First Catch of the 2016 Fishing Season

First Catch of the 2016 Fishing Season

Highlights of my day at Loch Raven in March 2016 with my first confirmed catches of the season I get pretty excited over these I had been fishing all day long with not a single bite And admit it if you re watching this video you love the adrenaline rush you get when you see the bite set the hook and land that fish no matter how big or small It s why I love to fish Equipment I had bought a new St Croix rod and a Shimano reel over the winter but in the end these were caught on a 6 6 quot Bass Pro Bionic Blade with a Abu Garcia Silver Max in a 6 4 1 ratio The season is early so hope to catch much more with both combos I was using Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon 12 line Catches were done with a Strike King Rage Blade chatter bait in Shad colors a black and blue ZMan Chatterbait and a Hart Justice Jig in Spring Sunrise with a Havoc Pit Boss trailer in a similar color All in the 3 8 oz size Lessons My hook sets were deliberate Compared it to the hook set from a few days earlier https youtu be LYU3TpUtk5M Have my scale and grips handy Just because you were skunked earlier doesn rsquo t mean you won rsquo t land one later Pay attention to your line My son saw it in the video afterwards that the rod tip moved but I noticed the line being erratic even before I felt it I had to remind myself I needed to slow down If you watch it s when I slowed down the presentation that I think I attracted the bite It was also later in the day after 2 30pm EST and as you can see a very calm time of day on the water Earlier was a bit windy and colder so I m sure it suppressed the bite Please comment below and let me know what you think If you like what you see please quot Subscribe quot and quot Like quot Thanks more about at First Catch of the 2016 Fishing Season