Bass Fishing Equipment

Artificial lures are the next category of essential equipment.  This is where a fisherman can potentially go way overboard.  There are many different lures to choose from.  To keep things simple I recommend the following assortment:

1)     As assortment of six to ten different spinnerbaits.  Spinnerbaits come with willow leaf blades and Indiana style blades.  Willow leaf blades attract fish through sight patterns while the Indiana style blades incorporate sound into their fish attractant arsenal.  They comes with various different blade and skirt colors.  I advise having a healthy assortment of each in your box.

2)     At least ten different crankbaits. Crankbaits come in a variety of shapes and colors. You need to have the ability to match the forage Largemouth Bass are feeding on.  You also need crankbaits that dive to different depths so you can effectively get your lure to the proper water depth.

3)     You should have a wide assortment of jigs and trailers for your jigs.  The price of piece of these units is very low but you will need a wide variety of colors shapes and sizes to effectively fish in this manner.

Other lures are a matter of personal preference.  The three main types of lures above can be used to fish any situation a beginning fisherman will encounter.  Lure such as topwater baits, buzzbaits and plastic worms all have uses but can be replaced by one of the three main categories of lures I listed above.

As you become more experienced you will find much more equipment that makes the experience more enjoyable and productive.  For the boat fisherman a depth finder is a very valuable piece of equipment. In addition to showing you at items where fish are it also tells you the depth of the water and any structure you need to know about. By concentrating on your depth finder you will learn a great deal about fishing.  More than you can learn by reading books.

This is certainly enough equipment to get any fisherman started.  As a fisherman becomes experienced you will find there are many more items to enhance your endeavors.

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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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