jerkbaits for trout

How To Catch Big Trout On Jerkbaits

Did he just say, “jerkbaits for trout?” Hear me out. When you are looking to upgrade from the typical 12 inch stocker rainbows and catch yourself a trophy trout, your best bet is a jerkbait. Once native trout (and stockers, sometimes) reach a certain size, they move to a strictly baitfish diet. This means your bug imitators or live grasshoppers …

3 Shallow Water Rigs That Will Crush Summer Bass

Bassin’ Bill breaks down three of his favorite summer fishing rigs for targeting shallow water bass. Fish are active and hungry during the summer months when the water increases their body temperature which inevitably increases their metabolism. What does this mean to bass anglers? This mean fish are hungry and willing to eat. Bass roam shallow water areas looking for …

The Three Best Ways To Rig A Ribbontail Worm

The lively tail action of the ribbon tail from the BioSpawn ExoRibbon makes it one of the most versatile plastic worms. You can swim the worm, drag or hop a BioSpawn ExoRibbon along the bottom or lift and drop it through branches of standing timber or sunken brush piles. The worm’s unique tail action also makes it ideal for night …

Slip Bobber Fishing 101: How To Fish A Slip Bobber

Learning how to use a slip bobber has always been one of the simplest ways for beginners to catch panfish, but the tactic can become pretty sophisticated when savvy anglers start tinkering with floats. A fixed float comes in handy for fishing shallow, open water areas however the slip float is preferred by the pros for long-distance deliveries and casting …

Tailspins For Trout: A Sleeper Lure That CRUSHES Fish

Tailspins (a hard bodied lure with a trailing willow or Colorado blade) are some of the most underused trout fishing baits in the market today. Their somewhat bland style, usually downsized body and unrealistic profile scare anglers from purchasing them. But I can guarantee you this: they don’t scare trout from biting them. Here we’ll break down the where & …

Jerkbait Like A Pro: 5 Ways To Fish A Soft Jerkbait

The soft jerkbait can be an extremely effective lure when bass are prowling the shallows where it can be twitched near the surface in open water or allowed to fall into any shoreline cover. Savvy anglers have tinkered with the lure throughout the years to improve its effectiveness as a bass catcher. Here are four modifications and rigging techniques you …

Start Catching More Fish With These 3 Clear Water Rigs

Clear water bass fishing can be intimidating but once you find the right presentations and techniques it can be an absolute blast.  Imagine a  picture-perfect day for fishing. The sun is high, but not too hot. There are a few scattered clouds and the lake is perfectly clear. You see bass swimming everywhere from the shallows to the deep weed …