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Lake Fork Bass Fishing: Tips For Big Bass On Big Flutter Spoons!!!

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Bass Fishing With the Spinnerbait

Spinnerbaits are one of the most versatile lures in your box. Most anglers only use one dimension of the spinnerbait and that is throwing the lure at the bank and reeling it in. There are several ways to retrieve this lure as we will discuss below.

* Jigging – Try using your Spinnerbait the next time you pull out your jigging spoon or the lure you use to do your jigging. Spinnerbaits can be used like a jig when your fishing the pockets of weed beds, dock pilings or any structure where you would use your jig. Simply pitch your Spinnerbait to the cover like you would jig and when it hits bottom lift your rod tip up a few feet and let the bait flutter to the bottom.

* Dredging – I call this technique "dredging" because this technique is fished on the bottom like you would fish your Carolina or Texas Rigged soft plastic. Try this technique on points or in any structure you would fish your soft plastics. Let the spinnerbait hit bottom, reel in the slack and "dredge" up the bottom a little before elevating your rod tip to "bounce" the lure up off the bottom a few inches, basically the same technique you would use when fishing a jig and pig.

* Slow Rolling – If you watch any Bass Fishing Program you have probably heard of this technique. Slow Rolling involves a steady slower retrieval close to the bottom attempting to bump structure in order to entice a strike. You can fish this technique in various depths of water. If fishing deer water, lets say 15-18 feet, you need let your lure sink before retrieving it. After your spinnerbait hits the water count to 5 or whatever number you think will get your lure to the right depth, then start your retrieve.

These are a few different ways to use your spinnerbait, there are others I am sure. If you have a new or different technique please share it with us by clicking on the "submit news" button on the main menu. hope these help good luck!

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Catching BIG Bass On Chatterbaits!

Today My good friend Paul and I went bass fishing in search of catching big bass on chatter baits. This was the first really cold we had in Florida and the fish were chewing the slow retrieve baits. Thank you guys for watching this video don’t forget to Subscribe!


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Finding Bass on Your Mini Pontoon Boat

One of the greatest challenges of bass fishing is determining the best spot to fish. It takes a little understanding of the bass to figure it out. Once you have it, you can more consistently identify bass areas and reel in more fish.

Determining the best area to fish for bass depends on what type of bass you are hunting. Large mouth bass, small mouth bass, spotted bass and black bass all behaving differently. Furthermore, they all are very sensitive to conditions. They may exhibit different characteristics at different times, depending on the weather, temperature, lighting and food supply.

One thing that all bass keep in common is their love of cover. Whether it is a downed tree, underwater grasses, a sunken canoe, or a pier, they will most likely be near it or under it. This holds especially true for large mouth bass. They are avid hunters and want to stay understood.

A lot of bass, especially spotted and small mouth bass, like to hang out alongside cliffs. This is where your equipment can come in handy. Many lakes also have topographic maps that can clue you in to where cliffs may be.

If you frequent a specific lake or waterway, keep track of where you find bass. You will need to record everything about the conditions, the time of year, time of day, and temperature of the water, whatever you can. You may not find bass in the same spot again for a while. They tend to migrate around depending on conditions.

They like to move to warmer, usually shallow waters to spawn in the spring. But, they may not feed much during this time and they can be difficult to catch. They will mainly be concentrating on egg protection. For this reason, bass fishing is usually best in deeper water, starting in the summer.

As the water warms up in the summer, the bass will want to escape the heat and get into cooler deeper water. They will hang around large schools around cliffs and deep structures. Large rocks, submerged trees and docks over deep water are good places to find bass during this time. If the water gets too warm, they will want to escape to even cooler deeper water, but the lack of oxygen in really deep water will force them to stay in the shallower warm water. These types of conditions can make the bass act ill, they do not eat a lot, and they can be very hard to catch. Submerged rocks offer a cool cover in warm water and a lot of bass will stick close to ledges and large rocks to stay cool. During winter, they will return to the shallows and can be a lot easier to catch.

The best time to determine good bass fishing areas is in the early morning or late afternoon. During these times you will likely see the bass surfacing for food, and you will know where to go. Choose your lures, keep a bass fishing diary, and get out there for a good year of fishing on your mini pontoon boat .

