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.
A quick tip for any angler who is looking to save some money. If you’re like me, you’ll have a large pile of torn and ripped soft plastic baits in the bottom of your boat at the end of a long day of fishing. I used to throw them away. Not anymore. There is a Read More…
We all have lost fish on hardbaits like crankbaits, jerkbaits and topwaters. The fish seem to get leverage with these baits and can throw them with ease, at times. I’ve found that by adding a split ring between the hook and the already existing ring reduces this leverage, thus putting more fish in the livewell.
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.