Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Explosive Topwater Action!

Spring is a great time for bass fishing, the water is warming and the bass are becoming more active. Early in the morning and toward dusk are great times to break out the topwater baits. There are many great frog baits such as Snag Proof Bobby's Perfect Frog, Bigfoot Frog and Mann's Super Frog.
These baits are great bass catchers and are Fun! Cast them into weeds, around stumps and under overhanging trees and bushes. Bass love to eat frogs and will make ferocious, explosive strikes that are exciting to watch. This is my favorite method for the pure adrenaline of watching big bass crush these baits. It's a lot of fun for kids too!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Baitcaster Tips

If you don't use a baitcaster reel, I strongly suggest you get one and learn to use it. With their faster retrieve rates, they are the best bass reels out there. While surfing Youtube I came across this great video with super tips on setting up and using a baitcaster. Once you learn to use one properly, I am sure you'll love it.

Bass Pro Shops  Tourney Special  Baitcast Rod and Reel Combos

Bass Pro Shops Tourney Special Baitcast Rod and Reel Combos

Bass Pro Shops Tourney Special Baitcast Reel: Our Tourney Special Baitcast Reel has some of the same high-performance features the pros use, but this one lets you enjoy them without breaking the bank! Features include our Recurve handle and star drag that are swept in for a lighter feel, a 10-position externally adjustable magnetic brake system for virtually backlash-free casting, and an eye-catching bright red finish! Lightweight graphite frame with a machined-aluminum spool, 5-bearing system including Powerlock? instant anti-reverse. Convenient thumb bar spool release. Reel model: TSP10HB. Drag power: 12 lbs. Weight: 7.8 oz. Line capacity: 12 lbs./120 yds. Line Recovery: 28" per handle turn. Gear ratio: 6.3:1. Bass Pro Shops Tourney Special IM-7 Graphite Rods For out-and-out handling and sensitivity, our Tourney Special rod is hard to beat! Every model is fitted with a high-grade, 41 million modulus multilayer IM-7 graphite blank for outstanding strength with minimum weight?plus aluminum oxide guide inserts to provide enhanced line flow in either direction. Both casting and trigger models feature exclusive low-profile exposed-blank reel seats for maximum feel and ergonomic Casting models have seven guides while trigger models have eight. Other features include PowerHump? cork handles, durable Pro-Guard? epoxy finish, and a multi-purpose hook keeper. Action: M = Medium MH = Medium Heavy H = Heavy Line recovery in inches per handle turn.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tube Baits Nail 'Em!

One of the hottest and most versatile bass fishing baits is the tube. These baits can be rigged numerous ways and fished numerous ways. There are also a ton of great tubes out there such as the Strike King Coffe Tube, Yum Doozee Tube and Chompers Ultra Tube.
All of these baits catch bass big time. I personally like to Texas rig them for a weedless presentation or on a weedless leadhead jig. They can be slowly crawled along the bottom, hopped, jerked, or about any other retrieve method. The bass just can't resist the killer baits. Bass Pro Shops has a great selection of tube baits, be sure to have plenty of styles and colors for every situation.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Bass Love Crawfish!

In the spring as the water warms, crawfish become more active and plentiful. And bass crush 'em! There are many baits out there that mimic crawfish and are great for catching largemouth bass and smallmouth bass.
The Rebel Crawfish crankbait, Yum Wooly Hawg Craw, Booyah Pro Boo Bug and many others are great baits at this time of year.
When you fish these baits you need to imitate the actions of crawfish on the lake bottom. They move in slow jerky manner, they raise their pinchers and dart away backwards to escape from danger. So work the baits along the bottom in a stop and go retrieve, twitch the bait and occasionally give it a little jerk and those bass will come to the dinner bell!

Rebel Crawfish?

Rebel Crawfish?

Extremely effective for over 20 years, the Rebel Crawfish offers a lifelike profile and produces a distinct, pulsating action that mimics a favorite meal for many river dwelling species - a juicy crawfish on the run. Durable finish, quality components and fish-catching attitude ensures you'll have a blast fishing the Rebel Crawfish for years.