We caught the heck out of smallmouth bass at an ‘undisclosed’ location on the Willamette River in southern Oregon!
The colors and weights that caught the most fish were as follows….
1/2 oz. Brown & White skirted Premium Toadz Spinnerbait with 2 Gold Willow leaf Blades(All had dual Gold Willow Leaf Blades)! (5 Keepers) ; 4.5lb, 3.5lb, (2) 2+ lbs and a 1.5 lb. Averaged almost 3 lbs. 11-12 other smallmouth were caught also for a total of 17-18 fish in the 4 hours fished.
1/2 oz. Black & White With Half white side deep chartruese tipped (1 Keeper and 10 -11 non-keepers) and was fished for only about 2 hours. This color caught the most fish but most were 9 to 11 inches.
1/2 oz. Orange/Yellow/Green & White twin gold willowleaf blades. Caught a Dozen smallmouth and a walleye 10″ minnow in a little over 2 hours. Only 1 or 2 was over 12″ keeper limit but caught a large number of fish per hour.
Green n White 3/4 caught a few fish but wasn’t fished but for less than an hour. Same with Orange and White, Blue & White and Yellow and White.
All in All we Slayed them with ‘Toadz Premium Spinnerbaits’ and were very impressed with the durability, fishability and results from these premium spinnerbaits from Bass Fishing Outlet dot Com.
Compared to KVD’s spinner baits at $7.50 to $8.50 retail, these are a bargain at $20 for a 5 pack and they ran straighter, deeper and caught fish at twice the rate as we’ve ever caught on the VanDam brand.
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One of the questions we get asked is “What is the best bait for bass?” Or, “What is the best spinner bait for catching bass” . So we set out on a mission to find the best spinnerbaits for bass fishing on the market.
We Field Tested 8 different Spinner Bait brands and narrowed it down to one. Strictly off what spinner bait caught the most bass. Bass Fishing Nation Toadz Spinnerbaits. We couldn’t wait to try them out. So we hit the water. We were impressed. They fished well. The colors were vibrant. The hooks are sharp and we offer them to you for under $5.00 a piece. Did we mention they landed two Giant Smallmouth Bass in 10 minutes?
So what is our answer to the question on Best Bait for Bass? In high wind conditions. The spinner bait is the best bait for bass. If you’re looking for a good lure to catch bass.
We found a school of BIG smallmouth bass on the Willamette River. It is late February and the air temp is 50-58 degrees. The water is right at 49 degrees and with the right action, you can catch some nice Smallmouth. The Willamette River is a great fishery for Smallmouth Bass. The average fish is 2lbs with big ones pushing 5 and 6 lbs. Check it out. source
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School of BIG Smallmouth Bass on the River-3 Casts 3 Bass Men’s I LOVE MY WIFE…FISHING Black T-shirt (X Large) Mango Spot® LCD Electronic Balance Digital Fishing Hook Hanging Scale 110lb/50kg, 10g We found a school of BIG smallmouth bass on the Willamette River. It is late February and the air tem…
This episode I head out to Mineral Lake in northern Wisconsin to do some fishing. I ended up catching a few real nice smallmouth bass.
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Sight Fishing 101. Scott Martin and Roland Martin are giving some nice fishing tips on how to catch spawning bass while sight fishing. Scott will discuss the different types of lures he prefers to use like the Bruiser Baits Intruder. For info on the special flipping stick rod is using go to
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I’ve been trying to get to Ivie for the last month. Weather, personal issues and my work schedule has not allowed it to happen. Early in the Week of April 15 Deric (pelican) start forming a plan. We take off late Wednesday April 16, and head to Elm Creek Village at O. H. Ivie Reservoir (1-325-357-4776). Deric meets me and my house and we load up his trailer to my truck. We thought we would have a nice leisurely drive out dinner, then some brews in the room. I’ll let Deric explain about the brews in the room. Needless to say we had a really long night with little sleep. bolt
Thursday April, 17, 2014
We get up at 5 am and head over to the dinner for a good breakfast then down to rig up the yaks. We start catching small ones immediately. After while I hook into several over 20in. I have good lead on Deric of 95in to 17in. That doesn’t sit will with him and he pours it on, starting with a really nice 25″ 9.25lb bass. It was a great fight and a privilege to witness. He proceeds to advance and the day ended up with me at 95″ for my best 5 and Deric at 84in with 4 fish.
Friday April 18, 2014
Friday starts off much like the day before. Same great breakfast, then out to the lake. It’s over cast, but much less wind than the day before. We both start catching fish right away. Lots of fish over 20″. We work our way towards the dam but that ends up not being a good plan. The lake has a lot of donkeys on the shore line. They are mean and aggressive. I get a few shots of them fighting. The sun comes out and the water warms up. Man once that sun came out it was on. The fish turned on and we just continued to catch them. I hook up with a fish I really believe was over 10 pounds and he spits the hook. It’s disheartening when that happens. It’s happened before and I know as long as I fish it will happen again. We both finish day 2 with over 100″ each. We lost count of the number of fish caught this day. Well over 20.
Sat April 19, 2014
One last good breakfast at Elm Creek and we are off again. The temp had dropped during the night and it was windy and overcast. The fishing started off slow and remained so the rest of the day. We call it quits early and pack up. Stop in for lunch before heading out.
Deric best 5 for the 2.5 days was 107″ and I was 1″ down at 106. He got a great fish and I missed one. Another great trip to O. H. Ivie.
Like all west Texas lakes this one is in much need of prayers for rain. 47ft low with 11% water volume. I would really hate to see this fishery die. Please pray for rain for the people of west Texas. They need it.
Many amateur and professional fisherman alike use crankbaits to catch big bass. The secret is knowing how to use these correctly. Using crankbaits correctly will attract big bass and other fish. These artificial lures are one of the easier to use as you just cast them out and reel them in but there are some basic tips to using them.
When buying crankbaits look on the box to see how deep they dive. Different crankbaits dive to different depths when reeling them in. Make sure to use the right one for the depth you are fishing in to avoid snags but still getting down where the fish are.
Use a good light to medium pole about 6 foot in length. Make sure your reel has a decent gear ratio to allow for fast enough reeling when you work the crankbait back in. Crankbaits get their motion when your reeling them in. This swimming motion is what attracts the big bass.
Crankbaits will wobble back and forth in a swimming motion. They will either speed up or slow down depending on how fast you reel them in. How fast you reel also determines the depth they will dive. Learning the optimum speed is the key.
Crankbaits come in all different colors. Make sure and choose a color that resembles the bass’s main food source in your area. Most prefer green, silver, chrome, black, and brown crankbaits.
Use crankbaits to fish flats, cliffs, drop offs, rocks, logs, and deeper areas. Their ability to dive down makes them a very versatile bait to use to catch big bass.
Crankbaits are one of the most dependable baits used to catch big bass and are used by fisherman everywhere. With amazing results. With a little practice and knowledge you will be landing big bass in no time.