Recreation & Leisure Sports Bass Fishing Techniques - A Basic Overview

by James Kronefield - Date: 2007-07-06 - Word Count: 466 Share This!

Bass fishing is a sport that requires some skill. There are a number of bass fishing techniques that will help you improve your fishing skills. A good bass fishermen will take the time to educate himself with the fish's surroundings and environment. This knowledge will pay off in the long run. Just ask any good fishermen and they will inform you, that having the tiniest bit of knowledge concerning the fish you are fishing can make the difference between going home with a boat load of fish or nothing at all at the end of the day.

When you are out bass fishing it is important to be as gentle as possible. If you are using a plastic bait you need to learn how to gentle flip the bait. Mastering this useful technique will make all the difference in the world. The easiest way to learn how to flip the bait is to take a empty coffee can and try to set the bait in the can from various distances.

This will teach you just how much effort it takes to gently place bait where it will do the most good, and this is very important. Most inexperienced bass fishermen will cast the bait, and then watch it splash down into the water. A experienced bass fisherman can cast the same bait without creating so much as a ripple on the surface of the water.

A good bass fisherman needs to know how fast or slow they should move the bait through the water. For instance, if you are using a plastic worm, the fish will go after the bait if its movement looks natural. Since real worms don't swim very fast, the bait should be pulled slowly through the water. Bobbing the bait up and down a little imitates the action of live lure. More often than not a new, or inexperienced fishermen will have the right set up, but they will use the wrong techniques.

When your out bass fishing, its important to pay attention to the bait you are using, you should try to move the bait in a way that appears natural to the fish. You should also pay attention to the weather, along with the time of year. If you are fishing in the winter, you should move the bait slowly. When the water is cold, the fish will still eat but they won't swim very far in cold water for food. They count on an ambush to catch their meal. Winter time is a excellent time to use the bait flipping technique, but you need to be precise. If the bait is right in front of a bass, there is a good chance that the fish will take the bait.

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