Learn To Fish Bass
To learn to fish bass you will need a few items and a lot of patience. If you are interested in learning bass fishing, it is assumed that you are a beginner. With that in mind, that will be the focus of this information. Bass fishing and the necessary gear can get much more intricate than this.
What you will need to learn to fish bass:
- Closed-face fishing reel spooled with line
- 1/4-ounce fishing plug
- Empty coffee can or something similar
- Spinner bait or crank bait
- Practice with the fishing plug. Tie the fishing plug onto the fishing line. Set the empty can about twenty or 30 yards away from you. Practice casting the plug as closely to the can as possible. Try casting from varying angles and levels, such as from a level that is higher than the can. Eventually, you want to get the plug into the can.
- Find a small body of water reported to have bass. You can learn to fish bass at a local park with a pond or a nearby lake. Small bodies of water are less intimidating for beginners. Choose a spot that is clear of trees and hanging limbs.
- Attach the spinner bait or crank bait. It is time to tie on. Attach whichever bass fishing lure you chose. Spinner baits are probably the best choice. They are easier to control for beginners.
- Fan cast. Standing on the shoreline, start by casting parallel to the bank toward one side of you. Reel in the spinner at a medium speed. On each proceeding cast, throw the bait a little further away from the bank and the last cast. Ten feet is good. This will eventually bring the spinner bait straight out in front of you, and then near the bank on the back to the opposite of you.
- Move along the bank. To learn to fish bass, you will have to move up and down the bank. Of course, if the fish are biting in one spot, you don't want to move. But learn to adapt, and "don't fish where they ain't."