By Areeb Khatib
If you want to be better at bass fishing, then there are some
critical factors that you should be aware of. Bass fishing is
one of the most popular sports in America, Canada, and many
other countries. As a result, the competition is very intense,
and to gain a true advantage, you have to know your fish,
habitat, and your equipment inside out.
Bass is treated as a "sports" fish rather than a meal,
its quite healthy and edible. During tournaments, bass are
caught and weighed before being thrown back in the water.
There's even a holding tank that is used for providing medical
treatment to the bass, if needed.
To become successful at bass fishing, there are a variety of
things you need to keep in mind. First and foremost, the
biology and behavior of the fish are extremely critical
factors. Different environments and water temperatures have
varying affects on the way that bass behave, influencing your
methodology and techniques in different ways.
If you are fishing in very cold or very warm temperatures,
the bass won't be as healthy or plentiful, but at the same
catching them will be much easier due to their physical
weakness. On the other hand, moderate temperatures are prime
environments in which bass flourish, giving them the physical
strength to fight being caught.
Typically, bass like to hang out in covered, sheltered areas
where they can prey on smaller fish. Knowing this piece of
information can help you identify areas where bass are
as well as the types of lures you should be using.
The second critical factor for successful bass fishing,
the biology and habitat, is your equipments. Your rods, reels,
lines and lures will vary depending on the environment, the
nature of the particular bass fish, and your skill level.
Expertise in fishing maps and electronic fish finders can give
you a distinct advantage over the competiton. More often than
not, the first couple of spots you decide to fish in might not
produce good results. It is very usual for anglers to move
around during fishing tournaments, and if you're handy with
map, then you can quickly locate a better fishing spot before
the competiton can.
A backdoor trick you can use to quickly learn about a
particular fishing area is to visit the local angler stores.
fishing enthusiasts, the owners can give you valuable tips and
advice that can give you a head-start.
Outside of tournaments, there are many recreational anglers
that would love to share their knowledge with you, especially
if you make them feel like the "teacher" and portray yourself
as the "student". Hobbyists love nothing more than to be
proclaimed as experts in their field.
Online, there are a variety of forums, chat-groups, discussion
lists, and e-mail newsletters where you can meet anglers
world-wide and share ideas. Consider becoming a moderator at a
forum so you can always be the first to receive valuable
Although this is a basic article, the tips covered can be
explored in further depth. Remember, the number one rule of
success is to humble yourself and become a student and
About The Author: Areeb Khatib is involved with an online
fishing project that informs and educates the fishing
enthusiast through well-written articles. Learn how to catch
more fish by visiting: www.myfishingexpert.com