The best time to go fishing is any time you have time ;D As for what to use way to many factors to account for, what time of year, what's the water temperature, clear or stained or muddy water, day or night, sunny or cloudy, or raining, and that is just a few. Give me some conditions and I will tell you some of the baits I would try.
in the EARLY spring when the water is still pretty cold the bass will be in the deeper water. work them with some deep diving crank baits or some jig n pigs. as the water starts to warm they will start moving to shallow water to spawn. at this point you want to switch to some shallow running crank baits, hard and soft jerk baits, and spinner baits. same baits once summer hits but to include top water lures. once the water gets pretty warm you will want to fish the shallows in the morning and evening as the fish will be up there feeding. once the heat of the day hits, move to the deeper holes, under overhanging trees, shadowed areas, around structures in the water. (anywhere that the water temp will be a little cooler cuz its out of the sun) your best fishing times any season are the first 3-4 hours of daylight and the last two hours of daylight. i fish bass at the semi pro level. if you have any guestions, you can pm me.
Post by minnesotascott on Apr 7, 2011 7:31:02 GMT -5
It is mighty tough to beat floating jointed rapala, slowly twitched acroos the surface. Spinner baits, willow leaf blade design. I have alway sfound bass like a lure that has action to it. But my dad is a plastic work, texas rig, user. He always seems to do right fine too.
at night buzz baits, and zoro spooks now if the bass are spooky use jerk worms that works like some thing in a panic mood on the surface.the key here is the jerk worm is a soft bait and don't hit the surface hard and that cuts back on spooking fish
Post by deerslayer123 on Apr 9, 2011 7:22:48 GMT -5
if your fishing during pre spawn for bass find a area were the bank is shallow and and it drops off deep. these banks are good bc the bass go up to the shallows when it warms up and they will drop back down when it gets cold. in spawn fish shallow on the beds and thats when you get the huge bass. but if your fishing early in the spring by far the best baits to use are rattle trap ,jerkbait and a jig.
dtraper: Morning everybody -- deer in the cooler -- traps dyed and waxed .. still got a week before season opens and seen a few cat/yote tracks around the timber close -D-
Nov 10, 2019 9:51:51 GMT -5
skidoo1000: I need to catch up on school before I can get traps out.
Nov 10, 2019 12:19:42 GMT -5
frerotte: Got another nice wide stripe skunk yesterday. Traps are under 6" of snow tonight have to wait a day or two to uncover them.
Nov 11, 2019 22:13:32 GMT -5
Law Dog: I have a order for 5 striped skunks for a University study still need 4 for fill the order, I keep the stink and the body they want the head and pelt so it works out well for me. Setting traps later in the week harvest is WAY behind.
Nov 12, 2019 0:03:51 GMT -5
bobo: Good Morning , "D",Jerry,Frerotte,OHIO,MUD,Jarentz,Neighborfoxer,Ken,digger,greenboolits. Good Morning to ALL at ATT.. Have a GREAT day.
Nov 12, 2019 4:51:54 GMT -5
dtraper: SEND HEAT -froze to death ,ice on windshield this morning and a high of 28 today--D-
Nov 12, 2019 17:53:04 GMT -5
jarentz: Evening all!
Nov 13, 2019 19:56:58 GMT -5
frerotte: D 28 is warm right now here high today was 15
Nov 13, 2019 22:35:16 GMT -5
Law Dog: Been chasing that ladies cat for the last 2 months I thought I was done so I went to pull the camera I had in the area after a fresh snow and guess what I find new cat tracks! LOL Put in 4 cages will see what happens.
Nov 14, 2019 12:44:52 GMT -5
dtraper: Still cold but getting warmer -- got a couple more postholes dug.. little wire stretched -season opens 22nd, what I heard the yotes were still a little blue-D-
Nov 14, 2019 21:45:27 GMT -5
Law Dog: Wet and muddy here "butter muddy", crops still in the fields in a lot of places might need to start with the 4 wheeler and trailer then use the truck when it freezes up. If I wait the trap bedding will be impossible then.
Nov 14, 2019 23:36:52 GMT -5
longbarrel: Hey Trappers. Muddy here also, front end of the pickup doesn't know where the back end is going.
Nov 16, 2019 6:30:25 GMT -5
dtraper: Cold again -- when you see ice in the water tanks it's COLD --but fur is moving and so are the deer -D-
Nov 16, 2019 9:10:44 GMT -5
jarentz: Good Morning all!
Nov 17, 2019 6:16:55 GMT -5
dtraper: Meat for the freezer this mornin - had the boys over for corned deer and cabbage this afternoon from another one , cuttin brush and trees tomorrow -Luck to y"all that trappin -D-
Nov 17, 2019 18:18:52 GMT -5
Law Dog: Let a civet go today they were hit hard last year by distemper and it was in a remote area not causing any issues the thing climbed a tree like a squirrel.
Nov 17, 2019 23:14:57 GMT -5
frerotte: Coyotes are looking real nice now
Nov 20, 2019 10:18:47 GMT -5
Law Dog: Hitting it later in the week with snow coming tonight they are taking forever to bring in the crops but getting there!
Nov 20, 2019 20:22:38 GMT -5
dtraper: Season strats tomorrow but deer season come in Saturday ... still thinkin maybe the first week of December , but on the bright side a neighbor stopped by yesterday bout 500 acres of cat /yote ground to trap
Nov 21, 2019 10:44:19 GMT -5
dtraper: On wifes putter mine took the big poop-LOL-D-
Nov 21, 2019 10:45:10 GMT -5