How to catch bass: getting bass to bite


Once you have selected the type of freshwater bait or lure you think will work best given the type of prey and water conditions, you can make a decision on which retrieval technique to try and select the best rod and reel to use. Technique simply refers to the type of action or motion you give your bait or lure as you reel your line back in to retrieve it.


If you happen to see bass chasing baitfish near the surface of the water or actively swimming around structure, they may be feeding aggressively. In this situation, you can try to use larger baits or lures and experiment by retrieving them at a quicker pace. On the other hand, if you don't see any signs of bass swimming or chasing bait, they could be holding near the bottom and a slow presentation or smaller bait might be required to elicit a strike.


The most important of all the bass fishing tips is to have fun and enjoy the process of experimenting. The more time you spend on the water, the more you will understand about selecting the best baits and using techniques that will help increase the numbers of bass you catch. Don’t forget to purchase your fishing license online.