In this article I’m going to outline some of the best tips, trick, & techniques that I’ve learned for catching bass. These tips have been learned over more than twenty five years of bass fishing, and will more than likely help you be more successful on you next fishing excursion.
You’ll notice fairly quickly that these tips, tricks, and techniques are fairly simple. This is probably because my fishing mentor believed in keeping fishing as simple as possible, and then focusing on the details to become a better angler. This is a mantra that I’ve stuck by as well. Keep fishing simple and focus on the details. The point of the matter is that these tips, tricks, and techniques will help you become a better bass angler.
If you want to catch more bass the first thing to keep in mind is your fishing line. As weird and crazy as this may sound, you fishing line is very important when it comes to bass fishing. You always want to use fishing line that’s as light as possible. I realize that this might sound crazy when you see professionals on television winching is bass as if they are, well trying to make money, but the point is that we are fishing for bass for different reasons. We aren’t trying to make money catching bass, they are. If you want to catch more bass, use fishing line that is as light as possible. The less visible your line is to the bass the more bites you will receive, it’s as simple as that.
One of the biggest tricks to catching more bass is to be on the water when the bass are the most active. How do you figure out when the bass are the most active? The easiest way is to pay attention to the weather and moon, and then plan your fishing trips accordingly. Don’t worry; it’s not necessary to become a researcher on these subjects either. Learning the basics are enough and will serve you well. Being on the water when the bass are the most active is more than half the battle when it comes to bass fishing success.
A great trick to help you catch more bass is to use fishing lures that are as realistic as possible. If you like soft plastics, try Berkley’s Gulp products. These soft plastics are impregnated with fish catching scents during the manufacturing process and are very effective. Many bass anglers even say that Gulp products out fish live bait! If you are a crank bait fisherman an extremely realistic lure is the KickTail Minnow. This crank bait looks as much like a live shad or bait fish as I think is possible.
Are these tips simple? Yes, they sure are but that doesn’t mean that they are any less effective. As Jim Rohn said, “Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.” This quote can also be easily modified for fishing, which is exactly what I (and these tips and tricks) attempt to do. Fishing is a few simple disciplines, practiced over and over.