My Cast

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All over the coun­try an­glers are also get­ting ready for spring and many bass will be caught be­tween now and De­cem­ber. If you have been fish­ing for many years, or even if you are a be­gin­ner, this is the time all an­glers are look­ing for­ward too.

Many of the bass will start mov­ing from deeper wa­ter to the shal­low spawn­ing ar­eas where they are easy to catch and vul­ner­a­ble. An­glers will take ad­van­tage of this sit­u­a­tion and tar­get egg loaded hens to claim their new PB’s. Although the cocks (males) are more eas­ily fooled, the tro­phy size fe­males are not al­ways that easy to catch. We can tell any­one on where, or write won­der­ful ar­ti­cles on how easy it is to catch them, but it is not al­ways that sim­ple!

If we look at some an­glers; they will al­ways have big fish to show. What are their se­crets you might ask? Do they have se­cret baits? Do they have lucky charms per­haps?

Any­time you put a big bass on the boat; be­ing lucky plays a big part of it. You can, how­ever, cre­ate your own luck. Many an­glers who con­sis­tently catch tro­phy size fish are not just lucky; they are fish­ing the right venue, with the right lure, at the right time and with the right skills, tech­nol­ogy, knowl­edge and equip­ment.

When the wa­ter tem­per­a­ture rises it can send the bass into a feed­ing frenzy which is any bass an­gler’s dream, but when a cold front moves in the bites dis­ap­pear. This is where the knowl­edge comes into how to seek out those hard to find bass and how to catch them in times when most of the other an­glers can’t.

The se­cret to suc­cess­ful fish­ing, dur­ing this time of year, lies in us­ing the proper lures, pre­sent­ing them cor­rectly and us­ing the weather con­di­tions to your ad­van­tage. Pay­ing at­ten­tion to the small­est de­tails can some­times mean the great­est dif­fer­ence be­tween a re­spectable day’s catch and go­ing home with a big zero.

Many an­glers will have the joy of get­ting their PB this sea­son, but please be re­spon­si­ble with all these spawn­ing fish. Remember that ev­ery time we re­move the guard­ing fish of the nest it leaves the eggs vul­ner­a­ble to nest rob­bers.

Please send us those great pic­tures of your catches for our Read­ers-go-Bass­ing sec­tion and we will share them with all the read­ers. Happy fish­ing! Ben­nie Wiese / Editor

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