or to the salmon stream or the ocean. Has a nice length butt for fighting the big ones or holding easily. Lightweight and compact.

Would be a v… More >>

Cascade Series 4 Pc Pack Rod 8 1/2 Spinning Rod

Zebco 404 Authentic Series Spincast Fishing Reel

  • Chromed corrosion-proof front cover
  • Patented ergonomic design
  • Dual-crank handle
  • Star-Actuated Drag System: Distributes smoother and more equal tension to the drag from light to medium casting
  • Quickset™ anti-reverse pickup pin offers quicker positive line pickup for more immediate hook-setting line control

Product Description
The Zebco® 404 Authentic™ spincast fishing reel features a Star-Actuated drag system, which distributes smoother and more equal tension; a Quickset™ anti-reverse pin offers faster positive line pickup. The 404 also comes pre-spooled with 15-lb monofilament line…. More >>

Zebco 404 Authentic Series Spincast Fishing Reel

Crappie GrubMaster Crappie Kit

  • Special Price – $21.99 a $27 value
  • 62 Pieces with a Plano Box
  • Ideal For Light and Ultra-Light Presentations
  • Excellent of Fresh and Saltwater Crappie
  • Designed to Fit Inside Grubs, Tubes & Spiders Horizontal Slow Fall Swimming Action

Product Description
This compact, complete kit is perfect for the avid Crappie and Panfish angler, featuring a unique new approach to fishing with jigs and plastics. Kit contains patented Crappie GrubMaster Jig heads and most popular plastic bodies in the hottest colors and sizes. Instructions and diagrams on rigging are included. Super kit for Crappies and Panfish. Information and contents are combined in a compact Plano box.
FEATURES: The 12 Crappie GrubMaster Jigs in 1/16 & 1/32 oz… More >>

Crappie GrubMaster Crappie Kit


  • 1.25″ Diagonal Screen Mounts In-Dash
  • Fits Existing 2.13″ Gauge Opening In Dash
  • 20º Single-Beam Sonar
  • 600-Ft Depth Capability
  • Shallow & Deep-Depth Alarms

Product Description


Simple Crappie Jig

Have you ever thought about making your own Crappie Jigs? Although it takes a little more effort, you can easily customize the jig to your specifications and what you feel works best in your lake.

In the video below, the guy goes through making your own Crappie jig in great detail. Give it a look:

Zebco® 404® Spincast Combo

  • ZEBCO CO #1545TK 404 Spincast Combo

Product Description
404 Spincast Combo, 404 Reel With 6′ One Piece Medium Action Rod…. More >>

Zebco® 404® Spincast Combo

24″ Pak Stix Telescopic Fishing Rod Combo Ice Pan Fish

  • 24-inch action rod/reel combo
  • Includes neoprene carrying bag and tackle box
  • Great for ice fishing or pan fish from the dock or boat
  • MSRP $29.99

Product Description
Brand New 24″ Pak Stix Telescopic Fishing Rod Combo. Travel Light – Fish Right The Pak Stix is the first-of-its-kind telescoping ice rod and reel. Both the 24-inch Medium and 40-inch Predator collapse down to a size that fits perfectly into a zippered neoprene carrying case. The case includes a small tackle box that slips into an interior pocket. Pak Stix is very popular among the crowds of anglers who travel into wilderness lakes, such a… More >>


Rigging Your Line For Night Crappie Fishing

Catch more crappie with this rig for night crappie fishing. Visit for more tips on how to catch those big slabs.

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