NEWS AND PRESS RELEASES

How to Prevent Rust in Your Tackle Box

Rusty tackle is a challenge for most anglers for obvious reasons. Whether you fish saltwater or freshwater, it’s not unusual to grab your tackle box…

Press Release: Mossy Oak Partnership

Mossy Oak, Plano Synergy Enter Into “Far-Reaching” Partnership Agreement WEST POINT, MS – Mossy Oak is proud to announce a multi-year partnership with Plano Synergy and its family of brands reaching across various hunting, fishing and outdoors categories beginning in 2019.

Evolution of the Straight Line Reel: From Beginning to Better

By Brian “Bro” Brosdahl I’ve always found it interesting to watch how fish react to my bait when I’m ice fishing. I began noticing a trend – my lure was spinning when I fished with regular spinning reels and as big bluegills approached, they were getting spooked away. This was true for other fish, too. Line Twist and Spinning Lures […]

Secrets for Organized Tackle Storage

By Joe Balog During the winter months, it may seem easy to pile all of your open-water fishing gear into a corner of the garage until it’s needed again. But organized tackle storage is one of the most important aspects of successful fishing. The off-season presents the perfect time to go through gear, take inventory and replace stock before spring. […]

10 Awesome Gifts That Are Actually Useful

Holiday shopping can be challenging. No one wants the gift they specially selected shoved in the corner of a closet or on the regift pile. This year, give them something they will actually find useful for years to come. Here are 10 favorites from Plano Synergy team members: Top-Level Gun Case Plano’s Field Locker Mil-Spec Gun Cases are some of […]

Choosing a Hub Shelter: 4 Things You Need to Know

As cold winter winds roll in, it’s time to start prepping your ice fishing gear. That includes your ice house. And if you haven’t checked out hub shelters yet – what are you waiting for? They are durable, lightweight, easy to operate, and now they have more fishable space than ever before. Here are the key things to look for […]

10 Truths About Tip-Ups (And why you should be using them to ice more fish!)

By Eric Brandriet As we approach another ice season, it’s time to switch priorities and think about ice fishing essentials. Each year, I evaluate what is going to help me ice more fish. For starters, I need a means to get through the ice and a rod and reel. But there are other invaluable “can’t leave home without” necessities that […]

4 Tips for Early Ice Walleyes

By Brian “Bro” Brosdahl Early ice is a great time to get out for walleyes when they’re active and biting just like they did in Fall. Although the ice isn’t forming quite yet, it’s not too soon to start planning. Now is the time to make sure you’re ready to go when the ice is. These are my top 4 […]

The Bro Roadshow is Coming to a Town Near You!

It’s that time of year again! It’s time for one of the most knowledgeable ice fishing guides in America to hit the road on his annual trip around the upper Midwest. Bro is back on the road! Brian “Bro” Brosdahl will be at all the top ice stores, events and consumer shows November through January sharing his tips, tricks and […]

Adjusting Your Game Plan for Fall Fishing Success

By Chris Russell Fall is a season of change. We all experience the changes in many aspects of our lives as the weather cools, leaves change, and the outdoors take on an entirely new look. For me, this season signals some of the best fishing of the year. It can also mean rapidly changing conditions in the weather and water. […]

Fall Musky Fishing: Patterns & Pointers

By Trevor Olson I will be the first to admit it. I used to trade in the fishing rods for my compound bow when mid-September arrived. That was before I caught musky fever. I have been an avid bowhunter for nearly 20 years, but spending more time on the water sparked new interests. I became a sponge, gathering knowledge from […]

Early Fall Fishing Tips

By Steve Pennaz Early fall is one of my favorite times to fish. The mornings start cool, usually with a shroud of mist as water temps drop. The key to fall fishing success is recognizing that fish respond to the changing temps, often by moving deeper. To stay on fish, you need to be flexible as well. Just last week, […]

Frustration-Free Saltwater Tackle Storage

By Jot Owens Saltwater can have disastrous effects on fishing tackle. Even hooks and other terminal tackle made for saltwater should still be protected. I need a rugged, waterproof and reliable option to protect my gear day in and day out. Plano Z-Series is the best option I’ve found for frustration-free saltwater tackle storage. Here’s why: No zippers. The Plano […]

