Bass fishing pros aren’t born with the skills necessary to compete in the pro circuit and dominate the flats. Instead, they put in plenty of practice and adopt new stratagem into their angling repertoire to maximize results each time they cast their line. Similarly, you can upgrade your game by simply studying up on bass and how to catch them! Join Blazer Boats as we reel in 6 tips to catch more bass next time you hop aboard your bass fishing boat.
Save Shredded Worms
Over time, plastic worms will suffer from wear and tear and start to look a little shredded. That’s perfectly fine, and the only mistake you can make at that point is throwing them away! Bass prefer to ambush wounded prey, and shredded worm baits are perfect to play the part.
Other Ways to Fool Fish
Since bass are more likely to bite at wounded prey, we also recommend using red tools in your angling efforts. For example, a spinner bait with a red head or a crank bait with red hooks may net you some extra bites. The color red tricks bass into thinking that their prey is bleeding and injured.
Use Your Livewell to Your Advantage
Did you know that bass are notorious for spitting up whatever they were feeding on when you put them in your livewell? It may seem a little nasty at first, but checking your livewell water for the color of what your bass have fed on can make the rest of the day easier. From there, you can tell what color lure or kind of lure to use for the rest of the trip.
Fish Against the Wind
Casting your line against the wind will reduce distance, but it may also offer a few incredible benefits. Bass always swim with the current so if you cast your line upwind, then they will find your bait before they find your boat. Also, the noise of water rushing against your hull will surely be louder than the spot you’re fishing, so bass may be less suspecting of your lure.
Repetition is Key
Bass are ornery fish, especially at this time of year. As the water gets colder, bass become more docile. In order to get more bites, anglers should annoy them as much as possible. Bass prefer to rest in cover and are more responsive to lures that are presented to them at different angles. Keep tossing your lure in at different angles to increase the odds of a dormant bass biting at it.
Keep Your Hooks Sharp
Bass have boney jaws, so a sharp hook is crucial to successful catches. Consider using a file to sharpen your hooks after each catch and before every trip onto the water. Spending 30 seconds to sharpen your hook can save exponentially more time when you’re waiting for a bite.
Bass fishing just like the pros starts with finding the perfect bass fishing boat, mastering the basics, and then practicing and incorporating the same tips and tricks that the pros use. If you still need help with that first thing, then Blazer Boats is the logical choice for your next step! We offer a wide range of incredible bass fishing and bay fishing boats that are sure to elevate your game. Give us a call today and learn how our angling boats can help you reel in bass like never before!