Bass fishing is one of the most popular types of fishing, especially in the United States, for people who like to fish enjoy. Most people seem to prefer fishing for the largemouth bass, but other kinds such as the smallmouth or white bass can also provide good sport. You might find the following information helpful if you are getting ready to make a fishing trip soon or are thinking about trying to do bass fishing.
Fish behavior is unpredictable as any experienced angler knows, and it can change depending on the time of day, the weather or the time of year. For that reason, it’s a good idea to check out the forecast before you go fishing. While not everyone relishes being out on a rainy day, it can be beneficial for fishing, as it brings the baitfish that bass feed on close to the surface. The baitfish will start to feed on the surface insects and then the bass will come to feed on those smaller fish. Bass have a tendency to stay hidden in their secluded hideaways are really sunny days however, and that makes them harder to find. You might get a chance to catch a lot of bass if you fish when a cold front is approaching because the fish seem to start to instinctively feet at that time.
For fishing, the rod and reel are obviously the most basic pieces of equipment you will need. It’s not advisable to buy the most expensive equipment available if you are just starting out with bass fishing. A good rod to use is a 6 foot medium action rod.
The best choice of material is probably a graphite rod which is light and durable. When it comes to your reel, your best choice is an open faced spinning reel, which will be easiest for you to manage. Make sure the reel you get holds a good amount of fishing line, at least 150 feet. Finally, you’ll want to choose the right fishing line; a monofilament line with low visibility is a good choice.
Large mouth bass, for the most part, are not caught for eating, although some people still have them for dinner every day. This is somewhat less the case with largemouth bass than with many other species, but this type of fish is edible. Not everyone likes the taste of largemouth bass, which is on the strong side. This fish is actually very tasty if prepared in the right way. As with anything that you catch in the water, you need to make sure it is safe to eat. If you’re not familiar with the area, you should find out if the body of water you’re fishing in is clean or if there might be dangers from pollution or mercury and other chemicals.
Many fishermen find bass fishing infuriating, but many more find it rewarding. Fishing at the right time, and choosing the right location, is essential to catching large mouth bass. If you persist, however, and learn from your experiences, you’ll find that you become more successful at bass fishing over time.