Wired2Fish

Tips on Locating and Catching River Bass

Current flow positions bass in predictable areas that are easily identifiable with the naked eye. Professional bass angler Terry Bolton discusses how to find good current spots by paying attention to surface visual cues, then attacks these areas with a Tokyo Rig and plastic. Wads of bass will often bunch up on current seams, eddies, back eddies and downstream of current breaks like rocks and wood. A fast-moving horizontal bait often leaves the strike zone too quickly, with river bass unwilling to leave their pole position. Bolton explains how a crawfish imitating soft plastic presented just off the bottom allows you to slow down and thoroughly work an area.