Five Virginia Bass Fishing Tips

Did you know that the baits that you use should change from season to season?

Many bass fishing enthusiasts do not know that because they rarely fish in the fall or winter. Spring and summer are the warmest times and thus attract more people, which is why spinnerbaits and crankbaits are often the most popular baits. However, in winter and the colder weeks of fall you may want to use buzzbaits and jigs instead if you want to achieve the best possible results.

Plastic worms are good for use all year round, especially on those days where you just cannot seem to get a bite at all. However, you will probably need to tailor your knowledge to suit the water temperature, conditions and quality on any given day.

If you go fishing in Virginia then make sure that you pick the right spot if you want to really up your catch rate. You need the right flow, level of vegetation and opportunity to catch the bass. In some cases, you might need to hire a boat and go out on a lake to follow the schools of bass if you want to catch the best ones but in smaller pools with vegetation then you could fish from the bank. Either way, you have to choose the best option for you.

Choosing the best spot is half the battle. Tailor your technique to suit the bass that you are trying to catch. If you are trying to catch largemouth bass then you should fish at the speed you like because they often strike out at anything. It is a good idea to fish at the same speed as the bass are moving in that case. However, smallmouth bass are different. They are more deliberate so fishing at a good pace is fine providing that your baits do not move faster than minnows would. Tailor your technique at all times but do not afraid to be flexible. If things are not going your way then change it!

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Dan Eggertsen is a fellow bass fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on bass fishing since 2004.

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