When fishing a top water rat or mouse try putting a rattle or two inside. This will give it a lot more sound and a little more weight for casting. You can even add split shot to it if more weight is needed for longer casts while bass fishing.
Black Buzz Baits fished early in the morning as the sun starts to rise is an awesome way to start the day. I feel the Black stands out better in the low light. If you are not getting a bite on a whiter or yellow give the black skirt a try and hold on tight
Once while fishing in a bass tournament, I got in a hurry to retie a Texas rigged plastic worm. I inadvertently put the sinker on backward. I decided to try it anyway and the reversed sinker technique has since put a lot fish in my boat. With the sinker facing the wrong way I found I could cast over a fallen tree branch and ease the bait up to the limb. When the cup of the sinker hits the limb, it stops the forward progress of the bait, instead of simply sliding over and falling lifelessly to the bottom. With the sinker nudged tight against the limb, the worm rises upward making for an easy target for the bass. With subtle pulls and releases, I have found I can work a worm forever in one spot. This is a great technique for cold front bass or lure weary bass. With that bait staring them right in the eye for long periods, the bass simply have to strike.
All anglers should carry different styles of tube heads for their tube baits when bass fishing. Each style of tube head falls a little bit different through the water column. On different days fish want your bait to fall different ways, so always be prepared for any condition you may face. Also, make sure you Read More…