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  • BassFishingTipsAMustReadBy:StephonAnderson

    Chapter1:

    WhatsHotwithBassFishing?

    ForyearsbusinesseshaverodeonthevastinterestBassfishinghasgenerated.Manypeoplearehooked,pardonthepun,onthishobbyandhaveelevatedittoasportandapassion.Resorts,sportsgearsandlineshavebeenbuilt

    andmanymoreaspectshavebenefitedfromtheseinterest.

    Today,therearemoreandmorepeopletryingtolearnandfindoutwhatthebuzzisallabout.Bassfishingis

    morethanjustcatchingafish.Itsnowaboutgettingthoseprizedbigbassandhavingtheopportunitytoshowitoff.Forbeginnerstherearelotsmoretobassfishingthat

    meetstheeye.

    First,trytoknowtheluresthatyoumusthavetoenjoybassfishing.

  • Anddoyouknowwhatthetop3luresforcatchingBassare?Althoughtherewasnoparticulargaugethatwaspresentedbytheresearchers,asurveywasperformedamongtheprobassfishermenanditwasfoundthatplasticwormswasthemostpatronizedandrankingon

    thesecondandthirdplacewerethespinnerbaitandthenthecrankbait.

    However,pickingoneofthese3isnotenough.Somefactorsarestillneededtobeconsidered.Primarily,youmustconsiderifitisbettertocoverasmallersegmentofwaterthoroughlyorskimacrossalargerareaasquickly

    aspossibletofindfish.Usingawormisslower,butabsolutelyeffectiveandisveryseductivetoBass.Theydo

    bestwhenthefishareschooledoveraparticularstructure.

    Theproblemthatusuallyarisewithfishingwithawormistheinabilitytosensestrikes.Usuallytheinabilitytosensethemisduetoasinkerthatistooheavyandalinethatis

    toothick.

    Tohelpyoutoovercomethispredicamentyouareadvisedtouseavariablebuoyancywormusingleadstrip

    sinkers.Herearesomeofitsadvantages:

  • Nomovingleadonthelinetodampenthefeelofagentlepickup

    Youcanapplythepreciseamountofleadtodeliverthewormactionneeded

    Itmakesiteasierforabasstoinhaletheworm Itaidsinhooksetting

    It'seasiertoshakeloosefromsnags Youcancausethewormtohangvirtuallysuspended

    overthebottomwhenfishingshallowwater.

    Totellhowmuchleadstripisneeded,wraponestriparoundthehookandburythebarbintheworm.Easeitintothewaterandwatchitsink,itshouldbarelysettletowardthebottom.Ifitsinkstofast,takesomeoff,etc.Makesuretousenoheavierthan8poundmonoline

    preferably6pound.

    Ontheotherhand,aSpinnerbaitcanbemovedmorequicklyacrossthesurfaceandcanbebouncedonthebottom,sentagainstatreelimbandmovedinmanydifferentwaysinordertostimulatestrikes.Itisagreatprobinglurefortheshorelinebecauseofitstanglefree

    construction.

    Lastly,Crankbaitscoveralotofwaterinahurry.Usingthem,youcancheckoutaspotwithoutwastingtoomuch

  • time.Youcanusethemforlocatingfishthatmaybescattered.

    Themostimportantthingis,nomatterwhatlureyou

    selectfortheparticularlakethatyouarefishingon,youneedtomakeitaseasyfortheBasstogetatitas

    possible.Dropthatlurerightinfrontofthem.ScientistshaveproventhatBasscalculatetheamountofenergyit

    willtakethemtogoaftertheprey.

    Discoverandlearntouseoneofthoseluresthatyoupreferredtouseforyoutoreallyfindenjoymentinbass

    fishing!

    Asidefromconsideringthelures,itisalsoimportanttodeterminetheaccuratetimeingoingforbassfishing.

    Dawnandduskaredefinitelywhenthebiggestbasscanbebroughtin.First,rememberthatbassloveambushspotsofferinglotsofcoverfromthebaitfish.Theyliketo

    hid,andpounceontheirprey.

