The Joy of Catching a Fish

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Bass Fishing 101:

Introduction

What You Need to Know
Topics Covered:
Bass Fishing Facts You Need to Know
Bass Fishing and Having a Big Catch
What’s Hot with Bass Fishing?
Locating the Best Bass Fishing Areas
Learn Some Basic Guides on Bass Fishing
Get to Know More About Bass Fishing Lures
Effective Lures for Bass Fishing
Bass Fishing Tackle-Sparing Some Advice from It!
The Smart Fisherman’s Bass Fishing Techniques
Learn More About Some Techniques on Bass Fishing
Bass Fishing Tips: Being Prepared
The Practical Bass Fishing Tips for a Successful Fishing Experience
Where to Catch Your Dream Bass Fish of a Lifetime
Some “Don’t Forgets” Before Going into a Bass Fishing Charter
Make a Christmas Card Inspired By Bass Fishing

Bass Fishing 101:

Bass Fishing Facts You Need to Know.

Some people may not be aware of what bass fishing is. Bass fishing has an interesting story. It
began in the late 18th century and it still continues to develop until today. More and more
people have been hooked up with idea of  bass fishing. It is in fact one of the most popular hobbies
of many people in a lot of countries with more and more countries taking it up.

It had probably in the beginning been practiced in search for food among the people in the
south of the United States. From that day onward, it has started getting numerous audiences of
all ages and nations. Today, several countries such as Australia, Cuba, South Africa, United
States and most citizens from Europe participate in this kind of event.

The year 1768 or 1770 was the birth of bass fishing sports. Onesimus Ustonson was the one
who introduced his first multiplying reels to the fishing gurus and lovers of bass fishing. From
then on, it was developed into bait caster.

William Shakespeare Jr. materialized the construction of a level wind device and secured its
patent on 1897. Then after, the William J. Jamison Co introduced the excessively ornamented
Shannon Twin Spinner in 1915 and was enhanced to create today's spinner baits.

In the year 1932, President Franklin D. Roosevelt instituted the formation of the Tennessee
Valley Authority and encouraged the construction and building of several dams. These dams
were later used for culturing different varieties of bass fish. If these dams were not built, the
people would not have a place to go for bass fishing.

Five years later, the famous DuPont Company filed copyright for nylon fishing net, and this was
later urbanized into nylon monofilament fishing line.

The year 1992 is one of the most glorious events in the history of bass fishing. Larry Nixon, the
famous fisherman in the history of bass fishing won $1 M total earnings for this sport in this
year.

A lot of fish species that are being caught in the bass fishing events include the following:
– Micropterus punctatus – Kentucky Bass
– Micropterus dolomieui – Smallmouth bass
– Micropterus salmoides (Lacepede) – Largemouth Bass

The other known classes of Micropterus are also wedged but in those times, one that remains
most accepted is the Largemouth bass. On the other hand, it should be emphasized that some
of the Australian Bass are different from the above North American Bass variants even though
most share comparable features.

Possibly, the most vigorous success of Bass Fishing was in the 1950s. The popularity of the
game during this age was the springboard to the development of modern fishing equipment
from bass boats, rods, lines, lures and various fishing gears.

The contribution of the bass fishing industry to the US economy records $50 to $70 Billion and
the number continues to grow. Statistics show that the audience base of this sport is increasing
and that more and more people are getting interested in it compared to tennis and golf.
Electronic gears during that time were also integrated and incorporated among the host of
equipment bass used. Reels of different types, which function in carrying and hoisting, were
also created.

Now that you have a little understanding about bass fishing, you can begin. It is important to
know the certain facts about bass fishing so that you will fully understand how it started.
In addition, you must know how to build up a victorious bass fishing pattern. Having a larger
bass will really help you in your fishing trip.

Some may also go bass fishing at night if they want to so it is good that you be taught
professional night bass fishing techniques.  Besides, others might benefit from learning
the professional winter bass fishing techniques for those who have experienced the four seasons.

These are only some of the many styles and tips on how to progress and enhance your bass
fishing strategy. But if you do not have any plan at all, you may really get dissatisfied from time
to time. But, it is optional that you first learn and read adequate information and guides about
bass fishing.

Bass Fishing and Having a Big Catch

Want to learn more about bass fishing? Are you catching less bass because you’re using the
wrong lure? You can finally learn how to do it the right way. There are many ebooks as well as
web sites on the internet which can help you find information on bass fishing and how to be
successful at it.

The promise of these bass fishing ebooks is that it will surely aid you in getting better bass.
Moreover, you just have to follow the tips, techniques and you will surely catch more and larger
bass than you ever thought of.

There are bass secrets that are contained in many ebooks. Many are amazed to see the results
on their very next bass fishing getaway. Some may be very disappointed spending the day bass
fishing and never having a good catch.

Maybe because you have used the wrong bait or if you had spent a little more time in a
different location of the lake before the wind suddenly came. Well, if you have been thinking
about these factors, these secret bass fishing guides and ebooks will easily solve your problem.
How? With these, you will know the best baits to use in every case or situation. Moreover, you
will be able to know where the best part of the lake for catching fish is.

It is affected by so many factors like wind and weather at that particular time so it is really
advised that one should know about it. The next time you try, you will be close to being a bass
professional.

These guides will let you learn the various techniques and tips on how to catch a bigger bass. If
you have never tried fishing before, then you will be an enthusiast once you have read
information and ebooks about bass fishing.

It is not that hard at all. Many people are often disbelievers and have a common notion of bass
fishing and they say it is complicated. But this is not true. Once you have gotten an ebook or
you have apt information on bass fishing, you will no longer have a hard time getting improved
bass. So what are some of the few big bass fishing secrets?

First and foremost, you must start off by thinking like a bass fish. It may sound crazy but it
could help you in finding where the big one is. It is also advised that you find the right and
appropriate tackle to use in any situation or case. You must have a lot of information on crank
baits, spinner baits, plastic worms, buzz baits and many other types of it.

