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In this instructable I will teach You techniques for bass fishing in freshwater
(My biggest bass is an 8 pounder
Here a video...
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Step 1: My Tackle Bag

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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

Step 2: Techniques

I'll be teaching you 2 techniques
Texas Rig
And Drop Shot (What I caught My Bass Off Of)

Step 3: Texas Rig

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Texas Rig

Step 4: Drop-shot

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Drop Shot
Tying it
Fishing it
cast it out as far as you can,
tighten the line,
and reel in slowly while you bounce the end of your rod up and down.

Step 5: Good Luck

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I hope you have luck with these rigs I have shown you.
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lilchumy10 months ago
Nice, please check out my guide on bass fishing.
Survivorkidjr11 months ago
Where are you fishing at ( pond, river...) in what state too?
Kayak Kid1 year ago

I'm not sure if you've ever tried it, but drop shoting during the spawn is very effective. If you take a 6" 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

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
An Villain5 years ago

Trilene XT, XL, Maxx, Big Game, Flourocarbon, or TransOptic?

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
An Villain5 years ago
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
jaghead 966 years ago
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.
reese08_93 (author)  jaghead 966 years ago
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
hguvg5 years ago
Are the YUM Money Hounds good? They are supposed to work in heavy cover which would fit my grandma's pond. I would just like to know if they catch fish before I pay $8 for them
no those are pieces of junk, yum tried to introduce the money hog and dancing eel a long time ago, nobody bought them so they stopped making them, stick with a dark spro frog like the all black or the marine.
thank you i was just about to buy some
no problem
i would also add wacky riging
reese08_93 (author)  nirvanalover6 years ago
ya my friend uses that, but I've never tried
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
aren't u supposed to use some special rings for a wacky rig? I don't know but it seems like the hook would just tear out of the worm and the Yamamoto Senkos are very expensive
yeah there are rings you can use
here's a link to how the action of it works.
sp33dstix6 years ago
I would also add a carolina rig here too.
hguvg sp33dstix5 years ago
hguvg5 years ago
have you ever tried a florida rig?
hguvg5 years ago
If theres an Academy Sports store around you, you can get the Zoom Finesse worms for $3.59 /pack
damn that is a big fish

zuneman5 years ago
i been bass fishing a while and thats a dang nice fish. I chought one 8-10lbs bout a mounth ago
reese08_93 (author)  zuneman5 years ago
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