Fishing in open areas, but around emergent grasses…there is submerged grass in some of these areas. Typical day… this is another part of the lake system that I do not fish often. ya never know though…monsters loom everywhere.
only difference in gear is the shimano cumura rod..i usually use a daiwa zillion….extra fast MH… and shimano Calais DC.
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When going spring bass fishing, it's important to know at what stage of the spawn the bass are at before you can determine where they are and the technique used to catch them. There's a period just before the spawn as the water warms up where the bass will be in a feeding frenzy. During the spring spawn, the fishing is more about getting reaction strikes, and the period after the spawn, you can get creative with your fishing by trying out new and different lures and techniques.
Pre-Spawn Fishing For Bass
As the water gets into the 50's the bass will start to come into the shallow areas of the water to feed. If the water temperatures decrease a bit, then the bass will move out deeper again. This move from deep to shallow and back will occur a lot during this time period. Once the temperatures start hovering in the high 50's, the bass will start binge feeding. This heavy feeding provides increased energy for the marathon the males and females must go through during the spawn. The extra nutrition also helps with the developing eggs in the females. When coming in to binge feed, the bass usually come in schools. This is a great opportunity to tie on your favorite bass lure and start catching fish. I tell you, you will have trouble NOT catching any, there are so many and they are so hungry.
Although the fish are not very picky about the food they eat during this time, you may haul in more bass when using lures that look like or mimic the behavior of local prey. In my area there are lots of crayfish and at this time of year the bass eat these crays like crazy. I tie on a crayfish-crank, one from the Rebel craw fish series somehow, any color, bounce it off the bottom and the fish pounce. One spring fishing with my cousin, I recall a 9 strikes to 10 casts ratio! And not just with cranks, even Texas rigging a plastic craw fish works like gang busters.
Spring Bass Fishing During The Spawn
During the spawn, after the females have deposited their eggs and set out to recuperate, the males are left back guarding the eggs. They do not want any harm to come to their young ones so they will bite at anything that swims past. This is a great time to get reaction strikes from these big males. Spinner baits and crank baits work well. As a fish preservation promoter however, I generally do not participate in this type of fishing. I feel that between the time the bass is on the hook and released back into the water, other predators have plenty of time to help themselves to the unguarded nest. That's not to say you should follow suit, plenty of anglers disagree that it even poses a problem for the bass population, and sometimes they are right.
Post-Spawn Bass Fishing In The Spring
After the spawn and the days start to get warmer, the bass will still come into feed in the shallows. You can usually catch them early morning and again at night. This gives ample opportunity for the shore fishermen to try out some of their bass lures. At this stage I'll often try new lures out to see how they perform and see if I should add them to my favorites. Texas rigging with plastics, spinner baits, spoons and my all time favorite, top water fishing, are some of the methods to test out. Do not get too hung up on color, just cast in your lures and have some fun. You may hook into a nice northern or a big trophy bass at this stage in spring fishing. Best of luck!
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Choosing the right bass fishing equipment is more important than a lot of people think. It's more important than what I thought when I first got a taste for fishing. The combination of fishing rod, reel and line are very important for really any kind of fishing. Take into account the type of fishing you plan to do and for what species of fish, and an entirely different combination of the three becomes appropriate. But, is there a default setup that will work most of the time? Let's find out.
When using the correct bass fishing equipment for the task at hand you will unduly be more comfortable while fishing, cast more accurately, run into fewer issues and perhaps recover your lure at the right pace. Let's look deeper into each component of the bass fishing equipment setup.
First off, you will want to pick the correct fishing reel. If it fits into your hand comfortably then that will help the fishing day go more smoothly and give you more precision with your casts. You can find casting reels with the same gear ratio as a spinning reel but with a smaller overall size. This may be helpful if you have smaller hands.
Think of a bicycle when you want to understand the gear ratios of your reel. The higher the gear ratio the less effort on your part is needed for a faster regain. During the periods where the bass want faster moving baits, a higher gear ratio reel may be an appropriate addition to your bass fishing equipment. Conversely, fishing slower moving baits would benefit from a lower gear ratio and you will not have to adjust your reeling to an awkward slow pace, the line will spool back slower for you. In general, when bass fishing, anglers choose gear ratios between 5.3: 1 and 6.0: 1. The latter meaning that for every turn you perform of the handle, the spool turns 6 times.
The drag is an important aspect of the fishing reel. If not set correctly your line can break when fighting a big fish. The drag will allow the lunkers to pull line from your reel even if they are able to pull stronger than the tested weight of the fishing line which is avoids breaks.
When picking a line to use for your bass fishing gear you might want to understand the following 7 line properties: knot strength, abrasion strength, shock strength, tensile strength, limpness, controlled stretch, and range of visibility.
Some people just look at the pound test of the line when deciding what to buy, which is the amount of weight the line can support hanging from it before breaking. In general, the higher the pound test of the line, the thicker the line will be. I say "in general" because with braided line you can get thinner lines with a higher pound test. Naturally, the thicker the line is, the less you can spool on your reel.
When fishing for bass a lot of times you do not need a lot of line because you will often be fishing the shallows. Also, you usually need to pull bass out of brush and other cover so a strong, thick line is usually the way to go. Your reel will have a marking telling you at what pound test it supports. Granted, the pound test of the line means nothing with a weak knot strength.
There are a lot of options for line available as manufacturers create lines that favor some properties more than others, giving a wide range of possibilities. Stren and Berkley, however, both provide a line that has a great mesh of all desired properties.
