This Photo was taken June 2016, Fathers Day, for a fishing derby.
Fishing for Large mouth bass is one of the most popular sports today for fresh water fishing. Once considered trash fish by many, but now the large mouth bass, ( also known as bucket mouths ) is sort after all over the place. Its hard not to like fishing for large mouth bass as the action is great and very exciting. There are fishing derby’s all over the place for for this sort after fish.
I have been fishing large mouth bass since I was very young and though I do fish other species, I am always finding myself going back after the large mouth. You will find them in Lakes, Ponds, Rivers, Streams and bogs. I have been taking out my Grand Kids, fishing for large mouth bass since they were very young and have enjoyed every moment of it. It is so exciting watching them caught a bass, not just for the first time but every time they catch one, and I must say that they have got very good at it.
In this post I will be giving you tips and strategies on fishing large mouth bass from my years of experience as well as some research that I have done.I hope that you enjoy reading it as much as I do sharing it with all of you. I will also be telling you about some lures that has worked very well for me and will be giving you some sources where you can pick these up.
Making an effort to increase your knowledge and skill will surely help you become a better bass angler. Talk to others that have been fishing large mouth for some time, learn from them as you incorporate those things into your own style of angling.
Large mouth Bass Tactics For Catching The Big Ones
We all want to catch Fish every time that we go out but as you know, That don’t always happen. As for me, just spending time out on the water I find very enjoyable. If I have a day when the bass are active, that is just a good plus. There are a ot of fishing tackle on the market, some are good and some not so good but the best lures are the ones that work for you! I have a few tackle boxes myself full of tackle, a lot that I never use because I always find myself going back to the same things over and over again. As the saying goes, If its not broken, Don’t try to fix it, Lol!
In the spring I like to fish with hard lures. One of my favorites is the red and white dare devils. I find that one to be good all year long. One about 1 1/2 to 2 inches is a good one to use. I like using rubber worms but they don’t usually start working to good untill the temperature gets into the sixty’s. Sometimes I do good earlier by fishing the in shallow water like right up close to the shoreline, especially on a nice sunny day. Bass bite the best first thing in the morning and evening. That’s not saying that you can’t catch them during the day because you can, it just may be a little slower.
LILLY PADS AND EEL GRASS
As we get into summer and the days get warmer, I head for the weedy areas with lilly pads and eel grass. This is the areas where I have caught some of my best bass and a lot of them. I use weedless lures in in these areas. This is where I will hook up a 6 inch rubber worm with a keeper hook by Mister Twister. Their are other hooks that work good also, this has just been one of my favorites. I drag it slowly through the weeds with a jerk now and than, This drives the bass crazy and they become aggressive. If they are surfacing, I put on a weedless bass rat or scum frog and drag it over the top of the lilly pads and through the weeds. It is very exciting when they come up and grab it, it will jump you every time.
Fishing Rocky Areas, Under Tree Limbs And Near Docks
I have a few known rocky areas that I like to fish and have pulled out some really good large mouth bass in those areas. Also they will hang around tree’s that have fallen into the water or under tree limbs that are hanging out over the water waiting for those bugs to fall into the water. Don’t forget to fish around docks, they love hanging out in these shady areas.
What Do Large mouth Bass Like To Eat
Adult large mouth bass like to feed on small fish like perch. sunfish, and minnows. However, they are known to eat crayfish, insects, frogs,and even small aquatic birds. A bass under 2 inches, known as a fry, will not act as predators but instead feed on zooplankton and insect larvae.
Their feeding habits will depend on a variety of factors such as weather, season, and time of day. Early spring is the easiest time to catch a large mouth because they will start moving moving closer to the surface, especially near the shorelines and in shallow water.
Fishing Reels To Use
There are a lot of different reels on the market but the best ones are the one that works best for you. Some sportsman like open face reels and some like closed face. I use some of both. Then there is the bait caster, I wouldn’t recommend starting out with one of these if you are just getting into fishing. If you don’t know what you are doing, you will have what is called a spider web which is one big pile of messed up line and it can take you a long time to untangle it, and some times you just have to cut your line and start over.
I would say that the spin cast reel might be the easiest to use for a beginner.
Some of the most common lures to use for bass fishing is, plastic worms,jigs, crankbaits, spinner baits and spoons. With that being said, don’t forget about the old standby, the night crawler. You may also want to try fishing with some shinners especially early in the year.
Fishing Rules And Regulations
Last of all, be sure to check the rules and regulations for the area in which you live. It is very important to know them before you head fishing so that you don’t get into any trouble. Remember to get your fishing permit before heading out so as not to get a find. Many States allow children, seniors, and veterans to fish with out a licence but be sure to check first.
Take a Kid Fishing
Remember to take a kid fishing, you will be glad you did !
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