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   08.17.23

Bream on the Bottom

 

It’s a sight that’s all too conversant in children. A easy fishing pole rigged with a crimson and white bobber with a worm rigged on the hook. That’s how Aubrey Posey of Covington La, received his begin. It wasn’t till he turned 11 years previous that he unintentionally found that he might skip the cork and fish on the underside for bream.

“I used to make use of corks with worms beneath till that day once I unintentionally smashed my bobber towards a tree whereas casting,” he mentioned. The teen debated going again to his storage for an additional cork however the considered peddling all the way in which again to his home for an additional bobber was out of the query.“I unsnapped my busted cork and determined to make a solid out so far as I might into the pond,” he mentioned. “I began reeling in and felt just a few faucets. Then I set the hook and reeled up a 6-inch bluegill.” As Posey continued to reel in fish he found out that bream had been grouped alongside a ledge that went from about 4 ft to about ten ft. The ledge was about 25 ft from the financial institution the place he was fishing. “There’s no manner I might have caught these fish utilizing a cork so I’m glad I used to be compelled to fish on the underside that day,” he mentioned.

Six years later, Posey continues his bobber-less pursuit of bluegill however he’s perfected his set-up and method.

Interstate Choices

Whereas Posey has been confined to some neighborhood ponds, he’s now driving and has discovered that there are many ponds alongside the Interstate that stretches for the Mississippi State Line and Baton Rouge.  “I counted over 35 totally different ponds which are alongside Interstate 12 from Slidell to Denham Springs,” mentioned Posey. “I simply pull up Google Earth and discover ones that I haven’t fished, then work out how I’m going to get to it.” These ponds took place when the interstate was constructed within the 60s. The contractors wanted soil to construct up the land for the roadway. Consequently, quite a few ponds that pepper the woods alongside the interstate. He houses in on these ponds and finds service roads that lead as much as them.

Posey’s Bream Busting Backside Rig

The 17-year-old makes use of a Daiwa ultralight 5’ medium-fast rod with 6-pound check. For line, he makes use of Crappie Max Camo monofilament line. He ties a #6 quick shank hook onto the tip. “You should utilize an extended shank hook additionally, I simply discover that the shorter hooks are simpler to cover contained in the worm than those with the lengthy shaft,” he mentioned.

He pegs a really gentle 1/32 oz.  worm weight up from the hook about two ft. The posted worm weight permits the road to be pulled alongside the underside with out snagging any construction.   Posey mentioned he prefers bullet weights however split-shots work as nicely, nevertheless, they do get hung up greater than the bullet weights.

Posey recommends utilizing the smaller earthworms that he digs up in his yard for bait as an alternative of the bigger night time crawlers which are purchased at shops.

When making an attempt to find bream, Posey walks the shoreline and casts away from the financial institution, reeling the road again slowly. He casts so far as he probably can to cowl a variety of water. “You’ll be able to’t reel it too quick or the perch will rip the worm proper off the hook,” he mentioned. When he feels a sequence of faucets, he doesn’t cease. He retains reeling it in till the fish hooks itself.

When he catches a bluegill, he stays put and might often catch between 10-20 in that very same spot. “For some cause, they group up higher when they’re farther out within the deeper water,” He mentioned. “Perhaps it’s simply their intuition to stay collectively in deeper water as safety towards larger bass which will wish to have them as a snack.”

Beat the Warmth

The spawn is a inexperienced time of catch bream, nevertheless, Posey waits for the August warmth to kick in. “When the temperatures attain the 90s routinely, I’ll begin hitting them deep,” he mentioned.

The largest concern amongst anglers when fishing on the underside is getting snagged on underwater construction.

Posey mentioned he not often has any bother with snags. “I feel after they dug these ponds they simply bulldozed the whole lot clear as a result of I not often really feel something on the underside once I’m reeling in,” he mentioned. 

As we flip the web page to fall, the bream chunk ought to be constant till the primary few cool fronts move by way of. Posey recommends his technique of fishing in deep water till the temperatures drop.  He even extends a problem to different bass fishermen. “I’m a bass fisherman at coronary heart however will commerce in my bait caster for my ultralight rod any day for this motion,” mentioned Posey. 

 

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Keith Lusher is an award profitable outside journalist that resides in Covington, Louisiana. He owns and operates NorthshoreFishingReport.com and writes a weekly outside column for the Slidell Unbiased Newspaper. He additionally writes for the St.Tammany Parish Tourism Fee’s LouisianaNorthshore.com and Louisiana Northshore Discover Journal. He’s the previous host of The Northshore Fishing Report Radio Present and is on the board of the Louisiana Outside Writers Affiliation. Keith contributes to quite a few publications each on-line and in print and prides himself on selling South Louisiana’s distinctive fishery.



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