Freshwater Fishing

The Matrix Mini

Chas Champagne wishes it would have been as simple as pointing a futuristic-looking device at one of the most-popular speckled trout soft plastics on the market and reducing the size significantly, like in the 1989 movie “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.” […]

Bass Fishing

Hoot Gibson’s frogging gear

“If I had my choice I’d use a broom handle to fish frogs with, but since I can’t I like a 7-foot 3-inch extra heavy action rod,” said Gibson. “You’ve got to set the hook and turn that fish right at the get-go. If you use a medium-heavy or limber rod you’re out of the ball game. I use my rod with a Shimano Curado with 65-pound PowerPro braid.” […]