There are a number of fish species which share the name Bass including both marine and freshwater species. They are perch-like apparently, which is why they are called bass – the term derived from the word bars meaning “perch” in Middle English. Popular types include Black Basses, Temperate Basses, and Asian Sea basses. Some common species are Guadalupe Bass, Spotted Bass, Striped Bass, White Bass, Choctaw Bass, and Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass. Our tips are focused on the largemouth bass, which is the most sought after fish, by the anglers.
In North America, largemouth bass fishing is the most popular fishing game. Some species of black bass are known to be the top predators but are mostly prey upon earlier in life by the bigger fish and other sea animals. Apparently, largemouth bass is distinct and very well differentiated from others in its color being olive green with a dark and jagged strip which are placed horizontally along every flank. 16 years is their maximum life expectancy and they can grow up to the maximum of 29.5 inches in length and 22 pounds in weight. They feed on crawfish, insects, baitfish, shrimp, snakes and other smaller fish. They are capable of capturing a prey up to 50% bigger in size.
Tips and Techniques for Bass Fishing
- Get to know the Bass habits – Weather dictates the actual location of brass at any given moment. On the bright sunny day, brass looks for a hideout and when the weather is cloudy brass gets out of its protective shelter. So whenever the day is hot and sunny adjust your live bait or lure to areas closer to the shelter.
- Use Buzzbait – A loud buzz noise attracts basses from faraway distances and tricks them into the lure.
- Choose the Right Time – Golden hours for bass fishing are the earliest hours of the dawn and the last few hours before dusk.
- Most Apt Time for Fishing is Pre-Spawn – During spring when the water temperature ranges between 55 to 65, both male and female bass fish come nearest to the shore, which is the best time for anglers to win the bass trophy.
- Check out the Bass Feed – Once you get bass caught; examine its mouth to look for the contents it is eating. In you struggle to open its mouth; the bass would vomit its stomach out. Next time when you go on the bass hunt, you can always lure the local bass with that exact food and can use it as bait.