Bass Fishing Helps

Bass are the most hunted freshwater fish species in North America. Bass fishing techniques do vary though for different seasons of the year, but one thing is sure, bass will bite no matter what time of the year. Every bass fisherman’s most exciting moment is seeing a bass jump out of the water hooked at the end of a line. These idea’s about bass fishing, and other things are some of the topics of what we worked over while in some hotel rooms in southern Utah.

Cedar city bass fishingPhoto Credit: Mike Riela

Bass fishing though is not an easy hobby because this type of fish can be hard to catch some times. If you want a productive and fun bass fishing trip there are a few factors to consider. Try to follow these basic bass fishing tips and you may get the chance to set more bass on the stringer.

Check Your Gear

One of the biggest mistakes that an angler can do is to start out ill-equipped. According to experts, a rod with at least 10 inches of handle, a length of around 8 feet and an action that lets the rod bend at the center is what you need.

Longer handles gives you the chance to grip it using both hands when you cast, the right length and bend allows the rod to effectively load and initiate a long cast effortlessly. Ideally the rod should be a little taller than you. Shorter men are fine with a 6 feet rod, while others go for 7 feet rods. But it has been proven by some people that longer rods are better. The drawback with longer rods is that they tire you out easily. There are fishermen that take more than one rod for different baits.

The reel may depend on your preference, whatever type you feel comfortable with. Avoid lightweight reels though. A large capacity reel is preferred by the experts but for beginners a 2-ball bearing reel is good enough.

Use Different Methods of Retrieval

Slow-roll retrieve is good and will give you fish, others like the stutter-step method where the bait will be winded for a half-turn hesitation. Twitch retrieve is for jerk-bait lures, where you twitch the line on the retrieve in order for the bait to move side by side to present more profile. Experts recommend paying close attention to where the fish is located on the graph while retrieve experimenting in order to figure out the way the fish want it. Varying the retrieve is a good technique because what works today may not be ideal for tomorrow.

Pick the Right Lures

Bass can be hard to figure out sometimes. They can be greedy one day and fussy the next day. There are a lot of lures though that you can use in order to match their eating habits for a particular day. You can make use of live baits or colorful artificial ones.

Types of live baits may include; shad, minnows, worms, crickets, lizards, grasshoppers and crayfish. Small snakes can also entice bass. You need to understand that if you want to catch bass, live baits are your best options. Dead bait will probably produce catfish or other type of scavenger fish.