This would be one of the things that you might be sure of. A good lure is one of the techniques
you have to learn and be knowledgeable about. In addition, you must know what part of the
lake or stream is best to bass fish in different weather conditions. It will be different on a rainy
day or a windy day, early in the morning or late in the evening. Other factors also affect it like
being on a crowded lake or a steady lake and many others. It is up to you to research further
on it.

Another thing is that you must know the most common bass fishing mistakes that almost every
fisherman makes and executes. After knowing them and knowing the reasons why, it will be
instilled in your mind that these common practices end up in error so you must not practice
them.

Another grateful thing is that you must choose the right bass fishing rod. You must learn the
techniques and secrets on how to choose and where to find the most appropriate bass fishing
rods there are.

Furthermore, you must know how to develop a successful bass fishing pattern. This will really
help you in your fishing trip to have a larger bass. Some may go bass fishing at night so it is
good that you learn professional night bass fishing techniques. Moreover, others may also be
benefited by learning the professional winter bass fishing techniques for those who experience
four seasons.

These are only some of the many techniques and tips on how to improve your bass fishing
strategy. If you do not have any strategy at all, you may really get disappointed from time to
time. But, it is suggested that you first learn and read sufficient information and guides on bass
fishing.

What’s Hot with Bass Fishing?

For years businesses have rode on the vast interest Bass fishing has generated. Many people
are hooked, pardon the pun, on this hobby and have elevated it to a sport and a passion.
Resorts, sports gears and lines have been built and many more aspects have benefited from
this interest.

Today, there are more and more people trying to learn and find out what the buzz is all about.
Bass fishing is more than just catching a fish. It’s now about getting those prized big bass and
having the opportunity to show it off. For beginners there is lots more to bass fishing than
meets the eye.

First, try to know the lures that you must have to enjoy bass fishing.

And do you know what the top 3 lures for catching Bass are? Although there was no particular
gauge that was presented by the researchers, a survey was performed among the pro bass
fishermen and it was found that plastic worms was the most prized and ranking second and
third place were the spinner bait and then the crank bait.

However, picking one of these 3 is not 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.

The problem that usually arises with fishing with a worm is the inability to sense strikes. Usually
the inability to sense them is due to a sinker that is too heavy and a line that is too thick.
To help you to overcome this predicament you are advised to use a variable buoyancy worm
using lead strip sinkers. 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 more 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.
Lastly, 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 at 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.

Discover and learn to use one of those lures that you preferred to use for you to really find
enjoyment in bass fishing!

Aside from considering the lures, it is also important to determine the accurate time in going for
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 hid, and pounce on
their prey.

These bait fish are most active in the early morning or evening. When they feed, bass follow
because the baitfish is 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 time of going on bass fishing are ample factors only 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!

Locating the Best Bass Fishing Areas

What is it in bass fishing that everybody are driven on to engage on such activity? People get
fond of bass fishing that is why every trend that they hear about it really catches their interests
and as much as possible get into it.

“Where are the what…? Where are the bass!” How many of the anglers (tournament and
recreational) go to a body of water you've never fished before, drop the boat in the water,
then, ask this question to yourself? This is probably one of the biggest topics in bass fishing
that an angler should learn more about.

Here you will be getting information on how to locate areas best for bass fishing.

Locating bass and understanding the water would be the number one question among bass
anglers today. The next most asked question would be is which baits they should use to catch a
“big” bass.

Now when you think about it, there are really only two (2) main topics that go hand-in-hand
when it comes to bass fishing. If you understood more about these two, you would definitely
become a much better angler, and they are:

1. Knowing how to locate bass.
2. Knowing how to catch bass using all the different techniques, presentations, and baits.
Learning how to locate bass can be somewhat of a challenge to most anglers because there are
so many different factors that need to be determined such as:
1. Knowing how to read a map – this is the fundamental skill that you should try to learn
because through a map it is easier for you to take on the appropriate location good for bass
fishing.
2. Knowing the most practical places to look for Active Bass just after cold fronts and during
early spring and late fall periods – weather condition must be especially considered as well.
3. Understanding water depth- this is an important element because the depth or the
hollowness of the water will serve as a factor for you to know if it is a good location.
4. Water clarity- it could be easier for you to now have your bass fishing if you are well-oriented
about the water clarity of your location.
5. Water temperatures
6. Seasonal patterns- this is in relation with the trend whether bass fishing is seasonal or not.
7. Locating structure areas
8. Finding vegetation areas

But there is more! Being a consistent bass angler is so much more than just getting in your
boat, hitting the water, and casting your baits. That's why bass tournaments are so competitive
and exciting, because the more you learn about locating bass the quicker you can start catching
them right? And hey, isn't that half the battle?

Let's start by looking at a lake map. There are two general types of lake maps that most
anglers will use which are referred to as the; “Hot Spot” and “Topographical” maps. The
differences between the two is that a “Topo” map shows more detail, and the “Hot Spots” map
shows more fishing spots (well, at least they’re supposed to).

The secret (or key) in learning how to use a lake map would be to sector the map. What I
mean by this is that I will take the map and study it for a moment (looking for areas where the
fish would most likely be.) Next, I will (using a highlighter) divide the map in sections based on
how much time I have to pre-fish for a tournament or how many days I have to just fish the
body of water for fun.

The size of the sections will vary depending on contours, structure, and how many places I may
want to check out during the course of the day based on what the map shows me. I am
certainly not one to just cast bait into the water and work it for five minutes and leave; I will try
an assortment of baits if I see signs of fish in any given area to try to establish a working
pattern.

Here are some key elements that you can usually look for when it comes to locating bass on
any given body of water:
1. Vegetation areas
2. Irregular contours
3. Shallow water close to deep water areas
4. Points and point drops
5. Various types of structure

Learn Some Basic Guides on Bass Fishing

As you spend more and more hours and days on bass fishing, you will acquire lots of knowledge
about the right lure and technique for the proper way to do this sport. The best advice most
experienced and seasoned bass fishermen use, is to examine the fishing conditions, ask for tips
from anglers familiar with the waters you are fishing in, and finally, try many different lures and
bass-fishing techniques until you discover what works most effectively to the situation, and
which one you are most comfortable with.

