Have you ever considered hiring a bass guide for your next fishing trip? As a full-time guide myself, and one who’s hired guides in the past, I’d like to share a bit of insight that should prove useful in helping you find the right guide for your next bass fishing trip.
Jigs are highly adaptable lures that catch bass all year round. They can be fished in both stained and clear water conditions, shallow and deep, and in most types of cover. Keeping a selection of jigs and trailers in my makes it easy to best match the conditions I find myself fishing in, but there are two specific jig trailers I rely on heavily during the early spring when the water temperature is still cold.
When the 2016 Elite Series field was recently finalized and published, I knew my name wouldn’t be on it, but I had to look anyway. I needed the closure. After finishing in 96th place in the Angler of the Year standings I’d failed to requalify, which left me feeling about as embarrassed and disappointed as if I’d been cut from my high school baseball team all over again. In both cases, I realized I lacked the skills to compete.