Bass Fishing Tackle

The first issue you will need to take into consideration before going on your bass fishing trip is the choice of tackle. Be aware of the fact the best tackle for a certain fisherman is not considered the best by another one. The most efficient tackle greatly depends upon the environment as well as the comfort level of the fisherman with the tackle.

Many anglers enjoy top water fishing and they usually use efficient lures as the Popper or a Jitterbug as they are known to attract the attention there on top of the water. Many of them come in a wide variety of colors which will greatly vary upon the area and the weather in which you plan on conducting your fishing. We recommend using them in shallow waters or in those areas where the moss has overtaken the deeper parts of lakes and/or ponds.

If you plan on fishing in shallow waters or near top water we recommend choosing spinner baits as in most cases, these spinner baits do not dive deep and get caught on deeper moss beds which means that they are suitable for in shallow or open waters. Using a spinner lure and working the edge of moss beds will attract serious attention to the bass, regardless of type. Depending on the size of the bass, you choose the size and the color but we recommend choosing many colors in order to obtain efficient results.

Using plastic worms is recommended for grassy areas or weed beds. Choosing worms is a great way to fish in deeper waters if you will allow the worm to sink. If you consider plastic worm fishing, you need to be aware of the fact that the tip of the hook is in most cases submerged in the body of the worm so that it will not snag easily. This will permit a more intense fishing activity around moss beds. Again, the color will vary greatly due to the surroundings and weather conditions during that day. Changing colors until finding an effective one is the best method.

We recommend that fishermen use a diving lure for deep fishing conditions. With other words, use them when there is a deep hole and clear from debris like weeds and moss. Regardless of sizes and shapes (they do come in a wide variety) they are all quite efficient if used properly. All bass types are known to be quite sensitive when they hear a sound which is why rattle-traps are considered to be a common diver as they get a lot of attention. Some use various colors in order to attract more attention; it greatly depends upon the style of fishing. Speaking of colors, you need to be aware of the fact that the variation depends a lot upon the time of the day as well as the weather.

Regardless of the type of tackle you plan on purchasing and choosing, the most important factor is that you have to keep practicing in order to find the perfect combination between your own fishing style and the associated lure you plan on using. Also, an important factor of fishing (not only bass) is patience; fishing is done with great patience, professional anglers got to a high level of efficiency from practicing and waiting for the time until the bass comes.

For the last part of the article we will be offering some tips along with warnings regarding the topic of bass fishing tackle:

  1. We recommend you to switch colors in a frequent matter if the one you have chosen does not offer the satisfaction you have expected. Remember that color effectiveness will change during the day because the light changes in the water. Also, a color that works great in one location does not mean that it will work just as well in another spot;
  2. Choose the size of the lure depending on the bass size and the body of the water in which you will be conducting the fishing;
  3. Be very attentive when fishing close to moss beds as well as other debris because there is a big possibility that your lures can snag which can cause the lure to break from the line.