The season is upon us to start looking for bass in the shallows, especially in clear water impoundments. It’s easy to waste many hours trying to entice a bass to eat a bait. By understanding a few characteristic of a bedding bass you can make better decisions on which ones to spend time on, and help make your fishing trip more enjoyable.
As with all techniques and fishing it’s important to have the right equipment. There are two things I would never go sight fishing without – sunglasses and Power-Poles. A good pair of polarized sunglasses is a must. I use Smith Action Optics, and their techlite polarized glasses are also photo chromatic so it minimizes the need for several pairs of glasses for different lighting conditions.
There are lots of things you can do to catch more fish and have a more enjoyable time on the water. Very few are as important as beingorganized. There isn’t anything much more frustrating than being on a hot bite and not being able to find the one bait you need to keep loading the boat.
As the winter kicks into full gear it’s time to start off-season preparations for the next fishing season. No matter if you are a fun fisherman, a pro, or club level angler there are many things you can do during the off season that will help you on the water when the ice thaws. Here are a few things I like to do to prepare my gear for the upcoming fishing season.