Itís time to get super excited about bed fishing, rush out, discover that the water is only 58 in the morning, all the bass are suspended and they donít want to bite anything except 5 inch senkos on 6lb. At least you can console yourself by stocking up on bedfishing equipment.
The secret to bed fishing is the texas rig. That starts with a tungsten bullet sinker, which should always be painted to match the bait and never pegged. No pegging, I told you!!! What a tragedy Tru Tungsten discontinued the chartreuse weight. I would have stockpiled them if I had known. Tear. At least they are on sale today
Next key to bed fishing is the round bend hook. Not the EWG. Resist it for all itís convenience. The wonderful texposed effect you get on the brush hog is nice, but donít do it. Grit your teeth, waste a bait a fish and use the round bend. Iím begging TW to get the bronze gammie hook back but in the mean time youíll want to settle for black nickel
Next the lure. How many years have I been preaching the 5 inch Big Hammer. Invader or Robís Bluegill. Either way. Iíve made two converts in all these years. Confirmed converts. Nico Raffo and Matt Peters. But those guys suck at fishing
You know what else is good. A zipper worm. Especially a greenish colored one that is hard to see on the bed. And who needs to see the lure. Really. You do this long enough and seeing the lure isnít important any more. I use the Assalt Ringworm but itís discontinued and the 50 pack bags are in the lower drawer of my tackle bin. Sorry, I got them all. You'll be forced to settle for an 8 pack of greenie weenies.
Grubs are good too, if the fish are nice and dumb. The 6 inch Yamamoto is legit. Not as good as the Big Hammer, but they work. TW doesnít have the 6in Chart color. Itís ok though. Most people will buy white anyway.
White jigs. Youíre wondering where the white jigs are. White jig is pretty much the worst possible lure for bed fishing. A lot of people who were good at bed fishing convinced a lot of people who didnít know better that it was great. Good for the fish, bad for people who didnít push every possible bait at fish for 10 years and learn it themselves. Youíll only read this on calfishing.com. I tried to help.
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