Mike Gerry

The Must Have's of Bass Fishing

As bass fishing transitions every year so do the tools we use to fish with; many of them are just toys that cost a lot of money and many are tools that define the sport. The year 2015 and for some years past in my mind has changed what we fish with and must have's in our tool box to be the best you can be. The change in our tool box unfortunately has increased your investment in fishing but this technology and tools has only changed with the times and changed for the better.

I believe the most precious of the changes has been the 4 stroke motor, in my mind if your choice is a 2 stroke motor you're behind the times and wasting money on 2-strike motor oil for no real gain in performance. The Yamaha Sho is by far the best motor on the market and is a must for those looking to reduce costs, emissions, maintain performance and keep up with the best technology available for today's boats.

The tool I never expected to become so vital to me fishing everyday is Power Poles, nothing has taken the bass boat industry so quickly like Power Poles, and the ability to anchor your boat in 8 to 10 ft. of water is unprecedented.  As I have stated many times over the years in articles, fishing angles are everything and when you can anchor your position down so the wind does not push you off fish is just amazing. The added feature especially for those that  are committed to keeping their boats free of scratches and nicks is the ability to pull up to a dock lock down and never touch the dock with your fiber glass rig. The reduction in scratches and marks from being bumped up against docks is well worth every dime to me.

Lastly if you haven't experienced the newest Lowrance Chirp technology available in the new HDS Gen 3 technology you have missed the clearest of bottom picturing available to man. What you can see when scanning the bottom is unprecedented and will be a trend and fishing setter for years to come. Lowrance Chirp Technology will redefine the bass fishing world once again!

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Captain Mike Gerry

Mike Gerry

About The Author: Captain Mike Gerry

Company: Fish Lake Guntersville Guide Service

Area Reporting: Lake Guntersville

Bio: Bass Fishing Guide Service Second to none. Living in the North Alabama Area since the 70\'s and fishing Lake Guntersville for over 35 years I feel the expertise offered to my customers is second to none. I challenge you to utilize my guide service and compare the knowledge, friendliness and good time on the water to anyone. I promise you no-one will take better care of you or work harder to see you have a day to remember on beautiful Lake Guntersville Alabama.Bass Fishing at its best!

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