What is the best bait for bass fishing?

Having a collection of these lures in your tackle box will ensure that you’re prepared for any situation that you might find yourself in. If one thing is not working you can always switch off to something else. Having a wide variety of these lures available at all times will make a difference and it could turn a dull boring fishing trip into a fun and exciting one. Since you never really know for sure which type of bait will work the best until you get out on the water, this is the only way to get prepared and have something that will get results each time you go out.

Bass Fishing Tips

After gathering together a variety of bait and the rest of your gear it’s time to head to the water. The more you know about the body of water in which you plan to fish the better. This is important because you can learn where the all the hotspots are without wasting a lot of time. If you don’t already know the area you can get a topographic map or talk to other anglers in the area. They will usually be more than happy to share some fishing secrets with a fellow fisherman.

One thing that seems to hold true no matter where you’re fishing is that the bass will be around any type of structures found in the water both natural and man-made such as, rocks, brush, weeds, docks and piers. When fishing for the bass you need to always be alert and pay attention to your line. The bass can steal your bait away and you won’t even know they touched it if you’re not paying attention.

The bass is also an aggressive species that will put up an amazing struggle once they’re hooked. Becoming a good bass angler means using good judgment and practicing patience. One day they may strike at anything and the next day they may be extremely picky. Things are always changing and you should be flexible enough to change with them. The more you go bass fishing the better you’ll become so take advantage of any opportunity you get to go out on the water and do some fishing.

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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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