Bass Fishing Tips & Tips For Fishing
We’ve collected all of the hottest fishing tips to help you catch that bass of a lifetime. Don’t go out fishing for bass without reading through our bass fishing tips section. Whether you’re a beginner or an aspiring pro, we’ve got all the best tips on bass fishing in one place. Just choose a category or browse by title. Once you learn these bass fishing techniques, you’ll make all your fishing buddies jealous! We’ll see on the water!
Here's a quick video that shows you how to rig the Title Shot Jig by Fin-Tech. The Title Shot and Title Shot Shorty Jigs are very unique because they allow you to rig your soft plastics trailers and other softplastics weedless. This is the same jig that Dave Wolak used to win $125,000 in the 2011 FLW tournament on Lake Champlain this fall... Check it out!
A quick tip for any angler who is looking to save some money. If you're like me, you'll have a large pile of torn and ripped soft plastic baits in the bottom of your boat at the end of a long day of fishing. I used to throw them away. Not anymore. There is a great product on the market called Mend-It. This glue fixes soft plastics like new. It isn't like Super Glue that leaves the baits hard and usually stuck to your fingers. Mend-It leaves your baits as soft as when you pulled them out of the package. Plus, it doesn't stick to your fingers. My Dad and I use this every time we fish. Do yourself and your wallet a favor. Try this great money saver, Mend-It. For more information, visit http://www.menditglue.com
BASS FISHING VIDEO TIPS
Here you will find quick bass fishing video tips. Check out our exclusive "How To Videos" created by BASSIN' USA.com. We will be adding new videos as they become available on a wide range of bass fishing tactics and techniques. Be sure to visit Our YouTube Channel. In addition, we've assembled a collection of anglers at the best and their worst moments. Everything from the weekend angler’s outing, to bass fishing adventures and on the water moments with some of the top name Bass Pros. We hope you enjoy!
This is something that is too often taking for granted. Just because we all have been driving boats since we were so small we had to sit in our dads laps to reach the steering wheel, we feel we know how to handle our boats. But we owe it to our families and co anglers to be as safe as possible and know the rules. Each year there a numerous accidents that happen on the water that could be avoided if everyone just knew a few simple rules. Sign up to take a boating safety course, they are usually provided by the Coast Guard at no charge or for a minimal fee. They not only will go over the rules of the water, but will show you what safety equipment you are required to carry in your boat. A few hours of prevention can save your life or the life of the passengers in your boat. Don’t take if for granted that the people in the other boats know the rules, you know them and execute if the need arises.
Do you have some brand or type of crank baits that you wish you could get in that fish catching color that the company doesn’t offer? Well, you can! There are several people who can put a high quality paint job on that bait at very reasonable prices. They can also paint baits in a custom color you have always wanted that no one else is fishing in your lake or river. I have been using custom painted baits for several years and truly feel they give me an edge over my competition by showing the bass fish something they haven’t seen. My advice is check out the website for people who do custom painting or contact me and I will hook you up with the people who paint for me.
There has been a lot of talk about deep diving crank baits winning several “Tour” tournament in the news lately. There are several things you can do to enhance and maximize your bass fishing with these baits.
First start with a low gear ratio reel, a 4.9 to 1 will allow the bait to reach its maximum depth by slowing down your retrieve, and will also help with fatigue of cranking these baits for a long period of time. The next thing, use fluorocarbon line. Fluorocarbon has properties that cause the line to sink, which will also help in getting the bait to run at its maximum depth. The last thing, choose a longer rod, at least 7 feet in length and preferably made up of graphite composition. The length will allow you to cast the lure farther again helping the lure run deeper. The graphite composition works two fold, first it will allow the fish to inhale the lure without you feeling it and pulling the bait away from the fish, you will just feel the rod “load up” or feel heavy which gives you a good hook set.
The second way it helps is when you are fighting the bass fish. It has a lot of flexibility that will assist in keeping the fish buttoned up by not ripping the hooks out of their mouth. These simple changes in you equipment will increase your hook up and landing ratio and will not wear you out on a long day of fishing.
So sight fishing is your game? Are you helping yourself out? The right pair of sunglasses isn’t the whole story, but it’s a darn good start. Good polarized glasses, either the wrap around style or the ones equipped with sides are needed. The reason for the side shields is to prevent light from splashing off your face on to the back of the lens. It’s easier to look from a dark environment into a lighted one. To further aid this concept use a long brimmed hat with a neck cover, they are called up-downers and are designed for fishing on flats. Buy the one that has dark material on the underside of the brim. This hat combined with the right type of sunglasses creates a tent from which you look out of into the lighted world. It’s easier to look from a dark environment into a lighted one. This set up will improve your vision in shallow water by at least 30%.
Having one of those days when every other cast is a minor backlash? Here’s a quickie to help make getting the loops out a little easier. Press your thumb against the spool and crank the reel 3 or 4 turns. Make sure your thumb is pressed against the spool firmly. This aligns the loops all in the same direction. Pull the line off the spool in its normal direction and it usually comes right out. I find that this works about 75% of the time. It will save you a ton of picking out loops and for those guys over forty you can do it with your eyes closed.
An essential item to every Bass boat should be a drift sock or sea anchor, they help in boat control during the roughest current and wind conditions.
The biggest killer of graphite rods is impact against a hard object. It may not break in that spot the day it happens but there will be a weak spot at that point. Keep this in mind when stowing rods for travel. If you are keeping them on the deck, strap them flush against the deck so the become a part of the deck and aren’t rapping against it during travel. If you are storing them in a locker, do the same or put them in a horizontal holding system, where they won’t hit the side or floor of the locker. If you are the non boater and your partner doesn’t have room in his locker, try to find the spot that minimizes the repeated bouncing they will take if they are laid over the gunwale. If you have to, lay them over your leg when running the big engine. It's never fun to set the hook on a good fish and end up with a three piece rod.