This weeks AMFisH fishing vlog – flipping jigs and making them more weedless – fishing.

Hi AMFisHers!   This weeks AMFisH(LEARN more here: www.amfish.ca) fishing vlog is about making your flipping jigs a little more weedless:

Being a bass fishing fanatic myself I have always made small tweaks to baits at times, as my mind is always thinking about how I can improve on how something works, to avoid issues.  I usually flip docks, boat houses, stumps, sunken trees, logs, you name the structure I am fishing it and as weedless as a flipping jig is right out of the package, it will still get stuck at times as the weed guard can only do so much.

Here is a simple easy tip on adding a little extra weed protection to you hook, by using a small piece of silicone tube, you can slide it on the hook point just far back enough so two strands of the weed guard can slide into the silicone opening.  By doing this it transforms your hook into a weedless hook!  It does not in any way interfere with your hook set or hook up ratio, as you will see in this vlog it is very sensitive and releases with a little finger pressure.   When we fish structure like sunken trees with branches, this little extra hook protection can really go a long way, as the two strands of the weed guard will deflect obstacles away from the hook as they will slide past the hook due to the arch.

IMG_4090[1]

I use this for very thick cover areas and around sunken trees/branches, as it adds that little extra coverage for my hook.  Silicone tube pieces like this are extremely inexpensive and also act a soft plastic keeper and trailer hook keeper, once it has been slid on it will not allow your soft plastic to back up off the hook.

That small silicone piece offers extra hook protection, extra soft plastic protection and trailer hook protection, three great outcomes from this tiny little piece of tube!  They are usually sold in strips or packs of 25 pieces for under a dollar and depending on how many fish you catch you will have days where these pieces of tube will tear off or rip down the hook, all depends on the intensity of hook sets and fish battles, but they are not a costly item so stock up on some and give them a try!

Hope you found this vlog helpful!

The AMFisH guy…

LEARN more here: www.amfish.ca

#fishing #fishingtips #AMFisH

This weeks AMFisH fishing vlog, spring & early season fishing tips – fishing

Hi AMFisHers!   This weeks AMFisH fishing vlog is about spring & early season fishing tips:

Are you not catching enough fish in the early months?   Well there are a few things to keep in mind in the earlier fishing season and bait size is at the top of the list!   Once we come out of the winter months and cooler temps we get excited about fishing, which is great BUT we also need to focus and analyze the baitfish, specifically their size.

Spring is all about rejuvenation and growth, so the key is to realize that baitfish are their smallest in the early months.  From here what you need to do to produce more fish is make sure to match your bait size to the bait in the water.  This means observing the baitfish at the start of the season, looking at how they move, estimating their size this means length and width and from here you can look at the baits you have and match accordingly.

By doing this you can drastically increase your fish catch ratio by as much as 50% or more!  Fish have feeding habits that are driven by various tools they use, smell, touch with their mouths, linear line senses and their eyes, so we need to trick them into having a reason to go after our bait.   If they are used to gorging on a specific food source, lets say minnows of a 2 1/2 inch size in the early months, then we as AMFisHers need to throw a similar size bait at the fish.

If our bait is close in size, moves like the bait in the water and the overall bait profile is pretty close, our bait then automatically blends in with the real bait making it a good choice for the fish.   As the season progresses you will continue to do the same thing by matching bait size to what you see in the water, BUT this also applies to bait you see outside the water.  Do this same examination of frogs, small birds, rats, mice, snakes, turtles, any food source we know fish go after and match those sizes to what you see.

If you are mainly seeing smaller brown frogs, then you pull out your smaller 2 inch version of a brown frog and use that.  I can’t tell you how well doing this works, as it is the best way for us to confuse our bait in with what the fish are seeing all the time, no greater way to catch more fish!

I hope you found this post helpful!

The AMFisH guy…

Join us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/amfish14

#fishing #fishingtips #AMFisH #bassfishing