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SapperSaint 03-13-2012 10:55 AM

Bass fishing tip of the week
This week on Sapper Outdoors; I will be talking about Bass Fishing with softbaits as top water lures.

The first one I will talk about using is a tube. I prefer the YUM Vibra King in White with silver flake. Without a sinker weight.

Now the way I use these is with or without a foam earplug. Yes, thats right an earplug. When using an ear plug; you will need to "roll" the plug until it will fit into the hole of the tube and push it all the way to the nose of the tube. (REMEMBER) you will need to do this quickly because the earplug will expand rapidly. I use a flat #2 pencil to help with this. Once that is done I will take my hook and insert into the middle of the nose and curl it out just under the bottom. Make sure you go through the plug. Then I Texas rig it with the point of the hook clasped just under the skin on the top of the tube. This help prevent snagging when throwing into branches and rough lilly pads.

Once you have made your presentation. Simply twitch your rod side to side. This gives the tube a perfect swimming motion. You can vary the twitch from hard to soft. The bait will over time sink to represent a dying minnow.

This same practice can be done without the earplug. The main difference is that the tube doesn't float as long and give the "popping" sound as a standard topwater bait. This same tactic is effect with "Super Flukes".

Practice makes perfect and once you get the handle of it, bass just can't resist.

Until next week or until you guys get tired of me posting this stuff....
"Keep fishing and hunting and remember to take your children into the outdoors. There is a wonderful world out there waiting for you. Go make some memories that will last a lifetime."


papz 03-13-2012 11:07 AM

Someone take me fishing.

SapperSaint 03-13-2012 11:55 AM

I'd take you if we lived closer, brother.

Pete 03-13-2012 12:18 PM

Dude this is a winning thread right here!

Pete 03-13-2012 12:19 PM

I just ripped some lips last week on a fluke!

QBREES9 03-13-2012 11:12 PM

I'd like to fish.

SloMotion 03-14-2012 06:16 AM

Great thread & thanks for the tip! Use tubes quite often, but using an earplug like that never occurred to me. I'll definitely give that a try as the weather warms up around here.

Something I've tried here on Lac St. Clair is I'll roll my tubes in salt and/or soak them in brine the night before. Seems to encourage strikes.

SapperSaint 03-14-2012 07:21 AM

Both great tips SloMo; on extra salt and brine. I will sometimes put garlic powder on if I'm in a jam and the fish aren't interested in what I'm using.

saintfan 03-14-2012 09:03 AM

Srgt. Hulka 03-14-2012 04:28 PM

Nice thread Sap. I miss fishing sooooo much!

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