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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...
http://s215.photobucket.com/albums/cc92/reese08_93/?action=view&current=114_1784.flv

Step 1: My Tackle Bag

Picture of 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
Colors-
watermelon red
June bug red
kiwi
June bug
red bug shad
red bug (the color the big one was caught off of) FAVORITE
Measuring tape-$5
Snacks-1c-2,000,000,000,000,000
3/8 oz. egg sinkers$2
needle nose pliers-$5
size 1/0 or 2/0 lazer sharp hooks with offset-$4
water
toenail clippers for cutting line
 
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lilchumy11 months ago
Nice, please check out my guide on bass fishing.
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
Yes.
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.
Yes.
yeah so tie a normal dropshot
Yes.
jaghead 967 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 967 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
damn that is a big fish

zuneman6 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)  zuneman6 years ago
thanks:)
voemaster6 years ago
i go fishing with my grandpa alot. do you suggest i use a certain rig?
reese08_93 (author)  voemaster6 years ago
yes, the texas rig usually works best for me
covey126 years ago
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
reese08_93 (author)  covey126 years ago
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
reese08_93 (author)  nirvanalover6 years ago
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.
reese08_93 (author)  nirvanalover6 years ago
thanks for the info, im about to fish a tournament so ill have to try it out
o sweet where do you live?
reese08_93 (author)  nirvanalover6 years ago
lake conroe
thats a resivour in texas right
reese08_93 (author)  nirvanalover6 years ago
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
reese08_93 (author)  reese08_936 years ago
but the link should work so check the video
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