Here are some Guides to Bass Fishing to become a better Bass Fisher.

The Technique:

The bait must fall to the preferred depth, then you have to shake the rod tip. By doing this,
you'll be getting the fishes attention. Do this for at least 30 seconds, then shaking again for
about 2 or 3 seconds intervals, stop and pull slowly about six inches. Then dropping again,
slowly back and down and repeating the process. The first thing to remember if they're not
biting it’s too slow down.

Tips:

– During Springtime, fish uphill (position the boat in shallow water and cast to deep
water) and use a 1/8 ounce weight.
– Fish downhill in Fall.
– Try to use a Texas rigged worm to prevent hang-ups.
– Fish out the worm and keep suspended 90% of the time.
– Always try to sharpen the hooks to make sure you have maximized your hookup
percentage.
– When doodling, it is critical to keep your presentation natural by downsizing your hooks
to 1/0 or lower, and paying delicate, attention to how straight your bait is in order to maintain a
natural presentation.
– Crystal clear waters can be tough. The secret to fishing weenie worms is to keep slack
on your line and “shake” the bait instead of dragging. The shaking of the rod and your light line
gives your worm, grub or reaper an amazing action.

When to Go:

When the bass quit hitting during the daytime and when it becomes uncomfortably hot on the
lake are good signals that it's time to start night fishing. Night fishing is usually practiced when
the water is in the mid-60s or warmer.

Places to Fish:

Where to fish at night is a question commonly asked by bass fishermen. Bass don't move great
distances in most situations. Smallmouth bass, especially, are proven stay-at-homes. As the
summer wears on, the bass tend to move deeper and won't come up shallow, even at night in
many lakes. Night fishing is productive when the bass are within the 20-foot zone

Tips and Guides

– Position yourself only as far away as water clarity dictates; stay close enough for
consistent accuracy.

– Try to make the lure land on the water with as little noise as possible. Cast past the

target when possible.
– In windy weather, put tension on the line just before the lure touches down. This will
straighten out the line and prevent it from blowing across obstructions.
– Learn casting techniques that permit a low trajectory, such as flipping, pitching, sidearm
casting and underhand casting.
– Use a quality rod and reel matched to the weight of the lure. Rods with a stiff blank but
relatively fast (limber) tip are easier to cast than extremely stiff or uniformly limber rods.
– Cast with the wrist, not the arm and shoulder.
– Lower the lure a few inches below the rod tip before casting; this gives extra
momentum for the cast.
– Be sure to “load” the rod tip, causing it to bend backward, on the back-cast, then whip
the rod forward smoothly.
– Fill the spool of any type reel to within 1/8 inch of the lip of the spool. DO NOT
OVERFILL!
The Flip-Cast; use your wrist, NOT your arm.
– Concentrate on the spot you want to hit, not on what you want to miss.
– Use plenty of scent when trying to penetrate thick cover – it acts as a lubricant.
– Stick to basic jig colors (black/blue, brown/brown, black/chartreuse).
– Use a plastic worm with a glass bead between the worm and the weight for inactive fish.
– If you think it's a strike, reel down until your rod is in a hookset position before you
check.
– A strike is anything different (something you wouldn't feel in a bathtub!).
– Tighten your drag all the way down for better hooksets.
– Use 17 to 25 pound test line for bait casting gear, 10 to 14 pound test on spinning (for
flipping finesse baits).

In order to establish a pattern it is essential you understand how a bass lives in its environment.
Knowing where the bass can be found at any given time or place is something you must
develop. Always go fishing with a plan in mind.

Remember that every fish you catch can reveal clues on how to catch another. After
establishing a pattern, realize that when the action slows down in the area you were fishing,
you can then search for more areas that would fill the same criteria.

Get to Know More About Bass Fishing Lures

Bass fishing has evolved to a near cult popularity with so many anglers through the years that
there have been so many products made, clubs formed, and articles written about it. Here you
will read about the types of Bass fishing lures you can use to catch them. Also, there is also a
list on the necessary equipments to have when going bass fishing.

The type of bass that will bite almost anything is the largemouth bass. Minnows, worms, or
other live bait, plus poppers or streamers presented with a fly rod, or plugs thrown from a
casting or spinning rod are ways where they can be caught. Since bass is usually associated
with weeds, a weedless bait will often be necessary. Morning and evening are the best fishing
times when warm months come. They usually like to stay in warm water and warm weather.
There is only little bite during winters.

Smallmouth bass pound for pound are the scrappiest fish of all fresh water bass. They are
usually associated with a rocky stream or lake environment where its favorite food, the crayfish,
is plentiful. The best lake fishing takes place in the month in June and just after, the spawning
season, and in early fal

Natural lure like hellgrammites, dragonfly larvae and crayfish are especially useful during early
morning or late evening. Most likely, the best artificial lures are those who are used on the
surface. Light tackle is ideal. Fish quietly, casting toward rocks or logs, keeping the rod tip up
and the line tight. Many fishermen debate on the colors used for their lures. This may vary on
the bass fish that is to be caught.

Fishing requires more than just a simple fishing rod and some lure for serious fisherman. People
who fish for leisure are those who fish because it’s their hobby, they can have some tools and
accessories that will help them make it easier and be able to catch more fish. Here are some
suggested tools for starters that will help them improve in catching fish:

Fishing Rod.

The most important piece of equipment and should be chosen with care. A basic
rod-and-reel set is enough for beginners. It is necessarily important to have more featured
materials. The most important is that you should learn how to use the rod and be comfortable
to it before moving into another difficult type of equipment. Professional fisherman can
experiment different types of rod for them to know what works best for them.

