Bass is a particularly combative and very aggressive fish. Adapting to many temperatures of water, it was introduced in Europe around 1890 .
Its head is relatively large with a very large mouth allowing it to feed on very large prey; its green color and its stocky body allow to recognize it quite easily, its dorsal is constituted, on the front part, of thorny rays while the rear part is not spicy.
- 1 What you need before catching a bass
- 1.1 What rod is right for you.
- 1.2 Which reel goes with your rod
- 1.3 Spot the suitable set
- 1.4 Get the appropriate line for your fishing
- 1.5 What lure and bait make the perfect fit
- 2 BASS FISHING TIPS TO REMEMBER
- 2.1 Fishing with natural bait
- 2.2 Lure fishing
- 2.3 Fly fishing
- 2.4 Keep your worms shredded
- 2.5 The red deceives the fish
- 2.6 Blast your bait
- 2.7 Sharp hooks
- 2.8 Observe the pond water
- 2.9 Face the wind
- 2.10 In the spring, fish in shallow waters
- 2.11 Adapt the bait according to the season
- 2.12 Fish before the storm
- 2.13 Bother your bass
As an opportunistic fish, it is rather easy to catch because it reacts to many fishing techniques! In its natural environment, it feeds on small fish as well as frogs and crustaceans.
Usually in a group, he likes to stand near busy post like a submerged tree or water lilies. He loves to feed on catfish, and he remains a very good regulator of this species where he remains implanted. It is not uncommon for some adults to attack small specimens of the same species!
The breeding season of the Bass is between April and May, when the water is approaching 18 degrees! Like the zander, the male Bass searches for a clean bottom location with a shallow depth, where he will dig his nest for the female to lay in it.
The male fecundates the eggs and then takes care of the offspring even after hatching. At this time the bass is very aggressive and it is wise to leave them alone!
The growth, as often on the carnivorous side, is rather fast: in three years it will reach 30cm, almost half of its size ! In the warmer waters of the US, their growth is even faster with specimens approaching 80 cm.
What you need before catching a bass
Bass fishing is a great free time activity. Choosing the right equipment will allow you to easily catch bass.
What rod is right for you.
Light throw rods
The spinning rods go hand in hand with a spinning reel. The reel seat points downwards and its rings are larger than those of the trolling rod, which allows control of the casting line.
This type of throwing rod is more versatile and can be used in many ways.
Heavy-throw rods are generally used by passionate and intermediate anglers and perform better than light-throw ones. The reel seat points upward, suitable for a low profile heavy pitch fishing reel. They can support a heavier line for fishing in heavily congested areas.
Which reel goes with your rod
The spinning reels are among the most popular on the market, used by fishermen of all levels. The spool is on the outside of the reel, allowing you to easily mount a new line or unroll a thread.
Combined throw reels
The spinning reels are perfect for beginners or intermediate anglers because they are easy to use. The coated coil prevents the thread from becoming entangled. Grinding is easier, but the throws will not be as long as those of the spinning reel.
Heavy spinning Reels
Heavy-throw reels are more popular with experts for their long, accurate throws, faster payback and ease of use. Fishermen can control the speed of the reel and the distance of the throw line.
Spot the suitable set
Light casting set
Throwing sets have open reels and larger guides. These guides allow you to master and launch the line further.
Opt for these sets if you use lighter lures, such as small swimming fish, larvae or tubes. They are easy to use and are a popular choice among anglers of all levels.
Combined throw set
Combined throw sets feature a closed reel and are often chosen by beginners. They are easy to use and come with a line already wound.
Heavy casting sets
The heavy-throw sets feature a low profile reel, placed above the rod for a more ergonomic grip. They are designed for heavier lines and are an excellent choice for larger lures such as deep swimming fish, spinning spoons and jiggers.
Get the appropriate line for your fishing
The monofilament fishing line is less demanding than other fishing lines. You can make knots of all types without fear that they will unwind.
Its elasticity makes it possible to absorb the shocks of big fish, helping you to catch this trophy fish. This line is suitable for bass from 6 to 12 lbs.
Braided or merged lines
The braided lines are the most sensitive lines, since they are not elastic; you will feel the slightest movement. They are also very thin, which improves the capacity of the line.
The standard fishing knot tends to unravel with a braid.
It is therefore strongly recommended to tie a Palomar knot. Depending on your fishing conditions, this line is suitable for bass from 15 to 50 lbs.