Choosing a rod is a bit more straightforward I feel. If you have a casting reel, choose a casting rod. If you have spinning reel, pick a spinning rod of course. There are light action, medium action and heavy action rods with options in between. Some professionals feel that the length of the rod and the action of the rod to add to your bass fishing equipment is best determined by the size of the bait and the weight of the cover you are fishing and in general that is true. You can however shoot for somewhere in the middle of both and do well for most situations, especially when just starting out and on a light budget. Beside, if you took all of the recommendations of us long-term anglers you might need to also hire a fishing caddy! Happy bass fishing, go catch a lunker, whatever the season!
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Want to learn about largemouth bass fishing? Are you catching largemouth bass,or getting skunked by using the wrong lure? You might not be able to present the lure in such a way that the largemouth bass would strike. There is a lot of information ebooks as well as blogs and web sites on the world wide web which can help you find information you need in largemouth bass fishing and how to be a great fisherman.
The promise of this largemouth bass fishing article is that it will hopefully aid you in catching more largemouth bass. Here are some tips and suggestions, hopefully you will catch more fish. Did you ever go out to your favorite lake or pond and not catch anything? I sure have, months and months of it. Until I decided to do something about it. Truth is, you have to train to catch largemouth bass or any other kind of fish on an artificial lure. First you need to know how to cast. Get your favorite rod and reel, most newbies need a spincasting reel. The reason why is, the closed face keeps the line from snagging when you cast out. A spinning reel is OK also. You wont get into line trouble like you would with a bait casting reel. Bait casting reels are open face and you have to keep thumbing the spool when you cast. Which gives you better placement of the lure. But, backlash is common even among experts. Baitcasting reels is great for deep sea fishing because you can get a beefy rod and reel and just let out line and they are built to catch big critters.
The spincast reels are Zebco Omega, diawa, Abu-Garcia Abumatic, Pfueger Cetina, and an old favorite, Johnson Century. At most online sites they have rod and reel combinations that you can get for a cheap price. You cant go wrong if you purchase any of the ones I have named here. After you get the rod and reel you prefer, practice casting with a lead weight tied on your line. Practice until your happy with your casting ability. Next, go to a small lake or pond and just cast a lure out a short distance. Watch it on retrieve, does it look like it belongs there?Like a small fish or bug?Using different speeds try to see how many ways it will look natural, like a swimming fish. This is the number one reason an inexperienced fisherman or woman cant catch fish. A lure is meant to be fished a certain way. Some slow, some medium. You get the hang of this and you will be the one that everyone will want to go fishing with.
Spinner bait: Lures to use depend on the season and time of day. In spring… Up in the shallows, around weed beds try a spinner bait, 3/8 oz. Thunder spin. This lure rattles draws fish from a great distance. White or chartreuse colors(check with your bait store on your favorite lake to make sure of the colors). Also use double blades on this lure, I think it comes with them.
Plastic Lizards: If the largemouth bass aren’t active because of a cold front, try a plastic lizard up in the shallows, around weed beds. This lure should help you catch fish even when fishing conditions aren’t so hot.
Crank Baits: If the largemouth bass are roaming around and haven’t built a nest yet, try a red rat-l-trap. Its easy to use and the rattle will get the bass coming in for a lunch. Just remember that most of the fish you catch in shallow water will be small. Cast out deeper to catch the larger females.
Jigs: For the deeper water try a 3/8 oz. pumpkinseed color Thunder Jig. The rattles will bring them in to your lure. You should do really well with all the information you have and I wish you good fishing.
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If you want to catch more and bigger largemouth bass you must know some basic information about their biology. Here you will learn everything about largemouth bass from how their metabolism works to if they posses color vision. This is extremely valuable information for a serious bass angler, or serious bass angler want to be.
Bass are cold blooded, meaning their metabolism is controlled by water temperature. When the water goes below, oh lets say around the 50 degree Fahrenheit mark, the bass' metabolism slows down making the fish not eat as much. When the water temperature goes above the 50 degree Fahrenheit mark bass get more and more active due to their metabolism. The best possible water temperature bass can stay in is around 68-78 degrees Fahrenheit (20-25 degrees Celsius). Any temperature above 80 degrees Fahrenheit causes low dissolved oxygen levels and makes the largemouth bass hard to breathe. Another good temperature for bass is when it is steady and there are no sudden changes. Bass in northern climates live longer but do not grow big. In southern climates bass live shooter, but grow larger.
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When the water temperature turns to about 62-68 degrees Fahrenheit (16-20 degrees C) largemouth bass begin to spawn. Largemouth bass make beds on the bottom of the water in shower areas of the water body. A good rule of thumb is for the deeper the bed, the bigger the fish. But in some places fishing for bass while they are spawning is illegal. Shortly after spawning they head to shallow water areas. Bass can tell when a cold front is coming, they binge eat as much as possible before the cold front and then stop eating while during the cold front. Oh, and if you do not know how a bass can tell what temperature the water is, it is proven that a largemouth bass can feel a change in temperature of 1 tenth of a degree.
Senses of The Largemouth Bass:
The lateral line is made up of nerve endings on the side of the fish. The lateral line picks up vibrations in the water. This is so sensitive it can tell what size, speed, shape, etc. of the prey or predator.
Yes, largemouth do posses color vision. The bass ties mostly on colors in clear or other high visibility water. In muddy water bass do not use this sense as much as their lateral line or smell. Fish see in 2 dimensions to the side of their body. Bass can see in 3 dimensions from about 5 inches from their snout and out to, depending on water clarity, 100 feet to 5 feet.
Sound travels through water much better than air. But, bass have ears inside their skull instead of outside. Bass do, however, have a keen sense of hearing.
Bass use smell to detect prey or predators. Their smell is very sensitive and if they smell a predator nearby they will swim away from the area. And, therefore, if they smell prey they will go in search of it and eat it.