Let’s Go Bass Fishing! How to Fish and Catch Bass in a Pond

Let’s Go Bass Fishing! How to Fish and Catch Bass in a Pond

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It’s nice to know how to do bass fishing, whether it be sports or just as a hobby. It’s the art of angling. Bass are sometimes challenging to fish, depending on the seasons. Usually, summer and spring are the most ideal for bass fishing. There are many different types of styles or techniques on how to fish them. Bass fishing is usually done in open spaces such as lakes or ponds. But the most insight that one must understand most is that practice is the most essential key to having a great catch in bass fishing.

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Jig fishing

The easiest, versatile and productive way in bass fishing because the bass is usually fascinated with colors at the same time when lures are in motion. They sometimes hide in shadows and debris or even those falling trees, especially on lakes or ponds. But jigs tend to catch their attention still. It’s a unique technique in fishing bass. Its jerky movement that seems dancing in the water created by the jigs captures the eyes of the bass that they are attracted to. They made them irritated at the same time if they were not that hungry enough to feed them.

In some ways, jigs need to be a complex of baits because these are best customized depending on a situation or season that one must have in the fishing bass to have a good catch. And if you’re planning to learn more about bass fishing using jigs, it’s still wise to learn more first about it and explore yourself more to become fruitful or catch more fish. But jig fishing has its great advantage in bass fishing.

Everybody knows that jigs are also the first artificial lure type that comes with a variety of colors and styles, with its different shapes and weights that soothe best with bass fishing. So for bass, jig fishing is usually most commonly used.

There are several jig styles or techniques used in bass fishing. They are the swim jig, football jig, flipping jigs, punch jigs, finesse, and casting jigs. You can use any of these styles because they are best used in bass fishing. But still, depending on your location and time.

Fast and furious jig” best implies this swim jig technique. You can try it for bass fishing. Since bass are attracted to moving jigs, the swim jig style could be ideally used. With this, you can control the movement of the jig that made the bass react somehow because it moves quickly when it’s in the water. They attract bass, so it means more fish or bass to catch. In here, you can also fight with them in a bass boat. It is most effective when it’s used for catching big bass. And actually, there are already many tournaments that this swim jig style won. But still, it’s up to you what would be your pick to use.

You could also try football jigs in fishing, which is commonly used in summer and winter. It is best with bigger bass and in deeper waters. It is called a football jig because its football-shaped head makes it more effective when used in bass fishing, especially in deep waters with big bass.

If you’re still not contented with swim or football jig style, try these flipping jigs. It is used with the “snap and pop technique,” these are widely used for largemouth bass. It is usually used in inactive bass because of its jig-and-pig combination.

Another style of jig fishing is by using these punch jigs. Punching in, somehow bass finds so annoying. This technique usually is used in lakes with grass. The bass hides on the mats, so it is the best to punch. It uses force that can make bass reveal themselves and be caught.

Bass fishing is also best done with finesse jigging or by using finesse jigs. These are best used with picky bass during winter. Because size doesn’t matter when using finesse jigs.

Lastly, the casting. This is also called the old fashion way of jig fishing. It’s a lot of fun using this technique. It is also best described as cast and reel style. It is the most commonly used style in jig fishing.

After considering all the styles on how to catch bass, now it’s time to think about fishing in different locations. It is well known that bass fishing is usually done on lakes and ponds to open spaces for bass fishing.

Breathtaking lake bass fishing. In lakes, you could catch smallmouth and largemouth bass. Usually, it is best and nice to fish bass on lakes no matter what type of technique you’re using. It is also best for beginners because it is the best place to start because of its abundant plant foods and coverings such as falling trees where they could hide.

Even though there are many tricks and techniques in bass fishing on lakes, here are the most straightforward steps to do it with a bang! But if you’re looking for largemouth bass specifically, go for lake fishing instead. There are tips or techniques for beginners, and especially with pro anglers, be reminded for. However, it is wise to start learning from the basics of how to do it on lakes.

Tips and Tricks

      • First and foremost, all you need to secure are the things you need like the bait, rod, reel, bass boat f necessary, and especially your license.
      • Now it’s time to go down to the bottom of it!
      • Know first the fishing condition. Consider each season where bass reacts differently, even on lakes. Bass shows different habits. So that when you fish, it would be easy for you what to do or what technique or style should be used.
      • Optimize your terrain. Bass fisher must know or study where bass usually hides. Bass usually hides on rocky bottoms, shallow flats, grass, or fallen trees on the deeper side. So by knowing it all, now you know where to catch them immediately.
      • Next is choosing a bass location. They usually go to shore in the early mornings and drive themselves back to a deeper level in the afternoon because bass typically likes to go deeper after feeding for shades.
      • Of course, choosing the right lures or jigs must also be considered. Feel the time because you are using jigs. And best use technology for this is flipping and pitching instead of casting. Usually, the bass hits the bait while it is moving. So it’s usual to tip the rod to maintain once in a while the movement of the jigs to attract bass or to know if the bass has gotten your bait. You can best use rubber or plastic worm lure.
      • Go for the best line or the right line for you. Of course, you still have to consider the lake’s depth as to what type of crankbait to be used. Better also think of what good bait you’ll be using, like what kind of bait to be used in shallow areas as well as in deeper depth. Always put in mind to slower your reel for the deeper lure, for the more you reel fast, the shallow your lure becomes.
      • Then picking the right rod. It's better to use a sensitive rod here because bass bumps up with the blade before it bites. The shorter the rod, the more accurate it becomes to your cast. But using a longer rod can help you by giving you more power to reel and move away from your cast. An ideal rod for lakes is lightweight, but you should consider and understand the place or location, or spot of the lake you’re fishing.
      • Use the proper technique or style too. Bass usually react more when they are hungry or irritated. It is better to place your bait under debris or spots on lakes where they hide and wait to attack. Since bass are attracted to motion, then wisely tip the rod once in a while to prolong motion to attract them more. But when using a lure, it is best to let the bait reach the bottom. Then do the lifting and dropping style or retrieve the line or feel the line to know if there’s biting.

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Bass Jigging

Bass jigging uses the very first artificial type of lure. The bass jig. These are used for the short cast. Bass jigs are also known as flipping jigs. They are best used for largemouth or even on smallmouth bass. The lighter weight is used with smallmouth ones, and the heavier weights are used for largemouth bass.

Here are some tips on how to use bass jigs. First, see to it that the jig must fall straight down where your target is. Watch your line. Then cast your jig out using flipping or casting into the open on a free spool and watch it till its way down.

Let’s go then on bass fishing on a pond. It is nice to use on a pond, or it is recommended to use the medium to heavy action or style. It is the most rewarding and exciting of all. Because big bass often catches on a pond compared to even on big lakes. So if you’re dreaming or hoping to catch big fish, go for the pond instead.

In fishing on a pond, better be stealthy and quiet. If you want to be luckier enough, better be silent and stealthy because movement or noise can cast away or scare bass here. Just let the bait comes naturally. Remember not to run up on edge for them to see you or feel you because you might scare them away if you do. That would mean less catch then. If you need to use a bass boat, try to use a tiny one to move you around but still make it quite as much as possible and use or work with deep casting towards the shore. Choose the right kind of bait, minding the depth of the pond. You could try to get to the edge, use afloat especially red ones, and go with a clear plastic float.

You can be lucky most of the time in bass fishing, especially when you have the passion and talent for it as well. But at some point, bass fishing also takes or need practice too! In here, more practice means more fish and, most of all, more luck too to catch more bass. So good luck, everyone!

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