….. Are you struggling to catch fish on the “spinnerbait”? You’re probably not alone! I have been there and done that and can probably share stories with you that sound just like the ones you have. I’ve recently found one of the secrets of this bait and want to share it with you…….
Pros:The TRU-LIFE swimbait comes through the water in a very realistic and life-like motion as you can see in the video below. They make several sizes – 4, 7, 8 and 9 inches – as well as styles including bluegill, gold and silver tilapia, and rainbow trout. The four inch version was deadly on smallmouth but you may want to Read the full story
People are always asking me what is the best lure to use on the river and it isn’t a simple question to answer. There are just so many variables to consider when choosing a lure, like water clarity, temperature, time of year, current speed etc. What I will try to do is share about my top five favorite river lures that I use at different times of year.
Before I get started I’ll begin by showing you the results of a survey I conducted in the summer of 2007. This poll was asked to river fisherman only and the question was,”What is your top big river bass producing lure?” The results were very interesting and fairly diverse. Read the full story
Standard style buzzbaits, but there are numerous styles
KABLOOM!!!! Yes, it is what we all want to hear when throwing a buzzbait for bass. And, if you are a river fisherman already you probably know that the aggressive nature of river bass make this a mandatory tool on the river. There are many reasons that a buzzbait works better in the river than on an impoundment.
First of all rivers have current which creates more chop and turbulence in the water. And, if you know anything about throwing a buzzbait, or a spinnerbait, in a lake, then you know they are most effective under windy and turbulent water conditions. Well, in a river, you always have those conditions with the occasional exception of some very slow, deep water areas mixed in. Also, in impoundments, buzzbaits Read the full story
I learned a lot while working at the Atlanta Bass Pro Shops retail store my senior year in high school. One thing that always cracked me up is when the guy would come in wanting a rod with “action,” as he would say. ”It’s gotta have a lot of action or it can’t give the bait action and it helps me feel my lure.” Oh is that right? I would beg to differ.
Sometimes beginner anglers feel the more “action” the rod has the better feel of your bait it will give you. Nothing could be further from the truth – its actually the complete opposite. The stiffer the rod, the more vibrations are transmitted to your hands through the graphite and they are the more sensitive rod actions Read the full story
A jig-n-pig may sound like a brand of bacon, but it is the name of an excellent big river bassin’ lure. The jig refers to the jighead part of the lure and the “pig” refers to some sort of soft plastic or pork trailer that is attached to the bait to give it substance and scent. Most people don’t actually use real pork fat trailers anymore but that is where the name came from. The lure comes with a weed guard on it so that makes it a perfect choice for river bassin’ since most rivers are full of structure. Read the full story
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