In this instructable I will teach You techniques for bass fishing in freshwater
(My biggest bass is an 8 pounder
Here a video...

Step 1: My Tackle Bag

My Tackle bag (and yours too now) consists of
1-25lb scale-$5
Trilene 14lb test line-$5
7 packages of various ZOOM Finesse worms-$35 (you only need 1) $5 each
watermelon red
June bug red
June bug
red bug shad
red bug (the color the big one was caught off of) FAVORITE
Measuring tape-$5
3/8 oz. egg sinkers$2
needle nose pliers-$5
size 1/0 or 2/0 lazer sharp hooks with offset-$4
toenail clippers for cutting line
Nice, please check out my guide on bass fishing.
Where are you fishing at ( pond, river...) in what state too?
<p>I'm not sure if you've ever tried it, but drop shoting during the spawn is very effective. If you take a 6&quot; zoom lizard, and drop that sucker right on the bed they will inhale it and spit it out, but since your weight is on the bottom you can bring it back through again and again. This will aggravate them enought to bite and boom, you've got 'em </p>
nice i use an open cast rod, 60 pound low visibility green braid, and a whole 11 set of floating assorted plastic frogs it works almost all the time i have caught so many bass and they are pretty big, if you want to go catch loads of bass just hop on your boat and drive to a heavily weeded area nice tutorial dude<br>
<p>Trilene XT, XL, Maxx, Big&nbsp;Game, Flourocarbon, or TransOptic?</p>
seaguar invisX or eigther of the lake fork parallelium lines.
Niether of those are trilene, and I use Trilene XT 14 Lb. for big fish (and I mean BIG fish) or Fireline 8/10 Lb.
thats the thing though about trilene, for every ok batch of trilene, there are 4 bad batches. for me, when i fish im putting money on the line and can't take that risk, which is why even though im sponsored by berkely and am given all that stuff for free, i still use the higher end products.
Yes, That is why I normally use Fireline, but the batch of Trilene 14 I have works great.
alright well whatever floats your boat
the other way to use a drop shot is to tie a 3 way swivel to your line, then clip the excess off, then add more line coming off the one parallell to it, and then tie the weight (it is called a weight when you use a drop shot,) onto the last one so it points down, and use lighter line on the weight section than on the rod to swivel and swivel to lure section so it will be easier to break off if need be so you will not lose a lure or the entire assembly.
the only reason that rig was created is because it is illegal in Michigan to have a weight behind the hook on the same line.
Yes, but I am sure there is a much higher amount of people on this site who do not live in michigan than those that do.
exactly so they can just use a normal dropshot, and tie one knot that you know wont slip because its continuos. or be like you and tie 2 more unnecesarry knots and worry about your knot slipping when you get a fish.
yeah so tie a normal dropshot
Not to put your way down, but I believe you're supposed to use a bullet sinker.
not really, it depends on the bottom, egg sinkers dont get hung up in rocks as much as bullet sinkers. the only thing he needs to do is peg the weight. you should only not peg it when useing a carolina rig so that the fish can pick up the lure and run with it without feeling the weight, and thats when you use a bead, to protect the knot from the sinker.
that only applies if you add a bead, this works just fine, but it woud help if he rigged the worm to make the hook weedless, not just used a weedless hook.
trust me I know what your supposed to use but all i had on hand was egg sinkers to make the instructable. but on the pic it says wrong weight, sorry...
he's right but who cares
damn that is a big fish<br /> <br />
i been bass fishing a while and thats a dang nice fish. I chought one 8-10lbs bout a mounth ago
i go fishing with my grandpa alot. do you suggest i use a certain rig?
yes, the texas rig usually works best for me
yea this is how ive always done, although with a bullet wight i dont think that matters though, it definitely helps not getting all that nasty gunk on the lure like with a carolina rig
ya texas rig is weedless
um just to let you know you are supposed to use a mosquito hook. the hook your demonstrating with can work but special hooks like the gamakatsu dropshot/split shot hook will increase the action and hookup rates when you fish
ya thats true but arent they pricey?
yeah a little running at about $8 but if you use braid and dont get bit by fish with teeth they wont come off. the eye is welded shut so it cant slip. but if you are worried about price there are zoom horny toads and stanley ribits that work well to.
thanks for the info, im about to fish a tournament so ill have to try it out
o sweet where do you live?
lake conroe
thats a resivour in texas right
man made lake north of houston
if you tell me what cover your fishing i could help you with some baits and ill try to remember to keep the price down
but the link should work so check the video
hey, check the video that i added on step 1. idk if i already had it but w/e. man, it was the most amazing experience ever lol
i dont see a video
i put a link the vid wouldnt work
o woops you were talking about the hooks. no there not. they use less metal and are crazy sharp
i would also add wacky riging
ya my friend uses that, but I've never tried
here's a link to how the action of it works.<br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKHfgZr_-Us">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKHfgZr_-Us</a><br/>
its so simple you barely do anything. you hook a senko type bait through the middle weightless throw it out let it hit bottom, lift a couple of inches twice then real it in. if they are there the will hit on the fall and dont add any action to it it creates enough action by itself
In my neck of the woods, the ultimate bait for bass is live frogs. Nice small frogs, no bigger than 2 inches will catch you lotsa bass! They go NUTS over them and are literally "crack for bass".
you have to try the spro bronzeye frog then. and you'll only need 2 colors. a dark color for overcast days and a light color for sunny days. they are sorta pricey at around $8 but are well worth it. if you use braid at least 30 lbs it wont snap of unless you really abuse it. ive caught a 5,6,7, and a 9 on this bait on heavily fished bodies of water and I live in wisconsin.

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