By: Jeff Scoggin (AKA Deepstep)
As winter begins to fade and the first warmer days punch our river bass’n time clocks, it is easy to forget some simple steps that could make the difference between staying hooked up, or telling about the one that got away.
Rods are the tools we use to leverage heavy fish out of cover, or keep steady pressure on river bass using current against us. As river fishermen we are inherently harder on our equipment than our lake fishing brothers. A visual inspection of the rod itself is an important part of the spring cleaning process. Keep an eye out for cracks, breaks or weak spots that may result in poor performance or complete failure. Read the full story