Best bass fish bait

With one of the most popular sports around today being bass fishing, it’s important for you to know which baits will work the best and when. Bass fishing is enjoyed by men, women and children of all ages. Being out on the water surrounded by nature is a unique feeling that you can’t get with anything else. It’s so peaceful and relaxing being on the water then when you hook that bass, the excitement begins. There’s no better way to spend your free time.
Bass fishing is something the whole family can enjoy or something that you can do with your friends and the best part is, it doesn’t take a lot of money to go fishing. This is something that you can spend as much or as little money on as you want and you can still enjoy the thrill of reeling in the bass. When fishing for bass you need to use a good bait in order to be a success so after gathering together your rod and reel, it’s time to choose a bait.

Best Bass Fishing Bait

Most all anglers, even the beginner, already know that the bait you use is very important and you need to choose wisely in order to catch more fish but what you may not know is which one to use. So, what is the best bait for bass fishing? The answer is not a simple one because the best bait will depend on when you’re fishing, where you’re fishing and the season in which you go fishing along with many other things. For example, you’ll need to decide which bass you’ll be fishing for, the smallmouth bass, white bass, largemouth bass or spotted bass.

The type of bass you seek out is important because each one of them is attracted to different types of baits. You’ll need to learn what the fish feeds on naturally and this will help you determine which baits will be the best suited. There are certain baits that most all bass will be attracted to and these can be used when you’re not sure which one you want to fish for or in most any situation.

Best live bass baits to use most anywhere or anytime:

minnows
worms
crayfish
frogs
smaller fish

When using live bait is not an option you can use soft baits that resemble the natural food source of the bass. Spinnerbaits is another good option because they are versatile and can be used as a slow or fast action lure. Plus, they’re easy to use so even the beginner can use them without difficultly. Other artificial baits that work great for bass fishing are listed below:

crankbaits
topwater lures
spoons
jigs
tube lures
tail spinners

Having a collection of these lures in your tackle box will ensure that you’re prepared for any situation that you might find yourself in. If one thing is not working you can always switch off to something else. Having a wide variety of these lures available at all times will make a difference and it could turn a dull boring fishing trip into a fun and exciting one. Since you never really know for sure which type of bait will work the best until you get out on the water, this is the only way to get prepared and have something that will get results each time you go out.

Bass Fishing Tips

After gathering together a variety of bait and the rest of your gear it’s time to head to the water. The more you know about the body of water in which you plan to fish the better. This is important because you can learn where the all the hotspots are without wasting a lot of time. If you don’t already know the area you can get a topographic map or talk to other anglers in the area. They will usually be more than happy to share some fishing secrets with a fellow fisherman.

One thing that seems to hold true no matter where you’re fishing is that the bass will be around any type of structures found in the water both natural and man-made such as, rocks, brush, weeds, docks and piers. When fishing for the bass you need to always be alert and pay attention to your line. The bass can steal your bait away and you won’t even know they touched it if you’re not paying attention.

The bass is also an aggressive species that will put up an amazing struggle once they’re hooked. Becoming a good bass angler means using good judgment and practicing patience. One day they may strike at anything and the next day they may be extremely picky. Things are always changing and you should be flexible enough to change with them. The more you go bass fishing the better you’ll become so take advantage of any opportunity you get to go out on the water and do some fishing.


Dan Eggertsen is a fellow bass fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on bass fishing since 2004.

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