How To Bass Fish
Learning how to bass fish is easy. There is a lot to learn to become a pro, but for a beginner, there is nothing to it. If you can put a worm on a hook, you are already ahead of the game.
What you will need to bass fish:
- Rod and reel
- Live worms
- Medium-sized hooks
- Light clip-on weight
- Medium floater/bobber
- Tie the hook onto the line. For a beginner, most any knot will do, even a granny knot. But if you have the opportunity, try to learn a good fishing knot before you go. You want a good one, like a Palomar knot, that will not slip or break when you get a bass on the line.
- Attach the weight. Put the clip-on weight a foot or two above the hook. You can always adjust it later, but that will probably work. To adjust it, simply slide it up or down the line.
- Fasten the bobber. The bobber will have a half-ring on it to clip it to the line. To do this, push the top stem of the floater down. The bottom part of the stem will come out of the bottom of the floater. Put that around the line, and then release the stem. It will grasp the line. The bobber should be placed a foot or two above the weight. It too, can be adjusted. If the bass are not biting, try moving it around to get varying depths.
- Put the worm on the hook. Even if you don't like doing so, learning how to bass fish includes putting a worm on a hook. Do this by inserting the sharp end of the hook through one end of the worm. Wrap the body of the worm around the hook a time or two, and then run point of the hook through the worm again. If you have room, repeat the process one more time.
- Cast into the water. Starting with the hook, line and sinker behind you, bring everything forward in a swinging motion. Where the bait goes is not that important. The bass could be anywhere.
- Watch the bobber. When you see the floater disappear under the water, it means there is a bite. Set the hook by pulling the rod and reel upward and over your head. If you catch the fish and reel it in, then you have learned how to bass fish.
Posted on: Feb. 04, 2011