Monday, May 24, 2010

More Tips...

Many of us "small time" anglers don't have the resources for big bass boats and fancy electronic gear to get us to the best spots. There are many ways to find quality bass even without some of those cool toys.
There are many smaller depth finders that will enable the average angler to locate deeper water for those cold water deep bass. Even with no gear, there are many things that we can look for to find those elusive lunker bass.
A great place to start is always a dock or pier, since bass don't have eyelids, they need to seek out shady spots. Any natural cover under overhanging bushes and trees is a great place to cast. Laydown logs and trees, stumps, lilly pads, grass or even drain pipes are great places for bass to seek shelter. A well placed cast with a spinnerbait or crankbait will draw out bass looking for an easy meal. So don't let a lack of money stop you, just go out there and have fun.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Bass Getting Aggressive!

Now is the time of year when the water is getting warm and the bass are getting more active and aggressive. These bass are looking for a meal and now is a fun time to go fishing for these bass.
It's a great time to tie a crankbait on your line and get these hungry largemouth and smallmouth bass to come out for dinner!
There are many great lures out there like the SPRO BBZ1 shad, Strike King Sexy Swimmer, Strike King Red Eye Shad and just about any other hard crankbait out there will work. These baits are fun to fish and the bass will absolutely crush them!
These baits come in many colors and depth ranges. I really enjoy the challenge of finding out which works best. A shallow diver or lipless crankbait is a great place to start casting into likely bass haunts. Just hang on because these spring bass will attack these baits!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Rooster Tails Work!

Went fishing at a small pond this weekend. I tried numerous baits from spinnerbaits to crankbaits, and the best thing turned out to be the lowly rooster tail lure.
This is a lure that has been around forever and just plain catches fish. They are cheap to buy and easy to use, that's a great lure in my mind! We caught brim, crappie and several decent size largemouth bass using a black rooster tail.
When nothing else seems to work, these old stand-by baits will get it done. You might not catch any ten pound lunkers on them, but you will catch a lot of every kind of fish in the place you're fishing. This is a great choice for kids because of their success rate and the constant casting and reeling keeps them occupied. Be sure to keep a few in your tacklebox.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Swimbaits Win Again!

Skeet Reese dominated the Bassmaster Series event on Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia, winning by nearly 15 pounds!
He was fishing with the hottest style of baits to hit the scene in a long time, the realistic and fun swimbait. These baits are very versatile and have become a "go to" bait for many anglers.
There are many swimbaits available on the market today such as the Spro BBZ1 Shad, the Strike King Sexy Swimmer and Yum Money Minnow. All of these and many others are extremely important to have in your tackle arsenal.
The larger sizes of swimbaits (6" and up) are a must if you are going after monster size largemouth bass. All of them are great and the soft plastic style are great because they can be rigged to be weedless and fished in heavy cover where the lunkers like to hide. Be sure to get yourself a few of these great baits and try them out. You'll be glad you did, and the bass will fear you!