Best Fishing Gift Ideas – Ultimate Angler Shopping Guide

Best fishing gift ideas for anglers

As we splash into another holiday season, we at Bagley Bait wanted to share some of our favorite fishing gift ideas to help you reel in some cheer! Whether you’re shopping for an amateur or pro fisherman—or maybe you’re looking for something to enhance your own tackle box—you’re sure to find an awesome gift that every angler on your list will crave! Continue reading “Best Fishing Gift Ideas – Ultimate Angler Shopping Guide”

Bagley Fishing Lures: Balsa Wood Manufacturing Meets HCM

Newer Bagley fishing lures use HCM process

Is Traditional Balsa Wood Manufacturing Really Better than HCM?

Since the late 1980s, there’s been a divide among fishermen on whether the traditional balsa manufacturing process for Bagley lures is superior to the company’s newer heat compression molding (or HCM) process. In fact, fans of the early Bagley lures (circa 1960s-1980s) swear by the original’s ability to outdo every crankbait on the market. And they’ll spend tons of money to add such items for their collections. Continue reading “Bagley Fishing Lures: Balsa Wood Manufacturing Meets HCM”

Ice Fishing Tips to Improve Your Winter Presentation

Ice fishing tips from Bagley Bait

Before you hang up your fishing gear this winter, why not try your hand at ice fishing? From choosing the best ice fishing lures to finding the perfect spot to drill a hole and start angling, ice fishing allows you to trade in your traditional summer fishing techniques and immerse yourself in one of Minnesota’s favorite pastimes. Continue reading “Ice Fishing Tips to Improve Your Winter Presentation”

How to Land a Largemouth Bass: Top Fishing Lures for Bass

Top fishing lures for bass

As we leave summer behind and brace ourselves for colder temperatures, it’s not uncommon for bass anglers to pack up their tackle boxes and head home for the winter. But it’s still open season for largemouth bass, which means there’s plenty more game fish out there for you. Continue reading “How to Land a Largemouth Bass: Top Fishing Lures for Bass”

A Beginner’s Guide to Northern Pike Fishing

Northern pike fishing in MN

Sharp toothed, wide-eyed, and possessing a nasty whipping tail, northern pike are well worth the chase if you’re up for the challenge. And if you reside in the state of Minnesota, then you’re definitely closer to catching a trophy pike than you think. Continue reading “A Beginner’s Guide to Northern Pike Fishing”