Tuesday, November 28, 2023




Fall is a magical time for bass anglers, especially when fishing with jigs. As the water temperature begins to decline and the vibrant hues of leaves signal the change of seasons, bass move from their summer spots to winter hideouts. This migration makes them aggressive, gorging on food to build up reserves for the forthcoming cold months. The jig becomes the angler’s best friend during this transition. Mimicking primary bass forage like crayfish and shad, jigs are versatile. Their weight-forward design offers precision casting, allowing anglers to reach bass whether they’re in shallow flats or lurking deep by drop-offs. With the right presentation, jigs can simulate the exact movement of prey.The fall demands specific jig-fishing techniques to yield the best results. A slow, deliberate retrieve can depict a crayfish crawling along the bottom. Intersperse this with periodic hops, giving the impression of a startled baitfish. Bass are opportunistic predators and love ambushing prey near structures like rocks, logs, and dense weed patches. To effectively fish these spots, make your jig dance by varying the speed and depth of your retrieve. Such variations can reveal where the bass are most active and how they prefer their prey to behave. Keep these observations in mind, refining your technique to lure in those larger bass.     Lizards, with their pronounced legs and elongated tails, present an irresistible silhouette in the water. When teamed with the Owner Bullet Type Rig, the result is a near-perfect Texas-rigging weedless setup, allowing you to probe the thickest of underwater jungles. The weight placement on the rig ensures far-reaching casts and rapid descents to where bass are feeding. Slowly dragging it on the floor gives the illusion of a real lizard or even a salamander, common fall bass snacks. As you work this setup, remember that bass in the fall are opportunistic. They’ll often strike when the bait exhibits irregular, vulnerable movements. So, occasionally twitch or jerk the bait to mimic distressed prey. The newest FreshBaitz Lizard delivers a realistic profile that excels in both power and finesse techniques. The unique forward-facing leg design creates drag that holds it in the strike zone longer or produces wild flapping action with every pull of the rod. Additionally, its slightly ribbed solid body and large head hold your hook in place and provide much better weedless performance making it the ideal bait in any condition. The superior 5.5-inch profile stretches to a whole 7 inches which is perfect for predatory fish including bass year round. Made from long-lasting durable high-grade Non-Salted plastic for maximum attention-grabbing action underwater. The Scorpion, when teamed with the Owner Stand-Up Jig, creates an alluring defensive stance. This upright position is reminiscent of a crayfish on its guard, a common prey for bass. The combination is especially powerful in territories where bass are actively hunting crayfish. A slow hop, followed by a deliberate pause, can make this bait almost irresistible. The idea is to project the Scorpion as a prey that’s both aware and ready to bolt. This balance between vulnerability and alertness often triggers aggressive bites from hungry bass. With each cast, aim to make the Scorpion come alive, portraying both these attributes.We use our Fresh Scorpion because it closely imitates a crawfish. The Scorpion is a revolutionary new look to soft plastics. This bait not only appears natural to fish but gives them something to become curious about. The Scorpion paired with a stand-up jig is deadly because the jig actually sits the bait up-right in a defensive stance that urges big predatorial bass to take a bite. Each Fresh Scorpion has a unique and exclusive 3-axis tail design that is engineered like no other soft plastic bait. Made from high-grade non-salt plastic to provide superior life-like action triggering strikes! The petite and finesse-oriented HellaMite is a godsend in clear waters or when bass turn finicky. Paired with the Owner Block Head Jig, you have a top-tier Ned Rig configuration. This pairing is perfect for that gentle bounce off the substrate, effectively mimicking small bottom dwellers. The HellaMite’s nuanced action, combined with the jig head’s unique design, proves irresistible for even the most cautious bass. In the fall, clear waters can sometimes mean skittish fish. This bait and jig combo can cut through their wariness, offering them a snack that’s hard to refuse. Patient, rhythmic presentations with this setup often yield surprising results.Each Fresh HellaMite is scented for complete and total attraction underwater along with being made in the USA by real fishermen just like you. The HellaMite’s solid body and hyperactive ribbed tail design produce a life-like quivering action with every twitch of the rod. Additionally, its unique flat underbelly detail enables this bait to be fished as a drop shot, Ned rig, neko rig, and even a small Carolina-rig, making it the ideal bait in any condition. Our newest Invisible HellaMite is transparent, which makes it look like a natural prey item in the water. When the water is clear, the fish can see the bait more clearly and is more likely to look like real food, which increases the likelihood of getting a strike.   