When fishing cold front conditions or highly pressured bodies of water, try fishing small ¼ or 1/8 ounce crankbaits. There are several companies that produce crankbaits designed for crappie or bluegill, but these little gems can be the ticket for catching large numbers of bass when nothing else is working. The only modification I make is upsizing hooks to get better hookups. But don’t be fooled into thinking these little baits are for small fish, the big ones seem to like them as well. With a spin cast outfit and 6 lb line, these little baits cast extremely well.
I do a lot of swimming a jig. When fishing a jig and pig, keep the bait moving by using a jiggling-twitching retrieve. You want to work the jig close to the bottom, so a heavier jig is better in this application. When you come to a tree top or some buck brush try swimming Read More…
When catching appears to be slow, slow down your presentation. While fishing grass beds, be sure your lure is in constant contact with the grass. When fishing a rocky bottom the lure should remain in contact with the rocks and fished slowly. The bite usually feels like a little more pressure on the line.
By tying a snell knot on a straight shank flipping hook, the hook will be forced into the upper part of the bass fishes mouth instead of the side or lower jaw. This will not only increase your “hook-up” ratio, it will decrease the number of fish you lose.