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First thing first, we’re talking here about 4 to 6 inches soft plastic paddle tail swimbaits. Back in the days, the most frequent keyword in bass fishing was versatility. You had to be a versatile angler, had to master all techniques from pitching and flipping to deep-diving crankbait, Carolina and Texas rigging, and everything in between.
Not all bass covers are created equal, some are superior at providing habitat for baitfish as well as game fish. Whether they are bass, smallmouth, crappie, or bluegill, they all relate in some ways to some cover. But it’s not any cover that will randomly hold fish. Finding the right one requires a little bit of observation and common sense. Let’s rank them and figure out what each type is worth.
Who wants to catch bigger bass? I know I do. In a bass angler’s life, he will stumble by chance on a bigger-than-average fish every now and then. And regardless of skill and technique, catching big bass will always conserve a part of luck. You can’t control everything, and larger bass is a rare commodity. Yet, there are a few things you can do to put the odds in your favor and catch large bass a little more often.
The first time I fished a Carolina rig was at lake Fork in 2001, and I really thought the guide who handed it over to me was fishing old fashion. But I had to admit, a few 6-pounders later, that the rig works. That was more than 20 years, and even if it hasn’t grown back to its former glory, more and more tournament reports are mentioning pros in the winning circles who fish a Carolina rig.
Often used only during pre-spawn, lipless crankbaits and jerkbaits tend to fill similar needs. They both shine in covering water, locating fish in the water column, and targeting fish suspended near the bank or off-shore. But they both have a wider application, in terms of seasons and conditions. Let’s explore these differences and how they can help you catch more fish.
The last decade has seen the emergence of a new lure category, that’s rare enough to mention and created a choice of chatterbait vs spinnerbait. They are both shallow water lures, skirted and with metal flashes based on a jig with a single hook. So they are to a large extent similar and they do overlap, meaning in many instances you can pick either one and get good results. Yet, there’s usually a better choice, let’s find out who wins this duel?