Best Bass Lure

English: Big Musky Fishing Lures
English: Big Musky Fishing Lures (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Plastic Worm - Plastic worms have probably accounted for more bass than any other kind of bait. They are very versatile and can be fished from the top to the bottom. You can get any size needed from tiny three inch worms to monsters over 10 inches long. And the come in all colors of the rainbow - and hundreds more. Rig them Carolina style, Texas style, on a jig head, weightless and any other way you can imagine and they will catch bass.
2. Crankbaits
Crankbait - Crankbaits look like baitfish or crawfish, two of the favorite foods of bass. Crankbaits come in all sizes, shapes and colors. They are easy to cast and work in most kinds of water. You can fish fast and cover water to find active bass. Learn to fish a crankbait and it adds to your arsenal of effective lures.

Wintry weather fishing method

Cold weather and bass fishing are two things that, for the greater part of bass anglers, don't fit together. Those like me enjoy fishing for the little green fish 12 months a year, experience, during the dead of winter, some of the best bass fishing action, and catch QUALITY bass too!

I've caught bass, and lot of them in waters partially iced up! As for these latter aspects, I compare winter fishing to tournament fishing.

The Power of Salmon Run

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Observance with changes in the power of salmon runs is the mainstay of accurately planning your next fishing trip. Most Alaskans understand that the proverb "You should have been here yesterday!" was probably coined along the streambank of some common fishing spot. Even though each salmon run has a exact time covering their arrival and availability, most runs tend to have time of exceptional numbers entering and moving through the system. These are the times when the wise angler will time his/her fishing actions to produce the best success. But even then, proper techniques, tackle and location can be significant factors affecting the outcome of your efforts. We at hope our articles and reference information will provide the additional knowledge for your fishing activities

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Revealed: Nature’s Little-Known “Scientific Secret” Small Groups Of Elite Fishermen Around The World Use To Easily Bring In At Least 10 Times More Fish (And Other Game Fish) Than Anybody Else...

Revealed: Nature’s Little-Known “Scientific Secret” Small Groups Of Elite Fishermen Around The World Use To Easily Bring In At Least 10 Times More Fish (And Other Game Fish) Than Anybody Else...
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Hyperia sp. (Hyperiidea: Hyperiidae) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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The Evening Secret Fishing Weapon

There is a little-known secret to finding swarms of hungry game fish in freshwater or saltwater – and catching them at will. It is one of the most powerful fishing discoveries I have ever witnessed, and it works time and time again with a consistency unmatched by any method I have ever tried.

The best part is that you don’t need to buy a damn thing. All you need is your eyes (and sometimes your ears) to exploit it for all it’s worth.This amazing secret is based on an organism that holds so much “power”, if it didn’t exist there wouldn’t be a single fish on the planet – and hundreds of thousands of humans would have died from starvation.It has nothing to do with “chumming” or any other method like this.

Catching Shiners

Shiner fishing for trophy bass is one of the sport's most exciting and effective techniques. According to top Florida guides, at least 90 percent of the state's 10-pounders are taken on these frisky livebaits.

The golden shiner is the primary forage of largemouth in Florida and in many parts of the continent. These baitfish inhabit a huge range from central Manitoba, throughout the East Coast and west to Texas. They've also been introduced as far west as California. Wherever they're found in good numbers big bass will target shiners, selecting them over crayfish, shad, bluegills, or other common prey.

These large members of the minnow family commonly reach 10 inches and occasionally approach 12 inches and a pound in weight. Now that's a meal for a monster bass. Fishing with live shiners is fun, too. There's the fascination of fishing floats--watching marauding bass chase your baits to the surface, then watching the float descend before rearing back for a hookset.

Catching bait can also be a blast. In fact, guides often chuckle when they have to urge their clients to quit fishing for bait and start rigging for the big bass they've traveled to Florida to catch. Catching bait is fun, whether you're after golden shiners in Massachusetts or Florida, or goldeyes in Minnesota. Catching your own saves big bucks, as wild shiners typically cost around $14 a dozen. And you can expect to go through six-dozen in the course of a day, if the bite is on.


Though large of body, shiners have tiny mouths, so appropriate hooks are in the #10 to #14 range. Treble hooks hold bait on the hook well, and their small barbs don't injure valuable baits. Golden shiners have an opportunistic diet, taking zooplankton, larval insects, fragments of plants, and filamentous algae that often grows on plants or rocks. Occasionally, they eat small minnows.

Chumming with oatmeal, casting the flakes over shallow, weedy flats will bring schools of shiners into the area and get them feeding. Then, impaling several oatmeal flakes on a tiny hook, or balling bread around the tines of the treble hook is the basis of shiner fishing. One or two tiny split shot complete the rig. Small pieces of earthworm work, too. Shiners can also be caught on tiny marabou crappie jigs, in the 1/32-ounce range.

When a good school is assembled and rolling the surface as they feed, a long fiberglass or cane pole is the most effective setup. Lower your bait, holding it near the surface until a shiner bites, then unceremoniously hoist it in. Carefully unhook your shiner, holding it firmly but without squeezing, then place it in your aerated or oxygenated shiner tank.

For maximum fun, try true ultralight tackle for shiner fishing (or should we say catching). A 4-1/2- to 5-1/2-foot limber rod and micro reel spooled with 2-pound test means a battle from bigger shiners. At times, too, the weblike line will get more bites than the 10-pound mono usually used on poles.

If you're eager to hook a big bass, catching shiners with a cast net is easier and more efficient (if you know how to throw a net). If you want a laugh, hand a novice a cast net and observe the action.

After catching your shiners, it's best to condition them before using them to catch bass. Additives are available that quickly relieve stress and keep shiners frisky. Large round tanks with bottled oxygen systems are the best way to keep shiners long-term. In the boat, a large cooler with an aerator works well for a day's fishing. In summer, regularly adding a small amount of ice helps keep shiners fresh.