26 Seasonal Bass Fishing Tips – Summer, Spring, Winter, Fall
There are over 30 million anglers in the US and bass fishing is one of the most popular species to target.
It can be difficult to have success bass fishing without the right gear, so make sure you have got a proper bass fishing rod and reel and a variety of lures and baits before you head to the water.
Bass are predators and generally have a lot of different food options, so make sure you have many different types of lures and baits with you, from bottom hugging, to topwater, to spinners, and soft plastic lures.
Most anglers who catch big bass are not just lucky - they have the right gear to go along with their knowledge and experience.
Summer Bass Fishing Tips
Warm weather increases bass metabolisms, meaning that you will feed more often. This gives you more opportunities to put a lure in front of a hungry fish. Fishing for bass in summer is certainly worthwhile trying to increase your chances of catching that big fish.
Bass need three things to survive - food, shelter, and oxygen.
Look for locations within your target environment that will provide all three. These will have more likelihood and having bass either living there or passing through than just randomly throwing a lure into the middle of the lake.
Source: Fix.com Blog
Spring Bass Fishing Tips
The warming waters and the start of spawning can turn lazy winter bass into feeding machines. The spring bass fishing season can be one of the most exciting times after a slow winter.
Bass can also be very protective of their nests and territory. Try lure that mimics a fry predator (such as a bluegill) and they may strike to scare it away rather than for food.
Have a look through some of these simple tips to improve your bass fishing this spring time:
Winter Bass Fishing Tips
A bass metabolism is much slower in the winter, but this doesn't mean that yo can't go fishing. The bite will be a lot slower than in the summertime, but the fish are still there and they still need to eat.
You may need to work harder for that bite, but the bass are at their fattest as they have prepared for the winter.
Fall Bass Fishing Tips
Fall is my favorite time for catching bass. It isn't as hot as summer and is more productive than winter. The bass behavior also changes as the shad and other bait fish stop spawning.
The fall turnover is a weather induced phenomena that occurs when the top surface layer of water begins to get colder than the deeper water. This causes a reaction in the bass living there and changes their behavior. This means that we need to change your lure types and retrieve tactics as well.
Most Popular Bass Fishing Lakes in America
USA today has put together this list of the 14 most popular bass fishing lakes in the USA. Let me know which ones you have tried in the comments below and whether you had any success. Also let me know if you have any other lakes that you have had more success on.
What Month is Best for Bass Fishing?
Every season has its advantages and disadvantages, however we recommend October when the bass are gorging themselves before Winter to catch the most fish and March to catch the largest sow largemouth bass when they are heavy with eggs.
Bass fishing is one of the most popular hobbies in North America. It is an option throughout the continental United States all year around. Don't think that just because Winter has arrived that you can't go fishing. I hope these seasonal bass fishing tips have helped you to try something different and have more success.
Having the best gear is also another idea to increase the number of fish you catch - don't go fishing with substandard gear.