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                    HOW TO CATCH BIG BASS

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                        Big Bass Fishing Techniques

   Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass are some of the most exciting fish to both fish for and to catch. Bass are typically very aggressive and will hit Rubber Baits, Crank Baits, Top Water, Rubber Worms and Spinner Baits. There are also many specialty baits that work well for big bass.

  Here are some basic big bass tactics. Big Bass seem to prefer the Full Moon to other moon phases. Some of the best big bass are caught in the hottest summer month during the full moon either early in the morning or just before dark in the evening.

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     Everyone has heard that you can catch the biggest bass when they are on their beds nesting. This is true you can entice a big sow to strike when protecting her baby hatchlings. Just prior to laying her eggs the big female bass will be full of roe (eggs) and most fishermen do not fish for them during this spawning period. Right after the spawning the big bass will go into a post spawn feeding similar to the pre-spawn feeding frenzy. Pre-spawning and Post-spawning feeding periods are good times to hook into a big bass. Please practice catch & release for bass so there will be great fishing for the next generation of fishermen.

            Strategies For Catching Big Bass

  Fishing in front of a cold front or thunder squall is also a great time to catch bass. The lowering of the barometric pressure from cold fronts or pending storms tends to increase bass feeding. Fish in the early daylight and evening twilight hours before dark. These are the best times to hook into a big bass.

  Try to fish when the moon is directly overhead or at the rising or setting position in the sky (at the horizon). Feeding increases during these times. Fishing during or immediately after a hard flooding rain can be outstanding, especially if the drain pipes are over flowing. Always keep your hook sharp. Keep a hook sharpener close at hand always. Re-tie your lure knot occasionally during the day and especially the night before you go fishing.

  Always fish structure. Bass are structure orientated. If you see a tree fallen in the water focus on that. Fish it thoroughly and completely. Oftentimes a big bass will not hit a lure on the first cast. Cast at the tree from different angles and different retrieve speeds. Variety is the key to finding a great pattern for the day. Scan the shoreline and look for what's different! If you see dead weeds all along the bank and a small area with green weeds target that. Target shaded areas on sunny days. Bass do not have eyelids and the direct sun bothers them. Search the shore for shaded areas with green weeds and some underwater structure, and focus on fishing it completely. On windy colder days fish deeper and fish shallow on sunny warm days.

   As for the lure colors try white and chartreuse in clearer waters. Black and red for stained or muddier waters. The colors can also be used to your advantage when fishing deeper water. Red lures are best for shallow water as they disappear within 2 - 3 feed deep in the water column. Green, blue and yellow are visibly deeper in the water and easier for the fish to see. Fish can make out a yellow or purple fishing lure up to 30 feet deep in clearer water. When fishing top water plugs black and red are good options as the fish are looking through the water toward the sky and most colors will look black regardless of the real color.


                       Rubber Baits Work For Big Bass

 bass lures  Rubber Bait Fishing - Rubber worms will catch just about anything. They are one of the best producers of BIG bass. A rubber worm can be fish in so many different techniques and in many different water conditions. You can fish a worm slow, fast,  jerky or just let it sit on the bottom. 

   A great way to rig a worm is to first, rig up a weed less rubber fishing bait on a Carolina rig. Take a 7 inch Shad rubber worm, inserted a red # 4 worm hook into it and use a Red colored bullet sinker in 1/4 ounce. Once the line is attached to the hook, inserted a tooth pick into the front of the sinker where the line comes out to secure the sinker. Toss the worm rig out and let it sink and rest on the bottom for a few minutes and then slowly lift your rod tip all the way up. This action drags the worm slowly across the bottom. Stop lifting the rod and lower the rod slowly cranking up the slack in the line and repeat this action again. It's all about fishing correctly for the water and wind conditions you are fishing.

   Pitching a worm also works great from shore or out of a boat. You will need a special pitching rod that extends to 7 or 8 feet long. With this setup you use heavier line and maybe a leader. the idea is to pitch the line underhand into bull whips, cattails or brush and work the lure vertically (up and down) basically in the same place. Shaking the lure in place will drive the big ones to strike. Use this tactic during the hot of the afternoon when the big boys have enter cover for relief from the sun. This method also works in lily pads and thick grass or weeds. also use a big bait on your pitching rig. Streamline your presentation so it will slide through the underbrush without hanging up to much. Use a big 1/2 to 1 oz bullet sinker set to the line with a tooth pick so the sinker stays in place. The sinker and bait should act as one unit when pitching baits.


