Bulrush Bass Fishing

The bulrush (bullrush, reeds) is usually confused with cattails. Bulrush tends to develop in barely deeper waters and have extra of a round cross part as in comparison with the semicircular part of the cattail.

Relying on the time of yr and bass feeding habits, bulrush typically dominate in fish catches over cattails. I consider it is primarily because of the depth of the water (it grows in deeper water). The bigger bass are likely to migrate to the primary construction they arrive to when actively feeding, and the bulrush is usually nearer to those deeper water migration routes.

My private favourite method for fishing bulrush is to pitch a Texas rigged worm. I have a tendency to make use of a more durable, straight tailed worm over a ribbon tailed one. The reason being that the ribbon tail will typically wrap across the bulrush stem thereby losing time and aggravating the fisherman in addition to spooking fish. My favourite worm for pitching is the Zoom trickworm within the Junebug (purple/inexperienced flack) sample.

The load I exploit with the Texas rig varies with water depth and wind. The shallower the water, the lighter I’m going. A lighter weight provides the worm a extra pure fall and may get extra strikes, nevertheless if too mild, the worm might catch on the bulrush stems and never end it is solution to the underside. The windier the day is, the heavier I’m going. This provides me higher management through the pitch in addition to higher really feel for what’s biting on the opposite finish of my line. Too mild of a weight on a windy day will throw off your pitches and sometimes get your wrapped round a bulrush stem.

The one time I resort to heavy weights is once I’m flipping matted cowl within the bulrush. I am going to use 1/2 – 1 ouncesweights in such a state of affairs. If matted cowl exists in bulrush, you have to get your flippin stick out and flip the mats. Should you do not you’ll lose out on many alternatives to catch above common bass.

In working the bulrush patches/strains begin again from the bulrush approx. 10-15 ft and pitch. Pitch ahead of the boat if attainable and prohibit any aspect pitches or again of the boat pitches. The rationale for that is that the bass are sometimes spooked by the boat passage, and by pitching sideways or in the direction of the rear of the boat you’re typically pitching to spooked fish or fish which have moved because of being spooked.

All the time be a line watcher, whether or not pitching, casting or flippin a mushy plastic. Any twitch of the road or sideways movement of the road typically signifies a strike, so reel down and set the hook even for those who do not feel the standard thump!

When pitching, work each deep into the bulrush patch and to the surface fringe of the bulrush. Attempt to make contact with the stems each time potential, however do not neglect the open pockets and in addition work proper in the midst of these pockets.

In the event you comply with the following pointers, I am positive you may be doing extra catching with much less fishing!

Source by Paul Bruessow