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本日は海外サイトより、”6 Bass Fishing Details You Should Never Overlook”という記事を引用してご紹介いたします。

引用先:scout.com”6 Bass Fishing Details You Should Never Overlook”By WALKER SMITH 05/13/2014(海外サイトです)







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Learning to read bird behavior can lead to great bass fishing. If birds don’t catch fish, they don’t eat—so I have no problem putting a lot of trust into bird activity throughout the year. The great thing about it is, the bass will show themselves quickly in these situations, allowing you to cover water quickly and efficiently. If I don’t get a bite within the first 10 to 15 casts, I’m moving on to new water.




Seagulls—Diving seagulls are a telltale sign of heavy feeding activity. Bait balls will get pushed to the surface as game fish feed from below, which is a virtual dinner bell for seagulls. If you’re pulling into a pocket to fish a predetermined area and see white birds diving towards the water, make a few casts with a topwater, a hard jerkbait or a soft jerkbait. Several professional anglers have won big tournaments using this tactic.




Herons—Herons are the tall, pterodactyl-looking birds you’ve probably seen lurking around on seawalls, grass beds and windy banks. They’re experts at finding shallow baitfish, so when you see ‘em in an area, they’re there for a reason. Their presence can clue you in to bait location quickly without even making a cast.




Crows—Yep, you read that correctly. Crows love a good meal of mayflies in the late spring and early summer, so look for the ugly black birds running around near overhanging bushes and limbs. The bluegill come up to feast on fallen mayflies, creating a five-star buffet for big bass. Take out your dark green topwater frogs, bluegill-colored wakebaits and stick worms and hang on.




Many anglers avoid the wind like the plague. It definitely makes it more difficult to cast and keep constant contact with your bait, but it actually offers several advantages. If you can learn to adapt to changes in the wind, you’ll have an easier time catching bass.




Increase in wind—I’m not a huge believer that wind actually makes the bass vacate certain areas. I think you can catch them in the same areas you would when it’s calm, but changing your presentation is indispensable. Fast-moving, reaction lures shine in windy conditions because the disturbance breaks up their profiles and makes them more realistic to bass. It can also be pretty tough to pitch and flip in windy conditions, so try rigging up your favorite crankbait or jerkbait when you notice the wind picking up.




Decrease in wind—If the wind stops blowing and things become calm, slowing your approach can result in some extra bites. Slowly drag a Texas or Carolina rig in the areas that were productive in windy conditions to fool wary bass. Calm waters call for natural, slow presentations, so before you change locations, try altering your technique.




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It’s a very common occurrence that frustrates everyone at some point—you caught a bunch of nice bass on a specific bank yesterday evening, but you couldn’t replicate your success this morning. Instead of getting frustrated and derailing your strategy, consider how the sun’s angle changes throughout the day.



Morning—It can be pretty tough catching bass in direct sunlight. It’s not at all impossible, but your chances can increase when targeting shady areas instead. East banks are great places to target throughout the morning, as they will have a prominent shade line. Big expanses of shade have a tendency to scatter the bass and make them more difficult to catch, so look for shorelines with a 4 to 6-foot wide strip of shade help your chances.




Late afternoon—As the sun rotates over the course of the day, your shade angles will change. West banks are generally more productive in the late afternoons and evenings because they’ll provide more ambush points for bass.




Details are important in everything in life and bass fishing is no different. Bill Gates didn’t get rich by being adverse to change and Kevin VanDam didn’t become a world champion by failing to adapt to fluctuating variables. As you take to the water to enjoy this nice spring weather, practice paying attention to the small things. Remember—a single shad flicker can be the difference between a goose egg and a day you’ll always remember.


覚えておいてください – 単一のシャッドのキラメキは、忘れられないボーズだった日とは違います。



最後のくだり、”Remember—a single shad flicker can be the difference between a goose egg and a day you’ll always remember.”は「単一のシャッドのキラメキは、忘れられないボーズだった日とは違います。」と訳しましたが、正直意味がよく分かりません。















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