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Why Do You Need a Tacklebox?

A tacklebox or a tackle bag is a necessity to store your fishing lures, bobbers, and hooks.

A tacklebox is a necessity to store your expensive lures. The more you fish the more expensive lures you will accumulate. I can't imagine over time having a tangled mess of barbed metal to contend with. Nothing beats staying organized. Therefore, having a tacklebox is a must.

So the question remains what type of tackle box do you need? There are many different types of tackleboxes to choose from. I suggest a tackle box with sufficient storage for your current needs then double it. Also to keep in mind your tacklebox should have sufficient compartments to hold some oversized lures. You wouldn't want the oversized lures to tangle maps, leaders, or bandages.

What should you include in your tacklebox?

  • Bandage strips contained in a water-resistant container
  • Matches sealed in a water-resistant container
  • Suntan lotion
  • Flashlight and spare batteries
  • Spare car key in a small case attached to a large colorful bobber. (Hint: The bobber has to be large enough so that the small case does not sink).
  • For the salt-water enthusiast, tackle bags may be a practical alternative to tackle boxes. These tackle bags have plastic cylinders inside to hold saltwater lures. As well, the tackle bags have side compartments for leaders.

    Although the tackle bags are convenient, remember not to lay your tackle bag on the sand as the tide can sweep up your tackle bag and take it to unknown places along with your expensive saltwater lures and your car keys. Or may have the unfortunate fate of having your tackle bag run over by a four-wheel drive vehicle or a dune buggy. Yes, this can happen.

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    A bad day at the lake: Fish turn up dead for fishing rodeo  Daily Journal

    A children's fishing rodeo went mostly belly-up in northeast Mississippi after a contractor stocked the lake with diseased and dying catfish.

    Annual kids fishing tournaments return to Buncombe County!  WLOS

    Healthy competitions take place on May 18 at Lake Julian Park and June 1 at Charles D. Owen ParkIt's a sport, a hobby, a profession, a skill! Fishing crosses all ...

    Fishing report for week of April 24-30: Spring bite is hot for many species  Fresno Bee

    Fishing report for week of April 24-30, 2019 for the central San Joaquin Valley, ocean and Delta compiled by Dave Hurley and edited by Roger George.

    Montana fishing report: Rainbows cruising shorelines attracting anglers' attention  Billings Gazette

    A yearly ritual is taking place as rainbow trout are cruising the shorelines of many lakes and reservoirs.

    Fishing lure company owner pleads guilty to leaving investors on the hook  WBAY

    On April 22, Andrew J. Reyment of Cecil pleaded guilty to three counts of embezzlement, according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

    Will limits on fishing free up salmon for starving orcas?  Crosscut

    The organization that sets limits for commercial, recreational and tribal salmon fisheries in the Pacific Northwest wrapped up their work Tuesday at a meeting in ...

    Man rescues seal caught in fishing net on Martha's Vineyard  Boston 25 News

    MARTHA'S VINEYARD, Mass. - Amazing video shows a man coming to the rescue of a seal caught in fishing net, the hero using a knife to cut the animal free.

    Backlash with Jordan Osborne  Fishing League Worldwide (FLW, LLC)

    FLW Tour pro Jordan Osborne discusses life in Texas, the business of running a pawnshop and how, as a self-taught bass angler, he's leaned on his ...

    Snook fishing is hot from docks, bridges and causeways in Stuart, Jensen Beach, Sandsprit Park  TCPalm

    The fishing's good from these docks, bridges and causeways in Stuart, Jensen Beach and Sandsprit Park.

    Pirates Attack Two Fishing Boats off Somalia  The Maritime Executive

    On Sunday, two fishing vessels were attacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia. The attempted boar...

    Photos: State hosts family fishing festival in Albany  Times Union

    ALBANY — The state's annual family fishing festival was held at Six Mile Waterworks on Tuesday. The event, hosted by the state Department of Environmental ...

    No fish tale: Nearly 760-pound swordfish is Florida record  Sun Sentinel

    A fishing trip in the Florida Keys turned into a record reel-in for a Cape Coral couple when a boat run by Captain Nick Stanczyk landed a swordfish weighing ...

    Sight Fishing Tricks for Bass Fishing in the Spring  Wired2Fish

    Tips on fishing for visible bass in the spring around the spawn.

    Jared Golden asks feds to delay fishing restrictions that aim to protect whales  Bangor Daily News

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said North Atlantic right whales were spotted in or near shipping lanes in the area, and it's asking ...

    Fishing kayaks, a better way to reach prime fishing spots this summer  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

    Looking for a beautiful day on the lake or river? Looking for a fun new way to exercise, or maybe just need to get closer to that sweet fishing spot the boat can't ...

