When people conjure up images of ultralight fishing, they often imagine whippy rods and sewing thread sized lines, and while this is true partly, it is still a far stretch. The types of lines and the rods being used today have advanced dramatically in terms of the technology being used, as well as the materials being used to construct this fishing equipment.
During the hot summer days, most people would rather wait until the sun set, than to go ultralight bass fishing. Once the sun goes down however, there are a few factors that come into play, when it comes to using ultralight gear. This isn’t saying that you can’t catch fish at night with ultralight tackle, however, you just need to employ the correct techniques.
When most people think of Ultralight Bass Fishing, they usually think of buggy whip rods, micro sized rods and lures, and ultralight fish. This is just not the case, at all. I have caught more of my bigger fish on ultralight fishing equipment than on my baitcasting gear, and it was more fun, realizing that you have a monster on the end of your 4lb test!
Have you tried tossing a jig lately? They are guaranteed big fish baits, so why haven't you? In this case, we are going to scale down sizes a bit, instead of targeting just LARGE fish, we're gonna empty the pond! Find out how to fish it!
When I am going bass pond fishing, I take only 2 rods, and 2 baits, in a few different colors. Follow these tips, and you too can carry a small pocket sized tackle box, and unload a pond of its fish!
This question comes up often. What length rod should I use for ultralight fishing? It isn't an easy answer though. There is a couple things to consider about length when choosing a new rod. Some people believe that you must use a short rod in the 4 1/2 foot to 5 foot length.