Chase’s Catch Fishing Report: Freshwater Excursion

Chase Soyars, Staff Writer

When the saltwater fish aren’t bitting, freshwater is a good place to pass the time, especially when winter is coming to an end, with late January temps moving away from freezing, bringing the hog bass out to eat. With female bass getting ready to produce some more young, the fish increase greatly in size making for some good catches. All to be put back safely of course! New generations of fish must survive in order to keep fishing thriving.

I went out with a buddy of mine to our secret pond where we have been known to hook into some nice size bass year round. This trip produced a few nice large basses between us. The best Freshwater bait that works for me is simply worms, live or artificial on a freshwater Carolina rig with a bullet weight and an offset worm hook.