Basics of Kayak Fishing Safety

By Jason & Jennifer Schall Fishing from a kayak is one of our favorite activities. There are so many benefits of kayak angling – the convenience of being able to launch anywhere, the thrill of reaching shallow fishing holes that a powerboat cannot access, the peace that comes with being so close to the water and the fish we catch, […]

The Key to Catching More Fish with Live Bait

The best way to beat the dog days of summer is to get out on the water with your favorite fishing gear. Fishing with live bait can provide significant advantages (more fish!) and the challenges of fishing with live bait can be overexaggerated. The key is to keep your live bait safe from the heat of the sun so the […]

How to Choose a Kid’s First Tackle Box

Getting kids started with the right fishing equipment can make a big difference. Tackle storage is no exception. Consider these tips when helping a child select their first tackle box: Size Matters Give kids something they can manage on their own. Plano’s new Let’s Fish Satchels are double-sided, flat and stackable. The suitcase-style design easily lines up side-to-side or stacks […]

5 Reasons You Need a Tackle Backpack

The future of tackle storage is hands-free. If you aren’t keeping up with modern technologies in fishing tackle storage and transportation, you’re missing out on comfort and convenience!  Tackle backpacks offer greater versatility and mobility for anglers who want all their gear close at hand without any fuss. When you think about the obvious benefits of carrying things on your […]

Kayak Fishing Storage Solutions

By Drew Gregory As a kayak angler, it’s important to be organized and efficient on the water. There are several products that can be helpful, but these are two of my favorite storage solutions when kayak fishing on my Hooked on Wild Waters show.

Pro Tip: Waterproof Tackle Storage

By Chris Schieble Utility boxes for tackle storage are supposed to be just that: utilitarian. The primary reason for using tackle storage boxes is to help keep gear and tackle secure and better organized. Plano has perfected tackle storage with the use of a standardized system. The ultimate way to organize, protect and transport your tackle is with Plano’s StowAway® […]

Fishing Tournaments Count on Innovative Weigh Bag System

By Chris Schieble If you are a tournament angler, whether its bass or redfish, you know the difficulties in keeping fish alive during the time of year when water temperatures are at their highest and oxygen levels are at their lowest. Tournament anglers go to great lengths to help keep their fish healthy in the livewell. This may include chemical […]

Pro Tip: Nightcrawler Care

By Eric Brandriet Summer months can produce some of the hottest walleye action of the year across the upper Midwest with countless angling opportunities. Tackle boxes are filled with a variety of favorite presentations but there is no doubt that nightcrawler harnesses and spinners account for walleye limits every day. Summer brings a walleye diet transition and nightcrawlers trolled on […]

How to Maintain Live Shrimp for Fishing Bait

By Chris Schieble In During the spring fishing season, massive amounts of Brown shrimp begin to make their exodus from Louisiana’s interior marsh to the outer bays and Gulf. This is when many species of fish, including Redfish and speckled trout, are keying in on small Brown shrimp as their primary forage. I often get asked “when are the shrimp […]

Live Bait for Monster Catfish

By Brad Durick We all know that the best live bait is fresh and lively. This is true no matter what we’re fishing for. Contrary to popular belief, this statement even holds true for catfish anglers. We all see 27 different varieties of stink bait concoctions when we pass through our local retailer – so, it is no surprise that […]

3 Tips to Improve Fishing Performance

By Kevin VanDam Tackle organization and equipment management is a critical component of my daily routine. The reason is simple. I need to know what I have and where to find it so I’m using my time on the water as efficiently as possible. Plano’s KVD Signature Series Tackle Bags and Speedbags help keep my fishing gear protected and my […]

Pro Tip: The Best Tournament Fishing Net

By Jeff ‘Gussy’ Gustafson Gearing up for another new season on the water? It can be helpful to know the equipment that is bringing success to professional anglers, guides, and serious weekend warriors. Look in the boats of these experienced anglers and you will commonly find the iconic gold handles of Frabill Conservation Series nets. Here’s why: Coated Mesh Netting […]

Jordan Lee: Bassmaster Classic Back to Back Bliss

Greenville, SC (March 20, 2018) – Long before sunrise last Sunday, Bassmaster Elite angler Jordan Lee woke up as an outstanding professional bass fisherman. No doubt, his 2017 Bassmaster Classic win solidified his place within a select group of pros that are now household names in the world of fishing. Monday, the world greeted Jordan Lee as a legend. Back-to-back Bassmaster Classic […]

Ice Fishing with Tip-Ups: Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts

By Pat Kalmerton Tip-up fishing is a surefire way to cover lots of water quickly and ice just about anything that swims. But, like any fishing approach, it requires attention to detail.

