Bass fishing tips
Bass refers to several fish species which includes both marine and freshwater species namely the percichthyidae, serranidae and centrarchidae families. The large-mouth bass, a species of black bass is the most recognized fish among anglers. The largemouth bass is mostly found in canals, streams and lakes. There are six other species of bass including the Suwanee, shoal, Roanoke, redeye, spotted and small mouth basses. The lifespan of a bass is more than 10 years and can weigh as low as a pound for the small-mouth whereas the large-mouth can be over 20 pounds.
To increase productivity, it is necessary to know the best season for bass fishing. Bass fishing during summer is the most exciting experience since the fish are easily predictable during this warm water conditions. Their metabolic rate increases making them to feed more hence they tend to eat anything that comes their way and looks alive. Therefore, determining their source of food and knowing their location during summer will makes it so easy to catch bass. Spring bass fishing is also a good time to catch bass. This is because the bass are spawning at this time and the spawning instinct makes the fish to move to shallow water from the deep waters. Presenting a lure in shallow water is easy and more accurate thus catching more bass fish.
For a successful bass fishing expedition, there is need to have the best selection of lures that are flexible and have a higher ability of catching bass. They include;
1. Plastic worms
The plastic worms are flexible and more appealing to bass because of their lifelike state and the bass takes them for natural food when they consume them. They come in various dimensions and designs giving you the opportunity to choose the best color, style and size depending on your fishing conditions.
2. Spinner baits
They are good for beginners with their unique capability of charming bass while covering a lot of water simultaneously. They have unnatural retrieve action and an odd appearance that includes a colored or shiny spinning blades hanging from an open safety pin.
3. Crank baits
They are capable of covering a large water area, flexible and can be used in different environments. They come in various running depths, weights, shapes and sizes. As such, you should choose a crank bait depending on the depth of water that you intend to fish in.
Jigs work effectively with experienced anglers because of the soft entry and accuracy needed. They work well with short-range pitching and flipping techniques as opposed to distance casting. There is an incredible variety of jig colors, skirts, heads and jig-trailer groupings for you to select from.
Bass Fishing Tips, Tricks and Tactics
There are several tested tips, tricks and tactics that can come in handy when fishing for bass. This includes;
Save shredded worms
Do not throw away your thorn plastic worms. Bass prefer attacking a wounded prey, so your torn plastic worm will come in handy to trick the bass, particularly in shallow water
Maintain the sharpness of the hooks
Ensure the hooks are always sharp by sharpening them. The jaws of bass have some bones hence making it easier for the sharp hook to infiltrate the fish.
Face the wind
Bass love swimming with the current. As such, you will increase the chance of catching them before they find the boat and turn away.
Use a red bait
A bait with a pink or red head fools the bass that the bait has an injury hence they are likely to bite.