i have been fishing in a pond behind my house and i use spinners and spoons. what else is good to use.
I lot of people think a fly rod is for trout, but I think its highest and greatest use is for a large bass. I caught an 8lb and a 5lb last night on a large white popping bug. Rubber legs, black and white feathers. I lost another that looked to be in the 7 to 8 lb range. It was the finest fishing day of my life and it all happened in less than two hours before dark.
You don’t need a fancy set up. Decent rods are available under 0. Pay more and it just for show. Get you some popping bugs, and sinking spiders, woolly buggers, black and red ants and bream flys. You will have a blast.
I’ve used beetle spins with success and spinner baits, Is top water any good early in the morning?
I’m in Salt Springs FL I caught about 4 – 2 pounder’s today on beetle spins wondering where the bigger bass hide out lake has no dead wood basically just hydrilla with sand spots I’ve heard there are good size bass in this lake. Just looking for some tip on colors or size of batits to try out tomorrow.
It’s hard to tell about the topwater bite. It is April throughout the country, but not all lakes operate the same duing the same times of the year. What state are you in?
It can depend on a variety of factors…such as what the main forage is on the lake, the time of day, water clarity, and what the fish are just in the mood for. In stained water, hot color presentations like chartreuse are good choices. In clear water, more neutral color presentations like white, silver, black, etc. are good choices. However, have a whole variety of sizes and color patterns at your disposal. Sometimes its a guessing game as to what they want and you have to run through the tackle to find it. In water where fish are more aggressive, I use willow leaf bladed spinners, whereas when the fish are less aggressive, I use one with a cupped blade. The reason being that the cupped blade make more noise in the water to draw and coax lethargic fish. Happy fishing and tight lines!!
It can be the best for certain situations, but not all. No bait is going to be “best” in all conditions. I’m actually not a big spinnerbait fisherman myself. The only time I use them consistently is when the water is muddy. A Chartreuse spinnerbait with Colorado blades is absolutely killer in muddy conditions. They give off a ton of vibration, which drives the fish crazy.
You can use spinnerbaits throughout a lot of the year and do fairly well in most cases, but there’s going to be baits that will be much more productive for these situations.
For Smallmouths, I never use spinnerbaits. They will hit inline spinners pretty well at times, but I prefer using plastics for them. I’ve caught a lot of Smallmouths on tube jigs.