Implement these 10 tips for catching big bass on your next trip to the water. These bass fishing tips are easy to use and should help to get bigger bass onto your hook. Don’t be afraid to experiment and adjust these or other tips for bass fishing to see what works best for you in the waters that you fish.
Tips for Catching Big Bass #1
Learn to fish a variety of lures. At times catching bass will require fishing deep, fishing shallow, fishing quickly, and fishing slowly. Sometimes bass will strike only certain lures in certain patterns. Being ready to present the type of lure how the bass wants it is very important.
Tips for Catching Big Bass #2
When fishing in a boat, have multiple poles with different lures rigged and ready to go. Being able to switch between lure patterns and styles quickly will help you to present what the bass want.
Tips for Catching Big Bass #3
Locating deep water structure can be a key to landing big bass, especially in the summer heat when bass will be deep. Depth finders and maps are great for locating submerged structure.
Tips for Catching Big Bass #4
Be patient. It may take a few casts to the same spot to get a big bass to strike. If an area looks fantastic but doesn’t result in a strike, move on then come back later with a different lure.
Tips for Catching Big Bass #5
Keep your tackle box organized. Being able to find what you want and get it tied on quickly can be important. Always hit the water ready to fish with a well organized tackle box.
Tips for Catching Big Bass #6
Keep your hooks sharp! Dull hooks result in missed fish. Hooks can either be sharpened or replaced, but they need to be sharp.
Tips for Catching Big Bass #7
Look for overlooked areas of strong producing lakes and rivers. Some bodies of water simply produce bigger bass than others but they attract a lot of attention. Fish these waters, but look for areas that other anglers overlook. A good start is to get well away from the boat docks before beginning to fish. Leaving the bass boat at home and using a canoe or other small boat to go up creek mouths and coves to fish is a good idea as well.
Tips for Catching Big Bass #8
Stay out late for big bass. When the sun goes down and the other anglers and boaters go home, stay on the lake and fish. Casting weightless artificial worms near structure in the dark and slowly retrieving with a few twitches has produced some of my largest bass.
Tips for Catching Big Bass #9
Use bigger lures and baits. I’ve caught surprisingly large bass on small lures, but larger lures will help to keep bluegills and other small fish from getting hooked. By avoiding the smaller fish an angler can spend more time concentrating on hooking big bass and not reeling in small ones.
Tips for Catching Big Bass #10
Go bass fishing now. One of the best ways to catch big bass is to simply go fishing more often. The more you fish the more likely your chances of hooking into a big one.