In the early spring season, as various types of fish in the sea hasn't given birth or just given birth, there's rare or no small fish groups in the water layer, the bass taking the small fish as the main food has to endure hunger and look for benthic small fish such as water gurgling and shrimp to eat, so our main target of fishing bass is in the bottom of the sea. While the bass often inhabits and forages at submerged reefs with flows on the seafloor. For these features, now we summarize a few more effective way to discuss with all of you...
1. Reef Casting Fishing with Jig Head and Soft Baits
Fishing rig should be the long pole and extra-big wheels with strong waist strength and high tonality (if the sea area with high waves, pick a long pole as much as possible for bass throwing at reefs near the shore to ensure safety), the main line should be the 8# nylon line or 3# PE line for 150 meters, the front guide line should be 5-7# nylon line, large sized 8-character ring is used to link the main line and guide line, add 30-60g of center vent lead to the 8-character ring in case of high flows, with the criterion that the lead hook can quickly sink to the seabed, the front guide line can be 1 meter long, the marking point must be the deep reef with flows at the seabed, throw the lead hook with soft bait to the distant seabed, tighten the line when feeling the head hook touches the bottom of the sea, firstly raise the rod up (about half a meter), so that the lead hook jumps out of the sea reef (this method can prevent lead hook head hanging after touching the seabed), slowly turn for 3-4 turns after raising, when the fish doesn't bite, open the line cup ring and let the head hook re-sink to the bottom, raise the rod, turn for 3-4 turns, and repeat the action until the bass bites.
Note: it's normal to lose 30 lead hooks per day after the casting, haha......
2.Boat Fishing with Jig Head and Soft Baits
The fishing group should be the long pole and extra-big wheels with strong waist strength and high tonality (2.1 m or so), the line group is same as above, the advantage of ship anchoring is that the anchor can be placed on the upper flow of the reef, you just need to place down the fishing rig with the flow, without casting on the boat, the flow will naturally drift the fishing rig to the downstream reefs, the action after the lead head falls to the seabed is also the same as above, you can also raise the rod of the fishing rig up and down just as fishing dusky stingfish, of course, the ship anchoring requires good techniques, and you should have a considerable level to place the anchor just on the reef upstream, otherwise, when it's deviated, you still have to cast the bait hard to the reef position, the key to boat fishing is to cast accurately, moreover, you can fish without shutting down, the advantage is that this method has fast transaction, and you just change one point to cast several rods, and the disadvantage is that the sound of the boat’s horsepower will soon scare away the fish stock.
3. Lure Reef Casting Fishing
The fishing rig is basically the same as above, you also need a long pole, but you have to use central vent lead for minnow lures, it's easier to cast and sink by adding lead, as minnow is lighter, the technique is that you don't have to rush to draw the line when the lead sinks to the seabed, as minnow will naturally flow in the seabed with the flow when the lead sinks to the seabed, then you can wait for the bass to bite, and raise the rod when it doesn't bite to move the minnow, and slowly shake the fishing rig back and forth when it still doesn't bite, this method has a very high fishing rate, but it's easier to stuck at the seabed compared to jig head.
Note: it's normal to lose dozens of minnow per day after the casting, haha, and it costs too much just to fish the bottom-dwelling bass.
4. Lure Boat Fishing
It has less losses compared to reef minnow casting fishing, you must also add lead, quickly raise up for 1 meter after feeling it touched the seabed, then raise the rod up and down to have minnow swim and attract the bottom-dwelling bass to bite, the key is still to find the bass group, and sending minnow to the fish layer is the best policy.