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A Bass Anglers Best Friend, His Dog

Launching the bass boat at 5:30 am, lunch packed, crisp morning with clear skies. A day planned to head up to the chain lakes in beautiful Northern Idaho. Time to unwind, try your luck at catching the 8 lb. bass that has been calling your name since the beginning of the season. What could be better? Possibly a dog to join you in your quest. A dog to sit next to you, keeping you company. A dog along for ride. Every mans dream. No unneeded talk, a silent companion who would also enjoy any needless banter. Just enjoying the moment of complete beauty. Only needing to take an occasional moment on shore to tend to natures needs.

The talk was years ago how having our dog accompaniment our son on these endless outings would give my husband and I piece of mind. Our youngest son became interested in fishing at an early age. By the time our dog, Klink, joined our family, my son had been fishing for 3 years.

His love of fishing soon manifested itself when he had spent untold hours fishing from every dock available on our lake. My husband would take our youngest out in our boat and they would fish the entire day. Our dog would stay with me on shore while the guys mastered their skills on the water.

It soon became familiar to us that the dreams we had of having the dog security was not going to be a reality. For some strange reason, our dog found that any slightest movement of the fishing pole, was a quest to conquer. It may have been that she is a border collie and their instinct is to herd. Possibly along in her herding instinct, it was instilled in her to retrieve.

No chance of having the dog in the same vicinity as my son when he focused on fishing. The few times that the dog and I would venture on the dock would end up with the dog jumping in the water in search of the lure that had just been hurled out. The verbal commands were of no use when her mind was set to retrieve whatever had just landed in the water. Not only would she try and retrieve the lure, she also would proceed to look in the live well and completely submerge her head in the water, searching for the fish that had already been done.

Here I sit years later. My dog ​​is near deaf and can not hear a thunderstorm. What had at one time sent her running for cover, is of no fear to her now. But, my son picks up a fishing pole and with his back turned into the sleeping dog, takes a small cast into the field and our dog acts like she has been shot .. Eyes open, ears perked up, ready to spring.

My son still fishes and enjoys the solitude of the boat. Our thoughts of years ago has not materialized. Instead of taking the dog with him on his outings, he now invites my husband, his girlfriend, his brother or myself.

I do envy those bass anglers who have been blessed with a dog who enjoys the art of bass fishing. May they relish in the fact that their dogs have the self control to sit and watch. Blessed be the companion of the bass angler. Whomever they may be.

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Peacock Bass Fishing Trip: An Adventurous Trip To the Amazon

Well, going for fishing trip to Amazon is a dream for any adventurous nature lover. Are you a beginner in fishing and want the fishing trip to be more rewarding and memorable, exciting and adventurous? It is better to have more knowledge about the nature of fishing. Well, let us focus on peacock bass at the moment. It is exhilarating to know more about the exact behavior of peacock bass while fishing takes place.

The peacock bass is known for its ferocious striking power. They are aggressive and hit the surface lure with great violent force. Quiet often, it is deceptive and this is where an angler needs to be careful. Do not lose the patience as at this point as the angler may get into a mode where he wants to pull the drag away expecting to catch the bass; however, most of the time it does not happen.

Another notable point when the peacock bass strikes the lure is that it shows ferocious sheer power which is ever misleading for the angler. The force of the strike makes the fisherman believe that the fish might be of a larger size. The truth is that the peacock bass has such a sheer power and violent behavior that can come from a huge fish type. This sort of fishing experience only comes from Amazon fishing trips because the area is well known for peacock bass and this fact make it so desiring to go for a fishing trip.

The angler who comes across the peacock bass often mistakes that fighting with them would be easy. However, the story is different because they do not get easily tired despite it shows such a sheer power right from the beginning. The angler would think that they are going to drain out on their energy and may initially give up; but it happens only after an elongated period of struggling with them.

It is said that the best time to lure a peacock bass is pre-spawn period. Also it is better to start your angling in the early morning hours or in the evening time when the light is softened. The early morning is one time they are wholly hungry and in a mood to gulp down anything and everything. This is the best time for an angler to put his flies.

Those who want to go for Amazon fishing adventures mostly focus on peacock bass fishing as they are the most available game fish in that area. The adventurer who wants to seek more thrills and excuse would never regret if he chooses the Amazon fishing vacation. Moreover, there are a thousand of guidelines available and a number of fishing and adventure companies waiting to help out these nature lovers who make it big in a Amazon fishing adventure trip.

