Thursday, September 21, 2006

fall bass fishing

When it comes to fall bass fishing, there are many key elements to the lake conditions that allow for the bass to be readily available. First and foremost one of the most prominent changes would have to be the temperature of the water when it comes to fall fishing. The temperature of the water in the fall can drop quite drastically lending to more oxygen in the water itself. When this happens in fall fishing season, you will find more bass schooled together resulting in far more hits on your line.

When the temperature in the lake drops, the activity of the bass increases, making fall fishing an ideal time to cast and a better chance of landing the big catch. Fall bass fishing allows for the angler to receive more hits on their line as during this time period bass will more often than not strike at just about anything that looks like a meal. When it comes to fall fishing, you must keep in mind that due to the cooler temperatures in the lake, the bass will be far more active and will feed more often. We all know during the summer when the water gets hot, bass are less likely to be in the shallows except in the early morning and toward evening. The same isn’t true in the fall. Once the water temperatures drop, the bass can be in shallow water any time of day. This makes for a little easier fishing.

There's no doubt that bass fishing can be very enjoyable and fascinating.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

bass fishing : Bass fishes are highly sensitive to vibration

Along the coast of muka head is a good area to do our bass fishing.

The most successful method of catching bass is the crankbait. The throwing and retrieving method can be done with varying speed and its depth can be determined by the speed of the reeling and by the pole.

Bass fishes are highly sensitive to vibration and noises. Hence you need to keep the place as quite as possible. Any kind of noise will scare away the bass fish. It is better to reach the selected place without much of disturbance to the water and stay put and goes for deep water bass fishing.

The noon time is not at all suited for bass fishing because the bass stop feeding and go deep in the water in search of cooler place.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

bass fishing : Bass Fishing Fever

I am writing this article more towards the Jr. Bass Anglers as well as the young adults that have been bitten by the bug. You must know the one I'm talking about, right? It's the one thing that gives a person what they call "Bass Fever", (don't worry, it's nothing like the Beaver Fever that one would get from drinking contaminated spring water.) When I say that this article is geared more towards the younger generation, believe me, the middle-aged and the more matured (slightly older) generation of anglers already know what I'm talking about, because they have already been bitten some time ago.
Let's face it, once you hook into your first quality bass, you're done for. Yep! Now it's all over for many of the other things in your life because you have been bitten by the bug, and for most of the ones that are bitten, it seems like the "Bass Fever" just gets worse and keeps on spreading.
Let me tell you a little story on how I got "bitten by the bug" many years ago. Back in the early seventies while serving my Country in the U.S. Navy I had a very good friend that had asked me one weekend if I would like to go fishing with him and his brother over the weekend. Now, being a part time (about a twice a year) "Worm, Hook & Bobber" angler, I didn't even know much about what a bass was and hadn't the foggiest on how to catch one so I said, "sure, I'd love to go." Well that weekend my life as a twice-a-year-angler had changed me forever.
Jim, who was the friend that asked me to go, told me not to bring anything but myself. So I showed up at his home (which was very close to the California Delta) on Saturday morning ready to go sit and bob worms for fish. Boy, was I wrong! When we got to the delta, he launched his boat, which was an older wooden boat that must have been made during World War I, and we jumped in the boat and went up river a bit. A few minutes later, Jim stopped the boat and dropped his anchor, and there we sat for a moment.
I picked up a rod and reel that he had loaned me, asking him where the bobbers, hooks, and worms were. He started to smile at me and told me that he forgot to stop and buy (live) worms on the way to the river. I really didn't know what to think now because that's the only way I had ever fished before. Then, Jim reached in a leather bag, pulls out a tackle box, and opens it up.
I was puzzled now, because as I was looking in his tackle box all I saw were some hooks, sinkers, and a few bags of these purple rubber worms (for you older anglers, these were some of the first artificial worms that were made by Tom Mann called Jelly Worms.) Jim told me to hand him my rod so he could set it up for me, so I just kept my eyes glued on what the heck he was doing. Next, Jim hands me the rod with the Jelly Worm (Texas Rigged) and tells me to cast it over by a bunch of lily pads that were about 20 yards from us.
After I made my cast (like bobber fishing) I set my rod down and immediately Jim told me to pick it up and to hold it slightly, keeping the slack out of the line, so I did. Then, all of a sudden something grabbed my line and my pole bent way over. My line was peeling off my reel (shoot, I didn't even know how to set a drag back in those days), so Jim reaches over and tightens my drag and tells me not to give it any slack. Well the rest is history! A whopping five and a half pound largemouth bass. From then on I went every chance I could, and yes! I definitely now had "Bass Fever."

