When setting the hook while fishing the Carolina Rig it is more effective to use a sweeping sideways motion rather than setting the hook straight upward.
If a bass short strikes or “blows up” behind a topwater bait and you don’t connect don’t give up. Quickly cast a different bait to that fish. The follow up bait can be a different topwater bait or soft plastic such as a soft jerkbait, tube or Senko type bait. Many times the bass will be fooled into thinking it has injured the pray it struck just moment earlier.
When fishing in early spring, a very small jig 1/8 to 3/16 oz. with a uncle josh no# 101 pork frog is the hot bait in icy water. My second choice is a tube bait. These are the only two baits I will throw in early spring. You have to remember to fish these baits Read More…