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When looking at bass fishing lures one thing to keep in mind. We all know bass can see, but do they see colors the same way we do? Here is some information that might help the next time you are looking for the perfect color of crankbait. All colors have a wavelength. The visible colors from shortest to longest wavelength are: violet, blue, green, yellow, orange, and red. When light hits the water it starts to be filtered out. Red is filtered first, then orange, then yellow and so on down the line. So when you throw out your bright red lipless crank bait after a few feet it is sorta orange, then turns yellow, then greenish yellow, then green and later after traveling through the color spectrum becomes black.

Having done some spear fishing I can tell you from experience that the deer you go the more blue everything appears. I guess that's why they call it the deep blue. We have all seen the shows on TV about the deep diving sub marines looking for the Titanic or some other sunken ship. They all have big spotlights on them because it is pitch black, all the colors have been filtered. So if your fishing for bass at a depth of 12 feet I seriously doubt that the color red will be visible to the fish because it is the first color filtered. All this scientific stuff on color helped me realize that the color of your lure is probably not important after a certain depth.

What is? I would say the profile would be important, I doubt a bass would have any interest in your bright red car keys. On second thought … nah. The profile of your bait is a factor, as well as action. The action of the bait is how it wiggles, how it moves water, the noises it makes, the things it does to entice a bite. We know from the above information on color that all of our lures are blue-ish at deeper levels so action and profile would be more important for me in choosing a lure for deeper water fishing.

My favorite deep water tactical is a wacky Senko! I use a weighted, weed less hook with an O ring on my Senko and I hook the O ring with the hook and drop her down to the depth I want and wait. What color, c'mon have not you read the article. Green Pumpkin by the way. Yea, Yea I know color does not matter, but a green pumpkin Senko with a little red flake looks more juicy to me!

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There are many crankbait lures and designs. They generally look like some sort of bait fish or crawfish. There are "lipless" crankbaits. They are typically more productive in weed and rock structure.

Typically crankbaits for largemouth bass should be 2-5 inches. Crankbaits are one of the most lifelike lures you can use. Fall is my favorite time to use crankbaits, especially shad and crawfish crankbaits. The bigger the lip on the crankbait, the deeper it will dive. I believe it's best to use heavier line (1214 lb. test) when using shallow running crankbaits, and lighter line (8lb. Test) for defrunning crankbaits. A lot of professionals will use 2025 lb. test when fishing shallowrunning crankbaits. One important thing is you want to make sure that the crankbait is running straight. I like to pause often when retrieving the crankbait, since it produces me more strikes. I also find it more productive to mainly retrieve the crankbait by pulling it in with the pole and reeling in the slack on the pause.

Shallow running crankbaits in summer are great. I have particularly caught a lot of bass using the Rebel Crawfish. Its important to remember to pick your size of crankbait according to generally how big the bait fish are in your location. Bass will often stick to one size. You'll want multiple sizes of the same crankbait and make sure you have crankbaits that run at different depths. Its a good idea to have some pending crankbaits around that will stay at one depth when you stop reeling in. Some people like to use a wire snap. I like to just use a swivvle snap to connect my crankbaits to the line. They are quick for changing out crankbaits for example if you wanted to try a different size, depth, or color.

Top water crankbaits:
-I like to use injured shad top water crankbaits.

Shallow running crankbaits:
-Shallow diving crankbaits are either short-lipped crankbaits or lipless crankbaits.

Short-lipped crankbaits:
-Most only dive 1-3 feet.

-I recommend thin crankbaits with flat sides in cold water, and rounder crankbaits that wobble in warmer water. -Some short-lipped crankbaits are long and skinny and some are short and fat.
-Short-lipped crankbaits float when stopped. They should be fished slow.

Lipless Crankbaits:
-I recommend using lipless crankbaits in shallow water, with a fast retrieve. -You can also let lipless crankbaits sink and fish for suspended bass.
-You can get ones that sink or float at rest. Most of them sink.

Medium divers or mid-water crankbaits:
-Medium divers go from about 5-12 feet deep.

Deep diving crankbaits:
-These crankbaits can go down to 30 feet. They are most productive at 20 feet. You can use deep diving crankbaits for largemouth but I do not recommend it. I'd just stick to the jig & pig lures.

Things to remember about crankbaits:
-The bigger the lip the deeper the crankbait will go.
-The lip just determines how deep the lure will go. Some float and when you reel it in, they go down to what the lip is set for.
-Some sink. The ones that sink will usually sink at a rate of one foot per second. So, if you know how deep the fish are these are great.
-When picking your color and size of crankbait try to match what the body of watre your fishing on has to offer as far as bait fish and such. -Use natural colors in clear water and bright colors in dark water.