    Coast Guard responds to disabled fishing boat off Cape Ann  The Boston Globe

    The US Coast Guard responded to a report of a disabled fishing boat off the coast of Cape Ann on Tuesday morning. At 10:22 a.m. officials tweeted that the ...

    Coos County kids help the local fishing community through hatchery program

    COOS COUNTY, Ore. -- It was a day of applied science for Coos County students like Alex Brouse. "I think it's interesting. We're clipping the fins and we're ...

    Free fishing opportunity for kids  KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2

    Grants Pass, Ore. — Kids 11 and younger can fish for free at Reinhart Park Pond in Grants Pass next Saturday. From 9:00 am – 1:00 pm on May 4, 2019 kids 11 ...

    Here's how you could win thousands of dollars while fishing at Bass Lake  KFSN-TV

    WIN BIG: The annual Bass Lake Fishing Derby kicks off May 4 and May 5 with $55000 on the line.

    Fishing for a Cure [PHIL-OSOSPHY]

    The latest talk in the local fishing industry has taken me by complete surprise. Simply put, “fish mucus” may be the newest promising antibiotic activity against ...

    Baldwinsville firefighters rescue bird caught in fishing line on bridge

    Volunteer firefighters with the Baldwinsville Fire Department rescued a bird Monday night that was tangled in fishing line and stuck on a bridge. 0. By Sarah ...

    Migrant fishing workers in Ireland to get protections against slavery  Reuters

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Migrant workers on Irish fishing ships will be given additional protections aimed at preventing modern slavery in the ...

    Staten Island family fishing trip yields big results

    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The Martinellis have gone fishing together for years, but on Easter Sunday their bait was done, when they bass-ically made their most ...

    Reels humming: Mama said there’ll be days like this fishing off Hilton Head, mama said  Hilton Head Island Packet

    Almost everyone has at least one “tick” that irritates people close to them. To my wife, it would have to be that I hum songs very softly. Do I know I'm doing it?

    DNREC cuts ribbon for new Little Creek boating and fishing access area, managed by Division of Fish & Wildlife

    Cutting the ribbon at DNREC's new boat ramp in Little Creek are, left to right: Little Creek Mayor Glenn Gauvry, Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long, State ...

    UK's biggest fishing trawler sails up Thames in Brexit warning  The Guardian

    The biggest whitefish trawler in the UK fleet sailed up the Thames on Tuesday to highlight the threats facing the fishing industry if Brexit negotiations fail to ...

    Central Nebraska Veterans’ Home members 'ready to fish' after pond stocked with 300 trout  Kearney Hub

    KEARNEY — Veterans Pat Abbott and Don Buettner seemed as excited as children as they waited on a cold, gray, blustery Monday morning for a truck to bring ...

    Caribbean Fishery Council Delivers Big Win for Corals, Fish, and People  The Pew Charitable Trusts

    At its spring meeting, the Caribbean Fishery Management Council, which sets policy for fishing in U.S. Caribbean waters, approved island-based fishery ...

    Fishermen may get better access to Atlantic City Inlet fishing jetties  Press of Atlantic City

    ATLANTIC CITY — Fish love to hang out by rock jetties.

    State hopes to complete Rocky Point fishing pier this year  The Providence Journal

    WARWICK — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management hopes the construction of a $1.8-million fishing pier at Rocky Point State Park will ...

    Santa Ynez Fish Derby benefiting The Neal Taylor Nature Center to award $5K in cash prizes  Lompoc Record

    Rain or shine, the 24th annual Fish Derby will kick off at Cachuma Lake in the Santa Ynez Valley on Saturday, April 27 and run through noon Sunday, April 28.

    Column: Reminiscing about reels and fishing with dad  The Herald

    Column by Larry LaGrange. One of the nice things about hunting and fishing experiences is how they remain alive in one's mind for years. I struggle to recall the ...

    Conserving tiny forage fish, the heroes of our shared ocean ecosystem | TheHill  The Hill

    Dwindling supplies of forage fish and changes in their ocean habitats have contributed to precipitous drops in populations of seabirds and the iconic rockfish.

    Missing Butte man's vehicle found at fishing access  ABC FOX Montana

    THREE FORKS - Authorities are searching for a Butte man whose vehicle was left at a fishing access.

