Deer Hunting and Fishing Tips

 
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Checking your Line Bass Fishing

Bass Fishing

I know a lot of fishermen think that just because bass don’t have teeth, they can’t fray fishing line or snap line either. That’s totally untrue from my experience.


I usually have 1-3 snap offs a year when I’m smallmouth bass fishing in Lake St. Clair. It usually happens after catching 10+ bass in one day. So what can you do to prevent this from happening, well it’s always good to run your fingers over the end of your line near the bait, two to three times over with your fingers.

I also like to grab the lure and tug at the line for a second or two, that really tests the strength of the line. To totally make sure your fishing line is in healthy shape make sure you do both tests.

Because even though your line might not break by pulling, it still might be frayed. On the flip side, same thing can happen if you just only do the finger test. So do both in my opinion!


And remember it’s always good to retie your fishing line to your snap swivel or lure before every fishing expedition. My father still ignores me when I tell him this. He still has the same fishing line from two years ago.

Personally I change my fishing line on my spool every two-three months, mainly because I have a spinning reel and the sun hits the line and makes it brittle. Plus the fact that I fish two to three times a week in the summer.

My father on the other hand does use spincast reels with a closed face spool, but that doesn’t matter anyways. He should still change his fishing line every year, oh the stubbornness.

Believe me, one day he’ll have that record size fish on and all you’ll hear is “pinc” within a few seconds, then a ton of cussing afterwards! I’ll be right there when it happens and say “should of changed your fishing line dad.”