Where to Find Bass

Where to find bass

Small Mouth Bass


Love Bass Fishing

Bass fishing is fun. Its also one of the most popular game fish among the anglers. Its hard to say exactly what it is in bass fishing that attracts so much attention but its everything about bass fishing that attracts anglers to go for it and get fond of it and start following the trends and really get hooked with bass fishing. All types of Bass puts up good fight, they are aggressive and bite, Bass will roam in school making multiple catch in a location possible, anglers can try many different methods, baits and lures for bass fishing, the availability of Bass fishing gear, all of these contributes to the growth of popularity of Bass fishing.

Where to Find Bass

“Where are the Bass…? ” probably one of the most talked topic bass anglers will talk about. To be successful with bass fishing, any angler will have to learn about how to find the right bass fishing locations. When I started bass fishing, I went Bass fishing to a place in Milford, CT. First few trips I wasted hours after hours and caught nothing. Then I after talking to a fellow angler, I learned that the tide is the key to fishing in that location. After that I did good in that fishing spot. Understanding the water and also what type of fishing bait or lure to use are also thinks to learn about.
In this article I will try to provide some information about how to identify the best bass fishing locations, how to understand the water you plan to fish on and also what bait or lure to use for bass.
The first topics to learn about bass fishing are:
a. How to find bass fishing spot
b. Techniques of using different type of baits.

Locating a bass fishing spot can be challenging even for a veteran bass angler because there are so many things to consider. Below are some of them.

Let the map lead you to the Bass House

A map can tell you where you can go to look for the right bass fishing conditions. Instead of driving to random locations and try bass fishing, its better to look in a map to decide where you want to go to look for the right fishing spot.

Looking for bass in the most practical places.

If you go looking for an active bass in fast moving, two feet deep, crystal clear water, you will be disappointed. Also weather factor must be considered because bass will not be in the same place after a cold front and in hot summer days.

Bass care about water depth

Depth of the water is an important factor for bass fishing. Most species of bass won’t be in the top of the water or in the bottom all the time. They won’t even be in too shallow water bodies in warm days, they might look for prey in shallower waters with grassy or sandy bed. Especially Stripped Bass might look for prey in grassy sea beds with water depth as low as 1 foot. But when attracted to a prey bass will come to the surface to hunt them down. That’s why fly fishing for bass is so much fun.

Bass use no glasses

You will need to know how casting style will have to be different based on the water clarity. When the water is crystal clear, sometimes you will be able to see the bass you want to catch but remember, the bass might as well be able to see you. So cast from a distance and make sure your bait doesn’t hit the water right on top of the bass or too close to the bass. Cast a little far from it then bring the bait by the bass so that it thinks it’s a prey trying to get away.

Bass use no heater no jacket

On a hot burning summer day, bass wont be in the top level of water or it wont be in too shallow waters. You would want to cast your lure of bait in the deeper waters where most fish will try to stay safe from summer heat and low oxygen hot waters. And again in cooler days the lower levels of water tends to stay warmer, so fish will not stay close to the surface.

Bass follows Seasonal pattern

Bass fishing will vary more or less with season changes. As mentioned earlier, temperature is a big factor, also brightness of the sun, water current, marine plants, availability of natural food are things to consider.

Bass wants a castle

Stripped bass roams around in a large area but large mouth bass and small mouth bass prefers to stay close to structures in the water. Especially in hot sunny days they will stay in the shade of structures in the water.

Bass ain’t no vegetarian

Locating marine vegetation might be a good way to locate good bass fishing areas. Vegetation attracts natural food for bass so they will be close to those areas. When high tide engulf grassy beds on the bank, bass will be there looking for worms, crickets, grubs and other insects and insect eggs.

The most important part of bass fishing is enjoy it

But there is more! Being a consistent bass angler is so much more than just getting in your boat, hitting the water, and casting your baits. That’s why bass tournaments are so competitive and exciting, because the more you learn about locating bass the quicker you can start catching them right? And hey, isn’t that half the battle?
You can start with studying a lake map. Two general types of lake maps are mostly used by bass anglers. They are called “Hot Spot” and “Topographical” maps. A topographical map will usually show a lot more in detail when hot spot map will show only fishing locations. A good way of using a lake map would be to sector it. Study a map, use a highlighter and highlight the locations you want to fish for a short period of time, if you are going for a tournament, do it as a pre fishing before the tournament and find the locations where the bass are most active. Then chose the highest catch areas and fish there.

Here are some elements to look for in the map when sectoring it:
* Vegetation areas
* Irregularity of the lake bottom
* Deeper water next to shallow waters
* Various types of structures
* Close to bridge or dam.

Good luck and have fun.