Today I decided to start a special 5 part article series I am going to call Top Bass Fishing Tips. I plan on releasing a addition to the bass fishing tips series each day for a total of 5 killer bass fishing secrets to help you boat more bass. In this article I want to take a look at top water fishing for bass.

Top water fishing for bass both largemouth and for smallies has got to be the most exhilarating experience as the fish inhales the bait dramatically right before your eyes. Unlike other bass fishing techniques, top water bass fishing for bass is the most special. It is all about sight and sound. Take you eyes off of what you are doing even for a moment and you could miss landing that lunker. Top water fishing for bass requires that you master 2 techniques, the twelve o-clock rod handling technique and the six o’clock rod handling technique.

The twelve o-clock rod handling technique is a fancy term I like to use describing the position of the rod after casting. Just like the name suggests you hold the rod out in front of you with the rod tip pointing towards the sky, hence it’s twelve o-clock. Where and when you would use this rod technique depends on the situation and that is the key to not only this but other bass fishing tips. The ‘twelve o-lock’ method works best in thick weed cover. Such top water fishing bass lures that go hand in hand with this rod technique are lures that imitate bait like frogs and rats. Another great lure choice are those cigar shaped bullets like the water demon. Because of the heavy weed cover use a solid medium heavy action rod with line that can handle the heavy weeds. Pumping and twitching the lure or bait on the retrieve will help keep you snag free.

The six o-clock rod handling technique is when you hold the rod out in front of you but this time the tip of the rod is just above the waterline, hence the term six o-clock. This is the rod technique of choice for open water. Fishing bass lures of choice here are popping those water chuggers and walking the dog with those cigar shaped bullets are as easy as eating apple pie using the six o-clock technique. Adding twitches and small pumps can add an erratic action to your retrieves and it helps to vary it up to keep the bass on the bite. A medium action rod and reel seem to work best with this rod technique.

A Great way to practice both techniques is in your backyard. Grab some fishing bass lures that you plan to use on your next bass fishing trip, take the trebles off and practice casting and retrieving getting used to using both rod handling techniques. Master these 2 methods and you have a top water fishing for bass secret that will keep you live well full.

Stay tuned for continued articles in this series of bass fishing tips. Tomorrow I hope to release the next article.

If you don’t want to wait for tomorrow addition to this series and learn more bass fishing tips head on over to Bass Fishing Tips. Here I not only discuss more about fishing bass lures and bass habitat but also more in-depth bass fishing tips.

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The Brand New Piscifun Carbon X Spinning Reel in 2018

The Brand New Piscifun Carbon X Spinning Reel in 2018

Piscifun announces the release of the Carbon X

Do you enjoy fishing with a reel that is light, smooth and fast? Well of course you do, don’t we all!

The Carbon X comes in at a super light 7.8 oz which allows you to fish for extended periods of time with reduced fatigue, ensuring that you’re on top of your game from the first cast of the day to the last. True to its name, the frame and rotor are meticulously crafted with carbon, so this reel is light, strong and ready for battle.

With its lightning fast 6.2:1 Gear Ratio, the Carbon X has a fast line retrieval rate of over 30” of line per revolution of the reel. What does that mean for you? The Carbon X is the perfect selection for chasing those aggressive fish that are known to make fast runs after being hooked like Smallmouth, Trout, Redfish and many more!

We caught up with Professional Fishing Guide Brian Ondrejka from Kansas Angling Experience Guide Service to get his take on the Carbon X and this is what he had to say

Piscifun Carbon X Spinning Fishing Reel 02“I couldn’t ask for anything more out of the Carbon X. I’ve become spoiled when it comes to spinning reels, to the point where I could barely even pick one up if it was over 8 oz. The Carbon X weighs in at 7.8, balancing all of my spinning rods perfectly. When clients have rods in their hand for 4-8 hours, I need something light and durable, with a supremely smooth drag. I don’t have to look any farther than the Carbon X and the aesthetics don’t hurt either!”

When you set the hook on that Six Pound Smallmouth, you want the confidence that your reel has what it takes to get that fish back to the scales! The Three-Disc Premium Oversized Carbon Fiber drag system is rated for up to 33lbs and you can expect extremely smooth operation while battling that winning fish, as the Carbon X boasts 10+1 shielded stainless steel ball bearings and powerful Zinc Alloy drive gear.

With the Carbon X, you can be confident in both fresh and saltwater. Our sealed system and reinforced anti-corrosion stainless steel main shaft both protect your reel from the elements in a variety of environments.

Whether you’re competing in a professional tournament, guiding clients or just having a great time Fishing with Family; the Carbon X is loaded with features that you will enjoy, including our direct Piscifun Carbon X Spinning Fishing Reel 03drive screw-in aluminum handle, the hollow nest shaped spool, a smooth positive click drag system, and a high density EVA knob.

Piscifun is a fishing brand offering high-quality, cost effective fishing products for novice and professional anglers alike. Our mission is to provide you with quality gear that won’t break the bank, so you can enjoy the sport of fishing with your loved ones… we believe and live our slogan “FISH WITH FAMILY”.