When you’re fishing in deep timber your main focus will be to not get your line tangled up. Use a plastic worm or a jigging spoon for the best results.
Make sure that you work the area that you’re fishing as thoroughly as possible. Try a few different lures if the first one doesn’t bring you success. You might want to think about returning again at a different time of day.
Make sure that you keep a constant eye on your lines particularly when you’re retrieving them.
Remember that when the weather is cold the bass can strike and completely miss the lures. The more noise that you make the less the bass will bite.
Night fishing is a great option in the summer months when the water temperature during the day is just too hot for bass to swim high in the water.
These are the best baits to use as recommended by fly fishing experts:
Fly Fishing with Grubs :
Grubs are small lures that are usually used to catch larger fish. Grubs are great for use in highland reservoirs where there is little cover for the fish.
The grub is much like a bare jig head that has a soft plastic body to attach to the hook. You’ll want to use them most often in clear water conditions.
Fly Fishing with Jigs:
Jigs are best used in water that is clear to murky and in water temperatures that are below 60 degrees.
The jig is considered to be a “presentation” lure and the ideal way to use them is by making them look as alive as you can. The jig is essentially lead-weighted bait that has one hook. You'll want to add a trailer to the end of the hook for the best results.
Fly Fishing with Plastic worms:
If you want to catch that trophy fish you'll probably want to use a plastic worm. This is because the plastic worm is one of the most effective lures for catching any type of big fish.
Plastic worms have a thin and long profile with a lifelike action that attracts them instantly to bass. You’ll have to learn how to use a plastic worm by touch, feel, and practice. The more that you practice that better results you’ll achieve.
The one thing that you need to keep in mind is that the fish needs to see the worm before it will hit it. Therefore, a plastic worm is best used in clear water.
Choose lures that are all black or all white. A mix of black and red also works quite well. There will be the odd time when fluorescent colors, such as bright yellow or green, will work well but you’ll need to experiment with this.
Mick Hunt is a retired school teacher and an avid fisherman. After retirement he spends time on the river doing what he likes best…fishing. He also has created a rather significant income online to support his “habit.”