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Utilizing a Texas Rig for Prime Water Bass

Utilizing a Texas Rig for Prime Water Bass


   05.09.24

Using a Texas Rig for Top Water BassUsing a Texas Rig for Top Water Bass

Because the bass involves an finish right here in South Louisiana fishermen are a bit perplexed as they’re left making an attempt to determine the complicated post-spawn sample. Because the bass make their method off of the beds and again into their extra regular confines, the transition there’s a problem. Add to it the barometer stress shifts and temperature swings and it’s no surprise so many bass anglers battle in Could. 

Daniel Sissac has been fishing a waterway known as Bayou Bonfouca. The identify “Bonfouca” is French for good folks and originates with the Bonfouca Indian tribe that after populated this space that’s positioned in Slidell, LA. The freshwater bayou acts extra like a saltwater marshlined canal due to its lack of timber and brackish water from Lake Pontchartrain. 

Sissac made a bass fishing journey along with his good friend, Dat Tran. On the journey, the chums found out a way of utilizing a Texas Rig in an unconventional method.  “We tried casting over the grass line with a Texas-rigged plastic worm,” he mentioned. “As a substitute of letting it sink, we have been burning it throughout the grass on the floor of the water.”

In Bayou Bonfouca, there’s a line of submerged grass that grows about 10 toes from the shoreline. Sissac mentioned the bass have been reacting effectively to the quick motion and the bullet weight works the identical method it does when fishing on the underside.” The form of the worm weight is used to tug the bait via construction with out it getting hung up on the wooden or grass,” Sissac mentioned. “The load works the identical method on the floor because it cuts via the floating grass.” 

As summer time nears, the Louisiana warmth usually sends bass into deeper water, however Sissac mentioned these fish are nonetheless within the shallows and nonetheless reacting to colours that usually work throughout the spawn. “I like to make use of crawfish imitating lures throughout the spawn. Crawfish-colored worms normally work for me throughout the spawn however this yr the crawfish colours are nonetheless working into Could,” he mentioned. 

For these fishing Bayou Bonfouca this month, Sissac recommends focusing on areas which have produced fish throughout the spawn.  “After the feminine bass drop their eggs, they’ll have to eat and replenish their power misplaced throughout the spawn,” he mentioned.  “Proper now they’re nonetheless biting in the identical spots they did throughout the spawn so there’s no have to look anyplace else.”

 

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Keith Lusher is an award successful out of doors journalist that resides in Covington, Louisiana. He owns and operates NorthshoreFishingReport.com and writes a weekly out of doors column for the Slidell Unbiased Newspaper. He additionally writes for the St.Tammany Parish Tourism Fee’s VisitTheNorthshore.com. He’s the previous host of The Northshore Fishing Report Radio Present and is on the board of the Louisiana Outside Writers Affiliation. Keith contributes to quite a few publications each on-line and in print and prides himself on selling South Louisiana’s distinctive fishery. To contact Keith electronic mail: keithlusherjr@gmail.com