How to fish for smallmouth bass

For example, if you’re fishing during the spring spawning season, they will probably strike at just about anything you throw at them. However, if you’re fishing in the summer when it’s hot and sunny, then you need to use baits that can get and keep the attention of the bass. As a general rule, the crankbait is an excellent lure to use for this species. You can bounce this off the bottom of the water or the rocks and it will get the attention of the smallmouth bass very quickly. Worms, minnows, jigs and spinnerbaits are excellent choices too that can be used most anytime or anywhere.

When all else fails and the smallmouth bass is just not hitting your lure no matter what you use, then you’ll need to switch to live bait. Using minnows, worms and crayfish are the best options for enticing this species to strike because this is their favorite foods naturally.

Be Patient

It’s important for you to realize that you’re not going to catch a mess of bass every single time you go fishing or at least the odds are you won’t. Bass fishing takes time and patience on your part. Some days will be very rewarding and you’ll be reeling in the bass like crazy and other days just won’t yield many bass at all, if any. That’s just the way it goes and it’s something that all anglers have to accept.

Now you know how to fish for smallmouth bass so it’s time to hit the water and give it a try. Bass fishing is a fun and exciting way to spend your free time because it has so much to offer. You get to go outside, enjoy the fresh air while being surrounded by beauty and feel the thrill of reeling in one of the most sought after species around.

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