Top 5 Bass Tips Every Angler Should Know

by | Jul 6, 2018 | Bass, Fishing Tips, Freshwater Fishing Tips | 4 comments

Let’s be honest, bass fishing is not easy. Sure, people can go out with the relatively little experience, and catch bass. But, if you want to catch large and consistent Bass, you need to have the skills and experience to do so. It’s not complicated, but you have to get into the mind of the fish, and get all of the details right. In this article, I’m going to talk about the top 5 Tips that every bass angler should know.

1. Find cover

One of the most important things for bass fishing is to find the fish, and the fish are in cover. Rarely will you find bass cruising in open water. Bass are  ambush predators, and they lie in wait in cover.

The key to being a successful bass fisherman is to find the cover on whatever body of water you are fishing. Some common and easily recognizable forms of cover include docks, boats, rocks, lily pads, grass lines and any other structure you can find. Less obvious cover can include a drop off or ledge or brush pile. Bass of lay on the edge of a drop off. The key is to find the cover. If you find cover, you will find the bass.

2. Be Adaptable

One of the big pitfalls that many bass anglers fall into, is failure to adapt. Don’t be one of those people that continue to try the same tactic, with limited success. What works one day, does not necessarily mean that it will work the next. Be willing to change your tactic if it’s not working. The most successful Bass Anglers, understand that there are a variety of things that affect when and how bass feed. If you like using top-water lures, but today they just aren’t feeding on them, try using a worm, or a jig, or possibly a crankbait. Change it up and see what happens.

3. Respect the Water Temperature

Water temperature can have a huge effect on how bass feed. In cooler water, you want to throw slower-moving baits. In warmer water, try using faster moving, more aggressive baits. Always keep an eye on the water temperature. it may be a hot day, but if you have had rain for 3 days, the water will most likely still be relatively cool. Most on board fish finders have a water temperature gauge. Be sure to check it once you hit the water.

 

4. Understand the Weather

Weather has a dramatic affect on bass feeding tendencies. Learning how bass react to different weather conditions, will make you a better bass angler. On cloudy days, bass are much more likely to pound topwater baits. When the sun is shining, they will generally stick close to cover and wait for a meal to come to them. On those bright sunny days, try throwing a worm or jig and bounce it across the bottom. Toss your bait in thick cover on sunny days, and wait for those big fish to hammer it. To improve your fishing, keep a fish log. One easy way to do that is by using the Fishin’ Wizard app. It can automatically pull in weather conditions, and make logging your catches much easier.

5. Be Persistent

Persistence is the key to everything in life. It doesn’t matter what you want to accomplish, if you are persistent and try, you will succeed. This is definitely the case with bass fishing. Don’t get discouraged if you have a bad day, just get back out there and try again. I have found that bass fisherman are some of the most giving people around. They may not show you where they caught their fish, but they are certainly willing to share some tactics with a new bass angler.

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4 Comments

  1. Danny Luker

    This is all great to advise, but spend more time with snags,{ losing lures} than I do fishing. So if I can ever get past that then maybe just maybe I might get lucky and catch a fish. Yes, I’m new to bass fishing, So yes I become very discouraged
    spending all day getting snagged up, and this to me is not a great day of fishing, lures aren’t cheap
    either

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  2. Danny Luker

    SPELLING CHANGE SORRY
    This is all great to advise, but I spend more time getting snags,{ losing lures} than I do fishing. So if I can ever get past that then maybe just maybe I might get lucky and catch a fish. Yes, I’m new to bass fishing, So yes I become very discouraged
    spending all day getting snagged up, and this to me is not a great day of fishing, lures aren’t cheap
    either

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    • Fishin' Wizard App

      Thanks for the comment Danny, we’ll see if we can get some content to help you out. Don’t get discouraged, stick with it. Where are you located? Are you targetting largemouth bass or smallmouth bass? Have you tried any seedless rigs like a worm Carolina rigged?

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      • Steven Free

        Danny there are lure retrievers out there that are cheap to buy one you can make with a spark plug tie a line around the spark plug and when you get a snag put the plug on your fishing line via the end where the sparks are formed and slide the plug down your fishing line if done right the plug usually knocks the lure free from snags this works especially well with crankbaits but all baits can be retrieved hope this tip helps but if not there are stores like bass pro shops and dicks and academy sports that sell lure retrievers and the store associates will tell you how to use them😁

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