Look Back: 17 Fishing Gear Reviews from 2017

Look Back: 17 Fishing Gear Reviews from 2017
Game & Fish reviewed fishing reels for a variety of species, including bass and catfish.

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Game & Fish reviewed fishing reels for a variety of species, including bass and catfish.

If you love to fish (we know you do), you're going to need some fishing gear, and we're here to help.


In 2017, Game & Fish writers and editors reviewed hundreds of fishing gear items in our magazines and online with more than three dozen article reviews — including gear for catfish, bass, walleye, crappie, ice-fishing and boaters.



If you're looking for the best rods, reel, and lures  — perhaps for a Christmas gift? —  chances are we reviewed them in the past year.

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Check out the in-depth info below from 17 of our reviews. Click on the headline to read each article.


 

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5 Ways To Catch Catfish on Lures

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Riding a red-hot streak of good fortune, Missouri fisherman Jason Reynolds recently caught a new alternative-methods state record walleye ' only 100 yards from where he caught another state record on Truman Reservoir. Records

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 Game & Fish Editors look at new walleye rods and reels for 2018. Is it time for Walleye

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