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Techniques Anyone Can Use – Guaranteed to Catch Bass with Jack Wingate

Jack Wingate Tells How the Depth-Finder Is a Critical Ingredient to Successful Tolling for Bass

Click to enlargeEditor’s Note: “Too-many people have tried to make bass fishing so difficult and complicated that some folks believe they can’t do it. That just ain’t so,” says Jack Wingate, owner and operator of Wingate’s Lodge on Lake Seminole in Bainbridge, Georgia.Click to enlarge

Wingate is convinced his Humminbird depth finder is a critical ingredient to successful trolling. According to Wingate, “The depth finder will not only show the bottom but will also show you where the fish are along the bottom. Where I find bass, I drop out buoys. Then I troll back and forth between my buoys. Another reason I rely so heavily on my depth finder is that bass will move when you are constantly running a motor over the fish. So, you will have to relocate the fish as you troll. A good guide will keep his eyes on his depth finder to make certain he keeps his baits trolling where the bass are.”

Knowing the difference in a fish and a hang is also important in producing bass for everyone. “A tug and a shake on the rod without peeling-off line indicates there is a fish moving with the boat,” Wingate mentions. “But a steady pull that strips the drag is a hang. If the guide knows theangler has a fish on, he can throw the motor out of gear, stand up and look to the rear of the boat. A black bass will usually rise to the surface and try to throw the lure. If you have hooked-up a white bass, hybrid or striper, you will never see that fish. It will just keep lunging. If the fisherman can’t reel the fish in, a good guide will back the boat up to Click to enlargeallow the angler to take up line.”

Some may think that trolling mainly produces small schooling bass, but Wingate has boated bass up to 10 pounds using this technique. “Usually, when the weather is extremely hot in June, July and August, the bass will Click to enlargebe on the ledges, and you can really catch a big fish while trolling,” Wingate emphasizes. “And another advantage to hot weather trolling is that you keep moving and stay cooler.”

To learn more about Wingate’s Lodge, visit www.wingateslodge.com, or call
(229) 246-0658

Tomorrow: Jack Wingate Discusses Do-Nothing Fishing for Bass – An Uncomplicated, Simple and Productive Method


Check back each day this week for more about "Techniques Anyone Can Use Guaranteed to Catch Bass with Jack Wingate"

Day 1: Trolling for Bass for Younger and Older Anglers with Jack Wingate
Day 2: Jack Wingate Tells How the Depth-Finder Is a Critical Ingredient to Successful Tolling for Bass
Day 3: Jack Wingate Discusses Do-Nothing Fishing for Bass – An Uncomplicated, Simple and Productive Method
Day 4: Bass-Fishing Methods That Work for Jack Wingate
Day 5: Jack Wingate Helps Single-Parented Families Learn How to Fish

 

Entry 566, Day 2