- Published on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 03:33
Sometimes you’ll find walleyes, crappies or perch in deep water. You’d like to use mono for the low visibility, but mono stretches quite a bit, so you’ll miss some hooksets in deep water, and line that stretches isn’t as sensitive. This is when you use two different lines on one rod.
- Published on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 03:28
Early in the season you can often see fish with your eyes, especially panfish, as they look at your bait. Much of the time they’ll come in and look your bait over quite a bit before eating it, or before not eating it and moving on. If they’re doing a lot of looking but not much eating, you need to do something different.
- Published on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 03:23
Sometimes we don’t take advantage of opportunities close to home. I’m guilty of that I learned in May this year. Clear Lake in north central Iowa is about thirty minutes from my home. I used to fish there a lot, but have driven right by in the past several years while traveling to other farther away lakes and rivers. Big mistake!
- Published on Thursday, 31 October 2013 15:19
If changing the action or size of the bait doesn’t work, we’ll mess with color next. Sometimes color doesn’t matter, but it does matter more than you might think much of the time. There are occasions when the fish want a purple bait with an orange belly or something else very specific. Start switching colors until the fish show you what they want.