Bass fishing is a sport that requires a certain degree of skill. Regardless of your skill level there are a number of bass fishing techniques that will help you improve your fishing skills. First of all a good bass fishermen will take the time to educate himself with the fish’s surroundings and environment. Having this knowledge will pay off in the long run. ask any good fishermen and they will tell you that having the tiniest bit of knowledge about the fish you are fishing for can make the difference between going home with a boat load of fish or nothing at all at the end of the day.
When your out fishing for bass it is very important to be as gentle as possible. If you are bass fishing with plastic bait you should learn how to gentle flip the bait. Mastering this subtle technique will make all the difference in the world. The easiest way to learn how to flip the bait is to take a empty coffee can and try to set the bait in the can from various distances. Learning how much effort it takes to gently place bait where it will do the most good is very important. Most inexperienced bass fishermen will cast the bait, and watch it splash into the water. A experienced bass fisher can cast the same bait without creating so much as a ripple on the surface of the water.
Another good bass fisher needs to know how fast or slow to move bait through the water. If you are using a plastic worm, the fish are more likely to go after the bait if its movement looks natural. Because real worms don’t swim very fast, the bait should be pulled slowly through the water. Bobbing the bait up and down a little also imitates the action of live lure. More often than not a new or inexperienced fishermen will have the right set up, but they will use the wrong technique.
When your out fishing for bass, its important to pay attention to the bait you are using, and you should try to move the bait in a way that appears natural to the fish. You should also pay attention to the weather and the time of year. If you are fishing in the winter, you will want to move the bait slowly. When the water is cold the fish will still eat but they won’t swim very far in cold water for food. They will count on an ambush to catch their meal. Winter time is a excellent time to use the bait flipping technique, but you need to be precise. If the bait is right in front of a bass, there is a good chance that the fish will eat the bait rather than chase something else through the water.