How To Catch The Big Ones?
Posted April 22 2012 - 07:55 PM
Posted April 23 2012 - 02:13 AM
First, use large baits.
Second, use small baits.
Big ladies have been caught both ways.
May I suggest reading about big catches and what baits were used.
In addition, the back pages of Bassmasters Magazine has photos of lunkers in The Luncker Club section. You can read about the bass caught, where and with what lures.
I have caught big ones on plastic worms, Rat-L-Traps, crankbaits, buzzbaits and Chatterbaits plus live Nightcrawlers.
I have seen big ones caught on drop shots with 6-inch worms; spinnerbaits; and RICOs.
Just take your time and read the articles above. Go to the web sites of the various pros and read what they have to offer.
And suscribe to Bassmaster Magazine via joining B.A.S.S. You will learn a lot via this publication.
Good luck and Tight Lines.
Posted April 23 2012 - 07:19 AM
"A voyage in search of knowledge need never abandon the spirit of adventure."
Posted April 23 2012 - 07:29 AM
You have to find the big ones, before you can put them in the boat.
So, after choosing a lake which has proven itself by producing lots of big fish....
Always wear polarized glasses, and physically "look" for big fish cruising, hanging out, followers, etc.
Like I always say > Finding them is 3/4's of the battle. Just let me "find" 1 or 2 big ones, and I bet you I'll mess around until I end up holding that big girl for photos
Learn how to best fly line a live crawler. This could be the most productive technique you ever learn.... not just for big Smallies, but darn near every freshwater fish that swims ! And please understand that their is at least as much (maybe more) to know about fishing a crawler to its fullest effect, than their is about fishing an artificial. < Artificials are for beginners... okay, and some pro's too
a Yamaha Boat Company
TUF-Line by Western Filament
Posted April 23 2012 - 09:01 PM
Posted May 01 2012 - 09:22 PM
Posted May 02 2012 - 05:18 AM
are in Tennessee! The tailwaters of Pickwick Lake consistantly produce good numbers
and some monster smallmouth. The best time of year is mid-October through mid-March.
Posted May 08 2012 - 10:57 PM
More than likely, there are "big" fish in your river....these baits will help you select for them
Tight Lines, and be sure to let us know how you do...
Posted May 09 2012 - 09:56 AM