A Primer on Bass Fishing

One thing to remember about bass fishing is you can take your time and really learn a lot about it and improve while having the time of your life. So just imagine going to the local fishing shop and listening to fish stories and making friends. But there are limits to that because fisherman are reluctant to give away their best secrets. You’ll need to find your favorite fishing spots and any really good secrets, and don’t be afraid to spend some money on good quality tackle and other gear.

Large mouth bass can be a formidable fish to hunt, and you’ll need to know they can smell you coming a mile away – almost. One thing about this is how your bait smells will often determine whether or not they take it. You want your hands to not have anything on them that will cause odor problems. Never think fish cannot hear you because they can, and they can ‘feel’ you walking on the river bank, too.

Some species of bass are probably fished for more than others, and it could be that the large mouth are found in warmer waters where people are more willing to go for them. In this fish, various factors will cause them to assume different markings and colorings.

The time of year, weather, water temperature will have an effect and to catch the larger types, then it’s best to head south, in the US. It’s the warmer waters in the South that account for heavier weights, and remember that bass will grow faster in warm waters, and these waters are filled with plenty of natural food for them.

Small mouth bass are a terrific sport fish, and they prefer clear waters and also those that are deeper than others. So in this situation, just check in areas where the current is slower and that is where you’ll be able to fish for small mouth.

If you have experience fishing for bass, then you’ll want to use the same baits except remember these are small mouths. You can do that and don’t forget that fly fishing for small mouth is possible and more challenging.

If you truly love fishing and especially bass fishing, then you’re in a sport that can never get old or boring. Travel to the southern states so you can find larger bass because that’s where they tend to be. This is the fish that is found all over the world, and you know what that means regarding traveling opportunities.

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