Bulrush Bass Fishing

The bulrush (bullrush, reeds) is commonly 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 usually 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 inclined to migrate to the primary construction they arrive to when actively feeding, and the bulrush is commonly 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 usually 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 burden I take advantage of 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 could catch on the bulrush stems and never end it is strategy to the underside. The windier the day is, the heavier I’m going. This provides me higher management in the course of 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 will use 1/2 – 1 ouncesweights in this kind of scenario. If matted cowl exists in bulrush, you have to get your flippin stick out and flip the mats. For those who 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 toes and pitch. Pitch ahead of the boat if attainable and prohibit any aspect pitches or again of the boat pitches. The explanation 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 usually pitching to spooked fish or fish which have moved as a consequence of being spooked.

At all times be a line watcher, whether or not pitching, casting or flippin a tender plastic. Any twitch of the road or sideways movement of the road usually signifies a strike, so reel down and set the hook even in the event you 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 at any time when attainable, however do not neglect the open pockets and in addition work proper in the midst of these pockets.

For those who comply with the following tips, I am certain you can be doing extra catching with much less fishing!