Ice Fishing in the Northeast: Tips for Success in a World-Class Fishery

By Tim Thomas While many anglers look at the upper Midwest as the prime destination for landing trophy fish during the winter, opportunities in the northeastern United States should not be overlooked. Leaderboards from recent tournament events in New York state are a testament to the size and diversity of trophy fish in New York waterways. Multiple pike over 20 […]

Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Plano Synergy team members share their wish-list favorites to help you wrap up your holiday shopping:

Top 10 Ice Fishing Gifts

By Brian “Bro” Brosdahl With the holidays just around the corner, you may be looking for a gift for the ice angler on your shopping list. As a fishing guide, I spend many days on the ice and know just what anglers need to make their ice fishing experience the best ever. And there are plenty of ice fishing gift […]

Why You Need a Floating Ice Fishing Suit

By: Chris Leonard When we head out for a day of fishing, we don’t expect bad things to happen. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be prepared for the unexpected.

What to Wear: 3 Tips for Choosing the Best Ice Fishing Suit

By: Chris Leonard If you have spent any time looking at ice fishing clothing in your favorite sporting goods store, you know that there are a lot of choices! With so many options in price, appearance and performance, how do you narrow it down

SideStep Ice Fishing Shelter is a Game-Changer

By: Brian “Bro” Brosdahl As I prepare for ice fishing, I always start with rods and reels – but my ice house is a close second! It’s time to start thinking about what I will be fishing out of.

Prepping Rods and Reels for Ice Fishing

By: Brian “Bro” Brosdahl Cooler weather has arrived and that can only mean one thing…ice fishing is just around the corner! There is no better time to prepare for ice fishing. I always start with rods and reels.

Best Nets for Great Lakes Fishing

Frabill Conservation Series nets are designed with safe catch and release in mind, and they have been a favorite among fishing pros for years.

Late Summer Cranking

By late summer, most lakes have strong populations of fish holding on deep, off-shore structure. It’s safe to assume that soaring water temps are one reason species like bass move out. But it’s not that simple.

Heavy Cover Topwater Lures for Big Bass

For many bass fishing junkies, topwater explosions stand alone as the sport’s most exciting moments.

How to Choose the Perfect Fishing Net

Fishing on the FLW tour has taught me a lot about how to manage fish. One of the things that the FLW does for competitors – which is also a major effort for conservation – is permits the use of landing nets during tournament competition.

KVD Adapts to Changing Conditions on the St. Lawrence River

Plano Pro Kevin VanDam won his 24th B.A.S.S. tournament this past Sunday along the US/Canadian border at the Huk Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River presented by GoRVing.

PLANO: Help Wanted: Tackle Bag, Must Work Weekends and Possess Exceptional Organization Skills

Plano’s hardworking weekend series of soft tackle bags receives key upgrades for 2018.

PLANO: Zenith-Level Performance, Zero Worries

PLANO’S ZIPPERLESS, WEATHER-ENDURABLE Z-SERIES TACKLE BAGS,
TACKLE BACKPACK AND WRAP GET A BOLD NEW LOOK

PLANO: Power On and Fish Fast

PLANO’S NEW KVD SIGNATURE SERIES TACKLE BAGS AND SPEEDBAGS DELIVER KVD-LEVEL PERFORMANCE

TENZING: Every Hunt Has Its Thorns

EVERY HUNT HAS ITS THORNS. GO FURTHER AND HUNT LONGER WITH TENZING’S NEW TZ UC17 UPLAND CHAPS.

DEER HUNTING: Whitetail Wisdom

Lee Lakosky on scouting camera strategies.

