So you want to compete with the best 100 fisherman on the planet....
What do you have in your tackle box?
Over the last four days, the best fisherman in the world have tried to catch the biggest 5 bass per day. Our Pro Staff at bigbassbaits.net wants to hope educate you about which baits to use, as if you were now competing in the Bassmaster Elite Pro Tournament today.
First Priority, are the big bass shallow or deep? This morning 90% of the pro fisherman on Lake Guntersville are fishing shallow. In fact the top guys who excel at bed fishing, like Dean Rojas are going that right now. Dean has a set package of rods with different baits all designed to the giant bass to bite.
To discuss how to get a spring bass to bite would take a week or more because every pro-fisherman I have witnessed bed fishing is totally different.
Dock Fisherman will tell you:
1. Squarebill Crankbaits
2. Swim Jigs (check out our new Dead Money Pulse Jigs)
3. Lipless Crankbaits
4. Lizards on dropped shots or pegged weights
Next , fishing the flats (transition areas)
1. Lipless Crankbaits (Best colors: Orange, Red, Purple Shad
2. Single Swim Bait on Jig
3. Chatter baits/Vibrating Jigs (check out our new Dead Money Pulse Jigs)
4. Crankbaits that run 4-6 ft deep (Best Color: crawfish)
Next, off shore structure, creek channels, ditches, ledges, rock drop-offs and humps
1. Lipless crankbaits
2. Vibrating Jigs (check out our new Dead Money Pulse Jigs)
3. Swim Baits
Next, Bridges and Rip Rap
Same as last years classic winner, Randy Howell...
Squarebill crankbaits and deep running Crawfish Colored Crankbaits
SUMMARY: From spawning bass in foot deep water to schools of bass in 15 ft of water, catching 5 big bass will take a lot of tackle. You need to be versatile, do it all and exactly the right time.
Half way thru the tournament it is apparent that the bass are between stages. Some are on the beds and some are waiting to come in. About 62% are in the pre-staging area waiting for something to trigger them to come shallow. Predicted rain could be that trigger that moves the mother load to come in. LOOK OUT!!!!