    Thesebaitfisharemostactiveintheearlymorningorevening.Whentheyfeed,bassfollowbecausethe

    baitfishislessawareofthreatswhentheyfeed.Gooutfishingduringthesetimesforthebestsuccess.

  • Whenretrievinganunderwaterlureinpoorlight,keepitcomingatasteadypaceonceitissetinmotion.Thiswill

    makeiteasierforbasstolocateandgrabit.

    Thelastthingis,don'tbothergoingoutinthedawn/duskwhenwaterisbelow50degreesFahrenheit.This

    temperaturewipesoutcertainaquaticsandterrestrials,whichnullifiesthefoodchainfeeding.

    Luresandpropertimeofgoingonbassfishingareample

    factorsonlythatmustbetakenintoaccountbecauseotheraspectssuchaswaterqualityconsiderationsandweatherconditionsarealsonecessaryforyoutowinthe

    gameonbassfishing!

    Chapter2:

    LocatingtheBestBassFishingAreas.

    Whatisitinbassfishingthateverybodyaredrivenontoengageonsuchactivity?Peoplegetfondofbassfishing

    thatiswhyeverytrendthattheyhearaboutitreallycatchestheirinterestsandasmuchaspossiblegetintoit.

  • Wherearethewhat...?Wherearethebass!Howmanyoftheanglers(tournamentandrecreational)gotoabodyofwateryou'veneverfishedbefore,droptheboatinthe

    water,then,askthisquestiontoyourself?Thisisprobablyoneofthebiggesttopicsinbassfishingthatanangler

    shouldlearnmoreabout.

    Hereyouwillbegettinginformationonhowtolocateareasbestforbassfishing.

    Locatingbassandunderstandingthewaterwouldbethenumberonequestionamongbassanglerstoday.Thenextmostaskedquestionwouldbeiswhichbaitsthey

    shouldusetocatcha"big"bass.

    Nowwhenyouthinkaboutit,therearereallyonlytwo(2)maintopicsthatgohandinhandwhenitcomestobassfishing.Ifyouunderstoodmoreaboutthesetwo,you

    woulddefinitelybecomeamuchbetterangler,andtheyare:

    1.Knowinghowtolocatebass.

    2.Knowinghowtocatchbassusingallthedifferenttechniques,presentations,andbaits.

  • Learninghowtolocatebasscanbesomewhatofachallengetomostanglersbecausetherearesomanydifferentfactorsthatneedtobedeterminedsuchas:

    1.Knowinghowtoreadamapthisisthefundamental

    skillthatyoushouldtrytolearnbecausethroughamapitiseasierforyoutotakeontheappropriatelocationgood

    forbassfishing.

    2.KnowingthemostpracticalplacestolookforActiveBassjustaftercoldfrontsandduringearlyspringandlatefallperiodsweatherconditionmustbeespecially

    consideredaswell.

    3.Understandingwaterdepththisisanimportantelementbecausethedepthorthehollownessofthewater

    willserveasafactorforyoutoknowifitisagoodlocation.

    4.Waterclarityitcouldbeeasierforyoutonowhave

    yourbassfishingifyouarewellorientedaboutthewaterclarityofyourlocation.

    5.Watertemperatures

  • 6.Seasonalpatternsthisisinrelationwiththetrendwhetherbassfishingisseasonalornot.

    7.Locatingstructureareas

    8.Findingvegetationareas

    Butthereismore!Beingaconsistentbassanglerissomuchmorethanjustgettinginyourboat,hittingthe

    water,andcastingyourbaits.That'swhybasstournamentsaresocompetitiveandexciting,becausethemoreyoulearnaboutlocatingbassthequickeryoucanstartcatchingthemright?Andhey,isn'tthathalfthe

    battle?

    Let'sstartbylookingatalakemap.TherearetwogeneraltypesoflakemapsthatmostanglerswillusewhicharereferredtoastheHotSpotandTopographicalmaps.ThedifferencesbetweenthetwoisthataTopomap

    showsmoredetail,andtheHotSpotsmapshowsmorefishingspots(well,atleasttheyresupposedto).

