Here you will find quick “how to” tackle tips for anglers and bass fishing enthusiasts.

 

Bass Fishing Tackle Tips

Palomar Knot

When tying on any bait with a palomar knot always tie one overhand knot after the palomar Knot is snug, this greatly reduces the annoying weed or moss build up on the bait

Bass Fishing Tackle Tips

Doin’ It Wrong Might Make It Right

Once while fishing in a bass tournament, I got in a hurry to retie a Texas rigged plastic worm. I inadvertently put the sinker on backward. I decided to try it anyway and the reversed sinker technique has since put a lot fish in my boat. With the sinker facing the wrong way I found I could cast over a fallen tree branch and ease the bait up to the limb. When the cup of the sinker hits the limb, it stops the forward progress of the bait, instead of simply sliding over and falling lifelessly to the bottom. With the sinker nudged tight against the limb, the worm rises upward making for an easy target for the bass. With subtle pulls and releases, I have found I can work a worm forever in one spot. This is a great technique for cold front bass or lure weary bass. With that bait staring them right in the eye for long periods, the bass simply have to strike.

Bass Fishing Tackle Tips

First cast

If you look at a piece of structure as a small community instead of just a piece of cover, your approach and presentation will change drastically. Take a small patch of pads isolated against a nothing bank. It will be the centerpoint of movement for any fish living on that bank. Fish up the bank to the lilies, but before you cast to the bed think about what the best spot in that cover would be. If you can find a lane that you can bring a bait through near the center of the bed that’s good. If you can find the lane that will allow you to present your offering closest to the shady side of center that’s even better.

Bass Fishing Tackle Tips

Different look for the Buzzbait

If you want to give bass a different look while using a buzz bait, try replacing the skirt with a tube or even a soft, plastic minnow bait. This will give the buzz bait a more minnow-like apperance and should give you a few more strikes. just remember to hang on!

Bass Fishing Tackle Tips

Go To Froggy

One of the toughest parts frog bass fishing is letting the fish take the lure long enough before setting the hook. The Go To Froggy by CJ Bass Custom Lures has a large 5/0 Mustad Ultra Point Hook which remains exposed and in the upright position every cast. This lures unique design not only makes Read More…

Bass Fishing Tackle Tips

Spinnerbait presentation

There are times when I want to specialize my spinnerbait presentation in a way that isn’t very popular. I like to go shallow and slow. The way I see it, a bass sees dozens of spinnerbaits fly by his face, “ticking the tops of the weeds”, looking for the reaction strike in the course of Read More…

Bass Fishing Tackle Tips

Tube baits

As we all know, tube baits are excellent lure for both largemouth and smallmouth bass. You can improve the lure with one simple modification. Most manufacturers put too many “tentacles” on the bait, prohibiting them from their full range of motion. When you take it out of the package, remove 6-8 tentacles from the bait, Read More…

Bass Fishing Tackle Tips

Triple Surgeons Knot

Tired of fumbling with a blood knot when putting new line on your bass fishing reel? Use a triple surgeons knot instead. Pull about thirty inches of line off the spool of new line and tape the spool so it can’t release any more line. Pull about thirty inches off the reel and lay them on Read More…

Bass Fishing Tackle Tips

Rat-L-Trap

A great technique for monster is bass is ticking the grass with a Rat-L-Trap. To prevent the lure from hanging in the grass, down size the front treble hook one size from its original. This will help prevent grabbing the weeds, allowing you a weedless retrieve all the way back to the boat

Bass Fishing Tackle Tips

Suspending Jerk Baits

When fishing suspending jerk baits in the spring, most baits require some tuning before they will work effectively. Most suspending baits will actually float to the surface when taken out of the package. A simple solution to this problem is the application of “suspend dots or strips”. They can be order through most bass fishing Read More…