Do you have some brand or type of crank baits that you wish you could get in that fish catching color that the company doesn’t offer? Well, you can! There are several people who can put a high quality paint job on that bait at very reasonable prices. They can also paint baits in a custom color you have always wanted that no one else is fishing in your lake or river. I have been using custom painted baits for several years and truly feel they give me an edge over my competition by showing the bass fish something they haven’t seen. My advice is check out the website for people who do custom painting or contact me and I will hook you up with the people who paint for me.
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…
I am a firm believer that changing your mono on a regular basis will help you land a lot more bass. Take a look at all the major cover we fish from coast to coast, stumps, logs, rocks, docks etc… Man our lines take a beating! I make it a constant effort to check my Read More…
How do you trigger the competitive instinct in a bass?
One surefire way is to rig your lures in “tandem” when the situation allows it. Here are some tips on four techinuqes and lures that you can effectively fish in tandem.
Top Water – A “front runner” 8-12 inches in front of your top water popper or spook type bait can be deadly.
Carolina Rigging – Using a 3-way swivel to drag 2 lure choices on a Carolina rig is very effective. One leader should be slightly shorter than the other to give the “chase” effect.
Fluke Rig – The same swivel technique can be used with “fluke” type baits or “sassy shad” type swim baits to catch schooling fish. This is a great rig for catching 2 bass at one time.
Carolina Jig – A traditional Carolina rig with a “jig” weight also offers two options.
The first three examples mimic a predator fish chasing a baitfish, which triggers the competitive instinct in a bass to prove he is at the top of the food chain. Most single catches will be on the front lure.