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