The fluorocarbon line is popular because of its reflective property that makes water invisible to fish. It stalls and is more resistant to abrasion than nylon monofilament.
This is why many fishermen add fluorocarbon to their braided line and use it as a guide. This line is suitable for 8 to 20 lb bass
What lure and bait make the perfect fit
Soft plastic lures
Soft plastic baits come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. When choosing your bait, you must consider the type of bass you are fishing for.
The different fishing conditions, such as the color and clarity of the water, will dictate the colors that should be used to increase your chances of catching.
Turning spoons hairpin
The spinning spoons emit splinters and flutter a lot in the water, reproducing the wounded bait that naturally attracts bass into the wild.
The palette turns frantically over the bait whose glare attracts the fish. These baits come in a variety of colors and sizes that will allow you to fish under different conditions and depths.
Surface lures can be one of the biggest techniques in terms of aggressiveness. These types of bait are sturdy and can slide or be jerked in open water or over water lilies to mimic a frog, mouse, minnow or insect that feeds on bass.
Swimming fish are offered in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. These types of bait mimic the movement of minnows and other swimming prey.
The swimmer’s bib is designed to lower the bait to a specific depth. The longer the bib is, the more the lifeguard will go deep.
BASS FISHING TIPS TO REMEMBER
Sought mainly by sport fishermen and passionate, the bass responds well to a multitude of techniques
Fishing with natural bait
Natural baits include, of course, small fish such as minnow or bleak, which are often effective on large specimens.
We also find all kinds of insects that will evolve on the surface, because the bass often progresses in the upper layer of water.
However the most effective bait in all circumstances is the worm (especially the Canadian worm) which seems to act like a real magnet.
The bass fishing lures, which has its origins in the United States and Japan, is a real business that pushes manufacturers to develop increasingly efficient equipment.
We can fish bass with everything! Soft lure spinnerbait crankbait popper not forgetting the famous jig!
Finally bass fly fishing, exciting technique, brings beautiful fish throughout the summer and provides beautiful adrenaline rushes.
The lures used (bugs and poppers) do not look like any known live bait, but are usually a mixture of fly and fish or small rodents. We can of course use big dry flies.
Here are some tips for you to catch the fish you want:
Keep your worms shredded
When your plastic worms are shredded, keep them. Bass likes to trap injured prey. Thus, a worm in poor condition is perfect, especially in shallow waters.
The red deceives the fish
In shallow water where there is a lot of wood, stumps and grass clippings, you can use a red or pink headed bait, and a normal bait with red hooks. The red suggests to the fish that the bait is “injured” – which causes them to bite.
Blast your bait
When you start, stop half way instead of going all the way – like a baseball try. This makes the bait bounce off the surface of the water a few feet from its target.The bait “jumps” on the water. It’s a good way to get in the way of docks and other structures.
You can use a file to sharpen your hooks every time you catch a fish and before each fishing trip. It only takes 30 seconds. The bass has bone jaws. Thus, a sharp hook penetrates much better.
Observe the pond water
When you put a bass in your pond, he often spits what he just ate. At a glance and you will know what color and what kind of bait to use for the rest of the day.
Face the wind
Sacrifice the distance of your throws and fish your face in the wind. The bass is still swimming with the current. So, it is always best to find your bait before you find (or your boat if you are fishing by boat).
In addition, the sound of water on the hull of your boat will be directed away from where you fish, which is another benefit.
In the spring, fish in shallow waters
When spring comes, bass frequents nesting grounds. Concentrate on shallow waters,this is where bass protects its eggs. Bass will bite as much because it is irritated by your bait as it is because it is hungry.
Adapt the bait according to the season
Bass consumes different types of food depending on the time of year. In general, at the beginning of the year, he loves rock lobster. Choose peach bait.
Fish before the storm
The best time for bass fishing is before the arrival of the front. The worst moment? Right after. The atmospheric pressure makes the fish more active. Keep an eye on the clouds coming towards you. When the weather is too good, bass is not likely to bite.
Bother your bass
Bass has bad character! You must pat him constantly to make him angry, which will make him bite the hook. The bass likes to hide itself and likes that the bait is presented to him from several angles.
Sometimes you have to throw your bait hundreds of times at the same place before being rewarded with a catch.
So much for this little article on the few techniques and tips I hope you have learned things there.