February 9th, 2013 @ Russ Moon // Comments Off
Unless after following their instructions to the letter and for the desired length of time the technique does not work for you.
Then discuss it with the Pro to see if it might be something you don’t understand.
Clients consult with me on their rod, reel, line, tackle and pay me to fast track their way to more enjoyment out of their fishing.
Nevertheless, I like to collaborate to pull in all the data as rapidly as possible so I recruited a Basspro Shops Team Leader to follow me, point out better options than my choice, suggest alternatives or question my choice causing me to have to validate. This was after a briefing on my client, their personality, what they were trying to accomplish, where they were in their learning curve and what the next Largemouth Bass fishing skills were next in their learning progression.
The Team Leader came up with an alternative to my preferred brand of reel that frankly was alot more quality and capacity for an equal amount of money. I have one rod by that same manufacturer and quality wise it is gold. A Shimano Crucial Swimbait rod, puts serious resistance with a fast tip….wears them out. Pair that with the proper line, reel and drag setting and you are ready to do some damage.
My other choices held up, more of the silent smiles that indicate you know more than the average bear.
Another idea was for me to purchase white plastics and because of my increasingly developed skill in dying baits, dye the baits in certain manners to color coordinate and match my lures and the baitfish/colors for the season. Buying white and dying gives a slightly lighter but more natural look, the dye also has scent so when they bite they hold longer or decide to run off with their “snack”. Experimenting and developing those skills (it resulted in one of my two Trophy Award fish) are already opening doors. I followed his instruction and these Magnum size snacks look great. One door opens another.
Retuned my reels, some line selections and lure presentations. 3 years ago I was always half a season late in changing my pattern so I missed matched what the bass were looking for with what I was offering. Last year I transitioned on time or slightly early (gives you more of a chance on the Big Ones). This first time I overshot the baits moving them to rapidly for the cold water, I adjusted and nailed a nice 4 pounder, not a Trophy of 8 but nonetheless a quality fish.
Now with the slower presentation and the types of lures I’ll be using there will be I think some significant improvement in getting in synch with the fish. When that happens is when the window of opportunity opens. You have to already be prepared, conditioned and in my case pre-rigged with follow up baits and know your opening sequence of activity.Upon reaching the water if you are spending more than 5 minutes at your vehicle, you are not prepared and wasting precious fishing time. I have been guilty of looking at all my lures and getting excited, but you plan your initial presentations so you rollout to the water starting testing things and homing in on what the fish want that given day.
This newer satchel tacklebox is awesome. Lightweight, compact, I know what I am going to use so I pack the different types of baits in plastic containers and my lure change time has dramatically dropped. I know what I am looking for, where it is and all I have to do is change the lure or color of the lure, put the retired lure in the box and keep going. Saves time. I tended to only use what was on my rod unless changing colors of a lure so when it came time to leave in 30 I was gone, had to stop and look to make sure I had everything.
Get yourself a narrow but productive focus and keep getting better. Now my clients pay me to select their tackle, actually a very intelligent move.
No wasted money because 2 pro’s consulted on each purchase, the tools all perform exactly as desired and in some cases have room for the fishermen to grow into utilizing the full performance of the gear. All the recent field and store input on “what’s catching fish”.
You alternative is buy what you think is good and blow a ton of cash. I wish initially I had been this intelligent I could have saved the fee x 50.
So if you have the cash, want the best value and quality for the money (I sniff out good deals every time) you might want to consider having someone like myself help you.
You will save money, catch more fish and increase your enjoyment of Largemouth Bass Fishing.
Time for me to walk the talk and go on todays