                Catching Big Largemouth Bass On Crank Baits

   Crank Baits - Crank Baits are available in many sizes, colors and diving depths. The lure bill size will determine the diving depth. Crank baits are available that are capable of fishing depth from 2 feet to 30 feet. Many species of fish are near the shoreline during the cooler mornings and evenings, but move off shore to deeper water levels to find a thermo cline of compatible temperature zone. As the day heats up the shallow shoreline will get to hot for the fish and they go off in search of that special temperature they are looking for. When scout fishing for bass make long casts at different angles to completely cover the water. Start with a shallow crank bait and go deeper as you need to for strikes. Vary everything you can to see what the daily pattern is. Try different retrieve speeds. Sometimes just stopping the lure and letting it suspend in the water and then cranking fast again will draw fish strikes. Once you get a few strikes you can focus on that particular water depth on the lake or river. 


    Catching Big Bass On Top Water Lures

    Top water - Top water lures are some of the most thrilling fishing baits to use. The action of the strike on top water is always exciting. The sudden explosion of the fish at the surface at the bait is different from catching a bass on a plug that runs underwater.  You can use top water lures for bass, muskie, pike, redfish, snook, tarpon, sea trout and many other species.

   Most fish will hit a top water in the right conditions. Of course, it's all about presenting your lure to the fish in the appropriate manner for the existing conditions. I like big top water fishing lures. The bigger the better for catching big trophy fish. Try tossing the lure out and letting it sit on top of the water until all the water circles disappear from the splash. Then twitch the lure softly to make some more light ripples in the water. Repeat this for several more minutes before starting your lure retrieve back to the boat or shore. This can take several minutes but it drives the big bass crazy. Often as soon as the lure make a motion the bass will strike violently.

    Another productive bass fishing method for topwater lures is to jerk the lure occasionally during the lure retrieve and let it make a splash on top of the water. Be ready for a bass strike when you try this one. Do a controlled popping sound with the lure when fishing top water lures. With a little practice you will easily master making popping and gurgling sounds with the top water lure as you retrieve it.


             Spinnerbaits For Big Bass

   Spinnerbaits are great for big bass. Spinnerbaits have some features about them that make the BIG Bass hit them. You can fish a spinner bait in almost all water conditions. By adding or removing the blade sizes, the rear dress skirt color and the weight size you can fish any depth. Spinner Baits are easy to use right out of the package. Just toss them out and try different retrieve speeds.

   Try fishing them real slow near the surface with a big gold blade. It will make a thumping sound in the water and will attract bass strikes. You can reduce the size and shape of the blades to make different sounds and appear differently in the water. Occasionally crank the spinnerbait in as quickly as you can. This will sometimes draw a big bass strike. Try to allow the spinnerbait to bump into an underwater object like a rock or tree branch. When the spinnerbait hits an object in the water it pauses and the blades stop turning. This is often when you will get a strike.

    You can also toss a big spinnerbait out and let it sit on the bottom for a while occasionally dragging it across the bottom gently. This method has been known to take some real monster bass. Detecting a bass strike on a spinnerbait can be tricky. When using a spinnerbait pay close attention to your line as it enters the water. If you see a sudden change in direction in your line travel it could mean a bass has it in its mouth and you need to set the hook.

    As with any fishing lure be sure to crank up the slack in your line before you set the hook. Set the hook like you mean business as the bass have hard mouths and it can be difficult to drive the hook home. Also remember to sharpen your hooks often, and re-tie your lure line know often. If not when that big 15 lb bass take your offering you may not catch him. Experiment with different color skirts on the spinnerbait.

   Also try adding a rubber worm to the spinner bait hook or add a stinger hook for the worm and attach it to your spinnerbait hook. As for lure colors try white and chartreuse in clear waters. Black, blue and red for non-clear waters. The colors can also be used to your advantage when fishing deeper water. Red lures are best for shallow water. Green, blue and yellow are visibly deeper in the water and easier for the fish to see.

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