Fishing Tips

GSO Fishing - Reel Grease In Subzero Temps
When it’s this cold, your fishing gear will require a little more attention. The main thing I maintenance this time of year is our fishing reels. Most reels (baitcasters and spinning reels) come with grease inside around the gears and anti-reverse mechanisms. This grease basically turns into a rock in […]

Reel Grease In Subzero Temps – Quick Tips

GSO Premium Heavy Wire Tube Jigs
Why are there so many different weights available for the same jig head that fits the same jig? The answer is “fall rate” The example photo is a line-up of our large tube jig heads. 1/8 oz., 1/4 oz., 1/2 oz., 3/4 oz., and 1 oz. You can use this […]

Picking The Right Jig Head Weight

Lake Trout caught on GSO Premium Big Game Head (green)
One of the hardest things to learn in any type of fishing is knowing when a fish has taken your lure or bait. Here’s a couple of quick tips to help with bite detection for kids and beginners while ice fishing Use a heavier jig head or weight. This will […]

Ice Fishing – Detecting the Bite Quick Tips

GSO Fishing - Ice Hole Setup
Ice Hole Set-up when using your fish finder and 2 rods The optimal set-up we’ve found for setting up your holes is as follows… Drill 3 holes in a pyramid shape. The top/center hole is for your fish finder. The two holes to either side are for fishing.  This setup […]

Ice Hole Setup

Charging Glow Jigs - GSO Fishing
Many of our jigs feature Super Glow powder paints that charge via natural sunlight, indoor lights, and UV/black lights including our Shad fry and Mag Shad Fry. Although it isn’t made very clear on any of the websites and articles we have found about Super Glow paint, we find that […]

Charging Glow Jigs

GSO Fishing Finesse Jig Rod Selection
Finesse jigs require a unique rod to get the best hook-up and landing ratio possible. Finesse jigs have a lighter wire and a smaller gapped hook than a standard jig. With that in mind, pick a rod that will not overpower the hook on the hookset.  A standard jig rod […]

Finesse Jig Rod Selection

Ever wonder ‘what is a marabou jig and when do I use it?’ Here is a quick overview of Marabou Jig – Basics. Read our other blog posts for more in-depth information about Marabou Jigs and how to use them. What Is It: Cast & Retrieve Jig made out of […]

Marabou Jig – Basics

Kokanne Salmon – Trolling with Corn Kokanee are a plankton eater, meaning that despite popular belief, Kokanee do not eat your lures. They are extremely territorial so when a Kokanee goes after your lure it is actually to defend their territory. So, how do you lure in a fish that […]

Trolling With Corn – Kokanne Salmon

A common occurrence in many lakes is lake turnover. In the fall of the year, water temps begin cool at the surface. At a certain point, the surface water will reach a lower temperature than the water below. Cooler water is denser than warm water, so the surface water suddenly […]

Lake Turnover – Fall Fishing

Hang-ups Shore fishing can pose some issues when fishing certain types of lures. The main ones are lures that are fished on the bottom or in the deeper part of the water column. Two examples would be jigs and jerkbaits. Marabous As you bring these lures in, you are fishing […]

Shoreline Fishing – Hang-Ups