How To Fish Clear Water Strip Pits Effectively | Bass Fishing

Glenn: Hey, Folks. Glenn May here with BassResource. com, and
I’m here with Hank Parker, sitting in hisboat, doing another episode of “Hank Parker’s
Fishing Tips”. Hank, this question this week, it comes from
Derek from Terre Haute, Indiana. And he wants to know, “How do you fish super
clear water deep strip pits for large bass?”Hank: Now is Terre Haute the famous Terre
Haute, Indiana?Glenn: Could be, I probably pronounced it
the wrong way because I don’t live there so. . . Hank: Could be University of Indiana. Could be up there, you know, Terre Haute. Glenn: Okay, Terra. . . Hank: Terra Haute. Glenn: Got it, Thanks. Hank: I like that. But I’m not want to correct anybody on grammar
or English because I butcher it. I am the world’s worst. I talk like I have mush in my mouth. Glenn: Well, obviously I just did too. Hank: We’re gonna go to with the strip pits
and figure out how to catch those deep fishand those big fish in those strip pits. And there are a lot of them up there around
Terre. There are a lot of deep, old mining pits,
that, let me tell you, that is a tough jobcatching those big bass. When they’re spawning you can get it done,
but other than that, in the summer it’s tough. The most effective methods I’ve found is light
line, like six-pound fluorocarbon and sinkingworms, slow sinking worms. And there are several companies and one of
them is Eco Tungsten. They make a little straddle weight, that you
can wacky-style and put a weight in the centerof the sinking worm, and you get a much faster
fall. And those little legs on a sinking warm, if
it’s wacky-style dead in the center with thatlittle saddle weight, will produce a lot of
good action in that bait. And throwing it up against those straight
vertical banks and letting that thing freefall is a good way to catch those big, big
bass in those strip pits. That’s a tough job, so don’t get me wrong. It takes a lot of patience. Light line and that sinking worm and adding
that weight can be very effective, and probablythe best way I know how to catch them. Hank: We’re talking about how to catch fish
on bluff walls, strip pits, and I was talkingabout this little wacky-style weight that
you can put in the center of sinking wormright here to rig wacky-style. You just throw it and let it freefall, and
it’ll fall. It’s got a little bit action. . . not whole lot. . . but
the fish like it. This little weight is made to be inserted
in the center of a sinking worm. We’re gonna hook this just like this, we’re
gonna stick it in, and we’re gonna bring ourhook, we’re gonna put it through. And now we’re got our weight in place. And now these legs at both ends of that bait
will move a lot more, so you can fish it. If the wind comes up and you’re having trouble,
throwing and controlling that sinking wormwithout a weight, and the wind’s blowing a
loop in your line and it’s not falling right,you can offset it by the weight. And that’s why I have all these different
size weights, depending on what your needsare. And the wind and the speed you want it to
fall, and the depth you’re trying to cover,you’ve got all the variation of sizes and
weights and you can just add them at randombased on the circumstances that you’re faced
with. That’s a pretty good little thing and those
tungsten weights, so they’re fairly heavy. And these baits are made by Eco Pro Eco Tungsten.

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