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Welcome to Tackle Box Talk's Fishing resources page!

On this page you will find links to all the how to articles, Q&A and tips that have been written for this website.

Bookmark and check this page often for the latest articles. I strive to provide you with the most up to date information pertaining to everything fishing.

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10 Bluegill Fishing Techniques That Work!


Bluegill fish lying on the grass.

If you want to catch your limit of delicious bluegills then you will want to keep reading. I have compiled a list of 10 bluegill fishing techniques that work wonders and you will catch your limit of these panfish day in and day out!

Spring Crappie Fishing Techniques 


Black crappie swimming.

These spring crappie fishing techniques will help you catch more crappie during this crucial time of the year for crappie fishing. The ice is getting off of the lakes, and the crappies will be starting to move to shallow water soon.

How to Clean a Spinning Reel


Items use for cleaning a spinning reel. Spinning fishing reel with spool detached. Toothbrush, phillips head screwdriver, toothpicks q-tips, 3 sticky notes 1,2,3 written on them, lubricant cleaner, towel.

Knowing how to clean a spinning reel is crucial to the continued performance of your spinning reel. Spinning reels are one of the most important pieces of fishing equipment that you could own. So you will want to clean your reel properly by removing dirt, debris, and saltwater that can accumulate on and in your reel.

Different Types of Spinning Reels


Different types of fishing reels. Baitcasting, fly fishing, spinning and spincast reels.

What are the different types of fishing reels? That is the question. It is also a very good question to ask when you are just getting started in the world of fishing. It’s a good question because the reel is one of the most important pieces of equipment you will want to acquire in your fishing arsenal.

Largemouth Bass Fishing Tips


Mounted and stuffed largemouth bass on a piece of driftwood.

Are you ready to go on your first bass fishing trip? Before you do, you will want to read this article. I have compiled eight largemouth bass fishing tips that will give you the edge you need to catch more bass than you ever thought possible!

What is Tenkara Fly Fishing?


Man tenkara fly fishing in a stream.

What Is Tenkara Fly Fishing? Tenkara is a Japanese type of fly fishing that became known outside of Japan around the year 2009. A man named Daniel Galhardo popularized Tenkara fly fishing with the founding of his company Tenkara USA.


テンカラ is Japanese for Tenkara which means “from heaven," or "from the skies” according to Wikipedia.

Catch Monster Musky with These 10 Surefire Musky Fishing Tips


Fisherman holding a huge musky on a boat.

Want to know the ins and outs of catching monster muskies? Look no further I have compiled a list of the top 10 muskie fishing tips that will bring home those monster muskellunge you’re dying to wrestle with! These are proven techniques that many an angler have tested and tried and have enjoyed an abundance of muskie throughout the fishing season.

How to Pickle Fish - Discover the Delicious Pickling Secrets


Two mason jars of pickled fish

The following is an article on how to pickle fish. Pickled fish is an excellent way to preserve your fish for future consumption. And fish is a healthy snack you can eat any time. I enjoy eating pickled fish with crackers as a midnight snack.

Essential Kayak Fishing Gear


Fisherman in a kayak holding a largemouth bass.

If you're getting ready to go on a kayak fishing trip, you will want to make sure you have some essential kayak fishing gear with you when you go.


It’s important to be prepared if you want the fishing experience to be a successful one. If you don’t have the right gear with you, it’s too late once you are out on the kayak and far from any store!

Walleye Ice Fishing Tips - 5 Proven Tips That Work


Man holding a walleye

We all know walleye can be a tricky fish to catch especially when you are ice fishing. So I won’t bore you with fluff lets get right into those five proven tips and get you out ice fishing for walleye while the fishing is good.

Fly Fishing Beginners Guide - Discover What You Need To Start Fly Fishing


Man casting a fly rod. Black and white image.

The following is a beginners guide to fly fishing that I thought I would put together because I get so many questions on how to get started fly fishing?


I will explain the basics of what you need to get started in fly fishing and then show you a few tricks and techniques that work quite well for the beginner fly fisherman.

Fly Fishing Bream - Where and When To Catch Bream?


Man fly fishing for bream on a canoe.

So you want to start fly fishing for bream? First, I will explain what bream is, for you that don’t know. Bream are all the species of fish that are in the sunfish genealogy. Bream or ‘brim’ which is how the name is pronounced down south are known by many names such as redbelly, bluegill, perch, crappie, shellcrackers, redear, yellow belly, panfish, rock bass, pumpkin seeds, and others.

Northern Pike Ice Fishing Tips | 5 Tips To Bring Home The Pike


Northern Pike Ice Fishing Tips

So you are looking to fish the big northern pike? I have a few northern pike ice fishing tips you will want to consider before heading out to catch this monster of a fish through the ice.

How To Smoke Trout In a Smoker? | A Sure Fire Guide


Trout smoking on a grill.

If you like grilled, baked and deep-fried trout you are going to love the taste of smoked trout. In this article, I will show you the best methods on how to smoke trout in a smoker. No one can resist that smoky flavor that dried, smoked trout gives to your taste buds.

Ice Fishing Supplies - Don't Get Caught With Your Pants Down


5-gallon buckets and ice fishing supplies.

Not bringing along the proper ice fishing supplies is like forgetting your underwear when you are on vacation or getting caught with your pants down while shopping at Cabelas for Christmas gifts lol!

Crappie Ice Fishing Tips - 3 Tips You Probably Overlooked


Black crappie.

One of my favorite fish to ice fish for is the crappie. I like to fish for panfish and perch as well but crappies are just a little bigger than panfish usually, and they taste oh so good.


I often only catch crappies with wax worms or waxies as we like to call them in Wisconsin. Jigs work as well, and if you want to spruce things up a bit, you can attach a waxie onto the jig hook. It's the sport of catching them that I like the most. In this article, I'm going to explain some crappie ice fishing tips.

Tying Ice Fishing Jigs - Knot As Hard As You Think


Tying Ice Fishing Jigs

Fishing is a sport that is loved by many people. I happen to be an avid fish lover and fishing is something that I tend to do for relaxation.


However, recently I have tried my hand at ice fishing. But it has taken me several attempts to learn how tying ice fishing jigs are supposed to go.

Live Ice Fishing Bait - Show Me The Fish


Live Ice Fishing Bait

Ice fishing can be somewhat of a challenge when it comes to what types of live bait to use for what species of fish you want to catch.


It takes a lot of patience and practice to Be able to determine what works and what doesn't work. And every lake you fish is going to be different. So there is no perfect solution to this dilemma.

Ice Fishing House Supplies - Be Prepared For The Ice


Ice Fishing House Supplies

So, you've chosen your lake, set aside the time, and decided you want to try your hand at ice fishing. I've found it to be a great way to relax and, once you've got the hang of it, it's a rewarding way to earn your dinner.


That said, it's critical to do your research and make sure you're all caught up with the best ice fishing house supplies that you will need.

Ice Fishing Crappie Jigs - Which Ones The Right One?


Crappie with a yellow jig in its mouth.

The winter season is one of my favorite times of the year to go fishing. The routine of packing all my fishing gear up and heading to the lake relaxes me. One of my favorite fish to catch is the crappie, and my favorite way to catch them is with ice fishing crappie jigs.