Tips to catch the small Largemouth and Basset trophy
Over and over with the years, I have heard many fishermen and clients expressing their frustration at the time of trying to catch small basses. Most fishermen do not realize that these fish have their own set of behaviors that distinguishes them from fat. The main differences between smallmouth and a largemouth are the following:
If you fish in LittleMouth here, to the northeast, especially the Susquehanna River in Maryland, you will find that the small bass does not stick to it. This is even more evident in some of our free water reservoirs. Smallmouth is much more related to a sudden or rapid change from what they cover. When we search for long mouths, we all teach ourselves to spit shrubs and shins, but small lips are more likely to cook with a rocky cornice that quickly drops from six to twelve feet.
When fishing in the reservoirs here like Conowingo, or in rivers such as Susquehanna, small mouths are sometimes shallow but are rarely 10-20 meters deep water. The Rapala DT series has been taking a good little milestone in these areas.
Everywhere, we see that most of the fishermen from below are fishing at the seaside, and since this can work for the long war, most of the time, if you are after a small small bank, turn and pour into open water instead of overcoming the shore.
Unlike largemouth, smallmouth is often grouped by size. I noticed that, if we were picking up smaller fish, in the range of eleven to fourteen inches, we rarely use a grain in the same area. On the other hand, when we used a small mouth that was above four or five pounds, many times there were several of the same size and they even enjoyed swimming along with them. Serious are the solitarians, who usually find themselves with the best structure, while the smaller ones tend to be schooled together.
There are some things that tell you that the little ones are much more suitable for strong currents than long ones. For one, its sharp noses and the strong angle of its fins are indicators that are more suitable for the current one. Often they are placed behind a rock or a trunk and hurry to feed themselves. Largemouth can adapt to something in the current one, but it's much more at home with some water.
Finding and catching big kids is a real challenge. That's why it's so much fun. Fortunately, by reading some of these methods, you have gotten a better understanding of where these trophy fish come from and what they are looking for and, of course, this will bring you the fish of your life. Remember, leave every hour and late in the year and brave the elements, touch these main areas with the baits that we describe, and remember everything, that you are after a completely different fish. "These are NOT horns."
There are thousands of small ponds, lakes and rivers that contain "Huge Bass" from Maine to Florida. During the last 10 years of keeping records and having captured and released more than 600 basses of 5 to 10 pounds, from small waters on the east coast, and one of more than 10 pounds from Delaware, here are the tactics I found that They produce consistent trophies every year.
Even in small bodies of water (less than 1,000 acres), there will be only a small portion of the water that will have the lowest bass. The most important characteristics to look for are the areas where more than two or three different types of vegetation are in the same area. Now, not all of these areas will bring great fish. The biggest fish in the lake will always be in the best coverage and locations. Here are the various herbs that are combined near a stream channel in or near the beds and floors, adjacent to the deep water deck.
Normally, this access to deep water will also include another cover, which is not visible without the use and understanding of good electronics and a good understanding of what you are observing. Sometimes the functions that appear at the bottom will be subtle, but it will be the "Hot spot" in the area. The small depressions, with rocks or blocks throughout the drop-off, if they have a current rest, will be the first places for "Trophy Bass." When there is no real cover, such as rocks or trees, sometimes the depth can only provide the cap suitable for the penetration of light and produce good results.
In small water bodies such as Delaware and Maryland, basses generally find themselves in or very close to the same places throughout the year. This does not guarantee a trophy in any way. It is rare to capture the largest fish in the lake by conventional means. Many low five to eight pounds are made in artificialities, such as spinnerbaits, jigs, frogs, swimbaits and buzzbaits every year, but as a rule, true trophies, 9 pounds and more, are made with specialized techniques and live bait. Recently, several basses have been knocking the great Rat-L-Traps of "Saltwater" to 3/4 ounces and of superior size in various colors, worked with a quick pumping action of the rod and with swimming tactics driven by the west coast fishermen
The "Magic Swimmer" of Sebile and the 4-inch Tru-Tungsten swimbait have really produced a serious grave in the northeast. I never thought that these onions would work here until I met Bill Seimantel at the Big Bass World Championship on Lake Rock Lake in Missouri in 1999, and convinced me to try them here in the northeast. Since this time, Swimbaits of all kinds have produced numerous trophy class fish.
When the true "Trophy Bass" is caught, the best bait to use is the main forage in the water body where it is fished. This should be discussed in advance by contacting the Department of Fisheries and Toys of the state in which you are planning to fish and consult with local stores. You also need to know what is legal to use in each state where you are.
Most of the lakes, ponds and rivers of the Delaware and Maryland area are shining in them, and they will really produce a serious bass. When they are not available, the extra-large wild sparks are the next best option. If you insist on using only artificialities, a great frog, big buzzbait, a 12 "worm, a 3/4 to 1 1/2 ounces Rat-L-Trap, or a" Castaic "," Sebile "or" Matt The Senses "Swim Bait are the best options.
You will need at least two or three dozen lights every time you go, and they must be in a chemically controlled crack control system to ensure they are animated. This is very important. When you use the enhancement or live brightness on a deep structure, I would like to connect you to the back and drift, through your lips. When they work cattails, marshy reeds and thick bearings, they stick them through the tail and allow them to swim towards the thick cover where the bass is. Use hooks 3/0 to 5/0 sharpened, Daiichi or X-Point. I like to use balloons instead of bobbers, which work better if the laces to the size of a small orange. You can tie them directly to the line, and use a split selection if you prefer.
The best equipment is a heavy action, 7-7 1/2 ft., Of electronic glass or high quality S glass, such as G.Loomis or St.Croix. Recently, many bar manufacturers produce lighter, but stronger, composite and laminated composite rods and produce the same characteristics as the older E or S glass bars. G. Loomis does a good one, as well as Kistler. I always use a line of at least one proof of seventeen kilograms, and most of the monofilament time of twenty to thirty pounds. In some deepwater or heavy coverage situations, I use the 40-pound "Stren Super Braid" or "Power-Pro line" test.
We suggest using a good cracked bar, but a rotating bar will also work in heavy action. The coils should be a strong metal reel, with at least 3 ball bearings and strong brass gears or better, in a 5: 1: 1 or 5: 3: 1 brand ratio or a similar range. It is better for all the power and speed of these larger fish. The knots are very important. The best knot to use is the Palomar, it has a 100% knot strength. You will also need to learn some other special knots for trains and other superlines.
The best time to go is whenever you can. However, if you have only a few days and you can choose, you must take into account solunar tables, weather conditions and the barometer. They play an important role in the activity of fish. At the beginning of spring, fishermen who are willing to use the elements will attract the greatest bass. This strike of fish at the beginning of the year most people imagine.
There are some small waters for the low trophy in Rhode Island, Vermont, Minnesota, Florida and, of course, in California, Arizona and Texas. However, in the northeast, you can not go wrong to spend your time in Delaware on Lake Noxontown in Middletown, Lums Pond in Bear, Killens in Dover and Diamond in Milton. The Susquehanna River, the Liberty Reservoir and the Potomac River of Maryland also contain a large fish where you can catch both the long and the small part. These waters, with the techniques described in this article, will give you the "Trophy of a life".
Nordheast Bass Fishing For Trophy Bass