Bass Fishing Tips
The sport and art of angling has many different subsidiary styles depending upon which fish you're fishing for. But few styles of angling can be more fun or as thrilling as bass fishing. Fishing for bass is widely popularized by professional tournaments and speciality television shows, and thus, bass fishing equipment is produced and endorsed the same as Nike or Wilson. It's the thrill of catching that ten pound bass that makes this style of angling especially fun.
Professional Bass fishing has, over the recent years, become multi-billion dollar industry. Tournaments are held each year, endorsed by every angler or wilderness related company you can think of. Because of this, bass fishing equipment has a range of items that makes the beginning anglers' head spin. To make things even worse, each company's line of lures, lines or other equipment say that theirs is the best. How do you know what to look for in a rod, reel, line, and lure? Usually the answer is trial and error, but there are a few key pieces of advice to lend when choosing the right bass fishing equipment for you or your loved one.
Fishing for bass can be, at times, filled with intense moments of excitement, especially when you're reeling in that huge big mouth bass. To make sure that it doesn't get away, you're going to need the right equipment. Bass fishing rods are usually made of composite materials like fiberglass to ensure their flexibility without taking from its sturdiness. Also, the eyeholes that line the rod usually are a bit bigger, allowing for the line to have fewer complications when the wielder reels the game in. Most professional bass anglers use an open-faced reel for it's smooth reeling and it's lower rate of line tangle and other complications.
Arguably the most important piece of fishing equipment is the fishing line that you choose. Most fishing lines today consist of a combination of nylon and other composite plastics. Since bass have a tendency to become very heavy fish, it's important to make sure your line has a test that is at least ten pounds or more. Also, the lure is almost as important as the line. Bass fishing lures come in a multitude of shapes and sizes, but usually replicate a small fish, such as a minnow. Depending upon the size of the lip, the piece of plastic shaped like a spoon at the nose of the lure, the lure can either trill deep or shallow.
There are all sorts of factors that can affect the effectiveness of your angling, it's best to research products in detail before you buy them. Taking out the trial and error process can save you tons of money on bass fishing equipment, and eliminate the frustration of missing the catch. With the right tools and the right skill, bass fishing can be an addictive sport that can bring years of fulfillment.
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Flippin is a quiet but powerful bass fishing technique. You use it when the weeds are thick (matted), working a reed - Kissimmee grass line or when working docks. The bait is Texas rigged worm/craw imitation and the weight size varies with the type of cover you are flipping to. For matted cover, use 1/2 - 1 1/2 ounce bullet weights. For reeds - Kissimmee grass lines, I usually use from 1/4- 3/8 ounce weights. The line needs to be at least 20 pound test either mono or braided.
The presentation starts like a slow overhead cast bringing the rod to a 45 degree angle. Pull approx. 3-4 feet of line off the bait casting reel with one hand while thumbing the spool. Keep the thumb pressure on the line and quickly dip the rod tip toward the water's surface, then in the same motion lift the rod tip back to the 45 degree angle while releasing the line. Keep your lure moving as close to the water's surface as possible. This will keep the lure entry into the water much quieter. As the lure enters the water, release the thumb pressure and allow the lure to sink vertically.
The feel of the bite when flipping is usually quite different than the casting bite. Most of the time the lure will have a mush feeling or start moving sideways. The conventional thump bite does happen, but not as often. When you feel the mush bite, drop the rod with slack line (this keeps the bass from feeling your unnatural movements), reel the slack in and set the hook. If the line is moving sideways, always set the hook in the direction opposite of the pull.
I find that most of my bites happen during the initial fall. However, I usually follow up the initial fall by jigging the lure up and down in a slow methodical fashion for 3-4 jigging motions. This jigging motion is just a slow pull up, then letting the lure fall back down. If you want to catch more bass, you have got to try this method!
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The Basics of Bass fishing
Bass fishing might not look very difficult, but if you are an inexperienced bass fishermen, bass fishing can be very difficult. knowing what you are doing when you are out on the water bass fishing, can make the difference between going home with a boat load of fish and catching nothing. It doesn't matter what type of bass you are fishing for you need to take into consider the following bass fishing tips they will help you out on your next fishing trip. Even though cover and structure sound like they mean the same thing they don't. They actually mean two very different things. Cover is something that fish use to hide in while structure is something that can change the bottom of the lake.
Bass fishermen will commonly tell you that it is better to fish a combination of both cover and structure. Use your electronic equipment when your fishing structures that you can't be seen with the naked eye. Match these structures with some good cover like downed trees or foliage, and your going to find places with large groups of bass. Ever fisherman knows that with large group of fish you have a better chance of catching the biggest one.
Casting might look simple, but its a very important skill that needs to be mastered if your going to be a successful bass fisher. Take some time to practice your casting method in your backyard, improving your casting method will increase your chances of landing that big bass. When it comes to casting it is important to use your wrist when your casting and not your arm.
When ever possible try to cast your line beyond the target that you aiming for, this will allow you to quietly approach the bass. This is a very important of bass fishing because the fish typically prefer areas that are quiet. You also need to make sure that you are as far away from the location you are targeting as possible, but make sure that you are close enough that you can cast your lure accurately. The tip of your rod should be loaded so that it bends backwards when you caste. This will allow for a smooth release, and it helps for a quieter approach as well.
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