Source by Amber McClellan

Largemouth Bass: A Day in the Boat Video Review

This video is not exactly a spring chicken having been shot back in the 90's when the Lindners were still associated with In-Fisherman, but the information it contains is timeless. That, my friends, is the most important thing.

I have to admit that this video did a lot to change my fishing career. While I had always been somewhat successful in my fishing efforts, being able to sit there in the boat with Al Lindner for 60 minutes really opened my eyes to a lot of things I was doing wrong and how I could improve my fishing results.

Watching this videoaveave me a new arsenal of techniques and, most importantly, helped me put together a system for finding bass in any body of water no matter what the conditions. Seeing how Al picked apart a given body of water and how he systematically worked each of the zones looking for active bass really turned the light on upstairs in my dusty attic of a brain.

Before I had always hahazardly worked around a lake with no real plan or idea what to do next. Trying this lure or that, casting here and casting there, sure that the next cast was going to catch a fish. Always with a constant streams of doubts playing the back of my mind – maybe I am using the wrong color, maybe the lure is wrong, I bet the fish are over there, I'm sure the fish are here and if I keep working this area … Well, you get the idea.

Armed with the information I picked up from this video, and being able to actually see it being implemented right in front of me, I was no longer at the mercy of Lady Luck when I hit the water. Now I was able to confidently fish everywhere and use those same techniques to quickly eliminate water and get the active bass pinned down to a certain area. Once located, it is just a matter of finding exactly which lure and presentation will make those bass go totally unhinged. And, that is when the real fun starts!

There is a lot of truth to the old adage that 10% of the fisherman catch 90% of the fish. It is not that the 10% that do all the catching are lucky, or possess some sort of "magic lure" that the bass fall all over themselves trying to be the next victim. It is quite simply that this 10% know how to quickly eliminate the unproductive water and concentrate on only the water that is holding bass while the other 90% of fisherman are somewhere else casting aimlessly.

It is this system of finding fish that separates the pros from the amateurs.

Like I said, the actual video is a bit dated, but the information is classic and should be in the arsenal of every fisherman no matter what species of fish they are pursuing. If you are looking to catch more bass, or any kind of fish for that matter, I would actually suggest you check out Largemouth Bass: A Day in the Boat. I guarantee you will at least take away something that will make you more successful on the water.

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At one point all most every bait used has probably been a bass. Manufacturers and fishermen classify bass lures by the depth at which they are most effectively used – top-water, mid-water and deep-running.

Top Water – Now, of course top water lures such as buzz baits, poppers, and surface plugs are great for shallow water. The best results for top water lures will come from water that's 5 feet or less near some kind of structure. example (weed beds, brush, land-points etc.)

– Buzz baits are one of the best baits for a fun catch. The bass will literally attack them out of no where. A good one for the bigger bass too.

– Very productive, especially in late spring at the end of the spawn.

– Good for fishing allot of water in a short time.

– I suggest using this to find pools of bass and then slow down withe something more discrete so not to scare all the fish off.

– You should catch more fish if you attach a plastic shad body to the hook. To the fish it looks like a meal with all the commotion. It looks like a fish fluttering away in a panic. Thats really all they see. The blades became invisible during spinning on the top of the water.

– I use a 1/2 ounce buzz bait if the water is choppy or even a 3/4 ounce.

– a 1/4 ounce if the bass are smaller and or the water is calm.

Hula Poppers are one of my favorite top water baits to use.

– best for calmer waters. It's quite a bit slower than fishing a buzz bait.

Mid-water-Some mid-water lure examples (crank-baits, spoons, minnow-plugs)

Spoons are versatile. They can be fished at almost any depth and retrieval speed. Minnow plugs and crank-baits have a lip that makes the lure to dive when you reel it in. Some models float on the surface when at rest, and some sink. The sinking ones can be used at almost all depths by counting down the sinking to the depth you want it.

Crank-Bait lures are one of my favorite lures to use. I've taught more fish on crank-baits than almost any other lure. Particularly the Rebel Crawfish.

