Fly Fishing for bass can be an exciting way to fish for bass utilizing a wide range of flies including clousers, woolly buggers, crawfish imitations, and large streamers. Lets face it bass hit hard, fight hard, and like to attack large baits why wouldn't‚ we want to target them with a fly rod. Fly fishing for bass is can be done several ways, but often is best in streams chasing smallmouth bass with streamers and crawfish imitations. A smallmouth bass‚ primary food source is minnows and crawfish in streams and rivers so your presentation should always try to mimic these baits. When fishing in a lake for largemouth bass you will want to use flies that are weighted such as clousers, large weighted streamers or target them on top using poppers or deceiver flies.
Fishing in bass tournaments is very involved, very expensive, but an extremely fun hobby to get involved in. There are many local bass fishing clubs across the country that will allow anybody to join. The world of bass fishing is an ever growing sport which allows you to compete for cash or just for fun. Here are some general tips and tricks you can do to improve your bass tournament results.
Targeting bass under the ice is not something that many folks do, but during the winter months you are able to catch some beautiful Largemouth Bass while ice fishing. Catching bass in the middle of winter is much like finding bass in the summer months. The bass will move out and hang around weed lines and deeper drop offs. A trick to finding bass in the winter is to know where there was weed beds and weed lines in the fall, bass will relate to these weed lines to feed in the winter months.
Fishing now a days can often be tough due to the amount of fishing pressure that the fish have to endure. This is especially true in bass lakes around the US with tournaments and weekend anglers throwing everything under the sun at the bass, which makes them extremely shy to take lures. In these over fished lakes is where finesse fishing can be very effective.
In lakes across the US Crappie are quickly becoming one the most sought after fish for anglers to pursue. These hard little fighters make great dinner fair but many fishermen are now catching and releasing them to ensure there large numbers in the years to come.
Catching 50 or more crappie in a day is possible but more often than not a good day would be 12 to 15 crappies with a few really nice crappie.