In this article I will outline some of the best ways to catch a largemouth bass while bass fishing. Some of these ideas will seem obvious to you and some may be new to you, but the bottom line is that all of these ideas are effective ways to catch a largemouth bass. If you don’t already practice any of these ideas they should be added to your bass fishing repertoire sooner rather than later.
Before getting to the actual “ways” to catch bass I think it’s important to point out that there is no substitute for spending time on the water practicing your craft. The more time that you can spend on the water fishing for bass the better bass fisherman you will become. Just like with most things in life, there is simply no substitute for practice. As you put ideas into practice you add to your knowledge and become a much more adept angler.
Now, shall we get down to business and learn some great ways to catch a largemouth bass?
- Top Water Baits In Flat Water/Low Light Conditions – There may be no more effective way to catch a largemouth bass than by fishing a top water bait over a weed bed in flat water/low light conditions. The best times to find these types of conditions are in the early morning or early evening. Not only is this one of the best ways to catch a bass, it is also one of the most exciting. Once you catch a largemouth on top water bait you’ll be hooked forever. Fishing top water baits in these conditions is an excellent bass fishing technique.
- Artificial Flies – Artificial flies are an excellent bait for largemouth bass, but many bass fishermen don’t have an interest in “fly fishing”. For spin fishermen artificial flies can be fished effectively with the use of a casting bubble. A casting bubble and some artificial flies should be a part of every bass fisherman’s repertoire. The bottom line is that artificial flies are one of the best ways to catch a bass, especially when other baits don’t seem to be working. Largemouth bass feed heavily on underwater insects and artificial flies mimic underwater insects perfectly.
- Swim Baits In Intermediate Depth Conditions – A swim bait fished in six to twelve feet of water during prime feeding times is one of the best ways to catch a largemouth bass. There are many types of bass fishing lures that qualify as swim baits, with one of the more effective being the KickTail Minnow. Various soft plastic swim baits are effective for bass fishing as well. When it comes to swim baits experimentation is the key to success, and fishing swim baits in intermediate depths is a great way to catch a largemouth bass.
Some of the best ways to catch a largemouth bass are listed above. Are there other effective ways in which to catch a largemouth bass? Of course, but the bottom line is that all of the ways to catch a largemouth bass listed above work and if any of them aren’t in your bass fishing repertoire they should be added as soon as possible.