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Recent Articles

Bass Fishing and the Carolina Rig

The Carolina Rig is a great tool for bass fishing. Some fisherman don't give it enough credit. They feel that if they aren't finessing a plug through the water, that it's not really fishing. Yet, they are fishing, and there is a difference between fishing and catching! Hopefully one results in the other. The Carolina rig is simply this. A hook attached to a 12-36 inch leader + a barrel swivel + a heavy sliding sinker on the line. You can use glass beads if you want, but I haven't found that made much difference.

Finding Bass in Deep or Shallow Waters

Sometimes you catch fish in shallow waters. Sometimes you catch fish in deep water. It can be frustrating as hell to find the fish in the shallows one week, think you’re going to go back the next week and find them in the same spot. Then you don’t. Here’s what I’ve found. If the weather has been steady, say it’s been a steady warm early autumn. There hasn’t been any rain. You are out on the water and its warm, almost hot. When that happens and I’m on a boat, I cast into the 2 ft zone. Maybe I use a soft plastic bait. Let the bait sit for a moment, then crank it in. Sometimes the fish take it as soon as it leaves the bottom. Sometimes they follow it. If the bait is halfway to the boat and still no bites, let it drop. The sudden stop and then sudden retrieve can trigger a strike.

Finding Fish at the Lake Points

Fishing can be one of the most tedious or exhilarating activities.  If you don’t know what you are doing, don’t know where the fish are or are at the wrong place at the wrong time, it will be tedious and frustrating.  If you have a little bit of experience and skill, can think like a fish and know the times when fish are most active, it could be one of the best things you do all month.