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Capt. Steve Chaconas Talks About the Basics of Different Lure Categories

Learning Baits and Lures

Top Water Lures
Top Water Lures

Crank Baits and Lures
Crank Baits and Lures

Spinner Baits and Lures Spinner Baits and Lures
Soft Plastic Lures
Soft Plastic Lures
How to Save a Gut Hooked Fish
How to Save a Gut Hooked Fish
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Captain Steve Chaconas, a BoatUS ANGLER Pro Staff member, a BoatUS Ask the Expert and Tacklebox newsletter contributor, brings 25 years of bass fishing experience on the Potomac River to columns featured in the BoatUS ANGLER Magazine, Sportsman's Magazine, Woods & Waters, and The Old Town Crier. He has also written for the Free Lance Star newspaper, The Mount Vernon Gazette, The Mount Vernon Voice, The American Sportfishing Association and many others. Steve also hosted the National Bass Fishing Radio Show.

A U.S. Coast Guard Captain, licensed by the Potomac River Fisheries Commission and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Steve has the opportunity to fish with anglers of all skill levels, including some of the biggest names in pro bass fishing. He is one of the top bass fishing guides in the country.

Capt. Steve Chaconas on Winter Tacklebox Overhaul

Winter Tacklebox Overhaul - Part 1

Winter Tacklebox Overhaul - Part 2

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If winter has shut down your fishing, now is the time to open up the tacklebox and get your gear ready for the spring. A newly released, 18-minute online video from BoatUS ANGLER fishing expert Capt. Steve Chaconas shows how to do a "Winter Tacklebox Overhaul".

The video offers suggestions on how to repair and maintain tackle, including how to properly lubricate reels, inspect and repair rod guides, sharpen hooks and bring back lures to like-new condition.

"Everyone wants to save money and by taking good care of your tackle your fishing dollars will go much farther," said Chaconas.


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