How To Catch Bass In Seven Steps
The first time it comes to your mind, you may think about how to catch bass as an easy task. Oh yes it is! In fact it is a lot of fun, as I have come to discover. But there are rules to follow. Firstly, what would you need on your bass catching trip? How do you set up your gear to catch bass?
What is the best time of the day to catch bass? How can you select the best lure for bass? Answering these questions will provide the much needed starting stamina you need. Even if you are a regular bass catcher, this tutorial will be useful in refining your skill.
What you will need
There are a number of things you will need. They include the following;
· Fishing boat: To ensure you have the needed maneuverability, you need this.
· Rod and reel: Ensure this is in good condition
· A variety of bass to cater for the unexpected needs;
- Top water baits
- Spinner baits
- Crank baits
- Live baits which may include craw fish, minnows etc.
- Soft plastic bait: This is an imitation of minnows, crawfish and other live bait.
- Buzz baits
· Line clippers: For handling the line. No bare hands, teeth or nails should be used here.
· Needle nose pliers: These will be useful for making sure that you don’t prick your fingers when removing the hook from the fish. And the turbulence of some fish requires reshaping the bent hook.
· Sizable sharpening stone or other mechanism for the same task
· Utility box: This is the box that will contain fishing gear. Preferably it should be transparent so that you can locate the items quickly.
· Container for collecting fish: Some bass can be huge. Make sure your container is big enough for the task
· Fishing cooler: Keeps fish cold and fresh
How To Catch Bass In Seven Steps
The below is a step by step guide on how to catch bass
Step # 1: Select the best fishing time of the day
One of the disappointments new fishermen get is when they see no results after a tedious fishing expedition. However, rest assured; you do not need to go fishing bass any time of the day. Bass likes to come out feeding during the first few hours of the morning and in the last few hours before evening.
To be specific, it has been estimated that you can go fishing an hour before sunrise or an hour just before sunset. Therefore, decide on the time that works out best for you and the task
Please also note that bass has some attachment to shade. So they prefer to run away from the sun. Therefore, when it is sunny, aim for the shady places where they are likely to hide away from the sun. Your task is to go and set up bait in the right place at the right time.
Step # 02 Setting up your fishing gear
Finally, after arriving at that fishing hole or site all is set and you have the fishing gear with you. To get started, make use of the technique that requires proper hooking of bait. If you are using earthworms, you might insert it as illustrated in the picture above.
But if you are using minnows, you can employ a number of hooks on the same bait. Remember, you don’t decide which part of the bait bass will bite. After hooking the bait correctly, carefully cast the rod and allow the bait to settle.
Step # 3: Switch to the most appropriate lure
With so many types of lure at your disposal, you need to switch to the most appropriate type. To make your fishing experience even more successful, you can use crank bait, spinner bait or plastic worms. They are all attractive to bass. But they need to be adjusted accordingly.
To be sure you are on the right track, find out what works best for bass in this area. Most importantly, observe how bass responds to what you have lowered before making any further switches or adjustments. Ideally, the fishing habits will be easy to note when you apply some patience. However, one unmistakable rule is that, when your bait is colorful, it will surely be attractive to bass. Don’t say you were never told.
The quick guide of the process is that you have to cast the same bait at least two times. Continue until you feel the real vibrations of caught bass fighting to break free. There you are with your first catch!
Step # 4: Attract more bass with buzz bait
This is a special kind of bait which makes use of sound energy to the benefit of the fisherman. It will attract fish that is far away to come to your bait. It makes a large buzzing sound that does the whole trick. The buzzing sound works better with flashing colors and some mimicry movement.
Bass will get attracted to the bait and that is what it is going to attack before realizing what is going on.
Buzz bait requires patience when using it for the first time. In some cases, please don’t get discouraged when your first attempt fails to yield results. Continue until you see some improvement.
Step # 5: Refine your bait choice by inspecting caught bass
This is the step you take after enjoying the thrill of the first catch. Don’t just throw it in the basket quickly. Carry out a small examination process that will reveal what bass has been feeding on. If the fish has been feeding on a particular type of live bait, make adjustments immediately. If what you have found is not available, adjust in your next fishing trip.
Localize your bait to get the best results. Look at the most preferred types of live catch they prefer and make adjustments. Naturally, you will see the secret to the fishing smile you deserve!
With the same examination, you will also come to know what kind of artificial bait to be used. Therefore, you will manage to bring along the right mimic for your bait.
Step # 06: Face the wind for better results
Bass have a habit of moving down with the current. Therefore, you will find it effective to face the wind during your fishing process. Let the wind blow in your face – perhaps help you to open up your mind.
As the fish swims down the current, it will find your bait ready for the task accordingly. This is why catching bass requires a careful consideration of weather patterns.
Accordingly, it is easy to catch fish prior to a storm. But take care never to plunge your life into a ruthless storm. The time just after the storm can be a tricky period for catching bass because by then it has already swam away. However, in this method, you make it possible for the fish to find your bait first.
Step # 7: If you are unsure Use red or pink bait
Interestingly, bass have been noted to be attracted to red or pink bait. When fishing in shallow waters, you can use stumps, wood, and plastic. If this is your first trip here, these colors will still do if you need improved results.
You can thus use spinner bait which has a red or pink head. You can also use crank bait that still conforms to the color preferred by the fish.
As earlier stated, bass prefer live bait. When bait is weak or wounded, that is even more attractive to it. The whole idea is that red has the ability to mimic blood.
So bass thinks that this is some bait which has been wounded and bleeding. In the case of pink bait, it looks like some bait which has been wounded and some time has passed. In the end, the red turns into pink. This method has been effective for many water bodies.
When dealing with bass fishing methods, what works in one area may not always work effectively elsewhere. Therefore, to be on top of the skill,follow through with step 5. Learn from the experienced fishermen in the area and let them recommend what has worked locally.
I had to share this expertise in catching bass noticing how many struggles I went through the first time. I hope this tutorial goes a long way in helping you. Please feel free to comment and let me know if you enjoyed this tutorial.