is a time of the year when a lot of fisherman change there
interest from fishing to hunting, the area lakes become less
crowded and the fish are in a feeding frenzy preparing for winter.
What better reasons or season to spool on some new Trilene Line on
your reels and head to the nearest bass fishery for some exciting
bass are focused in on eating as many shad as they can possibly
catch, so that is the type of bait that you should mimic as you
make your lure selection. There are several factors that you need
to keep in mind as you choose what to throw.
Match the size and color of the shad. 2. Remember that these fish
ARE EATING, and if you are not catching fish on a regular basis, throw
something else. 3.
Keep it simple, youíll be amazed at how many bass you can catch
on a plain white grub, impaled on a lead head jig.
with that said, let me tell you about a few lures that I used last
fall and have already caught several bass on this season. One is
called the Baby Hoo Daddy, manufactured by the Gene Larew Company,
simply place a pearl white with silver sparkle Baby Hoo Daddy on a
1/8-ounce lead head jig and start casting. This lure will catch
any fish that eats shad. Another choice is a small white or pearl
colored crankbait, like a 2A Bomber or chrome colored RattleTrap.
Fish these baits fast and cover a lot of water, remember, these
fish are aggressive and are feeding, so donít waste a lot of
time in one area.
course one of the major keys to your success will be to find what
areas of the lake that the shad are using, that means look for
creek channels that have some shallow flat areas around them. Keep
your boat in the channel and cast shallow, Iíve found that my
Pinpoint Positioning Motor, set on the creek or depth track mode
makes this a simple process as it continually analyzes the depth
and repositions the boat to keep me in the correct position.
Besides it also makes it easier to locate underwater points and
ridges as I work my way through the area and these are key
locations for the bass to ambush the schools of shad from.
youíre looking for a great opportunity to introduce someone to
the sport of fishing, this is it. Although you may not catch many
lunkers you will catch a lot of bass and thatís what makes this
time of the year fabulous.
next time, practice catch and release and good fishing.