June is almost here and my fingers are itching to get bass fishing! Due to local regulations here in Canada, we are not permitted to fish for bass for a few more weeks yet, so I will discuss the techniques I have used for upstate New York and Connecticut. Despite a harsh winter, the bass will begin their annual movement towards the shoreline in preparation for feeding and bedding.
No hunter makes a bad shot intentionally. Inexperience, buck fever, equipment malfunctions, and sometimes nature itself works to conspire against a hunter. When one or more of the aforementioned events happen, that particular hunting situation is forever imprinted on the hunter’s psyche. Events like these can ruin the remainder of a season for some hunters. He’ll replay the scene over and over in his mind searching for something he could have done differently, and as opening day of the following season approaches, he’ll toss and turn in bed reliving that nightmare hunt. The good news is that should that hunter encounter a similar situation on a future hunt, more than likely s/he’ll be successful because s/he learned from previous experiences.
With cold setting in and winter fishing just around the corner, I thought I would talk a bit about the techniques that in the last few years have become a big part of my winter finesse fishing strategy.
First of all my favorite finesse fishing technique is somewhat of a spin-off of the drop shot technique. It’s Secret Weapon Recoil Rig. The technique is very similar to the drop shot except you have a leader that stretches attached to the weight. When you shake this rig with the tip of the rod, the bait attached above the 18 to 20 inch leader becomes very responsive to movement. It moves and twitches and shakes and causes a reaction bite with a finesse presentation. This bait rigged with a fluke is one catch fishing technique.
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