When other competitors are using rubber skirted jig and pigs, I like to show the bass something different by using a pumpkin spider jig. I can go behind another competitor in used water and pick up bass that were missed.
If you look at a piece of structure as a small community instead of just a piece of cover, your approach and presentation will change drastically. Take a small patch of pads isolated against a nothing bank. It will be the centerpoint of movement for any fish living on that bank. Fish up the bank to the lilies, but before you cast to the bed think about what the best spot in that cover would be. If you can find a lane that you can bring a bait through near the center of the bed that’s good. If you can find the lane that will allow you to present your offering closest to the shady side of center that’s even better.
The effectiveness of the Yamamoto Senko is no secret, however at approximately 75 cents each, the can put a quick dent in your wallet. When the end you rig them in becomes too torn to use, rig them through the opposite end – they are equally effective, and will now last twice as long
There are two different hooks to use for reaction baits at least in my book anyway. The first hook is a round bent treble hook and the second is a Kayle style (EWG). For surface baits and when the fish slap at the bait “like during the spawn” the round bend hook, hooks more bass fish. Read More…