bass fishing : Why Bass Fishing

Everyday it seems that more and more of the general public (men, women, boys, and girls) are starting to take notice that there may be just a bit more to bass fishing that meets the eye than just the Sunday morning bass fishing shows they see on TV. Why is this so? They see bass fishing in regular TV commercials. I'm sure that you have seen the commercial where three men are in a boat, fishing with artificial lures, and one of them throws his lure around a tree branch, and the spokesman says "even the fish are comfortable". This advertisement is about clothing! "Jeans." How about in the grocery stores? Yes, even in food stores you will find a picture of a famous Bass Pro on a box of Wheaties. Or, turn on a sports outdoors network anytime during the week and you will find many TV fishing shows geared towards bass fishing. Almost any swamp, lake, river, pond, or sloughs if accessible by boats, you will find bass anglers. Or, how about all the bass boats constantly going up and down our highways behind tow rigs. It's just about everywhere we look!
Bass fishing at the present is considered to be America's #1 freshwater sport, in fact the bass fishing industry is grown to be 70% higher than any other types of fresh water fishing.
Try this for example: if you go to most of the Internet search engines and type in the words "bass fishing," 90 % of the search engines will list many different types of bass fishing related sites. In the past 25 years bass fishing has grown from a million-dollar industry to an estimated 4.8 billion-dollar industry in today's world and still growing each and every day.
So what's so great about it? Let's start by saying this is one outdoor sport that just about anyone who dedicates and disciplines himself or herself can equally compete on a pro level. Not like other types of professional sports such as football, soccer, basketball, and tennis where you have to be a top athlete and prove extraordinary abilities to become a successful pro. With bass fishing it's quite different. Yes, the more time you spend on the water, the more you practice, and the more you learn the "How-To's" of bass angling you can't help but to be more successful at catching bass. Especially if you have a coach or someone as a mentor to teach you patterns, conditions, presentations, techniques, colors, proper equipment and so on. There is a lot to learn when it comes to competitive bass fishing, but if you want to be serious about it you can compete on a pro level. I have taught several anglers that just couldn't seem to excel when it came to fishing bass tournaments until I was able to teach them several of the "How-To's" used by many of the Pro's. Now these same anglers are consistent money winners and much more successful at catching bass.
The bass fishing industry also offers a wide variety of careers: Guiding (charters), Sales (the retail industry connected with bass fishing is a giant in itself), Tournament Competition, Lecturing, Advertising, Promotional Opportunities, and on and on!
I feel that one of the best traits of bass fishing is it offers closer relationships and bonding with loved ones. I've noticed that when married couples enroll in my bass fishing school, after the time spent together on the water along with the excitement of catching bass together and the laughs and enjoyment they share, it seems that they all conclude they should have done this years ago! I have experienced all this and much more with father and sons, mother and daughters, father and daughters, mother and sons, boyfriends and girlfriends, brothers and brothers, sisters and sisters. It is truly an outdoor sport that literally just about anybody would enjoy. I especially enjoy the time spent on the water with my wife when we have a chance to get out on the water for a few hours of bass fishing. And guess what? Women actually make better anglers than men! Sorry guys, and please don't take this wrong, but this is probably due of the level of their patience. I don't know this for sure but I have noticed that a female can work a plastic worm or different presentations with certain baits with the patience needed to catch bass, where sometimes the men have the tendency to over work a bait. Try it and see for yourself!
More and more females each season are starting to book into my school to learn how to fish just to be able to show their husbands or boyfriends that they can do it to. Well, why not? It's a sport that's been enjoyed for many, many years by mostly the guys. Now that the women are getting a taste of it, they love it just as much as the guys do.
Kid's even seem to go "nuts" over this sport even probably more so than we do! I know this because of the clients that bring their children when they book a fishing trip or enroll in my school. Just seeing their expressions on their faces when they catch a bass seems to be worth it all! Along with the many E-mails and letters I receive from boys and girls from all over the nation, the kids are wanting to know more and more about how to fish for bass, where can they go to learn, or who might be able teach them. The age of most of these boys and girls that write me range anywhere from 12 years to 18 years old, as well as many college students.
The slogan that says, "Get Kids Hooked On Fishing Instead Of Drugs" makes a lot of sense to me. What better way to get closer to your children than by spending quality time together outdoors having fun? But that's only part of it! It also allows them to focus on something more than parties and getting into trouble.

