Bass fishing is a great sport, but only if you know how to do it. Of course, everyone has to start at the beginning of course. You don’t become an expert at bass fishing right away, or overnight! You have to spend quite some time learning the art before you could even consider yourself to be at the intermediate level. It just happens as well that the beginners’ stage is the most challenging of all of the phases of your training as a bass angler.
This stage, after all, is where you learn the stuff that will constitute the foundation of your skills. To help you out, here are some techniques and concepts that you should bear in mind when you’re out there trying to catch that big elusive bass.
Know Where the Fish Hide
Bass are known to be the best in the fishing world when it comes to playing hide-and-seek. They are very good at it, and because of that, they have developed instincts that let them become very good judges of hiding places. They don’t swim out in the open like most fishes do, but they lurk in places such as grasses, underwater sediments, a boat wreck in the middle of the lake, abandoned structures in the water and many others. Generally, where there are obstacles, there you will have a good chance at finding that game fish you’ve wanted to get yourself a picture with. These are the best places in which you could catch perhaps the largest bass in your life as an angler.
It could be tempting to go out into big lakes and attempt to catch bass there, but as a beginner, it would help if you start with ponds that are small but are deep enough to host these freshwater fishes. You cannot expect to catch prize-worthy game in these ponds, but the point is to familiarize yourself with the procedures for catching fish. The catch may be small in size, but the experience you gain here will help you out greatly in the later part of your “career” as an angler. You can practice many methods of fishing here as well!
Arm Yourself With an Arsenal of Baits
Fishing is very difficult, and even the most experienced anglers end up losing some baits while attempting their luck to catch game. It’s important that you collect enough baits that you put into your arsenal. This is like making sure that you have enough bullets to fight the oncoming enemy in a gunfight; you don’t want to run out of ammunition too soon and lose the fight. That’s the same with bass angling; mistakes and some unfortunate circumstances beyond your control could make you lose a lot of baits in the process. Having more than enough in your fishing box would ensure that you could stay in the game for a longer time.
Bass fishing is indeed a very challenging sport, but it won’t be a problem at all if you have the patience, the perseverance and the determination for what you are doing. Happy fishing!