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Monday, February 1, 2010

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Getting Livebait from a vending machine crazy funny fishing invention!!

Bass Fishin' Hooks Revealed

Experienced bass anglers already know about the assorted designs of bass fishing hooks that are on the market today. Newcomers to the sport should take the opportunity to learn about the different styles of bass fishing hooks and their particular uses and advantages.

Off Shank Hooks

Off shank hooks work the best with artificial bait. They feature a bend at the top of the hook where it is tied to the fishing line. Shank hooks are constructed in this manner for a reason. The way they work is by turning directly in to the fish's mouth when the hook is set. The way the hook is set has a great impact on whether or you catch a fish or not, especially when using artificial lures.  Regular hooks can also be effective but shank hooks will catch larger quantities of bass, delivering consistent results over and over again.

Straight Shank Hooks

Straight shank hooks are very effective when used with live bait. Minnows work really great with these hooks. The design of a straight shank hook doesn't hinder the actions of live bait. This type of hook allows the bait to swim naturally, the bait is then able to do its job and draw bass to it. When a bass strikes at the bait, the fish actually inhales it. When the hook is set, it then gets caught in the hard bony sides of the mouth of the fish.

Super Sharpened Shank

Super sharpened shank hooks are excellent with artificial bait. With the super sharpened shank, the angler is able to place the artifical bait higher up on the hook, which also keeps the fish from getting away as a result of the bass " short striking."

Each of type of bass fishing hook has it's own uniqueness. These hooks can be used in many different ways. Bass anglers have many choices to make when it comes to selecting fishing hooks. Each individual must select the the most appropriate bass fishing hooks for their own purposes. It narrows down to a matter of personal preference.

Outsmarting That Big Bass

 When you are dealing with these very "aware" fish, the best approach is to hide your hooks as much as possible. You have to outsmart that big ole' bass. Remember that you are on their turf. They are more familiar with it than you are. Therefore, it is critical to be very particular with your fishing techniques. A savvy bass might spot your hook and stay away due to recognizing the risk it poses.

Gone fishin'

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Choose The Right Line

There are many types of lines on the market today. Super line, fluorocarbon, and monofilament are the most common. So what to use?
Super lines have a lot of different characteristics than monofilament. Super lines are a lot thinner in diameter than mono lines. Super lines don't come in clear, only smoke, white or green. These lines will not stretch under pressure. I would rather have a line that stretches so you can have some give when fighting fish. Usually if  there is no give,the chances are that you would rip a hole in the side of the fishes mouth while it frantically tries to tear the hook out. The advantages of having super line is that you can feel every little action that the lure makes.
Fluorocarbon lines have a very high Strength/low diameter property to them which is really great for clear water.They are very durable which in turn helps them to withstand the elements,but most importantly, between the low diameter and material in which it is made out of fish cannot see it. It is invisible under water.

The most popular line used line for  bass fishing, is the good old stand by, monofilament.There are a lot of reasons that make this line so popular, for all the years it has been around, it is inexpensive, and anglers have trusted it because of its so many years on the market as compared to the many other lines. One disadvantage is that its strength is usually depleted due to knots. A lot of knots will cause the line to only have 75% of its total strength. The best knot, though, is the Trilene Knot which holds, if tied properly, 90% of the lines total strength. A good rule of thumb is to change your line once a year, for the little that it costs to have fresh line every year could mean the difference between having that "big ole' lunker bass" in your livewell or having him waving "bye, bye" to you with his tail fin.


    * If you catch a large fish or get a snag, you should take the last few feet of line and run it through your fingers. If you feel roughness cut off that section of line and re-tie your lure.
    * When tying a knot make sure you lubricate the line with saliva before tightening, this will keep the line from heating up due to friction when pulling the knot tight and weakening the line and knot. This will also make a much tighter knot.
    * Pass a piece of rolled up cotton ball through the eyes of your fishing rod. If any material gets caught in the eye it needs to be addressed. If not it could play havoc on your line. Use #400 - #600 wet/dry sand paper soaked in water for a few minutes and gently dress your eyelets until they are smooth again. If they get damaged or to rough to repair they can easily be replaced with the proper glue and thread.
    * Make it a habit to change your line once per year, it will save you a lot of regrets later!

Gone fishin'