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Shimano reels manufactures some of the finest fishing reels on the market and are known for high end craftsmanship that lasts forever, can take a beating, and will put the fish in the boat. The Shimano Stella STL 1000FE Reel could easily be classified as the best light line reel on the market. Capable of holding 140 yards of 4lbs test with a maximum drag setting of 7lbs this reel was designed for finesse fishing techniques when every bite counts. Weighing in at 6.1 ounces the Shimano Stella 1000 will match well with a light action spinning rod of your choice. The reel has won best freshwater reel at the industry product showcase - ICAST in 2010. If the high price of the Stella scares you away then consider the Shimano Sustain FG 1000 series reel as an alternative that still has many of the same components seen in the stella and still an exceptional fishing reel that will get the job done.
If you are a die hard bass fisherman or just want to include catching a 10 Pound large mouth Bass on your list of fishing accomplishments than you need to schedule some guided trips with a bass fishing professional on these amazing fisheries. This is the top 10 bass fishing location to catch a trophy large mouth bass, while there are many beautiful lakes and rivers around the country not everyone of them has the qualities needed to grow the giants. The following list was curated from the Bassmaster list of top 100 bass fishing locations. 1. Falcon Lake, Texas
Tungsten Fishing Weights Improve Your Fishing Tungsten weights are far more superb for fishing especially bass fishing or any other kind of fishing that requires you to have constant feel of what is happening with your lure. Tungsten transmits the bottom much better then lead due to being more dense, all the little nuances of the lake bottom can be felt as you drag your bait across the bottom in search of a bite. Tungsten being denser is also smaller, making it less likely to be visible to fish that are wary of large lead weights attached near the hook.
Shimano makes excellent freshwater fishing reels and their line of low profile and round baitcasters have been embraced by a large number of bass anglers. The Shimano Curado specifically has a loyal following and can be seen at every level of the sport of bass fishing from weekend anglers to touring professionals the Curado series of reels has been around for a long time and is proven fishing reel at an affordable price. The Curado comes in several spool sizes from the compact 100 series on some years models to the larger 300 series which is best for heavy lbs test line and techniques like swimbait fishing. The 200 series is a perfect reel for almost every bass fishing technique and comes in several retrieve speeds from slow and powerful for cranking to a high speed 7.0:1 retrieve ratio that is perfect for working a surface lure like a frog or buzzbait or fishing a rattle trap at a fast pace.
Bass fishing is a way to enjoy spending time in the outdoors out at your local lake or river. Fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass continue to always prove to be a fun and yet challenging pursuit as there behaviors make them change quickly to the conditions at the lake for the day. This challenge is what brings most bass anglers back out to the water to try and put the puzzle together that day and catch fish. Reading up on popular techniques and methods for fishing for bass can help anyone become a better angler. The following websites have lots and lots of great articles about bass fishing from lures to use to interesting industry news to bass habitat and bass behavior. Enjoy reading through these bass fishing blogs on a day you cant get to the water, but want to at least day dream about catching the big one.
If there is stripped bass in the waters that you fish then learning how to catch them on top water lures is something you need to go and do. There are many great guides across the country that focus on catching stripped bass using lures like big walking baits such as the super spook, pencil popper, or lunker punker. Another deadly types of lures is to use waking swimbaits, these fish will absolutely explode on the baits as you work them back to the boat with a slow retrieve and the occasional pause. The goal is to make your bait look like a wounded fish on the surface of the water and tease the giants into coming up and taking a bite. Stripped bass will bite all kinds of lures such as rattle traps, jerk baits, and spoons, but the most exciting method is certainly on the surface where you can witness the strikes. Check out these videos to get pumped up about catching stripers on the surface.
Happy Thanksgiving! Now let’s get to shopping for the Christmas holiday season, if you are looking for a special gift for a bass fisherman than the following items can be excellent choices. These gift recommendations are all higher end fishing items and may not be considered the best stocking stuffers, but if you are looking for a serious item to get that special bass angler something that they will use every day on the water and love you for it everyday then think about getting one of these items. We have provided several additional blog posts with additional holiday gifts for anglers in different price categories. Every bass fisherman can use a set of really high end rain gear that will keep them warm and toasty in any weather that they are out in. If you are looking for that special gift that will get used throughout the year a set of Bass Pro Shop 100 Mile Per Hour Gore Tex pants and jacket is the way to show your love to your favorite fisherman.
