Fishing has changed
It’s no secret that bass fishing on just about every lake in the country has changed drastically over the last five years. It’s certainly not easy anymore, as you are forced to be much more versatile, and your investment in becoming a good angler is nearly out of sight from a cost standpoint.
Bladed jigs around grass
Over the many years of lure development, no lure has been as effective around grass as the bladed jig. Now, it has been named many things: chatter baits, vibrating jigs and more. The bottom line is, they have taken over where the rattle bait left off with a natural shad look that moves, vibrates and attracts bites with great results.
Cold water baits
Cold water can be your friend or your enemy as bait selection can be key to having success during the cold spells. Baits I have been using for many years, and God willing for many more, have had success, but things change, and sometimes you must adjust.
Buzz bait in early Spring
Sometimes in the early Spring, you must take a chance on doing something different. A pattern that shows its face that most folks don’t think about, is throwing a buzz bait when the water temperature is in the mid 50s.
Rattle trap presentation
This time of year, one of the best baits on any pre-spawn lake is a rattle trap. The flat-sided bait can be presented many different ways , and all presentations work. It’s just a matter of which works best for you. Some of the presentations we see mostly have no limitations and can only be limited by your imagination.