    Get ready for another spectacular fishing year on Lake Erie  Buffalo News

    The Lake Erie fishing forecast for 2019 calls for more of the same as last year – plenty of fish and superb fishing. That was the message that was handed out at…

    Super Bowl of fishing tournaments, the 50th annual Bassmaster Classic is coming to Birmingham  Bham Now

    The Super Bowl of bass fishing is coming back to Birmingham in 2020 for its Golden Anniversary. B.A.S.S. has announced that the 50th Bassmaster Classic ...

    Fishing fundraiser held to help young accident victim  Herald-Mail Media

    Keedysville resident Harry Troxler was seriously injured in a fishing accident this month.

    Johnstown fisherman snags role on new Animal Planet series ‘Fish or Die’  The Denver Post

    Jay Johnson from Johnstown is one of four regulars who will appear on Animal Planet's new show "Fish or Die."

    Vlog: Fish are taking the bait on Bayou St. John  Mid-City Messenger

    By James J. Reid. Weather and work schedule permitting, I like to go fishing here in New Orleans. About one mile from my home is Bayou St John. Loading my ...

    Springfield Elks Lodge slates fishing derby at Forest Park

    The annual Springfield fishing derby, April 27, is provided free of charge to children up to 12 years old, and is now in its 66th year.

    39th annual fishing derby brings out young people with a passion for fishing  WTAP-TV

    A local fishing tradition took place Saturday morning in Parkersburg that helped young people gain an appreciation for the outdoors.

    Students save competitors from sinking boat at Shoals fishing tournament  WAFF

    Two young men became heroes over the weekend after saving two people from a sinking boat during a weekend fishing tournament in Sheffield.

    Local News Ice boom blamed for costing the local fishing industry money Ed Reilly 5:19  WKBW-TV

    Lake Erie charter boat captains are not happy that the ice boom is stil in.

    Go fish: Springtime around DC means world-class fishing  WTOP

    Springtime in D.C. is known for it's beloved Cherry Blossoms. But to anglers, the Washington area is also known as a world-class fishing destination, and the ...

    Florida fishing boat captain reels in 757-pound swordfish  UPI News

    A Florida fishing boat captain shared video of his latest catch: a 757-pound swordfish that could be a new state record.

    Friday fishing report: What's biting around the state?

    Captain Brian Barton (R) guided Ryan Tyler of Florence to this 49-pound blue catfish on Lake Pickwick this week. 0. By Frank Sargeant, The Huntsville Times.

    Crappie bite at Brownlee, boating opens at Lake Lowell. Check this week’s fishing tips.  Idaho Statesman

    Prime fishing season is nearly upon us. Several Boise-area lakes are already turning on, and more will follow soon as temperatures stabilize. Read more about ...

    Fisherman reels in 102-pound catfish with rod 'not suited for this fish'  Fox News

    A fisherman from Oxfordshire, England, reeled in a 102-pound catfish from the Rock Lakes in central France earlier this week, but he claims he was only ...

    How much can you win fishing for shad? 'I wouldn't rule $25,000 out,' contest organizer says

    The Bi-State Shad Fishing Contest returns Thursday for its ninth year.

    Striped bass fishing season could be canceled in Virginia as population declines  Washington Post

    Virginia officials are weighing whether to cancel this year's fishing season for large rockfish in the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay out of concern for its ...

    Time to fish for catfish!  Wilson County News

    TPWD staff paddled most of the river between Junction and Schneider Slab Road and say anglers shouldn't hesitate to visit the river for scenic paddling and ...

    Utah man is ready to 'Fish or Die' in new Animal Planet TV series  Salt Lake Tribune

    If you think fly-fishing is all about relaxation and peace, think again. “A lot of people associate it with [the 1992 film] 'A River Runs Through It' — Brad Pitt out ...

    Carp Attack: Fight Against Invasive Fish Heads South  The Wall Street Journal

    For years, Midwestern states and the U.S. government have spent millions of dollars to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes. Now southern states are also ...

    The impact of poor salmon returns to Haines and the fishing industry

    HAINES, Alaska (KTUU) - Salmon fishing is an economic driver in Southeast Alaska, but unpredictable returns have made life difficult for those who rely on ...

    Saturday the first of 4 free fishing days in Indiana  WNDU-TV

    ELKHART, Ind. (WNDU) - Saturday marks the first of four free fishing days this year in Indiana. On free fishing days, Indiana residents can fish on public waters ...

    Quinnipiac River ready for more fish — and recreation  CTPost

    For the first time in 150 years, American Shad and other fish can travel to the upper reaches of the Quinnipiac River, thanks to the removal of two old dams and a ...

    'Emergency fish salvage' calls on anglers to catch as many fish as they want at Crystal Creek Reservoir  KKTV 11 News

    rather than letting the fish die, CPW has ordered an emergency fish salvage operation at the reservoir effective May 1.

