Archive for June, 2009
I use to love watching these old fishing shows with Roland Martin, I wonder if he’s still on. In this little clip, Roland Martin catches bass under weed mats at Lake Okeechobee. I really don’t suggest doing this because you have to have really strong line, braided line is almost a must. Because if you don’t monofilament will just snap. He picks up some real large lunker bass in this lake.
Here’s what the Berkley Powerbait worm looks like on the Mepps Spinner, just like I mentioned in a previous post on my blog, this fishing lure is dynamite for catching Bass. You can jig it, fish it through the weeds by covering up the hook with the worm, and fish it fast to show off the blade. I usually fish it in shallow areas of lakes and ponds, but if you attach a weight or heavier bead to the lure you’ll be able to fish it in deeper spots.
Next outing will be at Lakeville Lake in Lakeville, Michigan. I haven’t been there before, but my parents have told me it’s a really nice lake. It’s about 10 minutes away from my sister’s place, supposedly it holds some fish in there. I guess we will find out when we go. A fishing trip like this is always exciting for me because you never know what kind of fish you’re going to catch. It would be really cool if the lake had some trout in there, I haven’t caught a trout in a very long time. I’m sure we’ll catch a few largemouth bass, if it’s deep enough like Kent Lake, maybe some smallmouth bass too.
I like sharing some of my favorite lures in my tackle box, one I have used for a very long time is the Mepps Spinner with Berkley Powerbait or the new Gulp Alive. What I do is take off the treble hook and attach a single hook to the spinner so you can either put on a Berkley Powerbait Worm or a Gulp Alive Worm. You can even put on some form of twister tail or tube body if you’d like, it’s up to you. Personally I like using the Powerbait soft platic lures because they have really nice scent to them. You can lure in a lot of big bass and other species of fish that way.
Why is this lure so much better than just a soft plastic on a regular jig head hook. Basically you’re getting the best of both worlds, minnow and worm because of the flashy blade up top. This drives the bass and other fish crazy, they just can’t resist.
You can actually design your own Mepps Spinner on the Mepps Spinner website and have them just include just a hook if you want. But I have found out it’s a lot cheaper to modify a Mepps Spinner from the store and just take off the treble hook and replace it with a normal hook yourself. If you buy from the Mepps Spinner website you will be paying top dollar and also paying for shipping and handling. Just go to the store, any fishing store has Mepps Spinners. Even Meijer or Walmart carry them, you can even buy from my store if you’d like. It would really help me out, but it’s up to you, wherever you find the cheapest price.
Try this lure out, it works great on Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Walleye, Trout, Musky, Pike, Catfish, and big Crappie.
One other great thing is Mepps Spinners come in all shapes in sizes, so you can get a small blade 1 if you’re looking to pick up panfish. Or you can go with a size 4 blade and go for that really big bass, it’s all up to you. You can also change the beads on the wire and add heavier beads to get the lure deeper. Experiment, but basically the lure will work great with just changing the treble to a single hook and using a nice purple powerbait worm. If you like the lure and catch some big fish post some comments down below, I’d like to hear some feedback on this lure. I’m interested how well it works in other states and countries on bass.
Now there’s a lot to learn about the world of fishing, no one ever said it was going to be easy. Some fisherman actually think that you have to be at the right point in time and place to catch that big fish, no matter what lure you throw out there the fish will bite on it. Let me tell you after fishing for many years that statement is so untrue, fish will not bite on anything. Especially those big bass!
I have found that a lot of fish are looking for that certain color, flash, and or movement. They will definitely not bite on anything, it takes technique and experimentation to find those dynamite lures to use on fish in your location: it could be on a pond or lake, each fishing spot is different.
Just the other day I was fishing with my Dad when he caught that big Pike. I actually casted my lure right where he threw his crankbait and that big old Pike did not bite on it at all. And the funny thing is I was using the same Norman Crankbait, but different color. That day he smoked me big time! He had is own technique and special colored crankbait that outdid most of my lures in my tackle box. That’s not to say all of them, because I only got to try out a few lures on the lake. This just goes to show having that right lure and technique down makes all the difference.
