Friday, July 10, 2009
Crankbaits are very easy lures to use. You fish them in a basic cast & reel method. They come in different depth arrangements. You'll notice the ones with bigger spoons(lips) are deep divers. Some even come with a square looking lip which are predominantly used for top or near-top water action. The best way to retrieve them for largemouth bass is a stop and go retrieve. Use brightly colored lures in muddy or stained water. Also, in low visibility water use crankbaits with rattles in them. Fish these lures close to cover, but watch out, the treble hooks hanging off of it can cause snags.
Friday, July 3, 2009
One of my favorite resource websites is BassFishin.com. Personally, I think it's definitely the best looking bass site out there with a TON of great tips and advice. Every newbie bass fisherman should probably use their Line Guide. Here's what they have to say about it:
"To be the best fisherman you can be, you have to know which tools are right for the job. The BassFishin.Com Line Guide sets out to provide you with the most effective fishing line choices for various lures and techniques. In this guide, we consider mono filaments, braids, and the latest generation of fishing lines, fluorocarbons. All three line types are distinctly different and have their own unique pro's and con's. If chosen properly for your presentation, you will see noticeable gains in your success on the water."
Click "here" to see the guide.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
When I first began fishing for bass I kept hearing the term "Texas Rig" or "T-Rig". It took me awhile to figure out what it meant, but ultimately it's an effective method to fish for bass in heavy cover without reeling in weeds all the time. Instead of explaining it with words (too complicated) I'll post this video from America Today Outdoors. This is how I learned it... "Click on the logo to start the video ;)"
I might as well start off with my most successful and favorite lure, the chatter bait! Whether from a boat or from the shore this lure has caught me the most amount of bass, period!
How to fish it: Keep in mind that this lure is NOT weedless. Cast it in any direction and retrieve it at various speeds. Every now and then let it sink for 2-3 seconds. Before you begin retrieving again give it one or two quick short jerks. I've had most hits immediately after.
What colors to buy: I've had equal success with the black/blue and the black/red combination. Not as much with white/chartreuse.
Bang for your buck: Worth every penny. The price ranges anywhere from $5.99 to $7.99 per lure. Very reasonable considering the results.
The purpose of this blog is to help local bass anglers get the most out of fishing. We'll have plenty of fishing tips, strategies, and lure reviews to share with you. I hope you'll enjoy it and visit often.