There are tips and tricks to finding the big bass. There’s time in the year where you find this big bass that can be pulled out from the shore and should be an easy catch. In this post, we will discuss six of the best bass fishing techniques.
So read on…
Select a Target Area
There are techniques to catch fish on lakes you’ve never fished and how to select target areas, so you’re not wasting time roaming the like and trying to find fish that are not there. You want to go to the lake and be very effective and precise to the places you will be fishing.
The first thing you need to do is get a map of that lake or body of water you want to fish in. You want to locate where the bigger fish are. Do not go to areas with no creeks. In contrast, find the places where there are creek channels. Creek channels are like a roadway for bass.
Choose areas that are near deep water. Deepwater provided easy access for bass. Find a key area where you think the creek channels and deep waters are found. Look for spawning areas of bass. Spawning areas could be corners in the map where the bass will end up after swimming in the creeks. Flats are good spawning areas.
Here’s a quick video on the best places to find bass:
Six Best Bass Fishing Techniques
Pitching is an easy technique although it is not as accurate as flipping. Bring out enough line that it becomes even with the reel (or almost even), and have the reel constantly open (with the button pressed). Lower the tip of the rod towards the water using your free hand, hold the lure (tube jigs, worm, and creatures) and pull over the line for additional tension.
With one smooth move, let the lure go while swinging the rod tip upwards. Take your thumb from the reel spool as you swing towards the target. It may take some practice to time these steps. The combo move should catapult the bait to the target. You also need to choose a fishing rod that works best for this technique.
Ensure that you’re close the reel when the bait lands since bass can often strike fast.
Flipping is a technique that requires more practice although it will allow you to optimize your presentation and become more accurate in hitting the target location once you get the hang of it. Start by letting out 8 -15 feet line and closing the reel.
Seize the line along the reel and first-rod guide while extending your arm towards the side and pulling the line.
Raise the rod to make the bait swing towards you. Swing the bait towards the target location in a pendulum motion with the line fed through your hand. Tighten the rest of the slack while getting ready to strike. It may look a bit awkward, but it’s a fantastic way to land on a shy bass.
For a lot of anglers, there is nothing more thrilling than catching bass using topwater bait. The approaching fish, the sound of the lure, and excitement of seeing that big splash as the bass strikes can send chills over someone’s spine.
Unlike flipping or pitching, topwater lures are best for active, hungry fish. It’s a real lure with dramatic noise and movements designed to lure in fish.
There are several types of topwater baits ranging from frogs, jitterbugs, and poppers. Some topwater work best with slow; steady retrieve just like a jitterbug; making them easy to sue. Others require more finesse.
The angler must pop the lure while retrieving it when using the “popper,” pausing now and then to let it go steady, as though it were a wounded fish. This sporadic movement will attract the bass.
You need to have fast reflexes when trying to catch bass using the crankbait method. Bass don’t want to chase the crankbait in the same manner that they do with other baits. Even so, you can apply noise and presentation to lure out the bass.
Many tournament anglers consider crankbaits are their favorite since they can cover more water, both vertically and horizontally at various depths.
They work best with solid objects such as stumps, logs, and rocks. You can use crankbait along with the weed bed, but rocky shoals and drop-offs are best; especially with a lot of solid covers. The more you can feel your crankbait in the water, and how it bumps through solid objects, the better your chances of catching that bass would be.
Using spinnerbaits may be a bit tricky compared to crankbaits since it can be difficult to hook the with such a unique lure design. But once the fish is hooked with it, it would be difficult for the bass to escape than with a crankbait.
Spinnerbaits are fantastic lures all year round. They are applicable at any given time during the day on virtually any lake. Retrieval may vary from medium to slow speed and ideal for vegetation and solid cover.
One can use versatile spinnerbait in several ways. One known method is to let the bait fall towards the bottom of the dropoff. Reel up the slack once it hits bottom and gives it a bit of crank and let it fall towards the bottom again.
Repeat the process. On the most part, however, you should constantly be reeling at several areas.
Jerkbait is probably the easiest and simplest techniques for bass fishing. The hard part is more on knowing what the technique is and when to utilize it. Jerkbaits come in several sizes shapes for different depths. But various they may be, they all work equally well in imitating an injured baitfish.
The task of catching bass may be challenging, but as we have seen, there are at least six techniques that we can apply to catch one. Depending on your situation and preference, you can apply one technique or all of them. Usually, one of two techniques is enough for you to get that much-wanted catch.