Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Spinner-Type Lures

Many fishermen choose their lures by trial and error. They keep changing their hooks until they find something that works. I’m hoping with some of the following articles I will be able to take a lot of the guessing out of choosing your lure.

It doesn’t matter if the water is clear or murky because the spinner works in different ways to attract fish and get them biting. In clear water fish see the flash of the blades while in murky water they feel the vibrations and come looking for the hook. The nice thing about spinners is that they are relatively easy to use. You cast them and retrieve them straight because the hook does the work. And quite often when a fish hits a spinner they will usually hook themselves.

Spinner baits are a great hook for pretty much any type of fresh water fish. They will also work at any time of the year but they are especially effective in cold or warm water. This water makes the fish slow and sleepy and they really don’t want to chase anything but you can even get the blades on a spinner moving slow with a slow retrieval.

Different blades on spinners have different amounts of water resistance. A broad blade rotates at a greater angle. A large blade has greater resistance than smaller ones of the same shape. Sensitive tackle will help you feel the beat of the spinner better. Now if you don’t feel the spinner than you may be retrieving the hook too slow.

When fishing a spinner bait you want to use a stiffer rod so you can set the hook better when you get a strike. Using spinner baits for small pan fish you should use 2 to 6 pound test. For walleye and small mouth you should use 6 to 10 pound test and for bigger fish 12 to 25 pound test would be recommended.

It’s important to keep your spinner baits separated in your tackle box or you can waste valuable fishing time trying to untangle hooks when you should be fishing. Some people might disagree but I personally don’t like spinners around weed beds because I find myself spending more time getting my hooks unstuck from the weeds.

Dale Mazurek

Dale is a self taught fisherman for 35 years. He has won many different small tournament awards. You can check out his blogs at http://fishingtutor.blogspot.com/ or two more you can look at are http://affiliatemarketingfornewbies.blogspot.com/ and his newest on at http://funtidbits.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Large Mouth Bass

Fishermen from Cuba to Canada get utterly excited every time a largemouth bass strikes their hook. The fish leaps out of the water, mouth open trying to shake the hook out of its mouth and often it does.

The largemouth bass has become one of the most widely fished species in the world. This is because bass are so easy to find because of their great ability to survive any where they may be located. You will find these fish as far north as northern Canada in the great lakes; you will find them in murky back waters, small ponds and even great spawning reservoirs in Mexico.

A few other names for large mouth are Black Bass, bucket mouth or sunfish. Large mouths are actually a member of the sun fish family. Bass fan out shallow in saucer shaped nests in the spring. They usually travel in water between 2 to 4 feet deep. They spawn in bays, cuts or channels and rough water often washes away their nests.

Large mouths usually spawn when the water warms to the low- to mid-60s. Depending on where the bass are they can lay their eggs anywhere from February to mid-June. After dropping her eggs the female usually abandons the nest leaving the male there to guard until the young bass can fend for them selves. Male bass will usually strike at anything that comes near the nest. For this reason some places close fishing in certain spawning areas while the nesting season is going on.

Bass can adapt to almost any foods. That’s why they can adapt well in many bodies of water around the world. Small fish, crayfish, frogs, insect larvae, snakes, turtles, mice and even birds have been found in the stomachs of bass.

Because bass don’t like bright sunlight they usually feed early in the morning or late in the evening during the summer time. During the day they usually hang out in drop offs close to feeding areas. Fishing for bass is usually great on rainy days. Depending where you fish large mouth bass can be caught anywhere from 1 pound to 20 pounds with the world record being 22 pounds, 4 ounces in Montgomery Lake, Georgia in 1932.

Dale Mazurek

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Large Mouth, Where Can You Catch Them?

I consider fishing my number one expertise. In these articles I plan to share my knowledge with you and everyone out there. Some may choose to use it and some may not. Either way I hope you enjoy them and tell others about them.

For almost all their lives the large mouth will hang out in water from 5 to 15 feet deep. On occasion they will go deeper to find food or to get out of the sun. Almost always when bass are in the shallows you will find them by some sort of cover. Largemouth are very abundant in natural and man made lakes.

