Have you ever been a guided bass fishing trip? If you haven’t, you might be missing out on some of the best fishing around the country. While the rest of us are holding down the typical 9 to 5 job, these guys are on the water almost every day… they have to… because it’s their job.
Now before you head out and book a trip, take some time and do your research. When selecting a guide, ask for references and make sure to contact them and find out how they liked their fishing experience. Not all guides were created equal and some should seek another line of work.
Drop shotting in the post spawn is a great way to catch bass that are around blue gill beds or guarding fry. It also makes for a great follow up bait when you’re fishing topwater lures shallow. Here’s some drop shot fishing tips that will help you make the right presentation at this time of year. We also tested out the brand new Keitech Leech, a killer 3″ drop shot bait that can be rigged two different ways.
October thru March in the upper Midwest usually means that bass season is pretty much over, most folks take their bass boats in for their end of the season maintenance and winterization and start focusing on deer and waterfowl season. Hey what do you expect it’s the North Country; the first major snow storm comes in and you’re stuck at home watching fishing shows and going in & out of Bass Pro Shops or your favorite tackle store just to keep that desire for April spring fishing on your mind.