Jump to content
Buffdaddy54

What am I missing?

Recommended Posts

Need help. The bait monkey is whispering in my ear that I need more stuff. I'm trying to ignore it as best I can but I'm weak! 

Ive got plenty of soft plastics, worms, craws, Senko, swimbait, frogs and such. 1 topwater popper, 2 spinnerbaits, squarebill, lipless, is there anything as a bank fisherman I should have in my arsenal that I have not mentioned?

Its like going to the grocery store with no list, you wind up buying a bunch of crap!

Thanks

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Chronarch mgl, oh wait lures ? Hmm life can be very hard sometimes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wakebaits, whopper ploppers, buzzbaits, spinnerbaits, more poppers...

 

Crap, I’m not helping...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Chatterbaits

Ned Rigs

Curly tail grubs

Worm hooks, ewg hooks, weights, etc

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jig - Swim, Casting and/or Flippin', Shakey Heads, Whopper Plopper  and maybe a Hollow Body Frog.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hmm... can’t add much to the suggestions above - they all sound good to me. Just a couple of thoughts.

 

Do much early morning/evening fishing?  I’d suggest expanding the surface bait selection, mebbe a black/dark Whopper Plopper type, popper, wakebait, even Jitterbug. (I try to have at least one shiny and one dark (or mebbe “natural” color for different water or lighting conditions.)

 

If you start fishing early in the spring and the water is still cold, mebbe a jerk bait or two ... and I use the same philosophy for color choices as I mentioned above.

 

In general, and this is just from my own experience, I’ve found I get a lot of bang for my buck by expanding the color selection of my confidence lures rather than getting too many new kinds of lures. Again, these are just a couple of random thoughts based on my bank fishing experience - all that went into the dumper when I got an inexpensive kayak! And, yup, that’s a suggestion too!  Good luck!

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jigs and tubes. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No problem.

 

Just walk up and down the aisles and select one of each type and color of all baits offered.

 

Sounds like fun to me. :lol: 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Telescopic lure retriever. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I do a lot of Bank fishing and it can be very limiting, so maybe focus on lures you can better present , based on your shoreline cover and situation. I would consider adding some shallow running hard jerkbaits (1-3ft) to the arsenal you mentioned. Also don't overlook the Strike King Bitsy Bug 1/4oz or Bitsy Bug Flipping Jig 1/2 oz. Those jigs have small profiles and can work well when fishing from heavily pressured public shorelines. Also, a few Inline Mepps Spinners 1/4oz for fishing River Smallies ! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My friend the monkey is strong. I bought a jerkbait rod the other day and couldn't help but add a few packages of new roboworm ned rig worms. It happens to the best of us, but I have started to actually write a list every off season of all the things I need for the upcoming year.

 

Items that you should look into would be Jerkbaits, skirted jigs both vibrating and regular jigs, and some finesse jig heads for either shaky head worm or even the mushroom head for a ned rig.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Do you still have empty compartments in your box?  Be sure to fill them up with something.  Then, after you've done that, place any extra dividers you may have into your box to create more "sub-compartments."  Then fill them up as well.  Rinse and repeat.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing forum

    fishing

    fishing rods

    fishing reels

    fishing forum

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×