Lucky craft reaction baits such as the LV 500 or the Staysee, pointer, and bevy shad, can all be killer baits for stripped bass if they are in the lakes and rivers you fish. Where I fish a lot in the fall lots of stripped bass move into the river system and start chewing on anything that they can get in their mouth. Often you can find where the fish are by following the birds that are eating the baitfish that the stripers are pushing to the surface as they attack the bait. In these frenzy moments when bait, fish, and birds are thrashing on the surface it is fairly easy to make a cast with any topwater lure and catch a fish. However, for most anglers finding these opportunities is rare, but there is still lots of action underneath the surface of the water and if you know the right areas to look for you can catch stripped bass throughout the day on reaction bait lures.
Launching a Boat at Clear Lake There are many great locations to launch your boat at Clear Lake if you are going to Lake County for boating or fishing. It is free to launch, but you will need an inspection permit from the county to use your boat on the lake, which has a small fee and an inspection process of your boat. Clear Lake is known for its miles of tule and dock filled banks that are home to some of Northern California's best bass fishing. Clear Lake offers all of the best types of fish holding cover from deep rocks to shallow flooded sloughs with grass and docks all around. Clear Lake is set up to really cater to people that are going to the lake to enjoy the water with many great facilities for boat launching.
Deciding on the Suitable Bass Fishing Devices Whеn іt arrіveѕ to basѕ fishіng, or anу other kіnd оf fishіng fоr thаt mаke а dіffеrеnсe, thеrе іѕ nо shоrtаge оf solutiоns реорlе wіll attemрt tо sеctor tо yоu. Thеу hаvе еvеrу colоrаtion of lure and jig іmaginаble, sрinning reеls, bаitсаsting reels, rоds оf аll vаrіous lеngths and соmpоnеnts and the liѕtіng goеs оn. Thе goal of a bаsѕ anglеr іs to hаve the рroрer bass fishing tackle devісеs fоr thе саreer.
Whеn it сomeѕ tо baѕs fiѕhіng, or аnу othеr kіnd of fіѕhіng for thаt іѕsuе, thеre іs nо ѕhоrtage оf mеrchandіse реoрlе wіll trу tо mаrkеtplасе tо yоu. Theу hаve everу ѕingle соlоur оf lurе аnd jіg іmaginablе, spinning rеels, baitcаsting rееls, rods of all unіque lengthѕ аnd supрlies аnd thе lіsting goеs оn. Thе purpоse оf a baѕѕ аngler іs tо hаve thе соrreсt bass fishing tackle deviceѕ for thе tаsk. The difficultіes is thаt thе оcсupаtion іs regularlу ѕhіfting. Anglerѕ hаve tо stroll the very good linе аmong сurrentlу beіng equipрed fоr аlmоѕt еverythіng аnd nоt brеаkіng the bаnk tо dо іt.
The Fall is right around the corner and the bass fishing will heat up at your local pond even though the daily temperatures may be cooling off. Largemouth, Smallmouth, and Spotted bass take advantage of the fall transition to feed heavily on local bait fish as they begin their fall migration up the creeks and arms of lakes. Utilizing natural breaks in the current as places to target with a fast moving reaction bait such as a chatter bait , crankbait, or spinnerbait can be a deadly tactic to fill your bag up on nice fish fattening up for the winter. Any type of current break can be an excellent potential ambush location worth making a few casts. Don’t forget to try out a spook or even a topwater frog as well during the fall as the topwater bite can be excellent all the way deep into November depending on where you are fishing. But September and October are excellent months to throw a topwater all day if that is your thing.
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Here is a simple overview of how to rig up a chatterbait for bass fishing. The Chatterbait is a great alternative to the spinnerbait and crankbait and personally i get the most success when using this bait in the prespawn. Bang the bait into rocks as you slow roll it along the bottome or pop it through grass if your lake has lots of additional cover. Use a variety of trailers until you find the right one for the lakes you fish, anything from a single tail grub to a small swimbait is a good trailer to rig onto the hook of your chatter bait for added fish attracting action.
Football jigs are the best jig for rocky bottom lakes and when targeting largemouth bass positioned on rockpiles feeding on crawdads. Check out how a football jig will sit in the rocks and not hang up, but still making sure the business end of the hook is positioned properly for a fish to bite the lure and be hooked instantly. Of course you will want to fish it with your favorite trailer like a double tail hula grub or a creature style soft plastic lure to make sure the football jig is appropriately representing crayfish. This lure is ideal in larger rocks as well due to the shape of the jig head it is resistant to getting caught up in the cracks resulting in a lost jig. Pick up a few football jigs next time you are heading out to a rocky bottom lake.