When I talked to Yamamoto Pro Tai Au about barometric pressure and how it can affect your fishing, he told me that he had once sworn he would never do a story about it because it’s sort of his secret weapon: using his knowledge of this subject he has won nearly $100,000 in the past three years. What is his secret? The barometer.
You’ve pre-fished for a couple of weeks, and you’ve got a killer spot in a big cove. You’ve even got a great boat number and you’re one of the first ones out, but when you reach your best area, it stinks like rotten eggs and the water looks like the sewer backed up in it. What’s going on? Welcome to the fall turnover, when all the decaying vegetation on the bottom of the lake rises to the top. Hence the smell and the nasty looking water.
For many American anglers, the growth of their fishing passion is an organic process. Whether introduced to the sport by fathers, grandfathers, summer camps, boy scouts, or any of the other innumerable ways - Americans are lucky in that we have almost as many paths into the sport as we have acres of fish-filled water.
“The 5-inch Yamamoto Senko is the most versatile bait ever designed,” said Michael Hall. “It will catch bass anywhere. You can adapt the presentation in many ways to match the mood of the fish.” Strong words? Perhaps, but in this case you need to only consider the source. Michael Hall has a long and successful history with the Senko.
Perhaps one of the most interesting things about bass fishing is the fact that you never stop learning and the bass always seems to find ways to surprise you with their behavior.
For instance, years ago, I always considered topwater baits should be used exclusively for low light conditions such as early and late or cloudy summer days – highly effective times to throw a topwater, for sure.