- First things first, get a map of the fishing spot you have in mind- that pool behind your house or that beautiful serene lake that you drive past while going to work. Look for long points and submerged islands. Fallen trees, rocks, brush, and other such structures are good hiding spots for bass. Creek channels are also popular bass hang outs.
- Timing is everything. Early mornings and evenings are the best times to go for fishing. Some experts also suggest that you go fishing for a bass three days before or after a full moon if you are looking for a bigger catch. Your tackle choice matters a lot here. Soft baits are the best like worms and salamanders. Rig with the hooks and weights and fish around the bottom and around to attract the bass. But make sure it looks natural. Spoons work well in mossy and grassy areas and they tangle less.
- Stick to one spot when fishing for bass unless you are certain it is not working at all and you have tried almost with all types of lures. You have to be patient to hook a good looking bass. Target lily pads, shaded areas, docks and edges of the lake; this is where all the fish are.
- It is best if you hire a professional fishing guide if there is any in this region - he knows the ins and outs of the local waters.
- Before you head out for a fishing trip, practice casting in your backyard with a casting plug; in bass fishing, the first cast is the most important. Accuracy, stealth and a perfect execution matters a lot.
- If you are serious about bass fishing, get a fishing magazine subscription, it helps a lot to know the waters more closely.
- If you are using squid for bait, thaw them out and allow then to sit in their own juices before putting on the hook.
These tips are not exhaustive; these are just a few of the tips that can guarantee you a bigger catch. Good Luck and Tight Lines./ John Anderson