Bait Quotes (22 quotes)
Mad Max - "that's bait"
That's A Lot Of Bait
After another angler enters or exits your fishing spot with the loud roar of an outboard motor and the ensuing wake chop, the typical response is a curse word. Two seconds after they go, the bass come blowing up to the surface because the bait is scattered. I think Brian Snowden was actually doing that at Murray this year. The more you think about it, the more it makes sense. Ashley is correct in his statement about bass not swimming into a school of baitfish.
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I have a friend who has 63 double-digit largemouth six of which are teeners to his credit., Whether I'm watching one of those med shows like ER or my experience is more firsthand, I'm always amazed at the number of tools surgeons need to work.
Spring runoff, and thus fishing in muddy water, is a necessary part of the hydro-logic cycle. It recharges aquifers, raises water levels, and provides the nutrients necessary for productive fisheries. It also creates some tough fishing conditions — as high sediment loads muddy up the water making it extremely difficult for bass to track your baits. High muddy water causes bass to relate closely to cover, much as you might hug a wall or banister while navigating a dark room. The dirtier the water, the bigger, bulkier, and louder you want a flipping bait to be. The same rule applies for plastics as well. If you normally flip a beaver-style bait, try switching to a tube with a rattle, or add a punch skirt to give it more bulk.