Bass Fishing: Get In On The Excitement

For over 150 years stores and storytellers have made a great living on the interest Bass fishing has generated. Mem and women alike are hooked, (pardon the pun) on this fantastic hobby and have elevated it from a sport to a passion. Resorts, many sporting gear and lines have been built and many more aspects have benefited from this spiked interest.

There are more people trying to learn what the buzz is all about. Bass fishing is more than just catching a fish. Its about getting those prized big bass and having the opportunity to show it off. For beginners there's allot more to bass fishing that meets the eye.

First, learn what lures that you need to have to enjoy bass fishing.

Do you know what the top 3 lures for catching Bass are? There was no particular gauge that was presented by the researchers, but a survey was performed among the pro bass fishermen and it was found that plastic worms are the most patronized, second is the spinner bait and third place, crank bait.

Picking one of these 3 is'nt enough. Some factors are still needed to be considered. Primarily, you must consider if it is better to cover a smaller segment of water thoroughly or skim across a larger area as quickly as possible to find fish. Using a worm is slower, but absolutely effective and is very seductive to Bass. They do best when the fish are schooled over a particular structure.

A problem that usually arises when fishing with a worm is the inability to sense a strike. Usually the inability to sense them is due to a sinker that is too heavy and a line that is too thick.

Use a variable buoyancy worm using lead strip sinkers to help overcome this predicament. Here are some of its advantages:

• No moving lead on the line to dampen the feel of a gentle pickup
• You can apply the precise amount of lead to deliver the worm action needed
• It makes it easier for a bass to inhale the worm
• It aids in hook setting
• It's easier to shake loose from snags
• You can cause the worm to hang virtually suspended over the bottom when fishing shallow water.

To tell how much lead strip is needed, wrap one strip around the hook and bury the barb in the worm. Ease it into the water and watch it sink, it should barely settle toward the bottom. If it sinks to fast, take some off, etc. Make sure to use no heavier than 8-pound mono line - preferably 6 pound.

On the other hand, a Spinner bait can be moved quickly across the surface and can be bounced on the bottom, sent against a tree limb and moved in many different ways in order to stimulate strikes. It is a great probing lure for the shoreline because of its tangle-free construction.

Last but not least, Crank baits cover a lot of water in a hurry. Using them, you can check out a spot without wasting too much time. You can use them for locating fish that may be scattered.

The most important thing is, no matter what lure you select for the particular lake that you are fishing on, you need to make it as easy for the Bass to get to it as possible. Drop that lure right in front of them. Scientists have proven that Bass calculate the amount of energy it will take them to go after the prey.

Learn to use the lures that you preferr to really find enjoyment in bass fishing!

Aside from considering the lures, it's also important to determine the accurate time in going bass fishing.

Dawn and dusk are definitely when the biggest bass can be brought in. First, remember that bass love ambush spots offering lots of cover from the baitfish. They like to hide, and pounce on their prey.

Bait fish are more active in the early morning or evening. When they feed, bass follow baitfish because they are less aware of threats when they feed. Go out fishing during these times for the best success.

When retrieving an underwater lure in poor light, keep it coming at a steady pace once it is set in motion. This will make it easier for bass to locate and grab it.

The last thing is, don't bother going out in the dawn/dusk when water is below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature wipes out certain aquatics and terrestrials, which nullifies the food chain feeding.

Lures and proper timing are ample factors when going bass fishing, that must be taken into account because other aspects such as water quality considerations and weather conditions are also necessary for you to win the game on bass fishing!

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