Tough Fishing Conditions

If your found your way to this page you're tired of getting skunked when you go fishing, and by skunked I mean not catching a single fish on a day out on the lake or stream. Often you'll hear fishermen say They weren't biting‚ or Must be a cold front, or maybe you heard To Nice of a day‚ yeah us fisherman are full of excuses. Most of the time you can avoid the skunk by changing your pattern or by using your brain to adapt to changing weather conditions.

Texas Rigged Tube

Probably the most effective and most utilized way to catch bass by tournament anglers is to be using a texas rigged worm or tube. This rig will allow you to fish in heavy cover without getting snagged or tied up in the weeds. Bass often lay is some of the heaviest cover especially during the daylight hours to protect from light and to ambush their prey. To get to these bass nothing is better than a texas rigged worm or tube.

Soft Plastic Jerkbait

If I only had one lure for fishing different conditions from saltwater fishing to freshwater it would be the soft plastic jerk bait. This is one of the most versatile lures, which can be fished from the top of the water column to the bottom. You can fish it fast on top to often get a slamming reaction strike to fishing it slow to bring when fish are less aggressive.

Fishing with Tubes

My all time favorite bait to fish for bass and especially smallmouth bass is a tube. If I were only to take one lure to go bass fishing this would be my bait of choice. The tube is probably the most versatile bait to fish for smallmouth bass. This bait can be fished from top to bottom and you only need three colors to cover all the situations you will encounter when fishing for smallmouth bass in lakes and reservoirs.

Surf Fishing

One of the most important things to always use when fishing the surf with any weight 2 oz or better is a shock leader. A shock leader is a much heavier piece of line usually 40 to 60 lb test that you attach to your main line on your reel.