When buying a fishing rod, know before you enter the store what kind of fishing you'll be doing,
and under what conditions. Rods come from different varieties of materials, from wood
laminates to fiberglass to carbon fiber.

Rod handles should fit securely in your palm, and practice casting with the rod, to test how
flexible and easy to use it is. In addition have the proper length of the rod. For using lighter
lure, or catching tiny fish, a 4 inch to 6 inch rod is advisable to use. For using larger lure, which
gets larger fishes or casting longer distances, a rod of at least 6 inches may be required
.
Waders

It is a water- resistant covering you wear over your pants to keep them dry so you
can wade out into the water. A lot of are made like overalls, covering the chest and the legs,
and with boots attached, for ultimate defence. Make sure the boots are warm and secure, to
supply better balance while walking on wet rocks.

Fishing Vest.

Contains several pockets for storing fish equipment's and your hands are free to
manage the fishing rod. Also, should you have to wade out into the water, wearing a vest will
let you to have all of your gear with you at all times. Make a decision beforehand which gear is
necessary; if you store too much in the vest, it may make it too heavy to wear, which could
bring you down.

Tackle Box or Fly Box. In fishing it requires a lot of supplies and you need a something big to
store all your gear. Spend in a durable tackle box, in which you can store your entire lure,
keeping it easily to get to. Styles are classified into simple and inexpensive, and large and
costly. Fishermen may only need something small, but the more advanced fishermen may want
something handier. Furthermore, you should consider a fly box. Small enough to fit a vest
pocket and allows you to keep them with you as needed.

Effective Lures for Bass Fishing

Many say and believe that a bass fisherman is only as good as his Bass Fishing lures. Well, this
is fifty per cent true to some circumstances; because in reality, a great bass fishing lure is
useless unless you know how to use it.

There are accurately thousands of different bass fishing lures available all around the world and
chances at the local bait and tackle shop doesn't make all of the variety of lures available to
you. Lets accept the fact that the world of bass fishing changes nearly every day, trends come
and go, and if the attack that you usually knew will always be the attack you’ll going to use is
from twenty years ago, well it’s time to let your self escape in traditional way of hunting bass.
There are many kinds of bait that looks like a fish, exactly look like one, topwater, lightest lure
that can able to float in the water, the worms that attract bass for them to think that they are
just a worm, the jerk baits that is usually in light color, the craw cranks who look like a small
crab, the crank baits that look like a fish with a long mouth and lastly, the buzz bait that
releases a noise that calls the bass for it will be in attraction.

High Roller Fishing Lures (salt water) trigger explosive strikes in the open saltwater flats,
possesses the ability to finesse trophies from oyster lined creek channels as well as shallow
mangrove lagoons. In saltwater, High Roller Fishing Lures deliver thrilling action, strength, cast
ability and the durability needed to catch Bull Redfish, Gator Spotted Sea Trout, Massive Snook,
Monster Kingfish, Tarpon, Bluefish, Spanish mackerel, Stripers, Amberjack and Jack Crevalle.

The Original High Roller, a custom-walking lure, spooks the competition. Designed for
exceptionally long casting, the Original High Roller is possibly the most versatile fishing lure we
make.

The Pop Roller is a delicate Trout, Snook and Redfish bait, ideal for calm conditions and creek
channel fishing. The Chug Roller, with its echoing, deep chug, calls fish from great depths
triggering acrobatic strikes. The Rip Roller series is the most often lure of fishermen, because it
sales almost double than other lure. Due to the noise that the prop makes when ripped thru the
water, it totally rips the competition, the Crank Roller and the Wiggle Roller round out the series
with un-paralleled buoyancy, flash and structure bumping reactions.
The High Roller (freshwater) is designed for professional fisherman, High Roller fishing lures are
proven tough and performance tested. Originally made for Largemouth and Smallmouth bass,
High Roller offers poppers, aggressive walking baits, noisy crank baits and world-class prop
baits that outperform, out-cast and out-catch the competition.
There are also the so called Classic Bass Fishing Lures, like the Pro Series Jig, it is weedless
designed with dual rattles, the Pro Series Spinner Baits a premium plated blades, the
Tournament Series Spinner Bait it is commonly used while in a tournament, and lastly the
Clacking Buzz Bait it is the noisiest buzz bait that is existing around the world.
Lures are important in bass fishing for it is the life and the link of the fishermen to the bass. It
creates a big connection to them that in line in fishing. This lure may be the cause of the last
breath of the fish who dares to eat them and it is also the start of one person to consider
him/her self as a fishermen.

Bass Fishing Tackle-Sparing Some Advice from It!

Many say that only those people who live along the seashore get fond of fishing. Most working
individuals who live in the cities find more interest to go fishing particularly during weekends
when they tend to have their rest after a long week of pressure at work.

It is true that some of the people consider it as their source of living but others find pleasure in
it, so finally they will realize to just make it as their hobby. Don’t you know that most of the
people who are getting into it even spend a lot of money just to buy the necessary equipments
for fishing? It includes the bait, fishing rod and even the boats that they prefer to use when
they go fishing. Some would even make it a collection.

Talking about fishing as a hobby and just to give you finer points about it, there is lots of
information about bass fishing that you can surf in the net.

Lots of boxes full of lures and baits can be found when you deal about bass fishing. They had
been used once or twice and sometimes anglers would suddenly realize that these lures would
serve its purpose anyway, so they shouldn’t regret even though they spent a lot of money just
to purchase such items.

If this is your motivation for most of your lure purchases, then before you walk into the tackle
shop again and spend some more of your hard earned money, you may want to take some
advice first from someone who has been there and done that, so you won’t regret it in the end.
Most of the anglers usually go to their favorite tackle departments and try to check on the
different selections of offerings that they are thinking and planning to purchase.

One of the examples of the things that you can realize after visiting your most favorite tackle
department is that, fisherman should take it more seriously to look at their lures as tools and
not as toys.

