How to plan bass fishing trips

Equipment – If you are going to a specific lake or few lakes then you need to do your homework before you go. As such, you should always look to get the right equipment for the weather, conditions that are likely and specific area that you plan to fish in. If you have been going on bass fishing trips for some time now then you may well find that you already have everything you need but a quick inventory will not do you any harm. The last thing you want is to find that you are missing equipment when you are in the middle of your trip and need it!

Boat – If you already have a boat and prefer fishing that way then you may want to take it with you. However, if you need to hire a boat because you do not have one of your own then make sure that it is reserved for you in advance and that you have proof of your booking. There is nothing worse than getting to your chosen bass fishing trip destination and finding that you have no way of really getting out onto the lake to find the bass as they move from area to area!

Passes And Guides – Finally, make sure that you have all of the passes and guide bookings that you need before you go. Although most lakes do not require you to buy a pass to fish on them, some do. As such, you should again do your homework and make sure that your lake requirements are known to you and passes are reserved if you need them. If you have not fished on a specific body of water before then it is often worth booking a guide for the first day so you learn the hints and tips that will help you in an area and thus up your catch rate. After all, this is definitely the key to having a good time on a bass fishing trip.

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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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