Five Free Bass Fishing Tips

Bass fishing is and will continue to be a multi-billion dollar sport. It’s one of the most popular game fish around and anglers all over the globe seek out this fish. It’s something that anyone can enjoy regardless of age or skill. You don’t have to put a lot of money into gear to have a fun and successful fishing trip and you can have as much fun fishing from the shore as you can going out in a boat.
Bass fishing is a fun and exciting way to spend quality time with the ones you love. On a more serious note, professional bass fishing gives you the chance to compete against some of the best anglers in world. You can take part in tournaments to try your hand at winning cash money and wonderful prizes. Bass fishing is so popular that there are more bass lures sold on the market than for any other fish.
The bass is a very challenging fish to catch. Not only will they put up a real fight when you get one hooked but it takes skill to become a good bass fisherman. The more time you spend fishing, the better you’ll become and it’ll give you a chance to learn a variety of techniques. This is important because being able to use different methods will make you more flexible and this gives you an advantage that will help make you more productive when bass fishing.
Here are five free bass fishing tips to use the next time you go bass fishing:
1. Learn as much about the lake or river where you’re fishing as you can. After you fish a certain body of water a few times, you’ll begin to learn where all the underwater structures are located and where the best places to fish are. You’ll know if a certain grassy spot is the home to many bass or if they are more plentiful in a different area. This will save you a lot of time when you go fishing because you can head straight to the best places to fish.
2. When you get to the water look around and see what baitfish is the most plentiful in the area. This is what the bass will be the most attracted to because it’s what they normally feed on. Even if you’re fishing with artificial baits, you still need to match it to the natural food source for the best results.
3. Bass are naturally more aggressive during the early morning and late evening hours so this is the best time to go fishing for them. When the sun is shining bright and heating up the water, they will slow down and it will be difficult for you to get them to take the bait.
4. Before you go fishing, take a few minutes to make sure you’re prepared. There is nothing worse than getting out on the water, the bass are biting like crazy and you run out of bait or your line breaks and you don’t have any extra. When you take the time to get prepared, you’ll have everything you need when you hit the water and you can stay until you’re ready to go home.
5. The best tip that any bass angler could ever get is to have patience. There will be times when the bass simply will not bite no matter what you try. When this happens, just relax and enjoy your surroundings. Take in the fresh air, marvel at the gorgeous scenery while giving your body and mind a rest. Then, when the bass are biting, enjoy the thrill of reeling in a nice catch.
These tips can help to make your bass fishing trips more exciting and productive. With time and practice, you can become an expert at bass fishing. After you’ve been fishing for a while, you may even want to start taking part in some of the tournaments to compete with some of the pros to see how well you fair.
Sometimes, the bass will respond to fast action lures and other times, they’ll be attracted to slow action lures. You never really know for sure what will work the best until you get out on the water and start fishing. That’s why you need to take a variety of lures with you and it helps to take a couple of extra fishing rods and reels along too.
Don’t be afraid to experiment and try new methods and a variety of baits. This is how you learn the little things that can help you catch more fish. The best live bait to use is normally minnows, worms, and crayfish and the best artificial baits are crankbaits, spoons, flies and tail spinners. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t use other baits to see how well they will work. You may find something that works great that you never dreamed would get the bass biting.

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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