Bass Fishing Tackle Tips

Drop Shot a Leech

When bass fishing is tough going to a smaller bait can finish off a limit in no time. Drop shot rigs have become very popular over the last few years. Fish around the posts on docks the drop shot can be deadly to finish out a limit. I prefer a leech such as the Bass Read More…

Bass Fishing Tackle Tips

Finicky Bass

  Next time your having trouble getting those picky bass to bite your spinnerbait, try changing one or both of the blades to black nickle. This is a great way to give the fish a little something different to look at without drasticly changing the look of your lure. It is especially effective in clear water Read More…

Bass Fishing Tackle Tips

No More Smelly Bass Baits

 When buying tubes or worms in bulk packages the scent sometimes leaks out of the bag. What I do is seal them in smaller bags with a food vacuum sealer. It keeps the baits fresh and air tight.That way you can store them anywhere for as long as you want

Bass Fishing Tackle Tips

Double Trouble – Fishing Lures In Tandem

How do you trigger the competitive instinct in a bass?

One surefire way is to rig your lures in “tandem” when the situation allows it. Here are some tips on four techinuqes and lures that you can effectively fish in tandem.

Top Water – A “front runner” 8-12 inches in front of your top water popper or spook type bait can be deadly.
Carolina Rigging – Using a 3-way swivel to drag 2 lure choices on a Carolina rig is very effective. One leader should be slightly shorter than the other to give the “chase” effect.
Fluke Rig – The same swivel technique can be used with “fluke” type baits or “sassy shad” type swim baits to catch schooling fish. This is a great rig for catching 2 bass at one time.
Carolina Jig – A traditional Carolina rig with a “jig” weight also offers two options.

The first three examples mimic a predator fish chasing a baitfish, which triggers the competitive instinct in a bass to prove he is at the top of the food chain. Most single catches will be on the front lure.