Despite the cold temperatures, shorter days and hunting seasons happening, there is still plenty of great bass fishing available.
Fall has many distinct memories for different individuals, some think of the leaves changing colors, others think football, but for me I think BIG BASS! With cooler temperatures, less boat traffic and grouped up bass that are feeding heavily before winter, fall is a great time to get out and catch a lot of bass that are big.
To help prevent mildew and damage to your rain gear and life jackets, hang them up on hangers so they stay dry and have air flow on them. This will help prolong their life and keep them from smelling musty next season.
Every year anglers are always looking to upgrade or add something new and hi-tech to their boats. The electronics on boats now were unheard of and just dreamt about years ago. One of the newest items and commonly sought after accessory that anglers, especially bass fisherman want on their boat is a shallow water anchoring system.
Slop as it is referred to by anglers, is when vegetation forms a large blanket like coating over the water. There are several forms of vegetation that can create these vast regions of slop fields. Lily pads that were once scattered across the water have taken an area by storm and now have other forms of vegetation filling in the open water pockets that once existed. Duck wart is another example of vegetation that can make up some prime areas for slop fishing. These areas look like a sea of green floating a top the water. Duck wart can either be very thin or thick, based on how much vegetation is bunched up below. The other forms of slop are either grass lines that been folded over and are now lying across the top of the water and the last sloppy area are areas where the wind blows any form of debris into a secluded pocket or corner.
The electronics that are on an angler’s boat today may look like a big screen TV when passing by boaters look at your fishing rig. Some may even say that today’s electronics is like playing a video game with the amount of detail and information they relay back to an angler.
A Carolina-rig is a great technique for anglers to use to target deep water structure that is holding bass. A C-Rig as it is commonly referred to is also a great way to determine what the bottom content is and what structure is available on the bottom of the lake, which is why tossing a Carolina rig is a great way to dredge the depths of any body of water.
Ever since I began fishing, I have always kept my tackle organized and in a very easy to find manner. Today, as a tournament fisherman I have found that an organized tackle box is one of the most important things to help maximize your time and efficiency on the water.