PLANO: A Better Bullet Box

A BETTER BULLET BOX PLANO’S NEW TACTICAL AMMO CRATE REPORTS FOR DUTY   Plano, IL (July 18, 2017) – Tactical shooters run a lot of lead. They need durable and affordable ammunition boxes to keep all that expensive ammo, safe, dry, organized and secure – at home, on duty, or at the range. Whether shooting is your passion or part of […]

HUNTING: Whitetail Nutrition

JUST BECAUSE YOU HUNT IN AN AGRICULTURAL AREA, DON’T ASSUME THAT YOUR DEER HAVE ALL THE NUTRITION THEY NEED TO GROW TO THEIR POTENTIAL.

AVIAN-X: Hit the Snooze Button

NEW X-STAND FROM AVIAN-X HELPS WATERFOWL FIELD HUNTERS SET AND PICK UP DECOY SPREADS FASTER THAN EVER

TENZING: Spot and Stalk Supremacy

TENZING’S ALL-NEW TX 11.4 SINGLE-SLING PACK HELPS HUNTERS PUT GAME ON THE GROUND…RIGHT NOW

FLEXTONE: Chat ’em up…

NEW FLEXTONE OL’ BUSHYTAIL 4-N-1 SQUIRREL CALL’S EASY BARKS, WHINES AND CHATTER GETS SQUIRRELS TALKING

BARNETT Crossbows: Right on Target

BARNETT’S NEW WHITETAIL HUNTER II, LADY WHITETAIL HUNTER AND WHITETAIL HUNTER PRO COMPOUND CROSSBOWS HIT THE VITALS WHERE PERFORMANCE AND VALUE MEET

WILDGAME INNOVATIONS: Online Innovation for Hunters

NEW WILDGAME INNOVATIONS WEBSITE PROVIDES INTERACTIVE ACCESS TO BIG IDEAS FOR BETTER HUNT

AMERISTEP: Get Into The Spirit

NEW AMERISTEP SPIRIT BLIND IS AN APPARITION IN THE WOODS

BARNETT Crossbows: Fastest Barnett Ever

Today’s crossbows are a far cry from the very first modern crossbow Mr. Bernard Barnett crafted in his garage in the U.K. in 1962.

WILDGAME INNOVATIONS: Attract HIM, Not Other Hunters

WILDGAME INNOVATIONS’ NEW PROPRIETARY BLACKOUT FORMULA VANISH DEER ATTRACTANT IS SWEET AND DISCREET

FLEXTONE: One Call Does it All

NEW FLEXTONE BUCK COLLECTOR PLUS WITH TRU-TOUCH BUTTONS FAITHFULLY REPRODUCES ALL KNOWN WHITETAIL VOCALIZATIONS

TENZING: Prime Packs for Mountain Country

HUNTER-FAVORITE TENZING TZ 3000 AND TZ 6000 NOW AVAILABLE IN MOSSY OAK MOUNTAIN COUNTRY

Late May is a Great Time to Kill a Gobbler

Five tips to help turkey hunters find late-season success

PLANO: Drop it. Bury it. Sink it.

BEANS, BULLETS OR BAND-AIDS, PLANO’S NEW MILITARY-SPEC FIELD LOCKER WATERPROOF AMMO BOX PROTECTS CONTENTS IN ALL CONDITIONS

HUNTING: Tempted by Turkey Travel?

Plan your path, then hit the highway for turkey hunting’s Grand Slam

FLEXTONE: New Show Stopper

NEW SHOW STOPPER SLATE AND GLASS POT CALLS COMBINE ERGONOMIC, POSITIVE GRIP POT DESIGNS WITH PROVEN FLEXTONE SOUND TECHNOLOGY

FLEXTONE: Innovative Calls that do it All

PERFECT SECOND GENERATION FLEXTONE, HANDHELD, MOUTH-BLOWN THUNDER SERIES TURKEY CALLS ARE EASIER TO USE THAN EVER

BARNETT Crossbows: Browse. Experience. Learn. Hunt.

NEW, INTERACTIVE BARNETT WEBSITE PROVIDES COMPREHENSIVE CROSSBOW INFORMATION

WILDGAME INNOVATIONS: Thou Shalt Not…

THOU SHALT NOT COVET THY NEIGHBOR’S DEER. BUT IF YOU DO, INVITE THEM OVER TO YOUR PLACE WITH WILDGAME INNOVATIONS’ MOST POWERFUL AND LONG-LASTING DEER ATTRACTANT AND MINERAL SUPPLEMENT.