    Thesecret(orkey)inlearninghowtousealakemap

    wouldbetosectorthemap.WhatImeanbythisisthatIwilltakethemapandstudyitforamoment(lookingforareaswherethefishwouldmostlikelybe.)Next,Iwill

  • (usingahighlighter)dividethemapinsectionsbasedonhowmuchtimeIhavetoprefishforatournamentorhowmanydaysIhavetojustfishthebodyofwaterforfun.

    Thesizeofthesectionswillvarydependingoncontours,structure,andhowmanyplacesImaywanttocheckoutduringthecourseofthedaybasedonwhatthemap

    showsme.IamcertainlynotonetojustcastbaitintothewaterandworkitforfiveminutesandleaveIwilltryanassortmentofbaitsifIseesignsoffishinanygivenarea

    totrytoestablishaworkingpattern.

    Herearesomekeyelementsthatyoucanusuallylookforwhenitcomestolocatingbassonanygivenbodyof

    water:

    1.Vegetationareas

    2.Irregularcontours

    3.Shallowwaterclosetodeepwaterareas

    4.Pointsandpointdrops

    5.Varioustypesofstructure

  • Chapter3:

    BassFishingFactsYouNeedtoKnow

    Somepeoplemaynotbeawareofwhatbassfishingis.Bassfishinghasaninterestingstory.Itbeguninthelate18thcenturyanditstillcontinuestodevelopuntiltoday.Moreandmorepeoplehavebeenhookedupwithbass

    fishing.

    Itisinfactoneofthemostpopularhobbiesofmanypeopleandinmostcountries.Moreandmorecountries

    havebeenadoptingbassfishing.

    IthadprobablyinthebeginningpracticedinsearchforfoodfromamongthepeopleinthesouthoftheUnitedStates.Fromthatdayonwards,ithasstartedgettingnumerousaudiencesofallagesandnations.Today,

    severalcountriessuchasAustralia,Cuba,SouthAfrica,UnitedStatesandmostcitizensfromEuropeparticipatein

    thiskindofevent.

  • Theyear1768or1770wasthebirthofbassfishingsports.OnesimusUstonsonwastheonewhointroducedhisfirstmultiplyingreelstothefishinggurusandloversofbassfishing.Fromthenon,itwasdevelopedintobait

    caster.

    WilliamShakespeareJr.havematerializedtheconstructionofalevelwinddeviceandsecureditspatent

    on1897.

    Thenafter,theWilliamJ.JamisonCointroducedtheexcessivelyornamentedShannonTwinSpinnerin1915

    andwasenhancedtocreatetoday'sspinnerbaits.

    Intheyear1932,PresidentFranklinD.RoosevelthasinstitutedtheformationofTennesseeValleyAuthorityandhasencouragedtheconstructionandbuildingofseveraldams.Thesedamswerelaterusedforculturingdifferentvarietiesofbassfishes.Ifthesedamswerenotbuilt,thepeoplewouldnothavetheplacetogoforbassfishing.

    Fiveyearslater,thefamousDuPontCompanyfiledcopyrightfornylonfishingnet,andthiswaslaterurbanizedintonylonmonofilamentfishingline.

  • Theyear1992isoneofthemostgloriouseventsinthehistoryofbassfishing.LarryNixon,thefamousfishermaninthehistoryofbassfishingwon$1Mtotalearningsfor

    thissportonthisyear.

    Alotoffishspeciesthatarebeingcaughtinthebassfishingeventsincludethefollowing:

    MicropteruspunctatusKentuckyBass

    MicropterusdolomieuiSmallmouthbass

    Micropterussalmoides(Lacepede)LargemouthBass

    TheotherknownclassesofMicropterusarealsowedgedbutinthosetimes,onethatremainsmostacceptedisthe

    Largemouthbass.Ontheotherhand,itshouldbeemphasizedthatsomeoftheAustralianBassaredifferentfromtheaboveNorthAmericanBassvariantseventhough

    mostsharecomparablefeatures.

    Possibly,themostvigoroussuccessofBassFishingwasinthe1950s.Thepopularityofthegameduringthisageist