Moreover, aside from the necessity of knowing the right tool to be used, for a successful and
dedicated bass fisherman, it is a significant consideration that they must try to know the proper
manner of using it and under which conditions.

To give you a clear picture on it, here is a very basic instance. Just try to consider this scenario,
if a miner is hired to drill a tunnel through bedrock, it would be unproductive to use a bit that is
designed to drill through sand or topsoil. Everything must conform under the proper condition.

Now, obviously the same analysis applies to bass fishing, remember that lures are intended to
be used in certain situations and conditions. To throw jerk bait with three sets of treble hooks
on to a mat of floating moss is the same as attempting to drill through granite with a sand bit.
You have to use the proper tool for the conditions at hand.

Lure are used to catch fish but you must bear in mind that by simply throwing your lures in the
water, it is already a guarantee that the fish will get near to you and take the lure as you wish.
Bass Fishing needs a lot of considerations, such as the weather condition, the season, the type
of body of water (be it natural lake, reservoir etc.). This is just the right time that you will
determine where the fish can be found and the time when you can decide on the right lure to
be used.

This may seem like a lot of thinking to do on a day of recreating. But of course, the more time
you spend on the water, practicing these techniques starts to become second nature and you'll
spend much less time organizing expensive lures that don't seem to work. This is already a big
help for you anyway.

Remember that there is no substitute for experience, as the saying goes, and there is no
opportunity better than fishing to prove that maxim true. So the next time you are in the tackle
shop, stop for a minute and think about what you are doing, do not do things without even
thinking about it.

The Smart Fisherman’s Bass Fishing Techniques

Fishing makes great fun! Whether you fish for a living or for pure hobby, you have to be as
smart as a fisherman should be.

Every smart fisherman has his own fishing techniques that allow him to catch the fish he has
goaled to. Like in bass fishing or fishing in fresh waters, the fisherman will always have to
implore bass fishing techniques suitable for the kind of waters he is fishing.

The first consideration in developing bass fishing techniques that can bring you your dream
catch is to choose the shore you are to start out.

Also you have to be very keen with the weather. Bass fishing is most productive in the great
lakes and like the ocean, these great lakes are also very dangerous if bad weathers occur.
That is why it is most ideal to do bass fishing during summer especially if the place you choose
to have your bass fishing adventure is a big lake like the Lake Erie.

The other thing to consider in bass fishing is whether you goal to fish in the deep called off-shore
fishing or just in the shoreline. When you are fishing in the deep, make sure that your boat is
fully equipped with the safety devices and must know the regulations imposed by your host state
regarding bass fishing in their respective area of responsibilities. Some fishermen use the trolling
techniques in the deep-sea fishing or off-shore fishing to catch more fish.

While if you opt to do bass fishing in the shorelines, you only need small boats and minor
fishing gadgets. Also, it is an experience that to be more productive in bass fishing in the shore,
one technique is to fish during night time.

You may also watch or look at the waters if it is very clear. Most probably you can not make a
good catch when the water is very clear. Bass fish prefer discolored waters. Smallmouth bass
fish and many other species do not stay in clear waters.

The contour of the underwater terrain is also a thing to consider in bass fishing. You may
consult an expert in the terrain of the lake you are fishing and he will guide you to the best
place to fish.

Of course your choice of fishing gadgets will spell much of your success in bass fishing. Choose
the most durable hooks that will hold firm when opportunity is given.

The choice of baits is also crucial. There are plastic baits that do but natural baits such as
worms and flies make better bait. Remember always that the bigger the bait, the probability of
catching the big fish is better than having small baits
.
During summer, one bass fishing technique is choosing to fish along Long Point Bay at Lake
Erie because during this time, the bass fishes especially the smallmouth bass fish are swimming
their way here back to the main lake after their spawning period.

If you are an amateur in bass fishing, the best thing to do is to fish with a companion who is an
expert in the field not only in fishing but also an expert in the flora and fauna of the river you
are cruising or fishing of.

As a beginner, you may opt to fish only in the shorelines of the lake or you may try fishing in
the smaller lakes. Smaller lakes offer also varieties of bass fishes including the smallmouth bass
and the white bass.

Bass fishing in the rivers is also fruitful to beginners. Catch that catfish and its fun. There are
rivers with runs and pools and in many cases fish are stacked up in these areas where catching
them is as easy as eating nuts.

Definitely your summer fishing will be very educational and full of fun. Plan your summer bass
fishing well by developing and adopting bass fishing techniques suitable to the waters you aim
to explore and the fish you wish to catch.

Bass fishing techniques vary from one situation with another. The few ideas presented to you
here may help you in deciding and planning your next bass fishing adventure.

Lastly, please bear in mind that safety is the must technique to adopt in any endeavour. Always
check your gadgets for any defect and if you will use a boat, it has to be a licensed one.

Learn More About Some Techniques on Bass Fishing

Splitshotting can mean the difference between taking a cold boat ride and a great day of
catching fish. Invest the time to practice this technique and you will have more fun bass fishing
in the cold winter months. This and other Bass fishing techniques are required to master the art
of bass fishing.

If you put the time in, you will soon learn how to master the fall and winter bass fishery in
British Columbia. Your efforts will be rewarded with exceptional smallmouth bass of trophy
sizes. Remember though it takes roughly 8 to 10 years for a smallmouth bass to attain a weight
in excess of 5 lbs., so conserve your catch by practicing responsible catch and release methods.
Well the cold weather has put the bass into their winter patterns. Forget about rip baits, spinner
baits and crank baits.

Now is the time to break out the finesse gear. One of the most common
techniques for getting bass to bite during this season is splitshotting. It is a fairly
straightforward technique and requires little investment in terminal tackle.
The hardest thing there is to teach a bass angler learning to splitshot is detecting the bite. The
bite will vary according to the activity level of the fish. There will be times when they pop the
bait hard and you will know immediately that they are eating the bait. Other times there will be
a soft, almost imperceptible tick and then nothing. And finally there is the dreaded pressure
bite.

