of the most
fish to both fish
for and to
and will hit
Here are some basic big
bass tactics. Big
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of the best
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Everyone has heard that you can catch the biggest
bass when they are on their beds nesting. This is
true you can entice a big sow to strike when
protecting her baby hatchlings. Just prior to laying
her eggs the big female bass will be full of roe (eggs) and
most fishermen do not fish for them during this
spawning period. Right after the spawning the big
bass will go into a post spawn feeding similar to
the pre-spawn feeding frenzy. Pre-spawning and
Post-spawning feeding periods are good times
to hook into a big bass. Please practice catch &
release for bass so there will be great fishing for
the next generation of fishermen.
- 3 feed
Rubber Baits Work For
Rubber Bait Fishing
- Rubber worms
will catch just about anything. They are one
of the best producers of BIG bass. A rubber
worm can be fish in so many different
techniques and in many different water
conditions. You can fish a worm slow, fast,
jerky or just let it sit on the bottom.
A great way to rig a worm is to first, rig up a
rubber fishing bait on a
Carolina rig. Take a 7 inch
worm, inserted a red # 4 worm hook into it and use
a Red colored bullet sinker in 1/4 ounce. Once the
line is attached to the hook, inserted a tooth
pick into the front of the sinker where the line
comes out to secure the sinker. Toss the worm rig out and let it sink and rest on
the bottom for a few minutes and then slowly lift
your rod tip all the way up. This action
drags the worm
slowly across the bottom. Stop lifting the rod and
lower the rod slowly cranking up the slack in the line and
repeat this action again. It's all about fishing correctly
for the water and wind conditions you are
Pitching a worm also works great
from shore or out of a boat. You will need a
special pitching rod that extends to 7 or 8
feet long. With this setup you use heavier
line and maybe a leader. the idea is to
pitch the line underhand into bull whips,
cattails or brush and work the lure
vertically (up and down) basically in the
same place. Shaking the lure in place will
drive the big ones to strike. Use this
tactic during the hot of the afternoon when
the big boys have enter cover for relief
from the sun. This method also works in lily
pads and thick grass or weeds. also use a
big bait on your pitching rig. Streamline
your presentation so it will slide through
the underbrush without hanging up to much.
Use a big 1/2 to 1 oz bullet sinker set to
the line with a tooth pick so the sinker
stays in place. The sinker and bait should
act as one unit when pitching baits.
Largemouth Bass On
Baits - Crank Baits are available in many
sizes, colors and diving depths. The lure bill size will
determine the diving depth. Crank baits are
available that are capable of fishing depth from 2
feet to 30 feet. Many species of fish are near the
shoreline during the cooler mornings and evenings,
but move off shore to deeper water levels to find a
thermo cline of compatible temperature zone. As the
day heats up the shallow shoreline will get to hot
for the fish and they go off in search of that
special temperature they are looking for. When scout
fishing for bass make long casts at different angles
to completely cover the water. Start with a shallow
crank bait and go deeper as you need to for strikes.
Vary everything you can to see what the daily
pattern is. Try different retrieve speeds. Sometimes
just stopping the lure and letting it suspend in the
water and then cranking fast again will draw fish
strikes. Once you get a few strikes you can focus on
that particular water depth on the lake or river.
Catching Big Bass
On Top Water Lures
- Top water lures are some of the most thrilling
fishing baits to use. The action of the strike on top water
is always exciting.
The sudden explosion of the fish at the surface at
the bait is different from catching a bass on a plug
that runs underwater. You can use top water lures for bass,
redfish, snook, tarpon, sea trout and many other
Most fish will hit a top water in the right
conditions. Of course, it's all about presenting
your lure to the fish in the appropriate manner for
the existing conditions. I like big top water
The bigger the better for catching big trophy fish.
Try tossing the lure out and letting it sit on top
of the water until all the water circles disappear
from the splash. Then twitch the lure softly to make
some more light ripples in the water. Repeat this
for several more minutes before starting your lure
retrieve back to the boat or shore. This can take
several minutes but it drives the big bass crazy.
Often as soon as the lure make a motion the bass
will strike violently.
Another productive bass
fishing method for topwater lures is to jerk the
lure occasionally during the lure retrieve and let
it make a splash on top of the water. Be ready for a
bass strike when you try this one. Do a
controlled popping sound with the lure when fishing top water lures. With a little practice you will
easily master making popping and gurgling sounds
with the top water lure as you retrieve it.
Spinnerbaits For Big Bass
are great for big bass.
some features about them that make the BIG Bass
hit them. You can fish a spinner bait in almost all
water conditions. By adding or
removing the blade sizes, the rear dress skirt color and the
weight size you can fish any depth. Spinner Baits
are easy to use right out of the package. Just toss
them out and try different retrieve speeds.
fishing them real slow near the surface with a big
gold blade. It will make a thumping sound in the
water and will attract bass strikes. You can reduce
the size and shape of the blades to make different
sounds and appear differently in the water.
Occasionally crank the spinnerbait in as quickly as
you can. This will sometimes draw a big bass strike.
Try to allow the spinnerbait to bump into an
underwater object like a rock or tree branch. When
the spinnerbait hits an object in the water it
pauses and the blades stop turning. This is often
when you will get a strike.
You can also toss a big
spinnerbait out and let it sit on the bottom for a
while occasionally dragging it across the bottom
gently. This method has been known to take some real
monster bass. Detecting a bass strike on a
spinnerbait can be tricky. When using a spinnerbait pay close
attention to your line as it enters the water. If
you see a sudden change in direction in your line
travel it could mean a bass has it in its mouth and
you need to set the hook.
As with any fishing lure
be sure to crank up the slack in your line before
you set the hook. Set the hook like you mean
the bass have hard mouths and it can be difficult to
drive the hook home. Also remember to sharpen your
hooks often, and re-tie your lure line know often.
If not when that big 15 lb bass take your offering you
may not catch him. Experiment with different color
skirts on the spinnerbait.
Also try adding a rubber
worm to the spinner bait hook or add a stinger hook
for the worm and attach it to your spinnerbait hook.
As for lure colors try white and chartreuse in clear
waters. Black, blue and red for non-clear waters. The
colors can also be used to your advantage when
fishing deeper water. Red lures are best for shallow
water. Green, blue and yellow are visibly deeper in
the water and easier for the fish to see.