Don’t have a bad day of fishing because you have been using that same old lure over and over again. Experiment, try other lures in your box. See what other fisherman are using, buy a few lures at the store. I think fishing is all about being an entrepreneur and learning things yourself. Sometimes you might make mistakes, but your learn from those mistakes. Don’t ever let them bring you down and give up. I know to many people who quit the sport of fishing just because it’s about patience. Take these elements I mentioned at hand and try using them next time your out fishing.
I think the times when you go fishing and you don’t think you’re going to catch anything are the times when you catch a huge fish or a whole lot of fish. I went to the lake across from my Sister’s house the other day and brought back two largemouth bass and a bluegill, my Dad and I were only out there for about 2 hours. We could of caught more but my Dad ended up losing two fish he had on and not to mention the humongous pike I couldn’t net. I felt so bad, my Dad was pissed.
My Dad ended up taking a cast right over near the edge of the weed beds, then all of a sudden he had a hit. It got off the first time, then the Pike hit it again. His whole rod was bent, the Pike didn’t fight a whole lot, but when he got right next to the boat he was a pain in the ass. The Pike was so big I couldn’t even net it, the problem was we were using an old fishing net from like the 70s. This was my Dad’s old fishing net, crappy as hell and he thought I was an idiot because I couldn’t net it. I tried netting it four times, first from the head position, then second time from the head position. I gave up then tried from the rear, that didn’t work. Then the crankbait caught on the net, then I just lifted the Pike out of the water with the crankbait stuck in it’s mouth and hooked on the net. He was wiggling like crazy, he then got loose and crashed in the water. I tried putting the net in after him and I missed him.
I felt like such an idiot, but it was mainly due just not having the right equipment. A large enough net is a must if you’re fishing for big fish. I’ll never make that mistake again! My stomach still turns just thinking about not landing that fish, oh well. Still turned out to be a fun fishing trip, I can’t wait to go back to that lake on Sunday(Father’s Day.) I’ll let you know how we do, here’s some pictures from the fishing trip, the fillets turned out pretty good. This is only my second time filleting fish so don’t be hard on me if I did a bad job.
Great new innovative swimait lure that actually swims like a real fish. The lure beat other fishing lures 19 to 4 in Florida bass contest, it mimics the motion of a real fish so realistically eight professionals couldn’t tell the difference between it and a live shad when it swam toward them on retrieval. The lure is broken into five segments, as water rushes through the bait on retrieval, the tail will flutter left to right. I haven’t tried this lure yet, but it looks like it could work really well.
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This is an award winning swimbait that features a soft outer body and a hard inner core. The design allows the lure to act as a suspended crankbait and also a super realistic swimming action that bass can’t resist. It features a realistic finish with a holographic inner layer that produces cool flash. Great lure to try on both largemouth bass and smallmouth bass.
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This is the bass boat I ended up purchasing at Sports Authority: it comes equipped with 2 contoured sivel seats, built-in motor mount, bow electric motor mount, lure compartments, vertical rod holders, and carrying handles. The boat comes with RAM-X hull and deck, the material is impact resistant and has a memory capacity. I know because I already dropped it on it’s side trying to put the boat up on the roof. I was very impressed that it didn’t put a dent or crack in the hull. It is really a great boat for a fisherman that doesn’t have a whole lot of money or room in their garage. I have two muscle cars in my garage and still manage to fit this in my garage on it’s side perfectly. I purchased oars with the boat and it moves very well across the water just like a kayak. I want to eventually purchase a trolling motor for it. I transport the boat by putting it up on the roof of my Dodge Durango, sticks up really far, but with the right ratchets it will not move at all. It is really the perfect bass boat for me, you might like it as well.
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