Sunday, May 1, 2011

Change it Up! Different Presentations Mean More Fish.

Fishing Outfitter and Guide Blake Rasch Fishing Tips!
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Great Fishing Tips for All Anglers from

Across the Nation, fishermen are out on the water. They're going after Bass that are bedding in the shallows, Tarpon off the breakers, chasing walleye out west, and all the other gamefish in rivers and lakes. And regardless of your location, dollars to doughnuts there's bream and sunnys galore!

I called home last night only to be regaled by Blake over the great fishing he's been enjoying the last few weeks. It sounded almost too good to be true, but I have tons of pictures Mom has sent me over the last few weeks to prove it.
Blake and I discussed some of his secrets, and he was willing to share them with us.
He said:
Think about this: Fish spend most of their time cruising around and looking upwards for the next bit of chow. Make it easy on them! Put your bait or lure slightly above where you think they are. If your fishing live bait, grubs, worms, or crickets, set up your bobber so the bait is above where you think the fish are hanging. If you know or can see some cover set yourself up so the bait floats by a few inches below the top of the cover, and adjust it on subsequent casts so it's a little deeper each time. Once you're in the fish, you will know what depth they're holding at.

BTW, bobber fishing is fun no mater what your age, especially when we are talking panfish. Nothing like ultralight fishing and hand sized, lunker bream inhaling mealworms under a bobber!

You know, it's pretty easy to raise your own grubs in a bucket filled with fermented cracked corn. Mind you that the hogs may get to it first, but you could kill two birds with one stone, so to speak. Mash to attract hogs, and grubs to catch fish with. Probably do a post on that later though.

Crankbaits are Blake's favorite hard sided lures. He says it is really important to know what the water looks like before you make your first cast. If the water is all churned up, dirty, or silty, it's important to use a deep diving crankbait that bumps and grinds into and over the bottom, making plenty of noise and letting fish home in on the offering. When the water is clear Blake says presentation and colors are more important.

Here are a few more pieces of advice from Blake:

  • Check your line regularly. No fun to lose a fish because you didn't strip off a few feet of line before tying on.
  • If you're catching fish on one lure and the bite stops, switch to a completely different type of bait or lure.  Ripping in crankbaits? Switch to a slow retrieve spinner.
  • Change colors or designs and see if that makes a difference.
  • Retrieve at different speeds.
  • Finally have a net handy. Makes releasing much easier!
There you have it friends, a few ways to make things happen out on the water! Remember to take a friend fishing whenever you can!
Different Presentations Means More Fish

Best Regards,
Albert “Afghanus” Rasch
The Rasch Outdoor Chronicles
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1 comment:

Johnny Storme said...

What great tips!