The pressure bite will take two forms.

The first way to describe a pressure bite is you will feel a slight resistance to pulling your line
forward. This is somewhat like hooking a soft, spongy rubber band. The second pressure bite is
when you lose contact with the bottom.

A bass has picked up your lure and is just following along with your forward movement. This is
why it is so important to maintain bottom contact. Once you realize that you've lost the feel of
the weight against the bottom, and your depth hasn't changed significantly, you have to put
two and two together and get ready to set the hook.

The preferred hook set for this technique is called a sweep set. Once you have detected a fish
holding your bait drop the rod tip towards the fish, reel down to the point of feeling resistance
(or just shy of that point) and ‘sweep' the rod horizontally away from the fish.

If the rod loads up good and you're sure that you've got the hook in the fish just fight him to
the boat. If you set the hook and it didn't feel solid you may want to set the hook a second
time. The drag on your reel should be set tight enough that it doesn't give on the initial hook
set. But it shouldn't be set so tight that a larger fish can't take the line if needed.

British Columbia, Canada's foremost sport fishing web site containing BC saltwater fishing, BC
freshwater fishing, maps, fishing tackle news, sport fishing destinations, fishing tips and
techniques, editorials, articles and much, much more. Inside you'll find everything you need to
tackle trophy fish of all varieties including salmon, halibut, steelhead, trout, bass, and sturgeon
to name a few.

They also had their own approach and techniques regarding bass fishing.
Since the best spot to catch bass is never on weeds and cover, use weedless lures when
possible. This will cut down on the expense of losing lures.

Bass exist in a wide variety of temperatures, but tend to get inactive during a cold front. Fish
swim deeper during the sunniest part of the day. Sun seems to adversely affect bass fishing.
Seek out shady spots or deeper water with cover. On cloudy or overcast days try shallower
waters. In cold water, retrieve your bait slower. Fish tend to react slower in colder
temperatures.

Freshwater Fish Identification is another technique used by anglers. So whether you're
watching a consummate professional angler check-in fish during a tournament, or listening to
an on-air running commentary on a television fishing program, you know that he'll be speaking
the truth of the matter.

Bass Fishing Tips: Being Prepared

Whether you are on a new lake, or on one that you call home, the main purpose is to locate
and catch as many fish as possible. Each body of water has an endless supply of different forms
of structure and cover in a variety of depths and water conditions. You can use many types of
fishing equipments to be able to get a lot of fish in a proper and legal way, so we need to take
good care of our equipments used for catching fish.

Here are some bass fishing equipment tips to be remembered:

– Keeping your feet dry. Seal skin sox, a waterproof pair of shoe that can be worn in any
shoe. It will help you a lot in putting your boat in a low lake that calls for a need for you to step
in the water too push off, by doing this your feet will be dry all day.
– Keeping your rods good as new. It is nice to look at, especially when you always keep
your rod clean. Just use a simple prep pad in cleaning the cork handles on the rod. If the cork
of your fishing rods is very untidy then it makes your rods look like a hundred years older than
it really is. Take a very light grade sand paper and sand the cork handles, you will find out that
all the dirt will go away leaving you with a brand new looking fishing rod. Plus it will make your
rod last longer.
– Hi- tech basin. Handheld computer and organizers such as the palm pilot can be very
helpful to the bass angler. You may be able to log conditions, creating your own checklist to
avoid forgetting stuff, and store the numbers of your new friends you’ve met along the way.
You can also download a map for your destinations and when you reach home you can easily
access all the information on your home computer for future purposes.
– Being prepared. Always carry equipment and parts in the boat just in case some failures
or problems occur.
– Batteries. Always check if you have a good connection. Take care of your battery.
Always bring a spare for emergency purposes.
– Being organized. Instead of using a plastic filing box, and some hanging folders why
don’t you just make an article and label them with general bass angling headings and file your
articles as you finish them. Subscribing to a lot of fishing magazines and reading a lot of good
articles will be able to help you for your future reference. You can put up a mini library that’s all
about bass fishing.
– Boat bearings. Many anglers forget to check their wheel bearings on their boat trailers.
Every spring when you get your boat out of storage, always have your bearings checked. This
could save you from a serious accident with your boat
– Rod basic. The most accurate casting is accomplished when bait casting equipment is
cast overhand. Bait casting gear is extremely well suited for “targeted” fishing. On some
occasions placing a lure under a boat dock, under over lying limbs or between pontoon boats
may be necessary. In this situation skipping a lure is ideal. A spinning outfit is perfect for this
chore. Be versatile and be able to use both types of equipment.
– Graphite rods. The biggest killer of graphite rods is impact against a hard object. It may
not break in that spot the day it happens but there will be a weak spot at that point. Keep this
in mind when stowing rods for travel. If you are keeping them on the deck, strap them flush
against the deck so that the parts of the deck aren’t rapping against it during travel.
If you are storing them in a locker, do the same or put them in a horizontal holding system,
where they won’t hit the side or floor of the locker. If you are the non boater and your partner

doesn’t have room in his locker, try to find the spot that minimizes the repeated bouncing they
will take if they are laid over the gunwale. If you have to, lay them over your leg when running
the big engine. It's never fun to set the hook on a good fish and end up with a three piece rod.
The Practical Bass Fishing Tips for a Successful Fishing Experience

Many men have found bass fishing quite a relaxing experience. Although Bass fish have been
known to be fighters and strugglers, the sheer excitement of waiting and finally snagging it
releases certain chemicals into the body that provides a euphoric feeling making the experience
all worthwhile and satisfying.

Many men and women have come back from a bass fishing expedition feeling light and perky
even though they have been outdoors the whole time. The strenuous activity seems to have
recharged their bodies.

The popularity Bass fishing has garnered over the years has grown to an all time high with
more and more people discovering its joys. Some though are reluctant to start because they
have not got a single shred of an idea on what to do. Here are some tips to get you started and
some secret to act like an experienced bass fish catcher.

