Always fish a wood pile on the outside area first. The most activefish will hang to the outside, and so use spinnerbaits or crankbaitsfirst. Then fish it with soft plastics or jig combos, using aflipping/pitching technique, and work towards the middle and shoreside areas. In this way more fish can be caught on one area,without catching the middle, less active fish first, and risk spookingthe others.
Fishing 1-4 weeks after a lake thaws out after the winter freeze. Look for shallow coves or bays that are protected from the wind, with dark bottoms, located in the north, west, or northwest corners of the lake. These Coves and Bays will be the first to warm up, because they receive the most sunlight Read More…
Evaluating your hook-up ratio can improve your catching. When a bass goes after a swimming target he is 70% successful. When a bass goes after a crawfish he is 99.9% successful. Keep these numbers in mind when evaluating your hook up ratio
We have learned during our tournaments to use just a little common courtesy by staying till you make sure the last fisherman is in from the long day. You never know when one has had problems if you hook up and run. Take care of your fellow fisherman