Bass Fishing Tips
Fishing for bass is a great pastime and is a popular one as well. It is now the United States’ top freshwater sport, the most widely searched type of fishing on the internet and statistics show that the bass fishing industry is worth four point eight billion dollars.
So why all the fuss about bass? One of the great advantages of bass fishing is that it is one of those sports that is never too late to learn. No matter how old or how young you are, as long as you have the discipline and perseverance, you can excel at bass fishing. It is also a great way to bond with your family and friends, and get this, even girls can get into bass fishing.
Bass fishing tips are easily accessible to everyone and to all walks of life. It does not choose its followers. Whatever you need can be bought and you can choose if you want to get the high priced lines or go with the more budget friendly products. All you need is a lake full of bass, and you’re good to go (but that of course is also a challenge in itself, but more on that later).
Bass fishing experts will recommend that you have a few rods when you are starting out. Your fishing line should be those within the ten to fifty pound test. You will also need hooks with sizes one and two. As for your tackle, they recommend using ultra light spinning tackle, lighter rods that have smaller reels and miniature sized bass lures.
As mentioned earlier, another challenge when it comes to bass fishing, is finding the right place in which to catch them. We sought out the help of a few bass fishing pros and according to them, bass fishing can be categorized into three parts of the day: morning, midday and afternoon.
When embarking on a bass fishing trip on mornings, buzzbaits and spinnerbaits are highly recommended. According to the pros, you should fish on the surface or a little below the water’s surface on mornings.
When fishing during lunchtime or just around that time, you will have to go a little deeper into the water as bass will move for cover during this time of the day. To get the bass out of the deeper part of the water, lure them with crankbaits and spinnerbaits. However, if you want to move deeper into the water, reduce your line strength to a ten pound test line and use a crankbait that has a deep angled lip.
When doing afternoon bass fishing, use plastic worms, crawfish, lizards, frogs, fish and grubs. Meanwhile, tube jigs and plastic lures in various shapes will also attract bass in the afternoon. When you are starting out, you can ask the other anglers in the area what color and type of lures they recommend for that day. Just remember that your artificial lures must look as realistic as possible, for it to be effective bait. Make it move the way real bait would.
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