Great question. My rule for catching a bigger bass/kicker is to either switch to a big bait (Jig, worm, topwater, swimbait) or fish deeper or thicker (in thicker cover) than you have been fishing!
Have you tried some of the new 2 or 2 1/2 oz. tung. weights? They should get through. If not target the edges of the grass. There will always be an inside and outside edge!
IT was SICKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!! I cant wait to get back! I love smallmouth fishing. Nothing like it!
Yes. Good electronics are a must. Once you start looking at your graph, find the depth (level) that you see bait. Then look at forms of cover that intersect with that depth. Also, on the deeper more coverless flats look for any kind of change. Change attracts bass!
I wish I could have two a spinning and a casting. But if I had only one it would be a 7' MH casting rod with a 7.1:1 low profile casting reel with 15 lb. flora on it!
Great question. It's time to study up. Live on the web and learn things your not so good at: knots, techniques, etc. Also spend the time researching the lakes on you 2014 schedule. Use web sites like Fishidy to do map research and predict where you are going to fish!
Great question. Every super successful angler I know has one big time strength and the ability to do everything else. You just need to force yourself to learn all of the other techniques. But use your strengths whenever you can. My two loves are power fishing and finesse fishing!
I'd say Seminole. First because I won there in 2002. And second because I never fished Talquin!
YES on both! Winslow is a little more manageable. Can't beat a soft stick bait on that lake year round (green pumpkin). Union is a lot more complex. On Union I like baits that I can cover a lot of water. Spinnerbaits, vibration baits, cranks and topwaters top my list!
In this order: join a club, fish as much as you can, learn techniques and baits your not good at, get a 4 year degree after high school, and start soliciting sponsors NOW!
The Jerk by Havoc!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My feeling was always that we (the anglers and tournament orgs) should abide by what ever the state law was regarding number of wires and hooks. Now in saying that I'm glad BASS does not allow them!!!!!!!!!!!!
WOW. Thats a tuff one. How about three: Guntersville, Champlain, and Falcon!
If it pulls back I like to fish for it! I love multi species in the fresh (crappie, perch, cats) and love salt fishing (reds, trout, tuna)! Give me a carp and I'd be happy!
Hey Pete. It is really a matter of taste. It will make the rod lighter but not sure it will help your casting distance. If you fish in the cold when guides ice up, micros are not the right guide.
I know what you mean. In those cases I like to go out of my way to fish baits other dudes are not fishing. I also like to go a bit deeper or thicker (thinker into the cover) then everyone else is doing. Finally I like to explore areas that are not getting beat up (above the 95 bridge in DC)!!!!
Wow I think you and I are the only ones that fish it! Honestly most of the time I fish the smaller Road Runners (1/16,1/8) with no trailer (just the hair ones).
As a co angler you have to have 2 sets of eyes. always look at what the pro is doing and casting at and try to do something a bit different. If you can finesse fish it will help a lot!
No spit the transducers. You want the on on the front on the foot of the troll motor. This will let you see things in real time that are directly under the boat!
I LOVE that lake. Im actually going to be there in early Jan. to do some ice fishing. Also I might be back up there in July for a Rapala writers event!