Just messing around lol. I need a GoPro cam.
(catch and release)
Just messing around lol. I need a GoPro cam.
(catch and release)
There are basically three types of blades that are used on spinnerbaits, the Colorado, Indian, and the willow leaf. The Colorado is almost round in shape and as a result, it disperses more water and causes more vibration to attract the fish. The willow leaf is more elongated and gives off more flash to catch the fishes eyesight. The Indian blade is simply a compromise between the two. Since bass rely more are their eyesight for hunting their prey, I tend to favor the willow leaf in most circumstances.
The gap, where you tie your line to the lure, plays a big part in how this lure acts in the water. By closing the gap–this is done by squeezing the arms together–this decreases the resistance on the blades which results in a faster, truer running lure. This strategy works great in clearer water and deep water. However, you can also widen the gap (pull the arms away from each other) and this will slow the lure down and give it more lift. This is a good strategy for muddy water. Caution, be careful not to get the arms out of line when you do this. If you do, just bend them back.
One of the problems for these lures is, missed strikes. But I got the remedy, add a trailer hook to your lure. Just get a 2/0 mustad hook and slide it around the hook on your lure, get passed the barb and crimp it with a pair of pliers. Make sure your trailer hook does not extend passed the skirt on your lure. If you do this, you will catch about 1/4 of your bass on this trailer hook.
Trailers are good for muddy or stained water conditions. And I’m talking about plastic worms, grubs, or frogs. Just make sure you put your grub on before you put on your second hook if your using a second hook. In clear water, I like a more natural presentation so I don’t use a trailer.
Another way to prevent missed strikes is to trim your skirt. Sometimes the skirt is just too long, and the bass will nip at the tail of the skirt and miss the hook. Now you can add a second hook, or you can trim the skirt with a pair of scissors. Make sure you don’t cut the skirt to far back exposing the hook.
Here’s how to learn what a bite feels like when fish bites a soft plastic bait. You’ll know how to tell when a fish bites your plastic lure after watching this video.
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However one can not expect to just toss a jig anywhere in the canal and be rewarded with success. This slim ribbon of fish filled water has its hot spots and dead zones like any other fishing area along the striper coast. Being able to find the dramatic drop-offs, underwater humps, rocky ledges and relentless rips is key to consistently taking big bass off the bottom.
Striped bass flock to areas of structure like bees to honey. Often times the fish will position themselves deep in a hole, or right behind a rock ledge. The structure breaks up the swift current, basically in the same way a building blocks a stiff breeze.
Traditional striper theory states that cow stripers will use current blocking pieces of structure to gain a competitive advantage on their prey. The strong Cape Cod Canal current pushes all sorts of bait fish and prey items downstream. Crafty striped bass will take position behind a piece of structure, and then ambush prey as it tumbles in the current.
What this means for the angler is that being able to offer a well placed jig right around, or better yet, directly in these pieces of structure will increase your catch rate. Often times jigs that bounce just a few yards too far from these hot spots are completely ignored by the bass.
So how do we go about locating these prime jigging spots in the first place?
One of the easiest ways to find areas worth jigging is to pay close attention to differences in the surface water of the canal. Fish holding pieces of structure will often create disturbances in the natural flow of the current. More than likely clues to the location of the fishy structure shows itself as a wake, ripple, whirlpool etc. on the surface of the canal.
Walking the banks of the canal, or better yet riding your bike along the service road, and keeping a close eye out for differences on the canal’s surface is a good way to at least get an idea of where to fish.
Standing waves are arguably the most tell-tale sign of an underwater hump or gulley. If you find an area with standing waves, the actual fish holding structure will be located slightly up current of the waves. This holds true regarding any sort of disturbance on the surface-the fishy structure will…
Video of two kings I caught during the Great Lakes Kayak Fishing Series – Stop 3 – King Salmon. Ended up taking 1st in the tournament, big fish, and 1st in the series.
Camera: GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition
Editing software: GoPro Studio 2.0
Louisiana farmers need dry weather these next few weeks to fertilize corn and plant soybeans. TWILA’s Taylor Frey takes us to St. Landry and Pointe Coupee Parishes to tell us more.
There are two basic concepts that are important to understand about rods. These are: POWER and ACTION.
Rod Action refers to the bend in the rod. Rods bend in different parts and can be separated by three different areas: The last quarter or essentially near the tip. At the last third to the tip and throughout the whole rod. The bend at the tip area is known as a Fast Action Rod. The last third to the tip is known as a Moderate Action Rod, and the bend throughout the rod is known as a Slow Action rod. Knowing the difference between these different actions is important and will determine which type of fishing experience you will have and potentially change the way you fish and the experience you have.
FAST ACTION RODS: Bend at the tip: Will affect the cast and throw since the force will be at the tip and you can usually cast farther and longer . However, since you have more force at the tip, you can fling your bait right off the hook due to the whipping effect that you are able to create. Slow and Moderate Action Rods are less yielding and have less tendency to have a whip effect and won’t throw your bait off the hook as freely, but you don’t get the distance during your cast as with the Fast Action Rod.
Rod Power refers to the ability of the rod to handle different lure weights and line sizes. Rods range from different designations of Ultra-Light all the way through to Heavy. The lighter the rod, the lighter the weight that a rod can handle. This determines its power. So, for example, an ultra-light rod may only be able to handle lures weighing 1/32 ounce to 1/4 ounce. As the rod increases in its designations, the POWER of the rod increases and will be able to hold more progressive lure weights. Also, the line pound test increases with the increase of the size of the rod such that an ultra-light rod may only be able to handle 2-6 pound test and a heavy rod may be able to handle up to 15-20 pound test line.
Different places and areas for fishing will determine what type of Rod you may…