The pressure backstage was extreme throughout the weigh-in in the bassmaster Classic, and it was not due to the amount of fish in each contestant’s bag. The nerves needed to do with anxiety that the other tote may be discharged: the one holding a private fail-proof tactic.
Thus, we took them apart, one by one, and obtained their best tips. Try them out the next time you strike the water, also once you begin pulling carolina rig into your ship, please do us a favor: keep the secret to yourself.
Glue your bait
When I am flipping in actual thick bud, I love to dab on a little glue onto the hook and then slip up my pig on it. It anchors the pig set up so that you won’t lose it. I have won tournaments with this technique.
Downgrade for bigger fish
If the fish abruptly quit barking, but you know they are about, downgrade your lure and alter your recovery rate. Proceed out of a seven-inch pig into a four-inch pig, and then slow down your presentation. A good deal of times you need to slow down it to the larger fish.
Drag your line to the honey hole
For rotation handle, spool your line from the reel and drag it about 50 yards behind your ship on the road to your own location. Then reel everything in. You won’t have some kinks or twists the remainder of the day.
Pack a Sharpie
I take 25 different color sharpie pens to personalize my crank baits. If you set a small red line at which the gills are it imitates bleeding. To mimic a perch, I will paint the fins orange. To mimic a shad I will paint a black dot supporting the eye toward the tail.
Tune your crank baits
Cast your lure and toss it back . Watch it all of the way to the ship. It ought to return right back. If it runs into the right, tweak the eyelet into the left with a needle nose pliers or vice versa when it runs into the leftside. An untuned bait will not present correctly and will not catch fish.
When all else fails, use a grub
I have used plastic grubs to grab everything from bass to perch to saltwater species if nothing else worked. It is a subtle bait, so fish do not need to swim as quickly to grab it.
Handle fish with care
I try not to be demanding managing the fish. Hold it in the underside of the lip, and do not eliminate its slime. Fish may get infections if they do not possess the slime, which shields them.
Various creatures hatch from the lake, determined by the time of this month, and that is generally what the fish are keying on. Try different materials — baits that mimic shad or frogs or grubs, that type of thing. An individual will make certain to capture fish.
Let your bait hit bottom
Once you throw, watch your lineup collapse before reeling it in. It means your lure’s on the floor, in the attack zone. Then, once you’re slowly reeling it back , gently shake the pole with the flip side. It imitates a live pig better.