Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Tricking Out Your Swim Jig

Some of the best tips are those providing a simple approach for creating innovative solutions to problems...


This video on "tricking out your swim jig" shows a very interesting method to modify a standard swim jig using the same technique we do when adding trailer hooks to spinnerbaits and buzzbaits but...

Rather than just adding a hook however, a blade and swivel is added letting you create your own spin jig from materials you have in your box...


Now that you have seen how to make your own swim jig spinner rig, you can adapt it to any jig or even a spinnerbait or chatterbait for that matter ;)

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Fishing Grass Through the Seasons

When fishing a lake with significant amounts of aquatic vegetation, one question often springs to mind...


Are there certain seasons to concentrate on the grass and abandon them for other cover during other seasons?

While on some lakes that may be the case

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Locating Bass from Spring Through Fall

Changing water temperatures and sunlight intensity/duration strongly influence environmental conditions present in all water bodies throughout the year. Since bass as well other game-fish are cold-blooded creatures, evolving environments result in changes to the habitats game-fish and their forage in response to the surrounding environment...



Just think about the changes occurring in your local fishing holes throughout the season. Vegetation growth explodes from spring until late summer then dies off as water temperature and sunlight steadily decreases as winter approaches...

Knowing how game-fish such as bass respond

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Can You Power Fish With Jigs?

Lots of new anglers get confused when they hear terms thrown about; terms like finesse versus power fishing…


In reality these two approaches are polar opposites requiring different lures and presentations to be successful…

In the following video, B.A.S.S. Elite Series Pro,

Catch More Bass Using Suspending Jerkbaits

Many bass fishermen have been throwing minnow baits for instance Rogues and XPS Minnows since their first days of bass fishing. Though initially designed as either a floating or sinking bass bait, many savvy angler almost instantly figured out a little adjustment to these jerkbaits produces a bait that can be more effectively fished at intervening depths.


Once tweaked, the enhanced jerkbaits would then either ascend much more slowly or sometimes suspend at depth (if they were fortunate enough to get the weight balance in-tune).

Even though the alteration gave an answer to the intervening depth suspension issue, it was less than a perfect solution. The modification process was conducted by trial and error. Often times the jerkbait was destroyed during adjustment. Usually a costly undertaking in time and money!

Are Suspending Minnow Baits That Special?