Natural Lakes

-Because shallow bays tend to warm faster in the spring time that is where the bass will move to. They move in there for feeding and eventually spawning.

-In the summertime the edge of weed lines is a great place to find the large mouth hiding out from the hot sunny day.

-Bays that we refer to as slop bays in the summertime will hold plenty of fish under neath the weeds. These areas are great for fisherman and great for the large mouth to find food.

-Humps in the lakes with weeds on the bottom are great places for summertime bass. The weeds and rocks offer shade that the fish can move into.

-Points and inside turns along break lines hold bass in the summer through winter. Gradually sloping structure is best in the summertime while sharp slopes are great in late fall and winter.

-The shallow flats in the late fall attract a lot of bass because they stay the warmest while the water in the lakes are starting to cool off.

Man-Made Lakes

-Old river channels tend to concentrate bass in the summer and winter. The fish move up to feed and then rest in the close by deeper water.

-Bends in river channels will hold more bass in summer than straight parts. Because the water stays warmer in the river channel it will hold large numbers of bass in the winter.

-Back ends of shallow creeks, especially with no flow have the warmest water in the springtime. Thus they draw bass in to feed and spawn.

-Submerged road beds, railroad grades, old buildings are all man made features that are important to bass and important that the fishermen know where they are.

-In the summertime you want to look for humps that are covered in weeds or fallen timbers. This is especially important if they are located near the main river channel.

-Along a creek channel or river channel with timbered flats are great areas for fishing from spring to fall. The one important factor to look at here is whether or not the fish have east access to deeper water.

In this bustling crazy world of technology we don’t always have lots to look forward to except the same old thing day in and day out. Fishing is the one great way that I use to escape all realities out there.

I just want everyone to remember that a bad day fishing is always better than a good day at work.

Dale Mazurek

Dale is a self taught professional amateur fisherman with many small tournament wins under his belt. You can check out his ever growing fishing blog at http://fishingtutor.blogspot.com/ or 2 more of his very popular blogs at http://relationshiptidbits.blogspot.com/ and http://stcajo-readshortstories.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Fishing Tid Bits How To Fish Part 10

This is going to be the 10th and final article of the tid bit series. I have had great response so I will be submitting a lot more fishing articles. However they will not be in a series format but rather single articles. Thank you for everyone’s great support and encouragement. Once again all I ask is that you go and enjoy the fine fun of fishing.

1. Tough Perch Bait

Sometimes when the fishing is hot you can spend more time baiting your hook then actually fishing when its perch you are after. Perch, when on a bite will steal bait from you all day long so here’s a tip that works for me. Cut a one inch long strip off the belly of a perch you caught. Split it at the half way point in two to simulate a tail. I guarantee this will be harder to steal than something like traditional maggots.

2. Soft Mouth Crappies

Anyone that has got into a day when the crappies are biting knows that it can be frustrating losing fish because of the thin membrane on a crappies mouth that quite often tears when a hook is set into it. Here’s a little trick. Take the hook that your using and bend it about ten degrees past its original bend. Chances are now that it will stick into the roof of the mouth instead of the membrane.

3. Bass Rhythm

Success or failure will be determined on what kind of rhythm you build when fishing the top of the water for bass. Where you want to build your rhythm is on hook retrieval.

4. Fishing Springs

If you know there is springs in the lake your fishing then it would be best to find out where they are. In the summer time the areas near the springs will be cooler and warmer in the winter. Not knowing thee are springs will cost you fish. It wouldn’t hurt to investigate a new lake before you go to fish it.

5. Bass Shade

Bass love shade. They love it so much that they will use each other for shade. I have made it a point to cast into any spot that has shade no matter how big or small. For this reason alone I know I catch more fish because of that reason.

This is the end of my tenth edition on the fishing tips series. It is also the end of the series. I have had great feed back so I will still be publishing fishing articles, they just won’t be in a series format but rather a random format. Thanks to all my reader for all the great comments and support. Remember to direct all your friends and family to my articles.

Always remember a bad day of fishing is better than a good day at work.

Dale Mazurek

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