Catching Suspended Crappie
The fall feeding spree in the shallows was over and the crappie had moved
back to their deep water haunts on my home lake. Late fall can be a
tough time to catch crappie on Lake of the Ozarks since the fish tend to
suspend over deep water. However a bass fishing buddy of mine showed me
a couple of tricks...
Build Your Own Spinnerbaits
Buying a good spinnerbait can be a good bargain since it is a lure for
all seasons. However, buying the perfect spinnerbait for each situation
you encounter can be quite expensive. Since spinnerbaits come in a wide
array of sizes, colors and blade configurations, you could go broke
trying to buy one of each type.
The most cost-effective solutions to this problem are to make your own
spinnerbaits from scratch...
Buzzing with Brent Chapman
Weeding out Fall Bass
water has cooled down, and the bass have migrated to the shallows to
feast on baitfish. During this annual fall feeding spree, bass can be
coaxed into biting just about any lure you want to throw. However, if
you enjoy living on the edge and relish the suspense of topwater
fishing, then try a buzz bait in any conditions and during any time of
Few fishing thrills match the excitement of watching a buzz bait
Weeds are wonderful spots to search for bass when the water is warm, but
some anglers shy away from this type of cover during autumn when leaves
on the trees and aquatic vegetation start turning brown.
Weeds dying in the fall causes oxygen depletion in some areas that can
lead to poor fishing, but Bassmaster Elite Series pro Tim Horton knows
some dead vegetation can be just as good as the green stuff..
Throwing the Football Deep
When a quarterback needs to score big he throws the
The same strategy applies for bass anglers when they throw football
jigs. Bassmaster Elite Series pro Derek Remitz demonstrated the scoring
power of the football jig when he wracked up a four-day tally of 20 bass
weighing 111 pounds, 7 ounces to win the 2007 Battle on the Border event
at Lake Amistad in Texas...