Friday, January 28, 2011
Went fishing tonight and caught a 4lb. bass on my black spinner bait. I was unable to take a picture of it but it fought hard and was a blast to catch. This time of year spinner baits and some small crank/ slash baits are ideal for cold weather fishing. Fishing soft plastics will still work, but the bass are more picky during these cold winter months. During colder weather bass are not as active as the warmer summer months. Because of this we use baits that deliver a lot of action and are not to fast or slow in their presentation. This is ideal for spinner bait usage, spinner baits can be worked at different speeds depending on location, time of day or just preference of the bass at that moment. Depending on water clarity you will use different blades and skirt colors for your spinner bait. If the water is pretty clear and it is around mid-day, i always go with a white colored skirt with a willow leaf blade " thin and long blade". When its closer to night time i usually go with a darker colored skirt, this helps your bait look more realistic during the evening hours. A Colorado blade "short and round blade" is used for later day fishing mostly rather than day time because of the action it puts out, this attracts fish at night.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Went fishing later today, caught 4 nice ones with my favorite bait. I was twitching it near grass beds and fallen down branches and the bass couldn't resist. Took some video as well Ill be using for another you tube video soon. Don't miss that, and check out my you tube page where ill be posting bass videos about my favorite baits and most recent fish.
Heres some pictures of today's fish,
Heres some pictures of today's fish,
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Friday night went fishing after dark for a change and was killing it with an all black spinner bait. Ended up with 2 nice ones a round 2lb's. Then Saturday afternoon went to another lake during the day with a fluke for the first few minutes caught a small one then put on my white and blue spinner bait. The bass love spinner baits and crank baits this time of year. Caught two more on a spinner bait around 2-2 1/2lb's. Sorry no pictures, but ill have some more coming soon.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Today had a great bass hit me hard around 5:30PM he was about 3lb and fought like a champ. He jumped out of the water 6 times before i could get him in. It was pretty amazing. Can't wait to go again tomorrow. Sorry for the blurry picture..I was having some camera issues. Also the blood on the fish was from a puncture wound he had received during the hook-set. The hook came out clean and he swam away strong.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Man, it seems like forever since my last post. Ive been really busy with school and more school haha. Exams and test, football class and trying to eat and sleep in between, that's pretty much my life for the last month. Went fishing a bit today, ended up with a lil guy on my bitsy minnow, not worth taking a picture of. The fish haven't been biting that much lately with the cold weather and unusual weather changes that have been happening. Thats alright though. Football starts back up soon and really stoked for that to happen. Well hope everyone's doing well...
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
I used my Bitsy minnow today for the first time. A Strike King Bitsy Minnow is a super tiny 1 1/4" dive bait used for catching brim crappie and shiners, as well as bass! What an amazing little bait. It went across the street to a near by lake to try it out when I ended up catching my first crappie. What fun! Crappie (pronounced like "Croppy"), are a unique fish with a bass mouth with a over sized brim body. they fight good and are a fun to catch. Heres a pic of my new Bitsy Minnow and the Crappie I caught.
Monday, January 3, 2011
Today me and my buddy Ian went about our fishing a little different than what were used to today. Thanks to our friend Tyler, he lent us his canoes for the day. We had a blast! Such a fun time, we mostly trolled rattle traps, broken back slash baits and various spinner-baits as we paddled around the lake. It was definitely what you would call a work out, trolling for four hours non-stop. although we didn't manage to hook up to any fish today we had a great time exploring and enjoying the water. Thanks again to Tyler for letting us use his canoes. Here are some pics we took today while on the water.