Spring Striper Fishing 101

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Bass Poppers attract bass with a gurgling and popping sound on the water's surface. Poppers should be retrieved in a series of starts and stops.

One of the great challenges of striper fishing is that they use so much of a lakes real estate. Unlike most freshwater fish that are more inclined to relate to cover or structure, or even a particular depth, stripers might be almost anywhere, within a body of water. What striper fishermen have going for them, is that stripers are very mobile and very aggressive. Their movement increases the likelihood that they will find you even if you cannot find them.

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Lipless Crankbaits For Cold Water Bass

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The depth at which your crankbait will run depends on many factors, including line size, lure design and speed of retrieve.

When your not sure where the bass are located in your lake during spring and you are searching for a bite, what’s the best lure to use? Simple, a lipless crankbait.

They call these noisy lures Traps after the original bait in this gene pool, the Bill Lewis Rat-L-Trap. Not a bad bait, considering these chattering, hard-throbbing artificial baits have a way of snaring unsuspecting bass.

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How To Drop Shot A Crankbait

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Stickbaits for bass fishing have no action of their own and require the fisherman's skill to make them perform maneuvers such as "walking the dog." These baits work well in open water, and around boat docks, tree lines, stump rows, etc.

Bass Fishing From Shore 101

#BassFishing from shore is nothing new to me! In fact, that is where most of my learning and experimenting took place. Whether it's a local pond, river, reservoir or large inland lake you can find Bass.

Being adventurous and constantly on the move is essential to success. However, knowing the right time to be out there is key too. SMB, for example will be present at a casting distance provided the temperature of the water is cool enough. If I was shore fishing 5 feet of water in the middle of the summer, with out weeds present, then that would be a waste of time, in my opinion! Now, if this shoreline is riddled with weeds and stumps I would be there with bells on, fishing for #LargemouthBass. A fast sloping shore line with somewhat deep water would hold better numbers of #SmallmouthBass would it not? That is a characteristic I would look for from a boat, so why would it be any different from shore!

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Backlash Sucks But Theres A Fix

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Not all of us can throw a #baitcaster reel perfectly every time (some can't throw one at all). For those of us who are human, we occasionally #backlash the baitcaster so badly we want to cry. While picking that out for the next hour may sound meditative (it's not), I learned a trick that will make cutting out a bad bird's nest a thing of the past.

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