As any experienced fisherman knows, there is more to fishing than just throwing out a line and waiting for a fish to bite. Successful fishing requires knowledge, skill, and a bit of finesse. In this blog, we'll go over four finesse tips that every fisherman needs to try. By incorporating these tips into your fishing repertoire, you'll be sure to up your catch rate—and have more fun in the process!
Tip #1: Use a Weighted Screw Lock Hook
If you want to fish with a little more weight, then you need to switch to a weighted screw lock hook. Not only do these hooks add just enough extra weight to increase your casting distance and cover more water while fishing, but they also give the bait a unique flutter action when they drop. The screw lock on the hook also holds your bait in place, which means you will lose far less plastics!
Tip #2: Try the Tokyo Rig on Bass Fish
Not getting bites on your go-to’s like the Texas rig? Then switch things up and try the Tokyo rig. The Tokyo rig is quickly becoming one of the best lures in the bass fishing industry and is great for fishing for bass in deeper water or around structures where the fish like to hide. The key to the Tokyo Rig is to use a heavier weight so that your bait sinks down quickly and stays in the strike zone longer.
Tip #3: Skip Tube Baits Under Docks
Tubes are great for catching bass that like to hide under docks and other structures. The secret is in the skip-casting. Instead of just throwing your bait out and letting it sink down, use a sidearm motion to skip it across the surface. This will help your bait get far under the dock where the fish are hiding. Just be sure to use a lighter weight so that your bait has a slow flutter on the way down. Baits like the tube are perfect for skipping because of their flat profile. This allows you to skip them with ease and cast much further under docks than you would normally be able to.
Tip #4: Use Lighter Weight Baits
If you're not getting bites, then it could be because your bait is too heavy. Try switching to a lighter weight so that your bait has a slow flutter as it sinks. This could trigger some reaction bites from nearby fish. Plus, it's always good to mix things up and try something new when you're out on the water. Who knows? You might just discover your new go-to rig!
Whether you're a seasoned fisherman or just starting out, these 4 finesse tips are sure to help you catch more fish. So what are you waiting for? Give them a try on your next fishing trip!