When you already mastered the basics of fishing, of course you wouldn’t want to stay to where you are, it would eventually become boring. If you want to avoid this, then you would want to learn some advanced techniques that would make you look like a pro and enjoy fishing to the next level.
Pitching: In this method, you let out enough line so it’s about even with the reel, and keep your reel open. Lower the rod tip towards the water and with your free hand, grab hold of the lure and pull on the line to add some tension. In one smooth motion let go of the lure while swinging your rod tip up. This combination should slingshot the bait towards your target. Be sure to close the reel as soon as the bait lands because bass often strike quickly.
Flipping: Flipping is a little hard than pitching but once you get a good feel for it, you can maximize your presentation and hit your target location more precisely. Begin by letting out somewhere between 8-15 feet of the line and then close your reel. Grab the line
between the reel and first rod guide, and then extend your arm to the side as you pull on the line. Raise the rod and the bait will now swing towards you. Using a pendulum motion swing the bait to your preferred location while feeding the line through your hand. Tighten up the remaining slack and get ready for a strike.
Topwater: For many pro anglers there’s nothing more exciting than catching a fish with a surface bait. The sound of the lure, the sight of an approaching fish, and the thrill of seeing that big splash when a largemouth bass finally strikes can be enough to get anyone’s heart racing. Compare to pitching and flipping, topwater lures are meant for hungry, active fish. This technique is designed to attract attention of fishes with noise and dramatic movements. There are various kinds of surface lures, like jitterbugs, poppers, and small frogs. Some topwater lures are easy and work best with lazy, steady traits like jitterbugs. The appropriately named ‘popper’ requires an angler to practically pop the lure as it is retrieved, stopping every few seconds and allowing it to go steady, mimicking a wounded fish. The intermittent pausing and moving can drive fish crazy. Another popular retrieving method is called ‘walked the dog,’commonly used for surface frog baits. Walking the dog is where you quickly twitch the rod tip up and down for the duration of the slow retrieve.
Crankbaits: This method is all about reflex for a bass. They don’t want to chase down the same way they would for a surface lure, but even so, noise and presentation is still the key to using a crankbait right. This technique is favorite for many tournament in fishing because they cover a lot of water, both horizontally and vertically at a variety of depths. They work best around hard objects, like rocks and logs. It is not impossible to use crankbait along the side of a weedbed, but generally drop-offs and rocky shoals with plenty of solid works best. Think of crankbaits as a teasing lure. Grab the fish’s attention by reeling quickly, then stopping and allowing the crankbait to slowly rise. Then reel up again and make another pause. When using a deep diver, you can try the bumping the stump technique to tease fish into biting. As you reel in and feel your crankbait strike bottom or a rock, stop and let the lure float a little. All those noise and motions will bring fishes in and wanting to feast on what they think is easy prey, Spinner Bait: It is a little clever than crankbaits as it can be harder to successfully hook a fish given the design of the lure. Nonetheless, spinner baits are a great year-round lure that can produce results on any given day on any given lakes. Retrieval should range from slow to average speed, and works best around hard objects. There are various ways to use this versatile lure. One technique is to allow the spinner bait to fall to the bottom near a drop-off. As it hits bottom, reel up the slack, then allow it to fall to the bottom again, then just repeat. However, for the most part, you’ll be reeling in continuously different paces. The slower you reel in, the deeper the baits tends to swim through the water. But when you reel faster, try to not to breach the surface. Hanging just below will create a wake that some bass will find tempting.
Jerk Bait: Most likely the simplest method for fishing. Though, the hard part is knowing what jerkbait to use and when to use it. The lures come in many shapes and sizes that swim at different depths. But no matter how they vary, the goal remains constant. As the name suggests, jerking the rod tip with a little twitch as you reel in gives the impression that your jerkbait is not swimming at its maximum health. Fish loves an easy meal, and that’s what you’re trying to mimic. While you might find success near weeds or in dark water with crank and spinner baits, jerkbaits don’t have the same capability.
Dropshooting: This elegant style of fishing takes a little more effort to rig up than the other techniques. But nevertheless, it’s a crucial method and should be a part of any serious angler’s performance. If you’ve fished with a plastic worm, then you can adapt quickly to dropshotting. The big difference is that the weight is below the bait. As you reel up your bait and work its magic, the sinker bounces along the bottom, leaving your bait several inches up. The length between the bait and the sinker can range anywhere from a few inches up to feet, it just depends on how muddy the lake floor is and how high you want the bait to be suspended from the bottom. Compare to the other techniques, you can drop shot without having to retrieve. You can even just let it go from the sides of your boat. The key is just the moving of your rod tip in a way to make your bait dance.
When you get the hang of fishing, you might take this hobby seriously and get yourself into the world of pro anglers. So, how to fish like a pro? After you’ve mastered the basics and fundamentals of fishing, then you’re almost near to the title of a pro.
For a professional angler, the simplest method to have plenty of catch is to maximize the time your line spends in the water. If you’re not used to it yet, you might be shocked at the amount of time lost while altering baits and untangling knots. If you’re wishing for the most reliable possibility of catching a fish, then keep your line in the water. A pro angler, examines the weather condition prior to his fishing trip. You would never know what the weather condition will bring, if you don not check the climate in advance. This is one of the best method to stay clear of risky circumstances or being stuck somewhere because the climate is too bad to get home. Another trait of a pro is his ability to follow a fish movement that will ensure a catch. The fish will certainly roll on its side as it jumps, this indicates that the ﬁsh will exhaust itself, and that you should start reeling it. Try withstanding the temptation to jerk the line before the ﬁsh rolls over onto his side. To uncover a ﬁshing charter, you will deﬁnitely need to understand exactly what you’re doing. Do a great deal of analysis and research prior to digging in. As soon as you wield this expertise, you’ll certainly have the ability to start catching some monster-sized ﬁsh. The most crucial part of being a pro and becoming a pro is his attitude while ﬁshing. Being still and quiet is vital. Fish can get scared away by having a great deal of noise, making your ﬁshing more difﬁcult. This can be from any loud chatting, vehicle’s noise, etc. Netting your catch can be frustrating, so you must be patient and persistent. When netting a ﬁsh, always ensure that its head is going in ﬁrst. bite! And one last thing, if you put a little bit of passion, then without a doubt your enjoyment will surely intensify, making your day complete, no matter how little your catch is. But then again, if you really want to start becoming a pro, then you should really possess the biggest quality of a pro; the trait to enjoy the time even though there’s no ﬁsh gobbling up your bait and of course the characteristic to savor up the moment when you get a bite! And one last thing, if you put a little bit of passion, then without a doubt your enjoyment will surely intensify, making your day complete, no matter how little your catch is.