When using a trailer hook on your spinnerbait (and you should most always use one), it is important to put something behind your trailer hook to keep it from sliding off. Surgical tubing works but tends to keep the trailer hook “rigid”. One of the simplest ideas I have ever come across is to take the plastic top of a coffee can and punch plugs out of it with a handheld hole punch like you would use for notebook paper. After attaching your trailer hook to the spinnerbait hook, carefully poke the spinnerbait hook through one of the plastic plugs, extending past the barb. It should go through relatively easy. Now your trailer hook is secure on your spinnerbait, yet allows the trailer hook to move freely behind the spinnerbait. This also works well when adding a plastic trailer
Have you ever noticed that a lot of the bass you hook using a crankbait have the tendency to shake the hooks loose when they fight? Here is a pretty easy solution to help you keep those fish hooked and landed. Remove the hooks from your crankbait, and add another split ring to the already Read More…
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.
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