Archive for April, 2012
Lets face it, the days of just throwing a hook and line with a worm on are pretty well non-existent nowadays, especially with all the modern day fishing technology that is out there. It may be true that fishermen have gotten a whole lot smarter, but so have the fish because they are still plenty of them out there. One of the most important part of any fishermans or fisherwomans gear are the lures you have in your tackle box. Making these and designing them truly is an art. The artist actually has to think like a fish and what would appeal to them. Then once they have determined that they can go about designing the perfect lure. This is what many are saying about the Alabama rig. This is one lure that is certainly drawing a lot of attention, both by fishermen and the bass alike it seems.
Here is an excerpt about this wonder rig.
Outdoors: New lure creates bass fishing craze
Its the new thing in bass fishing. Fishermen are snapping up the Alabama Rig and similar devices, apparently catching fish aplenty. Tackle companies are raking in enough sales that at least one was able to add to its workforce in Arkansas.
The Alabama Rig, invented by Muscle Shoals, Ala., fisherman Andy Poss, has a harness with five wires leading to baits, mimicking a small school of baitfish that bass evidently see as tempting prey. A few dozen companies have created their own version.
One fish at a time is so 2011.
Its the biggest thing to come along in fishing since probably the rod and reel, said Jack Tibbs, owner of Strikezone Lure based in Eufaula, Ala. Every magazine you pick up, every Internet site, theyre talking about it or writing about it or demonstrating it.
A new idea
Poss, a union Pipefitter, came up with the idea while watching Blue Planet on the Discovery Channel in his hotel room on a business trip.
He essentially created a smaller version of the umbrella rigs used in saltwater after seeing tuna gobbling up small schools of sardines on the episode, calling to mind similar observations on his home lakes. continue reading…
One may think that making it too easy to catch fish is taking all the fun out of it, but really the catch is only as good as the person doing the catching. You may have the perfect lure but you still need to find those good fishing spots and use those techniques that are going to allow those lures to work to perfection. For more great fishing resources see what sportsonlinenetwork has to offer.