If you’re an avid angler, you should spend a few minutes reading this post. It explains how five small mistakes can make an enormous difference to your success as an angler. And be sure to check out some of the other great posts on the site!
While every angler has his or her own unique tricks, there are some things that every angler should really avoid doing! These little mistakes can make a huge difference. If you learn about these little mistakes that many anglers make, you can avoid them. And this will improve your bass-catching efficiency quite dramatically.
These small errors include common things like talking so much that you don’t concentrate on what you’re doing, wasting time when you should be fishing and changing lures too often. So spend a few minutes learning which tiny mistakes to avoid making, and you’ll be rewarded with more catches!
5. Changing lures too frequently
If you’re changing lures, you’re not fishing. Sometimes hooking a big fish just means getting something (anything) in the right spot at the right time. But if you’re changing lures instead of casting, you might let that structure zip by and miss your opportunity. That’s why you should stick to confidence baits when the bite is slow.
4. The plop
During slow stints, the first thing to go down the drain is care about how the lure you’re casting or pitching lands in the water. A big, fat plop usually doesn’t get the result you want. Silence is deadly.
3. Too much jibber-jaber:
Too much talk often equals too little concentration. Some of the all-time great bass anglerssay very little during the day, sometimes to the point of being Zen-like.
2. More fishing, less time wasting
The moments that make the biggest difference often occur infrequently and when you least expect them. Spending 35 minutes sipping on a Fanta and spooling up your crankbait rod during the critical morning bite, you’re not putting fish in the boat.
1. The angle of the dangle
Recognize that a Texas-rigged plastic with a kink or bend in it (see photo), or a jig trailer that’s hanging halfway off the hook makes a big difference in getting bites. Take the time to make sure worms and plastics are rigged straight and dangling true.
Source: Bass Fishing Herald