Tom's Fishing Blog

55 degree water and using your electronics

Monday, February 06, 2012

Hey Bass Kings! Winter fishing is still here but not for much longer. We are all waiting for the water to warm up a few IMG_3870more degrees and trigger the bass to move shallow. The Bass are waiting too!

Winter fishing can be a challenge but you can increase your success by using good electronics. Besides the swimbait fish most of my Winter Bass have been coming from 25-45 ft of water. Some on the bottom and some suspended well off the bottom. With the use of good electronics you can "catch them off the graph" if you know what to look for.

These beauties and a few more were all caught "off the graph" on 3 different baits. To learn more about using your electronics to catch more fish book a trip with me.

TL

   

Fishing Lessons Anyone?

Thursday, February 02, 2012

I had 2 "FISHING INSTRUCTION" trips last weekend and they were great. This popular on the water Fishing Instruction session is much different than a traditional Guided Trip. We fished but the focus was learning. I did teach; proper equipment, line, seasonal patterns, finding "spots", how to use ALL the different baits we use, when to use them and why, structure fishing, fishing during the spawn, boat position and why it matters, swimbait fishing, how to catch big fish, and yes I shared a few secrets too.

If you want to improve your skills with these baits and more call me!

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SWIMBAIT TIME!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Hey Bass Kings! Sorry about the clarity of this video...it was raining. I finally got out to throw the Swimbait ALL day. I fished Lake Otay from 7am - 4pm. 4 bites 2 fish. The fish in this film was the 4 lber. I had to stop filming because it got too wet. I caught another fish close to 6 lbs later. I was using a 8in Huddleston ROF 12 and 25 lb green Maxima mono. My friend Kevin makes a Bad Ass rod and I am using it here. The rod is a 7ft 10in heavy swimbait rod. Enjoy...

   

PreSpawn - too early?

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Hey Bass Kings! Had a fun day with my friend Matt out on El Cap. Although fishing was tough it was Matt's turn to catch not 1 but 2 fish over 5 lbs. This lake has changed so much the last few weeks. The water is now super clear. The breakin fish are pretty much done. There are lots of fish suspended. We got bit in 20ft of water on this day. I can just feel the fish are just waiting for Spring and warmer water temps. "Prespawn" is approaching fast!

First fish at 11am!  Just under 6lbs                       #2 on the last cast of the day around 3:00pm just over 5lbs

Both released and still swimming!

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Throwin the BIG Worm

Thursday, December 29, 2011

I grew up throwing a texas rig plastic worm and it is still one of my favorite techniques. I really like throwing a BIG worm and you will catch bigger bass with this method. I catch 2lber's and 10lber's on this rig and this is what I do with it...enjoy.

   

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