When it comes to topwater baits for bass, it’s hard to beat a popper… and if you can make your popper spit water, instead of making a big bubble, you’re taking this bait to the next level. This one simple modification can greatly increase your success with a popper. Give it a try, I think you’ll be happy with the results.
Having the right fishing tackle can make all the difference when bass fishing. Before you head out on the water, be sure to read our bass fishing tackle articles. Our team will share the many years of knowledge and experience they have using latest fishing tackle.
Here’s a simple to follow 10 step guide to understanding crankbaits for bass. Let’s face it, when it comes to crankbaits, there are a lot of variables. So, we’ve layed out the 10 most important tips you need to understand to become a better crankbait fisherman.
We all know that you can fish a crankbait fast, but the best crankbait fishing tip I ever learned is how you can slow it down and get it to come through cover and trigger strikes from big bass. In this video we teach you the subtle details that make this tip so effective. Making contact with the structure you are fishing is critcal when it comes to crankbait fishing. Once you learn how to finesse a crankbait through cover, the rest will come easy.
There’s more to spooling up a spinning reel that you might think. You need to be concerned about line twist, spool tension, etc. We’ve put together a simple video tutorial that will teach you how to put line on a spinning reel along with some tips and tricks that will make the process easier for anyone who struggles with this task. Make sure you have some clippers or small pair of scissors handy for this task.
The jerkbait is perhaps one of the most underused tools in the average angler’s arsenal. A jerkbait can be far more versatile than it gets credit for. Often mistaken by many as only a cold water lure, they can really shine in warm water too. It’s also a great substitute for a crankbait or spinnerbait when they are not producing.
We’ve come up with a basic guide that will help you choose the right fishing line for the job. Trying to make sense out of all the different types of fishing lines can be a bit overwhelming. We’ve made it easy for you to understand and we’ve even given our recomendation for each type of line that we’ve throughly tested and are confident you’ll be happy with.
Do you know the basics of worm fishing? Well you should… Arguably one of the most productive baits on the planet is the plastic worm. Whether you fish it on a Texas Rig, Carolina Rig, Drop Shot, Florida Rig or on a Split Shot Rig you can almost always catch bass on a plastic worm. The plastic worm is a very simple bait to learn to master and hopefully after reading this article you will feel more comfortable and confident in your ability to produce a limit while using it. Since this is designed to be a basic instructional guide for the plastic worm I am only going to get into basic rigs and techniques.
If you have never thrown an LV Series lure from Lucky Craft then chances are you have missed tons of bass. The LV Series is one of the most productive bait lines on the market.
With its baitfish looking design and extremely loud rattles the LV Series lures can call bass from the depths of any lake. LV which stands for “Lipless Vibrator” is an understatement.
When I first started fishing about six years ago, I would walk into a tackle shop and be overwhelmed by the incredible variety of hooks that were on display. At the time I was fishing mostly with plastic worms and had little knowledge of the basic hooks and how they were used with different lures and presentations.
Gitzits or tube baits, as they are more commonly known, are without doubt the strangest looking lure ever invented. A truly perfect lure that can be used for flipping, pitching, Carolina rigging, Texas rigging and the list goes on. The Gitzit was invented by Bobby Garland and was made available to the public in 1964.