    Fishing and hunting seasons set by Oregon Fish and Wildlife  OregonLive

    The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission met in St. Helens and locked down seasons on a predicted bountiful coho salmon run.

    Fishing boat captain reels in 757-pound swordfish in the Florida Keys  Fox 35 Orlando

    A Florida fishing boat captain has earned major bragging rights after snagging a 757-pound swordfish--a catch that could be the new state record!

    Gaza fishermen: Israel extending fishing zone is token gesture  Al Jazeera English

    Only small boats allowed into extended 15-nautical mile fishing zone, while harassment by Israeli gunboats continues.

    Coho, trout, crappie, winter yoyoing: Chicago fishing, Midwest Fishing Report  Chicago Sun-Times

    Even with winter/spring yoyoing, coho, crappie and even bass are going around Chicago fishing for this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report.

    Variable weekend weather could boost spring walleye, trout: Lake Erie Fishing Report April 9:

    Look for cleaner offshore water for walleye this weekend, and hope the rain doesn't hamper the steelhead trout fishing in the Northeast Ohio rivers and streams.

    Woman Organizes Cleanup Of Ogdensburg Fishing Spot  WWNY TV 7

    A popular fishing spot was trashed and an idea was born. Volunteers will try to make Ogdensburg a little cleaner this weekend.

    Fly fishing and flying in 'down east' Maine  AOPA Pilot

    April 11, 2019 By Thomas B Haines. The bald eagle had been eyeing us for several minutes from atop a tall tree on the Canadian side of the St. Croix River ...

    Let's Go Fishing seeks volunteers as it readies for new seas...  West Central Tribune

    WILLMAR — In Duluth, they wait for the arrival of the first saltie in the harbor to know that spring has come. On Green Lake in Spicer, watch for the launch of the ...

    Photos: 9 fishing piers that are ready for tourist season

    Hurricane Florence did a number on a couple of the popular piers in Southeastern North Carolina, but all repairs should be done well in time for tourist season ...

    Low numbers lead to fishing restrictions on chinook salmon  KIRO Seattle

    Low numbers of chinook salmon are leading state agencies to cut back on fisheries and the fishing season.

    Fishing boat captain facing federal charges for dumping waste in SE Alaska

    The Captain of a fishing vessel has been indicted on federal charges of discharging 16000 pounds of a pollutant into Sumner Strait, according to the U.S. ...

    The Fishing Beat (April 3, 2019)  Buffalo News

    It should be a great weekend for trout action, whether it's the newly opened inland season, the Great Lakes tributaries of Erie and Ontario or the Niagara River…

    Fishing Report: Great opening day at Olney Pond for Central Falls man  The Providence Journal

    Opening Day of the Rhode Island trout and freshwater season had a wet start and a wild end on Saturday for Jose Lopez Jr. of Central Falls. Only a few anglers ...

    Utah lakes bloom with fish; Where do experts recommend casting lines this spring?

    Whether you\u2019re looking to boat fish or cast lines from the shore, spring marks a prime time for lake and reservoir fishing as populations bloom.

    MS Hunters can now renew hunting and fishing licenses automatically  WDAM

    The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks says in a news release that the new feature is on the customer portal of its website.

    No fishing for summer chinook and sockeye  Yakima Herald-Republic

    The Columbia River will be closed for summer chinook and sockeye fishing in 2019.

    Oklahoma man catches 13-pound-plus whitefish on first ice fishing trip  Star Tribune

    Billy King is an Oklahoma catfish noodler, not an ice fisherman. But he made good with his hands Saturday on his first-ever visit to a frozen lake. Reaching into ...

    The Right Way to Kill a Fish  The Atlantic

    When, in 2016, the F/V Blue North ventured into the Bering Sea on her maiden voyage, onlookers in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, could have been forgiven for ...

    McClellanville working to preserve local fishing industry  Live 5 News WCSC

    On Wednesday, the community is hosting a meeting with engineers to come up with the best plan of action.

    Environmental groups sue to restrict salmon fishing off West Coast  Fox News

    Federal officials say they may restrict salmon fishing off the West Coast to help the Pacific Northwest's critically endangered killer whales, but two environmental ...

    With fishing license sales at 50-year low, Pennsylvania aims to hook kids  PennLive

    Last year, the Keystone State sold 617816 resident fishing licenses — the fewest since 1968. Now, the state is trying to find ways to get more young people into ...

    5 spots in Greeley, Windsor and beyond to wet a fishing line after work  Greeley Tribune

    With warmer temperatures and the start of a new fishing season — which began, in earnest, April 1, now is the time to plan those weekend angling getaways.

