How to catch Largemouth, and the main differences between catching small

For instance when fishing for Smallmouth Bass you know what areas to look for in rivers. You need to find a piece of the river with strong current and large rocks. You also need to use the current to your advantage. Again you need to use common sense when approaching this subject. Understand that these fish are suing the current to feed. You need to present your bait in a manner that allows the current to bring it to the target area you suspect the bass may inhabit.

The manner in which each of these feed is also interesting. Largemouth Bass prefer to move towards the surface to feed. They attack their prey from underneath towards the surface. This is why topwater lures are so effective. When selecting a bit to use the fisherman needs to keep this personality trait in mind. You should always use bait that will allow the Largemouth Bass to attack from below. Smallmouth Bass on the other hand are a more versatile feeder. They will attack bait from either above or below but definitely prefer to dive for their food. When selecting bait for this species you cannot go wrong with a lure that comes close to or even bounces off the bottom of the body of water you are fishing.

The Smallmouth Bass is a species that can be caught all year. In the cold winter month that doom the Largemouth bass fisherman you will always find a willing Smallmouth Bass to target. The Smallmouth Bass is also a fish that feeds evenly throughout the day. Largemouth Bass tend to feed much more heavily in the early morning and around dusk.

As you can see the Largemouth Bass is a much more particular species. This has good and bad points. Once you understand this species you will find it much easier to catch in large numbers. It is much easier to fish shallow water than deep water. The Smallmouth Bass can be much more rewarding due to its tenacity. What Smallmouth Bass lack in size they make up for in terms of fighting ability. There is no comparison in the fighting ability of these two fish when both are of equal size. A Smallmouth Bass of five pounds will easily give an angler a tougher battle than a Largemouth Bass twice that size. Pound for pound most freshwater anglers consider the Smallmouth Bass the premier fighting species. Largemouth Bass are a pretty fish that makes for a much nicer looking trophy on the wall.

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