The Big Craw meets the demand for larger, deeper-runners and runs at depths of up to 10 feet. The ultra-light Rebel Crawfish is unduly one of the most popular fishing lures in the world. Its small life-like profile entices and catches all sizes of game fish – especially bass, trout, and panfish. The versatile family of Rebel Lures Crawfish are quite possibly the most productive series of crankbaits ever made. Deep, shallow, suspending, cast, or trolled for virtually any freshwater species there's a Rebel Crawfish that's designed to get the job done.

-People I fish with always want to know what I'm using when I sneak on my rebel crawfish crank-bait. I suggest having a useful of these things around and in different sizes.

Deep water – Deep structure in summer with jigging-spoons that are fished just off the bottom is a good idea. These lures can also be dressed with pork rind or soft-bodied attractors. Other deep water lures include lead-heads, plastic worms etc .. Steep drop offs are great for jigs with an imitation crayfish on it. bouncing it barely off the bottom as you bring it in.

– A great lure all most times of the year (off the deep side of weedbeds, straight out from points, etc …) is a dark colored lead-headed jig with a pork frog attached to that. The jig should have a skirt on it. Its especially productive in early spring and fall. I like to cast it towards shore and hop it out to a drop off and let it flutter over a drop off. Deep diving crankbaits are also good. Just let it hit bottom and let it lay with a little jig once and a while. Use either a dark pork frog or a green one. If you're careful with that pork frog you'll get a few – many fishing trips with it, depending on how careful you are. they are really strong. You have to finesse it off the hook though.

Something to keep in mind, Bass like the color RED! If one color does not work, try another. Use brighter colors in clear water and darker colors in darker water. Another thing to keep in mind, leaches work great also! I have eaten a lot of fish on leaches. I think they're a lot better than worms ever thought of being. Probably because of how active the leach is in the water.

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Spring Bass Fishing – It's Hard Not to Catch Bass in the Spring

When going spring bass fishing, it's important to know at what stage of the spawn the bass are at before you can determine where they are and the technique used to catch them. There's a period just before the spawn as the water warms up where the bass will be in a feeding frenzy. During the spring spawn, the fishing is more about getting reaction strikes, and the period after the spawn, you can get creative with your fishing by trying out new and different lures and techniques.

Pre-Spawn Fishing For Bass

As the water gets into the 50's the bass will start to come into the shallow areas of the water to feed. If the water temperatures decrease a bit, then the bass will move out deeper again. This move from deep to shallow and back will occur a lot during this time period. Once the temperatures start hovering in the high 50's, the bass will start binge feeding. This heavy feeding provides increased energy for the marathon the males and females must go through during the spawn. The extra nutrition also helps with the developing eggs in the females. When coming in to binge feed, the bass usually come in schools. This is a great opportunity to tie on your favorite bass lure and start catching fish. I tell you, you will have trouble NOT catching any, there are so many and they are so hungry.

Although the fish are not very picky about the food they eat during this time, you may haul in more bass when using lures that look like or mimic the behavior of local prey. In my area there are lots of crayfish and at this time of year the bass eat these crays like crazy. I tie on a crayfish-crank, one from the Rebel craw fish series somehow, any color, bounce it off the bottom and the fish pounce. One spring fishing with my cousin, I recall a 9 strikes to 10 casts ratio! And not just with cranks, even Texas rigging a plastic craw fish works like gang busters.

Spring Bass Fishing During The Spawn

During the spawn, after the females have deposited their eggs and set out to recuperate, the males are left back guarding the eggs. They do not want any harm to come to their young ones so they will bite at anything that swims past. This is a great time to get reaction strikes from these big males. Spinner baits and crank baits work well. As a fish preservation promoter however, I generally do not participate in this type of fishing. I feel that between the time the bass is on the hook and released back into the water, other predators have plenty of time to help themselves to the unguarded nest. That's not to say you should follow suit, plenty of anglers disagree that it even poses a problem for the bass population, and sometimes they are right.

Post-Spawn Bass Fishing In The Spring

After the spawn and the days start to get warmer, the bass will still come into feed in the shallows. You can usually catch them early morning and again at night. This gives ample opportunity for the shore fishermen to try out some of their bass lures. At this stage I'll often try new lures out to see how they perform and see if I should add them to my favorites. Texas rigging with plastics, spinner baits, spoons and my all time favorite, top water fishing, are some of the methods to test out. Do not get too hung up on color, just cast in your lures and have some fun. You may hook into a nice northern or a big trophy bass at this stage in spring fishing. Best of luck!

Source by Paul Travolds