Beetles, though unconventional, can be secret weapons during the fall bass chase. The Owner Shakey Ultrahead grants the beetle bait the liberty to exhibit a tantalizing dance, presenting itself as an effortless snack. This particular combination shines in open water or around sparse vegetation. The beetles’ quivering movement can entice curious bass, leading to heart-stopping strikes. As an angler, your primary job is to maintain that allure, ensuring the beetle moves naturally. Short, erratic twitches often do the trick, presenting the beetle as an unpredictable, lively morsel.Our Fresh Beetle delivers ultimate versatility in a soft plastic bait. Its slim yet wide body design and four claws are engineered to naturally glide and wobble as it moves through the water. The hyper-active swimming claws are designed thin with long-lasting durable non-salt plastic to make them come alive with the slightest movement. The Fresh Beetle offers an enticing 4-inch profile and is scented for complete and total attraction! You can rig these Beetles as a Jig/ Chatter Trailer, Flippin/ Punching, Texas Rig, Swing Jig, and a Carolina Rig. Perfect in any condition year round! The timeless worm bait takes on a new dimension when rigged wacky style. Using the Owner Wacky Jig Head, the worm displays a mid-water dance, moving gracefully with even the slightest water current or rod twitch. This free-moving presentation is suggestive of injured prey, a sight hard for bass to ignore. Favored spots for this setup include docks, transition points, and the edges of vegetation. Each twitch or pause makes the worm appear more vulnerable, increasing the odds of a strike. Harness this setup’s potential, experimenting with various retrieval speeds and depths to understand what the bass are most responsive to.Using a stick-styled worm is the most tried and true ways to catch fish. We have a wide variety of 5-inch Worms to choose from and we just re-stocked our 10w30 Synthetic Worm, so you better grab some now. We also just recently released new 6-inch Worms that catch some trophy bass. CharmeleonRainbow TRTBoneChocolate Mint, and Fire TGR are all available in 5 and 6-inch. The high-grade non-salt plastic they’re made from provides positive buoyancy and it even floats underwater! We’ve also recently released new 8-count packs of worms available in Watermelon Red, Black & Blue, and Green Pumpkin. We also offer worms that have the unique ability to shift from one color to another. Each Worm is scented for complete and total attraction underwater. As autumn embraces our waters, the intricate dance of jig fishing for bass becomes a pursuit of both technique and patience. The combination of the right bait and jig, whether it’s the alluring motion of lizards or the timeless draw of worms, can significantly bolster your success in securing that impressive bass catch. Remember, observation is paramount: stay vigilant to the nuances of where and how bass are feeding. Armed with this knowledge and employing the precise presentation, you can unlock the true potential of fall bass fishing. Dive deep into these methods, always seek to refine your skills, and apply consistent focus to detail. Don’t forget the importance of varied retrieval speeds, experimenting with depths, and understanding water clarity. As you master these techniques, the bounties of autumn bass fishing await. Here’s to successful outings and big catches!We have a wide variety of terminal tackle to choose from. For Scorpions we love to use the Stand-Up Jig because it sits your bait up-right in a defensive stance! The Block Head Jig is perfect for ned rigging the HellaMite with its mushroom-style head that seamlessly matches a wide variety of soft plastics such as lizards and worms. The Shakey Ultrahead can permanently secure baits by inserting the pin in the center and screwing the twist lock coil spring for perfect rigging every time! The Ultrahead Wacky Jig features precise weight positioning and hook orientation for the ultimate wacky presentations. For fast and perfect Texas rigging, we use the Bullet-Type Rig which has an attached weight saving you pressure time when fishing cover out on the water.

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