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I love implementing power-fishing techniques to find big bass in vegetation, so it is no surprise that I was very excited about fishing the most recent, and final, Bassmaster Open on the Atchafalaya Basin in Louisiana.
Last week I had the opportunity to enter the Bulldog division SuperTournament on Lake Eufaula, and ended up having a pretty good event despite some setbacks.
Everyone has a tough day on the water from time to time, and anyone that says they don't are lying! It's just part of the game we love and is something that honestly makes a true angler even hungrier for understanding and success. The key is limiting how often the tough frustrating days happen and there are definitely ways to do just that. While time on the water and an understanding of fish behaviors are very important there is one simple tip that can help you succeed on a daily basis.
Finesse fishing is a term that anglers use for explaining small subtle baits that work best when fished on light line with light equipment. For many years finesse fishing has been relatively unchanged with the drop shot rig and the shakey head being the best and most used options out there. These are in fact great ways to catch bass and are typically utilized most when the fishing is tough during either extreme heat or extreme cold temperatures. But guess what, there is a new kid in town and trust me it is here to stay.
This might seem like a silly article that is simple and obvious but the truth is a large number of bites in deep water go undetected to the untrained hand or eye. Of course having quality equipment is essential but aside from that having an understanding of exactly what you are feeling on the bottom is the key.
No matter what type of grass you are fishing whether it is floating water hyacinth or submergent deep cabbage beds there are some key factors that make almost every type of grass a great place to catch a bass. There are three main factors, cover, baitfish, and oxygen!