Learning how to bass fish can seem a little daunting if you're new to fishing or taken a walk through your local fishing tackle shop recently. Maybe you've been at it a while and have accumulated a lot of tackle, and you're still not really sure how best to put it to use.
We have created a bunch of bass fishing content to help you make sense of it all. Everything from learning to cast to knowing what lures to throw when. We've got a ton of resources to help you catch fish when you get the chance to go.
Below is a bunch of basic topics on bass fishing that you need to know. Go through each of these and then search throughout the site for any specific topics you might have questions about. We also have social media pages where we try to answer all questions so if you still can't find it, give us a holler.
This bass fishing guide will hopefully point you in the right direction on how to bass fish regardless of your skill level and experience.
But to keep things simple, an angler needs to know the following 4 things to be successful at bass fishing:
- Required tackle for bass fishing and how to use it
- Bass fishing techniques
- Where to bass fish
- When to bass fish
Bass fishing is as simple as bait selection and presentation in the right place at the right time. The right time and place vary from season to season and even day to day. But knowing what tackle you need, how to rig it, how to tie a good knot, how to cast, how to retrieve, how to detect bites, how to hook and land fish will have you ready to catch bass. Then you just have to put together the lures, the locations and the times to fish those locations with those lures, and you'll be catching bass consistently and improving the size of your catch as well.
Each of the sections above will send you to helpful illustrations, videos and how-to tutorials on techniques that have been proven to catch bass on lakes, rivers, ponds and other fisheries all over the nation.
Take a gander through this guide and if you have questions, post comments in any of the sections and we'll do our best to get you answered quickly!
Bass Fishing Basic Topics
(click each guide selection to learn more)
- Required Tackle for Bass Fishing
- Guide to Bass Fishing Rods
- Guide to Bass Fishing Reels
- How to Choose Fishing Line
- Guide to Bass Fishing Lures
- Guide to Crankbaits
- Guide to Spinnerbaits
- Guide to Jerkbaits
- Guide to Skirted Jigs
- Guide to Topwaters
- Guide to Soft Plastics
- Guide to Spoons
- Guide to Terminal Tackle
- Guide to Swimbaits
- How to Spool Fishing Reels with Fishing Line
- Bass Fishing Knots Guide
- 5 Ways to Rig Soft Plastics
- How to Cast
- 8 Factors that Affect Casting
- How to Retrieve Fishing Lures
- How to Detect Bites
- Where to Bass Fish
- When to Bass Fish
- Bass Fishing Lure Selector