So you’re looking to get into bass fishing. Fishing is one of those time-honored traditions that can be done by anyone, either young or old. There is an unimaginable thrill when you catch a bass for the first time, the feeling of adventure and nature all rolled into one flopping about on the end of your line.
That thrill can be addictive and when you’re ready to go all-in you’re going to need to know the basics of bass fishing to get started.
The most important thing to do first is to find the right equipment to get you started. The basics are your rod, reel, line, and lure. You don’t need to go out and buy everything and anything that is attached to fishing, just buy the basics in the beginning and as you get more experienced begin purchasing the added accessories that will make bass fishing that much more enjoyable.
For choosing your equipment there is no defining answer to what you should get; when you get down to the very heart of it, it all depends on what really works for you and what type of angling you want to try. You want to match the right tools to the right task; it will only make your fishing more enjoyable and help you get the results you want to get.
Next, you want to focus on where to fish and how to look for fish. Starting out it would be beneficial for you to fish in smaller fishing spots to get familiar with everything involved in fishing and then go from there.
Choose ponds and small, easily manageable lakes first and then move up to larger lakes when you are ready. Then, once you’ve chosen the right locale, you want to start your search for bass.
The trick with finding bass is to know where they hide. Bass have an affinity for hiding among the masses, so you want to try docks, in-water structures and other obstacles like that. They hide in the trenches you might say and you need to ferret them out to hook them. Once you do that, you’re more than likely to catch a bass or two.
Bass fishing can be a tricky sport, but it is worth it. Given the chance, bass fishers will regale you with tales of their favorite spots, the biggest and baddest they’ve ever hooked and they’ll do it all with a smile on their face and a twinkle in their eye because they love it, and you will too.