Baits

Artificial baits have been known to catch quite a few Bass! You can also use baitfish, such as a
mullet, with much more visually attractive artificial bait over it or with its backbone removed so
that it swims more naturally and with a 2-ounce egg sinker on the hook to keep it just under
the waves.

Approach
The best way to get a surface fish, as in any other fishing, is to be sure you keep your distance.
Fishing down the creek would help if the water flow is fairly decent. It doesn’t have to be a lot
but enough to keep your bait moving. If there are any bushes, trees, or shrubs around try to
hide behind them then cast your line in (fly fishing rods are great for this matter).
But remember, to quietly sneak up to them. Any hole with a lot of fish in a river or creek takes
a lot of patience. If they hear or see you, you’ll probably not get any bites. Also look for rocks
around the creek. If the soil is moist or damp, lift up the rocks and you may find some native
worms.

For night time bass use a black jitterbug. Replace the hooks with better hooks and if there’s no
moon then use some sort of glow in the dark paint on the under side of the lure or they will
miss it a lot.

If you have lily pads in a spot or two, then the best advice if it is deep is to run a worm or any
soft bait slowly along the bottom right next to the lily pads. You can also buy plastic frogs and
mice to skip along the top of the lily pads.

Location

Water weeds extending about five feet out into the water are a very good source of bass cover.
You can run any kind of artificial bait along the edge of them and usually snag one or two. Or
you can put a weed less worm right in the middle of the weeds.

Try to look for underwater structures like big rocks and big stumps. They serve as cover for the
bass. Try all the kinds of lures that you can. Cast in one area around five times just to see if
there is any fish that need teasing.

If you catch a fish DON'T LEAVE THAT SPOT stay there and fish more after you have removed
the hook. Fish will follow the fish on your line and try to steal the bait. Especially if it is white
bass you can sometimes catch two at a time with crappie and perch that is if you have a double
rig.

Worms usually work well during light to heavy over cast skies and spinners usually work better
in the morning when the sun is reflecting off the water. When you set the hook, try to keep
your line tight and maybe even give it another set. When they jump it is real hard to keep your
line tight.

Make sure you aren't using dull hooks. Also, smaller hooks can penetrate easier, making them
harder to throw. In most instances, though, nothing beats an aggressive hook set, and then
keeping steady pressure on the fish, especially when they go airborne.

Where to Catch Your Dream Bass Fish of a Lifetime

Bass fishing is an adventure many Bass fishermen are all too willing to experience. The search
for the ultimate bass fishing location is a never ending quest for many bass fishermen, counting
many facets that can qualify it as the best ever, or maybe as close as it could ever get to
perfection.

Here are some of the best bass fishing locations where you can take your bass fishing trips with
your friends or family.

The Soronan Adventure
First stop is in Phoenix, Arizona.

Test the waters of Arizona for some of the best trout and bass fishing around. The lakes of
Arizona offer some of the best bass fishing found anywhere in the southwest. With four
incredible lakes to choose from, there is a bass fishing trip suited for every condition, season
and skills level.

Along with the exciting fishing that awaits you, you'll also discover a world of lush vegetation
and a tremendous wildlife population that thrives in and around the water environment.

If you arrange for tours available on-line, you will be guided by an expert, not just on fishing,
but on the flora and fauna of the desert, as well as on the native history of the area.

Everglades fishing of Florida

Lets turn around our short fishing trips to the everglades fishing of Florida.
Everglades fishing is very diverse, from shallow country grass flats to the outside islands and
canal systems. Everglades fishing is done with fast moving baits, top water plugs big worms,
spoons and buzz baits. Plastic worms sometimes work as well.

The Florida everglades hold the record of highest number of fish caught per person per hour of
any fishery state.

Brazil – Bass Fishers Paradise

Regarded as the worlds best bass fishing area is in Brazil. The many flora and fauna in the vast
regions of Brazil offer a unique bass fishing trip experience for any person.
Bask in the many splendors Brazil’s environment offers. But of course, it is the bass fishing that
stands out for any bass fisherman. Spend countless relaxing hours in its calm waters then
spend some ample time of your Brazilian Bass fishing trip absorbing the culture and great food
(aside from your catches) Brazil has to offer.

Mexico’s hottest bass laden lakes

One of Mexico’s newest fishing lakes, Aguamilpa is a 70,000 acre haven of bass fish that is a
bass fisherman’s dream trip destination. Surrounded by lush mountains for breathtaking
scenery, a bass fishing trip with friends and family is a worthwhile adventure you are liable not
to forget.

First class accommodations are surrounded with newly built lodges to provide a comfortable
lodging for all of you. Relaxing times and great food are among its many attractions but the
bass fishing is still its top come on.

Also in Mexico, tagged as the best big bass lake worldwide is Lake Baccarac.
Stocked with Florida Largemouth bass, Lake Baccarac is bestowed with the largest number of
huge 10 pounder and above bass fishes one can catch in a single bass fishing trip.

With an area of 25 miles long and 5 miles wide, there is enough space for a plethora of bass
fishermen. Surrounded by fresh mountains with the descent of fresh mountain air, this is a
haven for many bass fishermen. Lodging and accommodations are abounding with latest
comforts and amenities one can enjoy. It’s like having a lake in your own backyard.

Then there is Texas.

With its great weather and great people, its lakes are regarded a notch higher above the rest.
Bass fishing is hardly just a hobby for many Texans. It has become a passion and many other
Bass fishermen from all over the world trek Texas for a fantastic Bass fishing trip.
Some of the more frequented areas for a bass fishing trip are Canyon Lake, Caddo Lake, Falcon
Lake, Lake Travis, Lake LBJ, Lake Fork and so much more.

So the next time you embark on a bass fishing trip, try to visit some of the best Bass Fishing
trip mentioned above and you will surely have the time of your life. It’s you, your gear and a
bass, life just cant be better than this for an avid bass fisherman.