So "Why Bass Fishing?" Well, all I can say is "Try it and see for yourself."

By Roger Lee Brown

bass fishing : Peak fishing periods

Peak fishing periods for bass fishing

Peak Days
The sun and the moon are the two major sources of astral energies that daily bombard the earth and all her lifeforms. The closer they are to you at any given moment, the stronger the influence. The day of a NEW or FULL MOON will provide the strongest influence in each month.

Peak Month
June always has more combined sun-moon influence than any other month. During the FULL MOON the sun and moon are nearly opposite each other and very few minutes pass without one or the other being in our sky. During a NEW MOON, both bodies are in near-perfect rhythm traveling the skies together with their forces combined. Because of the interaction between the many lunar and solar cycles, no two days, months or years are ever identical.

Peak Times
When a SOLUNAR PERIOD falls within 30 minutes of sunrise or sunset (weather permitting) you can anticipate very good fishing.

Length of Periods
Fish do not feed all the time. They feed most actively during a SOLUNAR PERIOD. Fish usually feed actively at sunrise and sunset, but generally the real fishing of the day is at the odd hour feeding periods.

bass fishing : Bass Fishing Legend Ray Scott to be Honored

CELEBRATION, Fla. - Ray Wilson Scott, Jr. did not invent bass fishing, but for millions of avid anglers all around the world, he might as well have.
Scott was a Montgomery, Ala., insurance salesman on a business trip to Jackson, Miss., on March 11, 1967, when the idea for professional bass fishing struck him. He was watching a basketball game in his motel room when he started to wonder why competitive fishing wasn't on television like baseball, basketball and football.
"In a microsecond I saw it all," Scott recalled in his biography, BASS Boss. "I saw a hundred bass fishermen competing, tournament-style. It just came to me. I knew it would work."
Later that year, Scott conducted the first modern bass tournament, the All-American on Arkansas' Beaver Lake, June 5-7, 1967. A year after that, Scott created the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society.
That he founded BASS and created the modern tournament format would have been enough to cement Scott's place in fishing history, but he was just getting started.
In the early 1970s, Scott and other BASS pioneers formed the BASS Chapter Federation, a group of BASS-affiliated clubs across the country and the world. These anglers were the grass roots of BASS and have been instrumental in effecting positive change through legislation, activism and local conservation and youth projects.
In 1972, Scott brought catch-and-release to bass tournaments with his "Don't Kill Your Catch" program. Over the years, it has caught on around the world. Because of Scott's vision of the sport, bass are considered a renewable resource.
In the mid-70s, Scott and BASS began working for the passage of the Sport Fishing Restoration Act, also known as Wallop-Breaux. Signed into law by President Ronald Reagan in 1984, the act established a federal excise tax on fishing and boating equipment with proceeds used for restoration and access programs by state fisheries agencies.
In 1986, Scott sold BASS to a group of investors, but he has continued to serve as a spokesman and ambassador for the organization. His tireless devotion to sportfishing, conservation, youth and the multibillion dollar industry he helped to create serves as an inspiration to all who know him.
Apart from his induction into numerous fishing and sporting halls of fame, Scott has been named one of the 20 greatest outdoor Americans of the 20th century. There's no doubt that he's been the most influential person in BASS and the world of bass fishing.

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