5 “Quick Shot” Artificial Bait Tips By: Thomas Husnik

If you enjoy a spot of bass fishing
then you’ve probably honed your
style and technique… however, did
you know that there is always room
for improvement in terms of your
technique and thus your catch rate?

First, take the time to choose the
bait to best suit your fishing needs
on a particular day.

For example, if the water is murky
then you do not want to choose bait
that will not show up on the bass’
radar.

Bass initially home in on their prey
because they notice movement, rather
than than how it looks.

This is why torpedoes and buzzbaits
are popular. They actually vibrate
to ensure that the bass can find them
in murky waters.

Crankbaits are also excellent;
especially those in metallic colors
that tend to flash a little as they hit
the light.

This will attract attention of bass in
the near vicinity and can really
encourage them to bite. As you can see,
choosing artificial bait is really all
about using logic.

Second, assess the state of the water
that you will be fishing. This is not
in terms of how dark or clear it is
but rather in relation to how much
vegetation there is or how many craggy
areas and rocky areas there are.

For example, if you are fishing where
there is plenty of vegetation then
some artificial baits will get stuck.

As such, you need to use weedless baits
to keep the line smooth and ensure that
you don’t get hung up.

If you are going to fish under rocks
and shelves then you need baits that
will sit deep in the water instead of
the top water.

Third, do not be afraid to switch baits
if you find that one is not working for
you.

Depending on the conditions, weather
and number of people on your chosen
lake, bass may not bite from one day to
the next. This can be incredibly
frustrating for any bass fisherman.

Some experts in the field have
commented that bass will bite if you
are using a plastic worm in one lake
but then will ignore it in another.

You should never be afraid to
change your bait if you find that your
catch rate is not as high as it should
be.

Fourth, tailor your bait to the type
of bass that you are trying to catch.

For example, smallmouth bass, largemouth
bass, striped bass and white bass may
all go for different types of bait.

White bass tend to go for spinnerbaits
whereas smallmouth bass tend to go
for plastic lures. Again this varies
from area to area so be sure to do your
research in advance.

Finally, find your comfort zone. Many
bass fishermen prefer certain baits and
lures to others out there purely and
simply because they feel more comfortable
using them and thus have greater
confidence in their abilities to catch
bass from one day to the next.

You should therefore try several
artificial baits out to see which ones
you feel more comfortable with using
before you actually settle into a regular
pattern.

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