Tips for Fishing Banks in the Spring for Bass

There’s one right there!We have got a real one right here boys and
girls. Oh Ya! I’m so Nervous. It’s a big white one.
A brand new one that just come up for thespring. Come here to me. I like getting these
big ones with a crankbait on light line. Justgot to take your time. Looky there. Are you
done? Give me my shad rap. Oh Ya! That’s whatwe’re talking about.
That fish there you can see how he is kindof pale in color. Now this is like the third
day of sunlight we’ve had and he’s just comeup from that deep water. It’s a Pretty and
a clean fish. Beautiful fish. We got to catchseveral like this today. Come on lil feller! He’s kind of dark looking.
He has been up shallow for a little longerthan those other ones. Not a real big one
but lets see if we can catch us another one. Lets see if we can catch us a bigger one.
He was right against the bank. A lot of times this time of year I think it
can be important or just as important as choosingthe right vibrating or wobbling crankbait;
is paying attention to your casts. Cause whatyou’ll have is a lot of times you get these
warm sunny days and these fish will get upreal shallow. A lot of times we’ll be backed
off the bank in 5-6-7-8-10 feet of water andwe have a tendency to make our casts out here
trying to fish our crankbaits out deeper. What happens a lot of the time is you get
these warm days and those fish will get upin the first foot or two from the bank to
catch that warm sunlight up against thoserocks. So pay attention and try to make sure
you make your casts as close to the bank. Nowthat one there I missed the bank by a couple
feet. But you really want to pay attentionto make sure you make your cast all the way
to the bank because some days that can bethe difference in catching 2 or 3 bass or
even 15 or 20 bass. I’ve noticed that especiallyas you get later in the day a lot of the times
the fish will get shallower. We might startout early in the morning catching them off
the bank and a lot of times all the fish dois they get right up there against the bank.
When you first start reeling you can kindof hold your rod tip up like this so you’re
crankbaits not digging in the rocks as hard. Then as you come off the bank you can start
to bring that rod tip down. But that’s onething I’ve noticed that a lot of times you’ve
got to make sure you pay attention and throwyour crankbait all the way to the bank and
a lot of times that’s the difference betweencatching a bunch of fish or no fish. Not very big, but we got one. He just barely
got the back hook. The fish are still a littlecold and not getting the bait real good. Maybe
here in the next hour it will warm up andthey’ll bite it a little better.

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