Preparation plays a large role in anyone’s fishing success. As fall is creeping around the corner ever so slowly the deer hunters are getting a lil’ giddy! Ever since we started throwing GRANNIES WIND CHIME, fisherman are rubbing their hands together anticipating the fall and winter feast of multiple bass trying to rip the rods clean from their hands. These huge cumbersome rigs that resemble a collaboration of shad trying to entice the weariest of fish has and will continue to change fishing as we knew it.
First thing we must realize is this is not any ordinary lure as you will be chunking 2 to4 ounces of weight. This really could compare to surf fishing on the outer banks! And for all you master casters, forget it, it’s more of a lob and let the weight take over. No more casting for the fences, just a toss from the side. Once you get this contraption moving it will go the distance for sure. Just be sure you have a good grip because there are already several combos resting on the bottom from a sudden backlash and the unexpected jolt sends your outfit to a watery grave.
Back to preparation we need to focus on getting ready for this festive time. The very most important item to have to fish the umbrella rig is your rod. I personally recommend the new rod out by Cashion Rods. This rod is 7’11” and is an extra heavy power and made to ease the stress of the fisherman chunking these heavy weight rigs all day. This same rod is made for line weights from 17-80 lbs. Why so broad? If you are using braid and find yourself missing a lot of bites drop back to 20-25 lb. fluorocarbon or copolymer line. What this will do is desensitize the feeling a bit to allow the fish to fully get the bait and allow you to land the fish. As always these Cashion Rods not only have the power to cast but to bury these thick hooks well into the fish or as many that will bite at one time with ease.
So as the season nears grab your GRANNIES WIND CHIME and Cashion Rod. Be prepared to have forearms like Popeye because the bass will feast and we will be there waiting.