Develop a Pattern With Your Fishing Techniques for Bass

It is not enough to know how bass behave and what they eat and to have all the right equipment when you are bass fishing. One of the fishing techniques you need to develop is knowledge of the water. The top layer of water is the first layer that becomes accessible in spring. When fishing bass in this season you have to use the proper lures, such as top floating lures that have darting and splashing action that will attract the fish.


The middle section of water separates the top from the bottom and acts as the barrier between the temperatures in both sections of water. Bass usually spend most of their time in this area as the transitional area of temperature and it is here you will find some of the best bass fishing. The lure you use here will be different from that of the top, with the best being action and rattle baits and medium diving plugs.


Even though the bottom area of the water has the coldest temperature, this cold water does sometimes rotate to the top and vice versa. Therefore, at certain times of the year, you will be able to fish for bass in deeper waters. They also drop down to this layer when they are in their inactive period or when something frightens them. The best lures to use in deep water are worm and flipping jigs and crankbaits for deep water.


You don’t have to be out in the middle of a lake in a boat to be able to fish for bass. You can use the same techniques when fishing for smallmouth bass from shore. This is because they are found only about the length of your cast from the shoreline. However, you have to look at the shoreline. If you decide to cast off from a clear area, it is very unlikely you will be successful. The best areas along the shore to choose for fishing bass are those where there are lots of weeds and other vegetation. Bass sometimes hide in these areas.


Early morning and evenings are the best times of the day to fish for bass from the shore. This is because the low light gives the bass more confidence, which in reality makes it more vulnerable to anglers.


Learning to watch the weather is another technique that experienced bass anglers have mastered. You will rarely see any of them casting out their lines on the day after a cold front has passed through. This is because the instincts of the bass alert it to changes in the weather, such as colder weather and they will feed frenzily until they are full. Then they become inactive for a day. The following day they start feeding again, which would be the best time to have a day of fishing.  However, just because they are inactive won’t mean they won’t bite at the lure. They just won’t expend the energy needed to chase it down.


You do have to know the type of bass that inhabits the river or lake where you are fishing. This knowledge will assist you in choosing the proper lure for that fish.

by Ling Tong

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