Friday, March 31, 2017

Everyone Loves Wacky Rigs

Most bass anglers love simple bass catching techniques and there aren’t many as popular as the wacky rigged worm.

Originally fished with 5″ to 8″ soft plastic worms, one of the most popular soft stick baits used in wacky rigs today are soft stick baits like the Yamamoto Senko or Yum Dinger…



Take a moment and listen to why FLW Touring Pro, David Dudley believes the wacky rigged soft stick baits is one of his most power bass catching tools…



Soft stickbaits are one of my favorite baits to fish from early spring through early winter and the wacky rig is used at least 1/2 of the time...

How about you?

Chatterbaits & Trailers

Vibrating swim jigs, bladed swim jigs and chatterbaits are different terms referring to the same type of bass lure…

Although many bass anglers often generically call these baits “chatterbaits”, in reality, the Chatterbait was a name given by the manufacturer, Z-Man Fishing…



A few years ago, Z-Man added a new member to the Z-Man line calling it the “Chatterbait Elite” with several upgrades over the original model…

In this video, PAA & B.A.S.S. Elite Pro David Walker talks about the features of this new bait, how to fish it and different trailers to enhance the presentation…

Enjoy!



What is your favorite chatterbait trailer?

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Spinnerbait Tips for River Smallmouths

There are certain times when smallmouth bass, especially big smallies not only prefer but crush spinnerbaits…



Though many smallie anglers work brightly colored spinnerbaits across the flats, they work in rivers too!
Take a moment to watch this video from the folks at InFisherman and see what I mean...

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Jig Trailer Tips


In this video, Doug Stange of InFishermanTV discusses three different types of jig trailers he considers when fishing for largemouth bass…


Chunks, craws, creatures, swimbaits...

What's your preference?

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Early Spring Flipping Tips

Add together springtime, warming temps plus eager bass what do you get?


Bass are often setting themselves up as a flippers main target… as long as you know what to look for!

Watch the video as FLW Pro Terry Bolton describes a great springtime flipping pattern to catch quality staging buck bass…


Is your flippin' stick rigged n ready? 😁

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Crankbait Designed for Cold Water

Anglers fishing across the northern section of this continent know when the ice leaves but the water temperature is still very cold, certain baits outshine others day in and day out…


Those baits include:
  • Jigs of various types
  • Slow rolled spinnerbaits and inline spinners
  • Tubes &
  • Lipless crankbaits as well as
A special type of crankbait is discussed in this video…


Time to stock up on some Rapala Shad Raps perhaps? ;)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Different Spinnerbait Blade Types

Many new bass anglers have trouble understanding spinnerbait blades and when to use the different types of blades.



Though there are several different types of spinnerbait blades available, most spinnerbaits are built using one of the three main blade types including the:


  • Colorado blade (cold or dirty water where more vibration needed);
  • Indiana blade (the “in-between” blade choice); or
  • Willow Leaf blade (clear water, less vibration)…


In the following video, Elite Bass Pro, Bernie Schultz provides a quick overview on spinnerbait blades and conditions for selecting one over the others…


If you are in the market for more spinnerbaits with different blade options, be sure and check out Rocky Ledge Tackle’s line of customized spinnerbaits by clicking the image in the footer below!


You’ll be glad you did!