Bass Fishing Tips - How To Catch Bass
Bass fishing...what a great way to spend a
day! The top question when fishing for bass is where to find
them. The most helpful piece of equipment for this is a good lake map. A map can show you potential hot spots. This will enable you to narrow
down a lot of water before you have to make a cast. Here are some key elements you look for when it comes to
locating bass on any given body of water: Vegetation areas…Irregular contours…Shallow water close to deep
water areas…points and point drops…Various types of structure…chunk rock areas…Overhangs (where tree branches
hang over the water)…Docks…Stumps…Irregular contours…Rocky areas…Road beds…Ditches...etc.
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When cranking a shoreline or drop line, always try to run the lure parallel to, and along, the feature.
That keeps the lure in the strike zone the maximum time.
When fishing a jig it is very important to watch your line. If you notice the line going slack all of
the sudden, then chances are the bait is in the mouth of the bass. Secondly if you see the line moving
perpendicular to the direction of your cast it is likely that a bass has picked it up and is swimming with
it. If this occurs reel up any slack line and set the hook.
- During early spring, anglers can expect to find largemouth and smallmouth bass cruising shallow water flats
in search of suitable habitat for spawning.
- One of the most deadly baits for bass is a crawfish. Crawfish are notorious for going after infant fish and
the eggs of fish during the spawn. There are several very good soft plastic crawfish out there but the real
thing is best.
- When searching for largemouth, remember that fishing a jig can be extremely effective. Most popular
colors to use for big bass are black and blue.<
During much of the summer, most large, mature bass can be located along deep points, submerged river channels
or holding within deep water structure. Deep structure is the most consistent place to fish during
the hottest times of the year.
- Top-water lures are best when fished around heavy cover. Look for areas that have fallen trees, grass,
bullrushes or even an old boat dock. If you become adept at throwing the lures around this type cover with
good accuracy, you will catch many fish.
- Smallmouth thrive best when competition from large-mouth is absent. Best natural baits are crayfish,
minnows, nightcrawlers, leeches and helgromites
- Rocks are the answer to locating the most active bass in lakes and rivers during the early spring. Rocky
structures are bass magnets.
- Drop and pop technique consists of dropping the lure to the bottom and popping it up and down along the
bottom. This technique is great for deep water or a very slow bite, it will cause bass to strike when they
- One of the all time great lures in bass fishing is a jerk bait. So called because of the manner in which it
is most often fished, small jerks.
- Smallmouth bass will rise from depths of 20 feet or so to hit a noisy surface lure, such as a small
buzzbait. Be sure to use smaller lures than for largemouth.
- Set the hook on a bass by feel rather than by sight (topwater/surface strike). Count to three after
seeing the strike.
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