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Largemouth Bass are found in ponds, lakes, slow moving rivers and reservoirs. They seek weedy areas, lily pads and cover. Smallmouth Bass prefer clearer and cooler water. In streams and rivers, they are found in current break areas near moving water.
Bass will strike at any time and are most active around dawn and dusk. Overcast days are best. In the spring, fish shallow areas during the day as the water warms. In the summer and fall, fish deeper or heavier cover areas during the day, moving shallower at dusk.
Spinnerbaits are excellent. In the spring and summer, retrieve a spinnerbait so the blades are revolving just below the water surface. In the fall, retrieve the spinnerbait slowly, bouncing it off bottom obstructions. Bass also strike plastic worms, rigged grubs and many other artificial and live baits.
Bass are attracted to lure movement, flash, and vibration. When fighting, Bass will jump out of the water to spit your bait. When you feel a Bass rising to the surface, drop your rod tip down towards the water to keep the fish down.
The choice of rig and technique depends on fishing conditions.
The Clinch Knot is recommended for all rigs.
Here are some popular approaches to Bass fishing.
Spring & Fall
Retrieve rapidly, keeping spinner just below the surface of the water.
Fall & Winter
Use a slow, steady retrieve, bouncing the spinnerbait off obstructions and cover near the bottom.