Given the multitude of characteristics about bass fishing; it is understandable fishermen may have different points of view. No matter if you are a novice or a pro, you can never know absolutely everything there is to know about this exciting sport; it can be easy and complex all at once. In this, we will be sharing with you some helpful thoughts on bass fishing techniques that you can apply on your next fishing excursion.
As any experienced angler knows, the behavior of fish changes a great deal, depending on the time of year, time of day and weather conditions. Before you go fishing its a good idea to check the forecast first for that very reason. While being out in the rain isnt something everyone enjoys, it can be a boost for fishing since it brings the baitfish that the bass feed on close to the surface. The baitfish feed on the surface insects and in turn the bass feed on those smaller fish. On the other hand, when the days are very sunny, the bass will stay in their secluded hideaways and that makes them harder to find. Bass seem to start to instinctively feed when a cold front is coming in, so you can take advantage of that and maybe catch a lot of bass.
The rod and reel of course are the most basic pieces of equipment youll need for fishing. If bass fishing is a new sport you are trying, dont invest a lot of money in the beginning on the most expensive equipment out there. You will be better off if you use a 6 foot medium action rod.
Graphite rods are both light and durable, so thats probably your best choice for material. The open faced spinning reel is easier to manage so that would be a good choice for a beginning angler. You want a reel that can hold quite a bit of fishing line, at least 150 feet or more. Lastly, the type of fishing line you choose is important as well, and 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 youre not familiar with the area, you should find out if the body of water youre 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. You can catch a large mouth bass as long as you choose your location wisely and pick the right time of day to start. If you persist, however, and learn from your experiences, youll find that you become more successful at bass fishing over time.