Largemouths are often thought of as the treasure of the bass species. Here are a few tips and tricks on how to snag one for yourself:
Avoid the current! Largemouth bass prefer standing water like reservoirs and lakes.
An important one: make sure to check the weather forecast and fishing conditions for the day prior to heading out on the water. If rain has caused the waters to rise above average, bass may be hanging out closer to the bottom and slightly farther out of reach of your cast.
Bass tend to “nap” during the day. Because of this, your best chances to catch a prize are early mornings and late nights when they are hungry and searching for food.
Largemouths tend to “run and jump” as they attempt to struggle free from your hook when they bite. When you feel a tug on the line, stay calm and steady when reeling in your catch. If you feel you’ve got a big guy on the other end, try to pull your rod a bit between reels, but avoid snapping the line.
Patience! Patience! Patience! Try changing up your cast, your lure, or your spot on the water to optimize your results! You won’t catch anything if you do not give it time. Quickly re-bait with a new bait and cast again!
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