    Firefighters Save Blue Heron Trapped In Fishing Line In Woodridge

    Firefighters Rescue Heron Tangled In FIshing Line - Woodridge, IL - The special rescue took place on Earth Day.

    'We Were Blindsided:' Crab Fishing Closure Could Mean Millions in Losses  North Coast Journal

    At the April 9 Humboldt County Board of Supervisors meeting, the security check-in station resembled a metropolitan airport with a long line of people stretched...

    Big bass stir at Owyhee Reservoir; local ponds are a safe bet for spring fishing  Idaho Statesman

    Spring fishing can be tricky business because of the weather. But the worst of it will soon be behind us. In the meantime, here are a few places where anglers ...

    Fishing captain catches 757-pound swordfish in Florida Keys  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

    A fishing captain in the Florida Keys says he caught a 757-pound swordfish.

    Lake of the Ozarks weekend fishing report -- April 19, 2019

    The lake level was 655.5; generation of 27000 CFS throughout the week for a level of 655.9 for the weekend. Surface temperature at Bagnell Dam was 55 ...

    How Many Fish Are There in the Sea? AI Can Find the Answer  Wall Street Journal

    Cameras, satellite imagery and computers can help understand the health of global fish stocks, as well as prevent illegal fishing.

    'Piranhas' found in Doncaster fishing lake  BBC News

    Tests are being carried out on two suspected piranhas found dead in a Yorkshire fishing lake. The razor-toothed fish were found by local anglers at Martinwells ...

    Fishing vessel sails into stormy waters | Business  The Times

    As the newest vessel in Britain's distant waters fishing fleet cruised under Tower Bridge yesterday, it looked bound for an uncertain future.Those aboard the ...

    Fish Finder fishing report from Byron Stout: April 19  NBC2 News

    You don't have to be in a boat to catch fish, including big snook, redfish and tarpon, as attested in our Caloosahatchee report. And weekend tides look ...

    Coast Guard: Blaze on fishing vessel started during Customs inspection  Hawaii News Now

    HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A fire on a 40-foot fishing vessel Thursday apparently started when members of the crew were undergoing a routine Customs ...

    Llano River fish population recovering after October flood  The Highlander

    Special to The Highlander After finding more than 18 species of fish during a recent sampling trip on the Llano River, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's ...

    Top 10 Patterns from Cherokee Lake  Fishing League Worldwide (FLW, LLC)

    Targeting spawning smallmouth bass was by far the dominant pattern when the FLW Tour visited Cherokee Lake in east Tennessee in April. With a few ...

    How to Choose a Swim Jig for Bushes  Fishing League Worldwide (FLW, LLC)

    Allen Boyd's spinnerbait tactics are featured in the Spring 2019 issue of FLW Bass Fishing magazine. Here's his advice on choosing and using swim jigs in ...

    Open Forum: California’s whale protections must also protect crab fishing industry  San Francisco Chronicle

    Closure of the Dungeness season helps prevent whales from becoming entangled in gear but is also hard on families who rely on the fishery for work.

    Connecticut’s trout fishing season opens Saturday  Hartford Courant

    When Connecticut's trout-fishing season opens at 6 a.m. Saturday, anglers will be casting their lines for some of the more than 315000 rainbow, brown and ...

    Participants in fishing tournament walk away with more than a win  WAFB

    If you want to volunteer or know someone that's interested in joining the Walker Parks Challenger Division call 225-788-7883.

    Florida fisherman dies after attempting to retrieve fishing pole: report  Fox News

    A Florida fisherman who was pulled from the water on Saturday after attempting to retrieve his fishing pole in West Palm Beach has died, a report said.

    Crappie fishing blossoms come springtime  Houston Chronicle

    A single dogwood stands on what passes for a bit of sandy high ground in the hardwood flat that is adjacent to an oxbow reachable by boat through a barely ...

    Few salmon mean no summer fishing on the Columbia. Fall forecast in flux  Tacoma News Tribune

    Low salmon returns mean no summer chinook and sockeye seasons on the Columbia and Snake rivers. Washington Fish and Wildlife also set limits chinook ...

    Nebraska Game and Parks Commission announce fishing challenge  1011now

    The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has announced a statewide challenge in which anglers can win prizes just by sharing their love of fishing.

    Top 10 Baits from Cherokee Lake  Fishing League Worldwide (FLW, LLC)

    April 15, 2019 by Justin Onslow and Rob Matsuura. Stop No. 5 of the 2019 FLW Tour on Cherokee Lake, presented by Lowrance, was more or less an all-out ...

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