Bass fishing is a relaxing way of spending your time outdoors and even connecting with your family or friends. There are many sources online that you can utilize to get as informed as possible, but I thought about putting together a short list of things you might need in order to take up this sport.
Bass can usually be caught during the spring and summer, and most anglers seem to avoid going out fishing during the winter. The fact of the matter is that this species is well-known for its laziness during chilly weather, so you might not have as much luck as catching it as you would when the weather is warm. Therefore, if you intend to catch bass during the summer, the first thing you will need is good clothing equipment as things might tend to be too hot at some point or the other. Depending on the time of day, you’ll find that bass can be caught next to the shore or in deeper waters.
Choose the line you want to use depending on the water conditions. A 2 oz line works best when employed in deep waters whereas a ⅛ one will offer the best results in shallow waters. Most anglers seem to prefer medium-action rods that are lightweight and can be held easily for many hours on end. Selecting the perfect rod and reel is a matter of trial and error if you have no idea just what type of bass you’ll be encountering during your future fishing expedition. You probably are aware of the fact that there’re a plethora of subspecies that are spread all across the territory of the United States and Canada, as well. Some have been introduced artificially in order to get rid of invasive species, as is the case with the peacock bass that you’d find in the area around Miami and other locations in Florida.
The lures you’ll be utilizing also depend on the species you’ll be trying to catch, but also on the water conditions. Of all the options, crankbaits are the ones that go the deepest, so you’ll have to use them when you’re trying to cover a wider area. Due to their weight, they make reliable options for when a lot of vegetation might bother you and potentially prevent you from getting the best performance. Spinnerbaits are the top choice of anglers who do their fishing in shallow waters, and they also do a great job at covering a wider area. Use topwater lures only when fishing in very shallow water, as this way, you’ll be able to get the attention of fish swimming in the area where you’ve landed the lure. While I’ve found that worms and lizards are great choices because they can offer great results all throughout the year, I believe they should be used when the water temperature has gone over 55 degrees.
I hope this post was useful and you’ve learned some new things.