Many single-hook lures are commonly fished with a trailer for extra added attraction designed to provide convincing action and that extra something that will make the bass strike. Spinnerbaits, jigs and swimming spoons are among the baits designed for trailer use.
Three main types of trailers are commonly used: pork rind, skirts and soft plastics, such as a craw or a worm. Often, fishermen trim some of the meat off the pork with a sharp knife to provide an increased fluttering action. A bright, contrasting color is often the key to provoking moody bass.
A trailer is a great way to convince a bass to eat your lure.
Monday, October 30, 2006
I received an Abu Garcia Amabassadeur Record baitcasting reel and an Ugly Stik Lite rod for my birthday last Saturday. I love them. I hit the lake Sunday, and was amazed at how smooth the reel is. Backlash is minimal, and it casts great. The bite was slow, however, and I only caught one small bass. But I think I could have fun just casting and reeling in with this great rod and reel.
Saturday, October 28, 2006
My favorite lure is the Hula Popper. It is an old topwater popper made by Arbogast that has caught me many 5+ pounders. My two favorite colors are frog and black, but any color works fine. This classic lure is a slow popper that, when fished, should be popped every 6 seconds or so, then set still. Hold on to your rod, though, the strikes are violent. Look at the lure in the mouth of this bass. Hula Popper. No tackle box is complete without a Hula Popper.