NATIONAL BASS ​GUIDE SERVICE​​

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Fish the country's top largemouth bass fishery, the historic and scenic
​Potomac River. View the Nation's Capital from the water. Full or half day trips.

PRODUCTS WE USE

I have handpicked equipment for quality and effectiveness. If you fish with us, you will be able to use these products and others in the size, color or model that we have found to produce results on the Potomac River. We also receive new products before they hit the market.
  1. Mustad Hooks
    The first point of contact with the fish is your hook. We begin this process with the finest line of hooks there is, MUSTAD. We use Mustad for worm hooks, replacements on our baits with treble hooks, and for stinger hooks on our spinnerbaits and buzzbaits. There is no substitute for quality on the business end of your rig! Why Mustad? Aside from having fished with them since the 1960's, we began to search for hooks that matched up to our specialized needs as professional bass fishermen. Mustad's outstanding Pro Staff, including two of the BASSMASTERS Top 150 Potomac River's top performers Kevin Van Dam and Denny Brauer, aid in the design of the full line of bass fishing hooks. There are a handful of hook companies. There are even fewer that make specialized hooks for bass fishing, and less that make a hook that is both sharp and durable. The point is that needle point hooks are sharp, penetrate quickly, and make small entry holes. That's the good news. The bad news is that needlepoint hooks, through their manufacturing process, remove much of the metal at the point to make them sharp, but this leaves them weak. Whether you are setting the hook in a fish, or anything else, the point will "rollover", that is the tip bends and creates a "burr". This burr eliminates the sharp point. Mustad hooks are developed to combine the benefits of the needle point, but without removing as much metal from the point, producing a more durable sharper hook! The Mustad Ultra Point provides quick and easy penetration and ultra sharpness.
  2. Jack's Juice logo
    Jack's Juice Bait Spray If you have fished as much as we have, then you have run across scents that you spray, dip or rub into your plastic baits. You probably wonder why the companies that make plastic worms spend all that time and money cooking in scents, salts and other "food" into the baits, well. It's because they work! "Add-on" sprays and such try to accomplish two things. One, they are trying to mask any human odor that you might have when you come into contact with the bait. Secondly, the scents add an attractant that will appeal to a fish's sense of smell and taste. Which one is right for you? I have tried many, but when I talked to Woo Daves, right after he won the 2000 BASSMASTERS Classic, he credited Jack's Juice for his impressive victory. I though I would give Jack's Juice a try. The first thing I did was to spray a small amount into a bag of baits. The next day, I noticed that the scent was still there. I hooked a worm on and fished. I noticed two things. First, the fish held onto the bait and swam with it, making strikes very detectable. Next, I noticed that the scent stayed on the bait after I had used it for several fish, and laid out on the deck of my boat in the hot sun, even the next day! Jack's Juice penetrates and stays in the plastic, without making the bait harder! The real test was using this with my client who was trying to learn the subtleties of plastics fishing. It worked! Guys who were having trouble catching fish on plastics were hooking up like old pros. Jack's Juice really works. Stop by www.JacksJuice.com to find out more.