It is very handy to get some tips on bass fishing when you are a beginner. Firstly, it it is important to know that bass are fish whose metabolism depends on the temperature of the surrounding water. Their metabolism rises or falls proportionally with the increase or decrease in water temperature. Therefore, if the water where they happen to be is cold, as it is in deeper waters, they are less active and so eat a lot less.
Furthermore, in about January one should start bass fishing in warmer and warmer waters because the bass tend to leave cold deep waters in order to spawn. Also, during the Autumn bass begin to move on towards colder and deeper waters where they would be safer during the cold season. However, fishermen should not expect them to migrate great distances quickly. Their cycles of moving from one place to the next as the seasons change can take several months.
It is also a good tip to realize when bass fishing that these fish are very sociable, which means that they tend to shoal together in schools, especially those which are the same size. So, if you have already caught some bass in one area, you are likely to catch more in the same area as long as you do not throw the dead fish you’ve already caught back into the water as that will panic the rest of the school.
Furthermore, bass fishing areas are quite easy to find. You should remember that they are predators but not really very active ones since their favourite food is not actually one they have to fight to get. Rather, they wait patiently and lazily for prey to swim past and then they ambush it.
Bass fish often go for struggling or slow prey even if they are not normally on their usual diet. Their usual diet consists of crawfish, minnows, worms, insects, frogs and such like. Once a fisherman has learned these facts about bass, together with their mating customs, catching them is much easier and much more frequent.
However, bass are prey themselves, so they need cover too, which is why bass fishing is most successful in areas where the fish can find safety in and around small or large rocks, weeds and other shady or indeed sunny, well-lit areas where it is difficult for them to be seen.
Successful bass fishing may also depend on the type of bait that is chosen by the angler. Bait should vary according to both the season ” spring, summer, autumn or winter ” and the spawning cycle of this fish species. For beginners, let us not forget that there are always experienced anglers ready to come up with tips. Just don’t be afraid to ask because the most effective bait varies from region to region.