What is the best bass lure to use in the hot summer days in south Texas rivers?

I will be fishing in early sun rising morning… The river section I will mostly fishing is about 4 feet and has a really light green color waters almost clear. What would you recommend for fast flowing waters, is there bass there?! Am I right in spinnerbaits since of the reflection of light by the lure and the spinner?!

Chosen Answer:

a watermelon colared 4 inch senko and a watermelon trickworm rig wacky riged or texas and fish it slowly and if done right will catch you fish!

who is according to you…………………..?

the best opening batsman
the best batsman at #3
the best wicketkeeper
the best fast bowler
the best line and length bowler
the best spinner
all of today who are not yet retired

Chosen Answer:

the best opening batsman- Matthew Hayden
the best batsman at #3- Ricky Ponting
the best wicketkeeper- Kumar Sangakarra
the best fast bowler- Brett Lee
the best line and length bowler- Ryan Sidebottom
the best spinner- Muttiah Muralitharan

Is Fiberglass still the best choice for spinner and crank baits?

I am starting to realize through previous questions and research that I will need more than just one rod for bass fishing. For worms and jigs, I am pretty sure I am going to get a 7′ MH Fast Action Graphite Baitcasting Rod with a 6.2:1 (at least) Gear Ratio Baitcasting Reel, unless of course that is all wrong. I’ll let the experts be the judge of that. For Spinnerbaits and Crankbaits, I have been reading that fiberglass is prefered. Is this still the case? Can one rod effectively double as a spinnerbait and crankbait rod, or will I need to suck it up and get 3 rods? Be honest here, please. I know that certain rods are more ideal for certain baits and lures, but being a casual fisherman with 2 kids and woman that loves to spend spend spend, I would like it to double, if possible.

Chosen Answer:

Fiberglass is preferred for “the Pro”.

“Dedicated anglers” who spend a majority of their time deep Crankin’ lures that reach 12 PLUS FT depths would benefit from having a Glass rod, (such as one of these- http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_44474____SearchResults ), but if you rarely fish that deep (or use deep-diving Cranks constantly), purchasing a rod that “specialized” would be a waste of money. If your strapped for cash, maybe think about upgrading to that next year, or in the near future?

You will get a wide range of opinions on what 2 rods to purchase on any website.(A friend told me once- “Opinions are like @ss-holes- everyone has them! lol)

Here’s my 2 cents:

A GOOD 7′ MH rod with , (at least) a 6:2:1 ratio baitcasting reel is a great start. You will be able to do a variety of techniques with this outfit like Jigging, Spinnerbaits, larger Soft Plastics, Flippin, Carolina Rig, Froggin’, Etc.

Add a 7′ M action Spinning outfit and you’ve got most of your bases covered.

Here are a few baitcasting rods and reels with great feedback you may want to consider. Go to Bass Pro Shops or Cabelas.com to see reviews-

Baitcasting reels??

1. Shimano, Citica E

2. Daiwa, Exceler (sold at Cabelas)

3. David Fritts model ( A “sleeper” reel with great feedback. I own a couple and they are solid reels. Unfortunately, BPS decided to discontinue them. You can occasionally find them on EBay for -. They originally sold for 0. Do a search on EBay for “david fritts reel” to view the reel.)

4. Pflueger, Asaro (Another “sleeper” reel with great feedback. I own a couple of these. Really NICE reels! Two years ago BPS originally sold these for 9. I got mine (brand new) for . EBay is awesome at times….lol).

5. Pinnacle, Alyssa XLT (Another solid “sleeper” reel. If your looking for a good reel and aren’t hung up on “brand names”, this is a fantastic purchase. Make sure to ONLY get the XLT model!)

Here’s a tip- If you buy “used” reels from reputable dealers on EBay, you can get INSANE pricing for high-end, brand name, reels ! Do you have any idea how many people try baitcasting and decide to go back to Spinning equipment or golf? (wink) I’ve probably saved over 00 a YEAR buying older lures and reels from EBay……

Realize that almost every year, (and certainly every other year) major reel company’s come out with their “new line” of products . And like cars, the distributors have to “get rid” of the older model to make way for the new……..

A discontinued reel is not a “bad” reel it’s just a reel that needs to make way for a new product……(I’m sure you get the picture).

Rods are another story- A beat up rod on EBay is STILL a beat-up rod. Best to buy rods new, (if you can).


1. Shimano, Convergence

2. Cabelas, MagTouch casting rod

3. Berkley, Shock Series Lightning rod

4. Cabelas, Prodigy casting rod (currently on sale! Was 0 now !)

Any of these would be excellent! When searching for rods make sure to read all feedback available.

Spinning outfit’s????

You can easily get a quality 7′ Medium action Spinning combo below 0. Here’s some rods and reels to check out:


1. Pflueger, President- Best “bang for your buck” reel you can purchase. At you won’t find a more durable, quality, buy (period). You would want the 6735 size.


1. Cabelas, Gold Label Spinning rods are currently on sale for . Order a 7′ M !!!!!!! The warranty system at Cabelas is second to none- if it breaks or has issues they will replace it for free.

Hope this info helps ya?

Which fast bowler bowls the best slower ball and which spinner bowls the best faster ball ?

Answer 1 – Shoaib
Answer 2 – Anil Kumble

Chosen Answer:

I think i will have to agree with your opinion.

Yes, Shoaib’s slower ball is a surprising delivery and is quite wicket taking.

And, we all know how well Anil bowls that in coming quicker one. So, i wiull have to agree with you.


Indoor Cricket tips greatly needed, 10 points best answer!?


I am going to play my first indoor cricket game tomorrow and really want to win :)

What are some tips for indoor cricket that’s different to outdoor cricket?

I can bowl any type. What style is best? Spinner or Fast?

With fast bowling, they might get a better chance to hit a 4 but with slow bowling, they have to create their own pace….

What do you think?

And also when you bat, how should you try to score runs? Go for singles or smash 4/6′s? You and your partner only bat for 4 overs anyway….

Also should I pitch the ball up in chance of yorking batsmen or should i bounce it short in hope of a catch?
So Liam by your advice, I’ll ball good to short length and bat using a straight drive for 4′s. Slogs are a stupid way to get boundaries when you can just simply do a frontfoot or backfoot drive.

Chosen Answer:

I’m stuck on you