SNAP. CRACKLE. AND MAKE YOUR LURES POP! With some small additives, you can amp up your favorite baits for bass, walleyes, pike and more in today’s Three Things. Watch for a shift in the weather tonight as a low pressure system starts spinning its way up the Great Plains and into Canada. It looks like all of ND has a good shot at getting the rain it’s starting to desperately need.
(Featured Photo: Dakota Edge Outdoors Managing Member Nick Simonson with a nice bass from a weekend trip to a central ND lake. Simonson Photo)
Watch for a shift, and a potential for half to three-quarters of an inch of rain tonight, as a low makes its way up the plains.
Today: Mon 6/12 – East winds rising, rain chance late. Hi 80, Lo 52, Winds E @ 20 mph.
Tomorrow: Tue 6/13 – T-Storms overnight. Hi 78, Lo 61, Winds E to S @ 11 mph.
Sunrise: 5:48AM Sunset: 9:38PM
Moonrise: 8:42PM Moonset: 8:39AM
Overhead: 3:55AM Underfoot: 4:19PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (91% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 8:00 – 9:00PM. Moonrise will trigger an early bite tonight as low-light conditions settle in near sunset, and an approaching front will kick it up a notch as well. Just watch for severe weather and get off the water before any storms make their way to your fishing spot around dusk.
BUBBLIN’ BASS. Try sneaking a small portion of an Alka-Seltzer tablet into a bass tube before you cast it, and stick a small sponge in behind it to close it in place. The bubbles that trail out have been known to provide a more attractive presentation and the popping noise draws fish in for another look.
RATTLE ‘EM. Rattling crankbaits can vary greatly from model to model and brand to brand in terms of noise output. If fish are aggressive, louder rattles are the ticket; if they’re coming out of a post-frontal funk, something more subtle might be better. Try adding rattle tubes to jigs as well to catch the attention of hungry bass.
FLASHDANCE. For all fish, tying a few red hackles or some krystal flash on a back treble hook is a quick and easy way to customize and improve a bait. This extra bit of color and flair gives predators something to key on and simulates and injury on an already odd-behaving bait in the water – the perfect cues for an easy meal.
Add these three little tricks to your tackle bag and catch more fish.