Rigged Up - An Outdoors Blog RSS

We have a long list of things to be thankful for this year. At the top of that list is someone who has made it all possible. This person is YOU. Thank you for believing in us, for subscribing to our emails to learn from our experiences and research, and for trusting our innovative product development. We have been able to pioneer the best hunting, flounder gigging and bowfishing equipment because YOU took the time to give us feedback on what you liked, what you didn't like, and your recommended ideas for improvement. We might not always express our immediate gratitude...

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Ice Fishing, Spear Fishing -

Ice Hole Spear Fishing is an Age Old Tradition that has been documented by Europeans as far back as 1763. While it has been around even longer than that, the principle of the sport has remained the same over the past several hundred years. There is a fishermen in the dark with a decoy and pointed stick, waiting for a fish to come up close enough to spear.We now have portable gas heaters, power augers to drill through the ice, brighter portable lights, and significantly stronger and more durable fish spears. We have put the odds in our favor to comfortably spear more fish,...

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Winterize Boat -

As the cold fronts move in and the U.S. has its first snowfall, we can truly say winter has come. The majority of boaters will be preparing to winterize their boat during this time, while most of us southerners will keep bowfishing and flounder gigging with our Swamp Eye Light Bar and Swamp Eye Submersible Lights through the "Southern Winter". The northern U.S. isn't quite as fortunate as we are, they actually experience snow and iced-over lakes which virtually eliminate the use of a boat. The catch though, they get to experience ice fishing. That's one thing we've placed on our bucket...

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Deer Hunting, Deer in Rut, Hunting the Rut, Rut -

You read that right. A group that has spent the majority of the past couple years writing about flounder gigging and bowfishing are now writing about the rut in deer hunting. Believe it or not, we’re all big hunters when the season presents itself. Bowfishing and flounder gigging are seemingly easier to do year-round, and lawfully allowed of course.  The open of deer season is different for every county across the states, as are the rut seasons. Here locally, we are seeing signs of the rut starting as early as November 1. In years past, the rut has ranged from...

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Bowfin, Carp, Fish Gigging, freshwater gigging, gigging, gigging on lakes, ozarks, snakehead, Suckers -

Fish gigging is an age old tradition that is slowly growing in popularity as outdoorsman look for more adventurous hobbies to take part in.  A typical night out on the water consists of crisp cool air, bright lights, sharp multi-pronged gigs, and (on a good night) a bunch of fishing swimming under the lights. The most common fish that are targeted for gigging include suckers, carp, bowfin, gar, catfish (in certain states), and other non-game fish as noted in your local fish and game manual.  The best fish gigging equipment includes a strong and sharp fish gig, some bright lights,...

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