Trying different types of fishing can be very exciting at times. But what we are going to talk about today is very normal. You may have heard the word “bass” very often. Now, what comes to your mind when you hear the word bass? You are most likely to visualize a large bass. Mostly Bass is a general term that is shared by several different types of fish species. These types of species include Choctaw bass (M. haiaka), Guadalupe bass (M. treculii) and much more. These are, however, the most popular ones.
Now that we have gone through what bass is. Let us go through some of the tips and tricks that will help you when fishing for largemouth bass. It doesn’t matter if you’re a novice fisherman or an expert, you’ll benefit from the tips on fishing for bass nonetheless. So without wasting any time. Let’s take a look at it.
Get To Know Them:
The most crucial thing before you go fishing for anything is studying about it a bit beforehand. And in this case, it is no different. Before you go out with your rods and reels to catch your bass. Try to study them and their behavior a little bit.
For example, the weather plays a very vital role determining whether you will be able to find bass or not. Usually bass look for shelter when the sun is shining bright. And when the weather is a bit cloudy and gloomy. They tend to come out of their shelter. So a top tip would be if you are looking for bass on a bright sunny day try to go near areas where bass might go for shelter. Try to keep your lure and bait close to those areas.
Find The Right Time:
Fishing at the right time is very crucial. Especially when you are fishing for bass. The ideal time to fish for bass is undoubtedly the first few early hours of the morning or the last few hours going into the evening. This is because bass ill feeds during the afternoon time if it happens to be a cloudy day or if the water is muddy. We would recommend that you go an hour earlier before sunset. Also carry the best fishing tackle box to keep the bass in.
Try To Examine:
Examining fish whenever you catch one can be very exciting and you can learn a lot from it. Try to take a look inside of the mouth of the bass to see what it feeds on. Once you can identify that. You can improvise on it by mimicking the look of the feed with a lure. Doing this will have a very drastic change in your results.
Change It Up A Bit:
Sometime lures don’t end up giving the best results. And to switch that you can change things a bit and try live bait instead. Shiner, worms, crayfish and even frogs work as great artificial bait alternatives.
Face the Wind:
Bass always tend to swim with the current. Sacrifice some distance in your casts and fish with the wind in your face. It will help a great deal.
One of the most crucial aspects of fishing is keeping your gear clean and sharp. Especially your hooks. Always try to sharpen your hooks every time you catch a fish and before every trip you go. Bass tend to have bony jaws, so a sharp hook is more likely to penetrate the fish. Sharping your hooks takes 30 seconds. So it isn’t time consuming as well.
Size Doesn’t Matter:
A common misconception which most fishers tend to have is that you will be able to catch a large bass if the size of your lure is also big enough. This is not true. The size of your bait will never dictate the size of the bass that you’ll catch. A large bass will always try to strike prey that is 25% to 50% of its length.
One thing I often see with young anglers is that they tend to give up very quickly. Fishing is something that requires a lot of patience. And without that, you won’t be able to succeed. If you ever feel that you are not getting good results don’t give up. Chin up and keep trying harder.