Some “Don’t Forgets” Before Going into a Bass Fishing Charter

Bass fishing charters are now in, because definitely bass fishing is really rocking our boats with
a flowing number of patrons already. It has been the talk of the town since it was introduced in
the late 1700s and has reached its level of popularity to the extent that even young kids are
enthralled to join such an activity.

Bass fishing may be fun and enjoyable while you’re your sitting beside the lake as you spend
your spare time with your family and friends but if you want you may plan a charter for all of
them and experience the thrill and excitement of watching a school of bass fish run after your
baits.

Below is a list of the things that you should be reminded of when you plan to have a charter.
See for yourself.

– You must have a fishing license so that you will be authorized to take or possess either
saltwater or freshwater fish and have a chance to participate in fishing games but you should
be mindful that we are consistent with the state and federal regulations. Securing a fishing
license also contributes in ensuring the future of fishing in the state where we have the activity.
– It is also advisable that we wear a soft soled shoe for our comfort. Boots, especially those
that are intended for work, are big NO-NOs.
– Bring with you seasickness pills if that it is needed. It is important that you pack up enough
of it for the whole trip. You should make it sure that you are physically fit before going into a
charter for you to enjoy every minute.
– Being on a charter means being exposed to the sun so you should not forget to have your
sunglasses with you for protection.
– Coolers should also go with the trip. This is intended for the fish that are going to get caught.
It is one of the vital things that we should not fail to remember for the reason that it would help
retain the freshness of the fish. You do not want to have a spoiled-looking fish right?
– Check the weather forecast of the day. You would surely want to go out if the sun is up right?
But you should always bring with you rain gear for special purposes. You should always expect
a sudden change of condition.

Well, what else should you bring?

Food, of course. You will be out there in the middle of the sea or lake so you better bring
enough food and beverage for all of you because, for sure, you do not want to eat raw fish or
gulp the salty water when you get hungry and thirsty, right?

To add up, have your camera, video cam or the like so you will have something that would
remind you of your trip anytime you want. Be sure that you have all of these things to have a
really pleasurable trip while you are in the fly fishing charter.

There are a lot of bass fishing guides that could offer you great charters. You may check their
websites for information or you may also ask some friends of where’s best, if they are also into
bass fishing. Find a charter now and go with bass fishing, it is one way of comforting yourself
and have precious time with your loved ones.

Make a Christmas Card Inspired By Bass Fishing

For the majority people, Christmas time means shopping for gifts, cards and presents for their
friends, family, co-workers and many others. Unfortunately, shopping for Christmas often times
creates a lot of stress and burden for people due to the fact that they have to go out, fight the
crowds and pay retail prices for the Christmas gifts they buy.

Now, you can get all of your Christmas gifts and supplies including ornaments, trees, cards,
crafts and cookies at discount prices online and at the same time, save lots of time! Like the
bass fishing Christmas card, they are also available online.

We all know that almost everybody in Florida is fascinated with bass fishing. They even consider
bass fishing as their number one freshwater sport.

Most of these anglers have built bass fishing services because of them; bass fishing is already a
hard habit to break.

Not only that, some of them would even make Christmas cards inspired from bass fishing. They
do this as an effective business product especially on the holiday seasons or any other special
occasions.

For children, Christmas cards are colorful and are usually printed with jokes, stickers, or games.
There are also special Christmas cards that hold money or gift cards. For adults, Christmas
cards are often either traditional or humorous. And most of the adults get their Christmas cards
on the Internet.

Like Bass Fishing Christmas Cards which can be redeemed for online purchases, catalogue orders,
and purchases.

Most Bass Fishing Gift Cards are mailed separately to the shipping address of your choice. Such
as:

– Bass Fishing Christmas Cards delivered in 3-6 business days.
– Catalogue(s) or the gift cards are shipped separately.
– Free standard shipping to US zip codes
– Gift Card amounts are in US funds

Not only that, here’s your second choice…

Just about all Bass Fishing Greeting Cards  provide a great way to send a gift almost instantly
to your favourite outdoor enthusiast. Simply provide them with the dollar amount and they will
email a Gift Card that can be used immediately.

These are important reminders on how you can get the card that you order:
– Most Bass Fishing Christmas Gift Cards are delivered within four hours if ordered during
normal business hours. Otherwise they may take 4 to 24 hours to be delivered.
– These gift cards are usually delivered without any problems. However, a full inbox,
invalid email address, or a spam filter can prevent the greeting card from reaching the
recipient's inbox. In order to be certain that a Gift Card has been received, please check with
the recipient.
– Gift Cards are available for U.S. orders only and are in US funds.
– Catalogs will not be mailed, but current catalogs can be viewed online.

And here is your third choice, if you want your bass fishing Christmas card to be more
memorable do it yourself. It’s the thought that counts, not the amount anyway!
An ordinary hand-made Christmas card is very special, how much more if it was motivated by
bass fishing? Very peculiar is it not? And yet too easy!

Here’s what you will need:

– a piece of card 17cm x 25cm
– a piece of crepe paper or tissue paper slightly smaller than the card
– several pieces of colored paper, recycled or interestingly textured
– metallic braid or cord, or colored ribbon inspire
– ruler
– glue
– scissors
– pinking shears
– and of course do not forget your pictures with the bass fish (have it scanned please)

And here’s the easy way to do it:

1. Carefully fold the piece of card in half.
2. Use a very small amount of glue to fix the tissue paper inside the card as a lining.
3. Trim a piece of colored paper with pinking shears, so that it measures 13cm x 8cm. Glue
it to the front of the card, leaving an equal margin on each side.
4. Cut a simple shape – a Christmas tree, a star, bells etc. – from an interesting paper of a
toning or contrasting color. Glue the shape to the front of the card.
5. When you are done with that, edit the picture that you have just scanned. You can use
Paint Shop Pro for it.
There you have it, just use your creativity and you’ll have a Bass fishing Christmas card to give
to a bass fishing enthusiast.

 

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