Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Largemouth Bass

In freshwater lakes, minnows can be seen swimming in quite large numbers. They try to hide in the shallows and reeds, to avoid becoming the next meal of a largemouth bass. Now and again they will venture into the shallows, looking for a juicy insect to feed upon.

When the bass gets into the shallows chasing baitfish and insects, this is a real opportunity to use crankbaits and catch yourself a rake of lovely bass. A lovely summers day can be spent this way, and be rewarded for your patience.

When bass are right in the shallow water and are on a feeding frenzy, one of the best techniques is to use little crankbaits on top of the water. Whilst the fish are feeding on flying insects, they see these as trapped insects and grab them.

Largemouth bass will really go for a crankbait floater in the summertime, and good results can and will be achieved by employing this technique on a regular basis. in the autumn and winter, largemouth bass tend to slow down and feed in deeper water for easier victims.

When waters are warm they are really agressive feeders and will have a go at anything they think is edible, within reason. When they are on the hunt and going for it, your floating morsel will probably be grabbed, and you are into a nice catch.

When you are fishing a very accessible and possibly a lake that is overfished, the fish there may well have been bombarded with crankbait and become hookshy. Another type of bait may well fair better, such as a worm lure.

Of course the name of the game is to try out as many of the available techniques as possible, you could always try out different lures, or even make up your own designs. maybe loosely making it along already made designs, who knows you may make the next big thing in largemouth bass fishing.


On a summers afternoon there can be nothing more pleasing than getting out the fishing kit, then making your way to your favourite bass fishing spot to setup shop. You are surrounded by beauty and sunshine, what more could you possibly want. For good tips and techniques, visit the following website.


Steve Thorn

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