Even more on fishing tubes…

As I mentioned in my previous post’s tubes are really great smallmouth bass baits, BUT they can also be used to catch largemouth bass as well!   The can be texas rigs, rigged wacky style or on a shaky head jig, either way the key thing to these baits if the swirling sink, pretty cool motion for sure.

Another tip is the tube has a hollow body so you can bait the inside, what I mean by this is stick a piece of real worm, minnow or even a foam earplug cut into a smaller piece then soaked in your favorite fish scent.  You can even attach a tiny rattle to the hook inside or if the rattle has a larger diameter you can stick it inside by the lead jig head and it will be secure there tapping away mimicking a crayfish fussing around at the bottom of the lake.

The earplug option is quite unique because when it is pushed inside the tube you actually trap some air making the bait sink with an even slower swirl.  As well the scented piece of earplug with leave a slow scent trail to the bait, this will secure some commitment from fish for sure, looks real now you add a real smell to will definitely keep the fish interested !

Smallmouth fishing is quite exciting, the jump sometimes before you can even notice them doing so, and the fight from even a small fish feels great because they have so much head strength.  The rod in the water tip is something to always be done with those trophy fish on the line, big ones like that jumping around can sure find their way off you hook.

These are relatively inexpensive baits that do produce fish, will definitely be doing some video blogs on my website pertaining to smallmouth bass baits and even more tips for some other ways to catch them.

The AMFisH guy…


More on tubes and smallmouth bass…

Smallmouth bass mainly eat crayfish and bait fish, they have a very strong head structure and the inside roof of their mouth has a very hard pallet that allows then to crush the shells of crayfish.

The pick up on a tube bait will usually start with a few smaller hits, considering the tentacles and the hook are facing towards the surface of the water, smallmouth with strike numerous times with the intent being to injure the claws of the crayfish.

There are times where fish will dart up and attack the tube as it is sinking then dart back down, these are the fun strikes for sure !   Always make sure you set the hook nice and hard, to penetrate through it’s tough mouth and when the fish nears the surface a little tip is to dip your rod into the water, maybe half of it straight down.

What this will do is prevent the fish from jumping out of the water and we all know that smallmouth bass are notorious for jumping !  That downward pressure of the rod in the water will not allow the fish line to jump, it will potentially surface but not be able to jump.

Tubes are really great baits for smallmouth bass, white, green and brown/orange ting colours usually produce the most fish, WHY well crayfish in freshwater tend to me more green in colour during the earlier season then more brown/orange/red in the fall and white well anythign white usually catches smallmouth, still think it has something to do with them being seen as local bait fish.

Either way give tube baits a try, lots of manufacturers like Mizmo and Berkley make some great ones !

The AMFisH guy…