Episode #380 Stubborn Clear Water Bass

Today the Mercury Marine Destination takes us up to the Land O’ Lakes area of Eastern Ontario 

After a run up to one of the many small lakes in the area, Charlie joins up with Friend Chris McMillan for a fun day on the water.  Smallmouth Bass are the target today, and the two have the ultimate challenge of deciding what will be the best technique for the day.  Be prepared with several, but it’s always wise to let the Bass themselves show you what the winning combination will be.  With so many techniques and variations available, keep adjusting until you get it just right! Stubborn Clearwater Bass, this week on …Fishful Thinking.  

Species:  Smallmouth Bass


15 lb test Seaguar 100% Fluorocarbon Leader Material 

Daiwa Ballistic LT light and tough spinning reels 

20 lb test Seaguar Smackdown performance braided lines 

Daiwa Tatula rods with X45 Bias Graphite Construction   

Set The Hook 5-inch Spike worms, now with Bait Fuel  

Freedom Tungsten  1/32 oz nail weights  

100% protection from UV A, B and C with REVO sunglasses 

Humminbird Helix 5 Portable fishfinders with GPS  

Minn Kota Trolling motors with Autopilot and digital maximizer 

Princecraft boats, Proudly made in Canada  

Ram 2500 with 6.7 litre Cummins Diesel engine

Technique:  Never think too far ahead, you might have an idea of what to start with, but change tactics quickly and let the Bass let you know what the flavour of the day is. Wacky worm fishing with Set The Hook – 5-inch spike worms is the winner today, but variations of the Wacky rig can make a difference.  Freedom makes Tungsten nail weights that can change the drop speed and action, and you never know until you try it what may really turn them on.

About Charlie Wray

Charlie Wray has been host of the very popular TV show, Fishful Thinking, since 1990. Part of the success behind the show has been the very informative format. Perfect for both the novice and experienced angler, Fishful Thinking provides entertaining insight for all audiences...read more

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