When spooling up a reel while on the water, most anglers keep the new line coming off the spool tight by running it through their hand or a wrapped towel, but be careful not to hold it too tight. The heat generated from the friction of the moving line can be enough to weaken the line. To make sure the line stays cool, you should wet your hand or the towel before you begin.
If you want to give your crankbaits a little more flash, replace the back treble with a teaser treble of the same size. The feathers or mylar will give the bait more flash and different look. When used on suspending baits, on a pause, the pulsating action of the feathers will drive the fish crazy.
When drop shot fishing you are fishing for suspended fish in one certain depth in the water line, use your electronics to find where the fish are suspending and drop your rig down to that depth. Use a black marker and mark your line about 6 – 8 inches where the line comes out of 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