Most Dutch bass fishermen can’t hardly wait for Dicentrarchus labrax to return to the North Sea and Wadden Sea in April and May. In the meantime it’s interesting to take a look at scientific literature to see where the fish hang out during the winter period.
Humminbird is adding another dimension to there product range - 360 Imaging. It allows you to see a full 360 degrees around the boat… Pretty impressive if you’d ask us. Check out their TV commercial overhere. Really no idea when it’s available overhere - we just picked it up from the net…
We immediately know what it is about. To much stuff laying around the house or the garage. You tell yourself you need a complete arsenal of rods because you tell yourself that you are ‘specialist’ bass angler. I ran into the same problem and therefore started looking for a solution that organised my rods and also looked good hanging in the ‘study’ room…
Plugging for bass is fascinating. Especially Japanese plugs are often beautiful pieces of art, full of technical ingenuity, and they catch bass! Plugs are also relatively expensive, and if you lose one on your fishing grounds, you easily are twenty Euros or more poorer. A cheaper alternative is to fish with soft plastics. SP fishing can certainly be nice, but many, including myself, just prefer plugs.
For years I have been dreaming; ‘what if I could fish from the other side of the oyster beds?’, ‘What if I could fish around obstacles that I can see far away in the distance?’ and how will the entire freedom feel? No more limitations. Reaching another level in bass fishing… This autumn it was finally there, the search for my own boat ended with the purchase of a Carolina Skiff - Sea Chaser 186 - from 2001.
Movies like this ‘Celtic Bass’ trailer and the earlier mentioned -24 leurres aux Glénan- set new standards for bass fishing videos. Watching these movies feel like you were there, or actually; wished that you were there… We can’t wait till the movie is finally ready for spreading. Sign us in for a copy!
Because of the increasing popularity of light weight or weightless soft bait fishing (x-layers, spindle worms, slugs, etc) I decided to get myself a suitable rod for this new specialism in bass fishing. After some considerable research and several interviews with material experts I came across Richard from Dorset Fishing Rods. Richard, like most readers of this article, is a passionate bass and lure fisherman and also a recognized expert in the field of rod building.
There is a lot of discussion about the use of gripping tools in sport fishing. From my own experiences I dare to say that if you buy a good grip, and you use it carefully, you will not damage the fish (or yourself).
Again the innovating brand Megabass presents something special - the Spark Rig. - their spin-off from the Alabama Rig. Besides fishing one lure at the time, the Megabass rig makes it possible to fish several lures at the time. To be honest - it looks quite fascinating, but what happens if 5 large bass decide to attack the school of small fish?
Something to think about. Many of us - boat or shore fishermen - often take lot of risks in their pursuit of trophy bass. Most of the time it’s more than worth it - but once in a while when something goes completely wrong - you put everything in perspective. Should you let it go this far…? We’re not talking you into the floating vests - but as mentioned in the first line - perhaps something to think about…