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.
If a bass short strikes or “blows up” behind a topwater bait and you don’t connect don’t give up. Quickly cast a different bait to that fish. The follow up bait can be a different topwater bait or soft plastic such as a soft jerkbait, tube or Senko type bait. Many times the bass will be fooled into thinking it has injured the pray it struck just moment earlier.
When you are fishing and simply can not catch any bass, try giving yourself a five minute time out. Often, we get caught up in making good casts to good looking spots and become too mechanical. Sit down and don’t cast for a few minutes. Take a break, drink a warm or cold beverage and Read More…