HUNTING: Season-Long Decoy Strategies

Ten questions with expert turkey hunter, Matt Morrett.

Caboodles® Announces Partnership with World Champion Simone Biles

The Original Cosmetic Organizer Leaps into 30th Anniversary with Signature Product Lines
Inspired by One of the Greatest Gymnasts of All-Time

Turkey Season: Get Ready!

I know that the bass and crappie are biting and the weather is warming up daily. But that also means that long beards will soon be rattling the ground with thundering gobbles as well.

FLEXTONE: Luck of the Irish?

GOOD LUCK FOR HUNTERS, BAD LUCK FOR GOBBLERS. NEW FLEXTONE POT LUCK TURKEY CALLS BRING NEW LEVELS OF ALL-WEATHER PERFORMANCE AND CONVENIENCE TO THE HUNT.

EVOLVED: Hunting Plot that Keeps Giving

NEW EVOLVED HARVEST SHOT PLOT GROWS TONS OF SWEET, LATE-SEASON FORAGE FOR DEER

FLEXTONE: An Intolerable Display

HIGHLY REALISTIC NEW FLEXTONE THUNDER CREEPER DECOY IS UNACCEPTABLE TO TOMS; INDISPENSABLE TO TURKEY HUNTERS

FRABILL: ICE HUNTING Lake Monsters

BIG FISH GURU, JEFF “GUSSY” GUSTAFSON, TARGETS PREMIUM FISH WITH PREMIUM WEAPONRY

ZINK CALLS: A Champion in Every Call

ZINK CALLS’ JOSH GROSSENBACHER WINS HEAD-TO-HEAD NWTF GRAND NATIONAL CALLING CHAMPIONSHIP ON TURKEY CALLING’S GRANDEST STAGE

PLANO: KVD Has a Secret

(Kevin VanDam’s attention to tackle detail and organization translates to positive time management on the water, and is critical to his success).   KEVIN VANDAM’S SECRET ORGANIZATION YIELDS CONFIDENCE AND EFFICIENCY   (Soft plastics are organized by category inside KVD Elite Speedbag Worm Files (20 pack, and 20 Magnum pack), giving the bionic basser immediate access to the specific baits needed). […]

FLEXTONE: Hunt Like “The Turkey Man”

HUNT LIKE “THE TURKEY MAN” WITH FLEXTONE’S PREMIUM NEW OL’ FAITHFUL SLATE AND GLASS TURKEY POT CALLS

PLANO: Coming Up Rose(s)

PLANO PRO, MARK ROSE, MATCHES DIVERSE PRESENTATIONS TO EVOLVING PATTERNS EN ROUTE TO LAKE TRAVIS TOURNAMENT TITLE; EARNS UNPRECEDENTED BACK-TO-BACK FLW TOUR WINS

FLEXTONE: The Turkey Man Can

NEW FLEXTONE EZ HEN, SPLIT HEN AND DOUBLE STACK MOUTH CALLS ARE EASY BLOWING PERFORMERS

FLEXTONE: Expand Your Options

NEW FLEXTONE JUKE BOX, BEARD BOX AND TURKEY MAN SERIES OL’ FAITHFUL BOX CALLS SET NEW STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE AND VALUE – MADE IN THE USA

SECRETS OF THE ICE HUNTERS: VOL 2

FRABILL PRO STEVE PENNAZ TAPS EXTENSIVE DEEP-WATER CRAPPIE EXPERIENCE TO OFFER PROVEN STRATEGIES FOR ICING MORE PANFISH

THE ELECTRONIC CALL THAT DOES IT ALL

For those of you that haven’t had the chance to hunt over the Flextone FLX electronic calls, you need to go to your local sporting goods store and buy one now.

TIPS FOR EARLY SEASON DUCK HUNTING

These six short tips will help you have a better season opener and bag more birds than the other guy at the ramp.

HOW TO HUNT FROM GROUND BLINDS

Why D.J. Randolph relies on Ameristep ground blinds and accessories to hunt a variety of game.

 

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