New To This And Need Help With Lures!
Posted May 03 2012 - 11:32 PM
My first question is, how do i tell if theres bass in there? Im thinking that their isnt any bass there now.
My second is, what else can i try to see if i can get some bites? Ive been thinking about about getting some of those "dancing worms" or crawfish softbaits. Will that usually get some bites?
Is there anything else you think i could do to catch some bass? Thanks!
Posted May 04 2012 - 01:27 AM
Well done on your first few fish.to get going you should get a medium to medium heavy spinning rod and a 2500 to 3000 size spinning reel spooled with 10 or 12 pound test monofilament line.
Lure choice is seasonal and depends on the water clarity and type of structure and cover in the pond.a good all round bait ia a spinnerbait,try the double bladed ones.you could also try 1/4 to 1/2 oz jig and trailer combos.
Craw type baits and other creature baits do work well and are used best on a texas rig to target fish holding tight to cover.
Go through the fishing articles on this site,theres some valuable info there.
Good luck and i hope you come right.
Posted May 04 2012 - 01:31 AM
Posted May 04 2012 - 07:01 AM
When you cast stand in one area and look at the water like it is a clock and you are the center point bewteen 9:00 and 3:00. 1st cast at 10:00, then 11:00, then 12:00, then 1:00, then 2:00. If you havn't caught a bass yet, move 25-30 yards down the edge of the pond and repete the process.
Worms come in many colors and manufactures. Usually a purple, black, or junebug color works in in most areas. Try this out and come back and tell us how you did.
Posted May 04 2012 - 07:22 AM
#1: understand what structure is, how to truly identify it, interpret it, and then fish it effectively.
#2: understand what predominate prey species is in your lake and how that species relates to structure morning, noon, and night… with each passing season.
#3: understand that next after location is timing; just because you don't get bite does not mean the bass aren't there or you tied on the wrong lure.
#4: understand that to consistently catch bass is a process of elimination and duplication. Eliminate patterns and waters that are non-productive and duplicate patterns and waters that are productive.
You must master these four things before you go spending money on a ton of lures. I would suggest a Senko as a first lure as they catch fish anywhere after you do steps 1-4.
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Posted May 04 2012 - 07:45 PM
Posted May 04 2012 - 07:52 PM
Using a 1/0 straight shank hook, put the Nightcrawler on it and throw it out.
If bass are in the pond they will hit the live bait.
If bream and bluegill are in the pond they will hit the live bait.
If catfish are in the pond they will hit the live bait.
You can also add a "bobber" so that the worm is off the bottom and you can see when something has taken the live worm.
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