HOW TO CATCH A BASS
Here at Acelures, I aim to gather as much information and Bass fishing tips as I can, and share it here in my post. Hopefully helping Anglers suss out how to catch a Bass. This post is dedicated to the humble Bass because it is a Fish with so many loyal followers. Generally speaking, Bass fishermen are passionate about their hobby and truly love fishing for them. I have gathered answers off real Bass fishermen/women after asking them for their tips on catching big Bass, here are the top answers, I hope you find them useful.
HAVE CONFIDENCE IN YOUR TACKLE
Firstly have a rod, reel, line and reel you are confident with. Some days you might need to cast that extra distance or hold back that one big fish from getting snagged up. When this situation arises you have to have confidence in your tackles ability.
Don’t be afraid to try different lures and retrieves, what was working yesterday won’t necessarily work today.
BAD DAYS CAN BE GOOD DAYS
Don’t write off a session due to bright conditions or bad tides, Bass can be very unpredictable. Like with most fish they can have a tendency to surprise us. The worst looking of days can sometimes turn out to be the better ones.
Certainly be prepared to lose some tackle whilst Bass fishing. There will be a very good chance that you will be fishing very close to snags and rocks etc. Sometimes it just can’t be helped.
BE SURE TO STAY SAFE
Stay safe, especially if you go fishing on your own, and certainly if it is at night. Always try to let someone know where you are going and keep a torch or headlight with you at all times.
Keep your hooks nice and sharp and free from rust. The Bass is a strong old fish, you don’t want the ‘big one’ to get away because of something so simple.
BE SURE TO TAKE A WHISTLE
Whether it be day or night, take a whistle with you. You never know when you might get in a bit of bother. A phone is also worth taking with you. there is plenty of waterproof phone covers also available nowadays if you are concerned about getting it wet.
When it comes to your mark(the place you want to fish) don’t write it off just because you didn’t catch anything. As mentioned before Bass can be unpredictable. Keep trying, just try a different tide or time of day.
NEVER IGNORE THE SHALLOWS
Before you start causing a bit of commotion at the water’s edge, just bear in mind that the Bass could quite easily be laying in the margins / shallow water. It’s always worth your first few casts being in the shallows.
It’s always worth taking a look at your marks in a low spring tide. That way you can check for snags, rocks, and ambush points etc. It is always worth knowing what you are up against.
The final tip I have for now is probably the most important. DO NOT wake your partner when you are off fishing at 3 am. It really isn’t worth the hassle :0)