By Bill Dance

One of America’s most sensible identified fishermen with greater than 50 years of on-water adventure, invoice Dance is usually a event champion and a tv character. His advice can assist any angler capture extra and larger fish. Even skilled fishermen would possibly not be aware of that dark-colored lures paintings most sensible in the course of low gentle stipulations; that reluctant bass frequently chew at smaller lures fished slowly; that seventy five% of all line disasters ensue on the knot, so solid knot tying is vital to luck; that once waters upward push, bass flow shallower—when it falls, they stream deeper. Dance’s wisdom is so wide-ranging that absolute novices and crusty previous veteran fishermen alike might be informed and entertained and surprised. This e-book is being supported by means of The foreign video game Fish organization (IGFA), a number one authority on angling and the keeper of fishing’s global record.

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Once the lure is down, always remember that your retrieve—whether fast or slow—should be erratic. ” Keep the lure in the strike zone. 32 Seventy-five percent of all line failure occurs at the knot. Be sure to tie a good one and check it often for fraying or nicks. Retie frequently. Check knots often for fraying. 33 As predators, bass exhibit a number of general tendencies. Two of the most important ones involve how they feed in a school of baitfish. Contrary to the belief of some fishermen, a bass does not merely open its mouth and crash through a school of shad in a random manner.

This comes from getting used to the faster pace of crankbaits or buzzbaits to cover a lot of water. With rare exception, the name of the worm game is “slow, slow, slow” and you just have to keep reminding yourself to slow it down and fish it methodically. Many fishermen also sweep a worm too far, because they use the rod. Always use wrist action instead of arm motion—this will work the worm in short hops. Slow down with worms. 42 All aquatic creatures make noises that fish can hear and predator fish are often attracted and triggered to strike by these sounds.

And, it’s important to pick one that has a proper shape, size, and color to look somewhat natural in the particular body of water where you plan to use it. If you are going for big bass, for example, a blue, 8-inch plastic worm is often a good choice, but if the lake you plan to fish just happens to be muddy, it would not be nearly as effective as, say, a chartreuse-and-black spinnerbait. Why? First, because the worm would create very little sound—it’s more of an eye-contact lure for use in clearer water.

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