Well, it’s another winter season, that grey, soulless, unwanted downtime from fishing. I’m attempting to put it to good use, sorting and cleaning my giant pile of tackle, ripped up soft plastics, and the rest of the stuff that somehow found it’s way into my tackle bags over the course of the past season. In the back of my mind, I’m also planning for spring and getting out on the water again. So, of course during this planning I have to check out new (to me) tackle, and the best way to do this is on the net and Google my spare time away. As I’m doing this, I’m finding plenty of cool tackle, but no reviews or real world information on any of it.
My focus is slop fishing. I’ll be getting down and dirty in the nastiest grass, weeds, reeds, pads, mats and any other cover that those donkey sized bass hide out. I’ll be flipping, pitching, punching, buzzing, swimming, jerking, frogging, shotting, and every other technique I can try to get those slop bass to bite.
Being the tackle junkie that I am, I’m interested in the coolest gear; awesome techniques and baits that those bass haven’t seen before, tackle precision tuned to deliver those baits to slop fish in the toughest circumstances with the heavy duty muscle and durability to get those big boys out of the nastiest of situations, again and again.
So, my plan is to combine these two interests, fishing the nasty junk for big bass and the technique specific tackle used to do this into a review site slash fishing blog that will hopefully fill the void regarding this type of fishing. Until next time, here’s a reminder of how cool fishing in the junk can be: