As many of you have already learned, soft plastic swim baits are deadly lures that do many things well. I also suspect you’ve learned that they come with a bit of a learning curve. Here are a few tips that will make them more productive ...
Fishing slowly is the first trick, because bass are lethargic in cold water.
She stubbornly fishes with the same rod-and-reel she’s had since middle school—whether we’re fishing for crappies or walleyes, bass or pike. Talk to her about forage base and moon phase and water temperature and you’ll see her eyes glaze over. Ask how deep she’s fishing, what line she has spooled, or even what lure she’s throwing and she’ll usually shrug her shoulders.
Here's this fishing editor's Christmas list ... What fishing gear is on yours?
Can Facebook help you catch fish? Yes. Watch Web Guy Greg and Steve Pennaz demonstrate.