Fishing Tackle

Fishing tackle consists of a wide variety of items that the angler will need in his arsenal prior to going on a fishing trip. Great Lakes Tackle is your one stop in providing you with the multitude of options available when stalking that water trophy. 

Here is a breakdown of the fishing tackle options that we have to offer.

Fishing Bait

Anglers use bait in order to lure a fish to bite their hook.  But, not all bait is created equal and there are several different varieties.  When choosing which fishing bait to use, there are several things to take into consideration.  This includes what type of fish you want to catch.

Below is a breakdown of several different types of bait that fishermen can use when fishing for that trophy.
  • Worms – most well-known live bait that is great for catching a wide variety of fish
  • Leeches – great for catching walleye and pike
  • Minnows – baby fish that attract larger fish

Fishing Lures

There is such a wide variety of fishing lures on the market today in many shapes, sizes, and colors to choose from.  Understanding the environment that the fish lives in will help provide you with the information you need to choose the correct lures during the different seasons throughout the year.
  • Fishing Jigs – can be used to catch nearly every kind of freshwater fish
  • Poppers – great for catching panfish and fish that feed on the surface
  • Spoons – mimic the swimming actions of baitfish and minnows
  • Plugs – designed to be used on top of the water or to dive deep below the surface
  • Spinners – blades spin or revolve around a wire shaft and move through the water
  • Plastic Baits – look like worms, minnows and crayfish and can be scented in order to attract fish


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Fishing Reels

With the variety of reels available on the market, it is sometimes hard to choose what is best for your fishing needs.  Here is a breakdown of what you may want to think about before purchasing that reel.
  • First you must know what type of fish you want to catch.
  • Think about the size and species of fish that is common to the area in which you live.
  • Think about what types of lures or bait you will be casting.  Spinning reels work best for small lures and baits.  Baitcasters favor heavier lures and bait.
  • Finally, think about your preference in a reel.  This should be the final decider in which reel to purchase.

Fishing Rods

When determining which fishing rod to purchase, you have to think about what species of fish you will be using it for and what type of lure or bait you will be using.  For example, when fishing for panfish, you will be using light lures or small minnows.  Your rod should be lightweight enough for casting and detecting bites.  A few of the rod set-up options to choose from are:
  • Spincasting – great for the beginning angler to learn the mechanics of casting
  • Spinning – the reel is mounted below the rod and a wire bail reel is used to recover the line
  • Baitcasting – great for a variety of ways to fish


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