I use this all the time to connect my braided mainline to my mono or fluorocarbon leaders: The Uni Knot. It takes a little practice, but it is easy once you get the hang of it!
But there is a silver lining — hot days cause all sorts of weed growth on local lakes and that means it’s time for froggin…which is a blast!
To learn more about froggin’ for bass, check out my full how-to article HERE
One of the things that drew a lot of interest from the big crowds at my striper seminars the past couple days at the International Sportsmen’s Expo was the way I rig my jigging spoons.
We had a lot to cover in one short hour so I didn’t linger too long on this subject. If you missed it, here’s a closer look:
I simply remove the stock treble and replace it with an Owner assist (size depends on the size of the spoon).
These hooks come with a looped end so all you do is run it through the line attachment eye and loop it back over the hook…Done!
Soon, I will do a full blown post on striper spooning but for now, I’ll tell you that this rigging style is more snag resistant, never flips over and hooks the main line on the fall and is easier on the fish (fewer gill hooked fish). Give it a try!
I hate it when plastic baits start getting that slimy, sweaty consistency! It usually happens as they get older or have been stored in a hot place (like the garage) for long periods. What’s happening here is the plastic starts to break down and leach out. In addition to the slimy feel, plastic baits often start giving off a chemical smell that I’m sure fish aren’t super fond of.
Early in the spring, when bass are in a pre-spawn mode and haven’t yet come up into the shallows, you can have some unbelievably good days by fishing deep with jigs.
While we’re kinda on the backside of what is traditionally considered “jig season” (late fall through early spring), there’s still time to get out and hammer a bunch of fish. Here’s how to do it: Click here to read more…