There is no lack of things people can try to sell you when it comes to bass fishing, or any other form of fishing for that matter. They have every colour of lure and jig imaginable, as well as spinning and baitcasting reels, rods of various lengths and materials, and so on. A bass angler’s goal is to have the appropriate bass fishing equipment for the job. The problem is that the position is always shifting. Anglers must strike a balance between being prepared for something and not going broke in the process. This article will give you some helpful advice on what kind of bass fishing equipment is best for you, so you can be as prepared as possible within your budget. Do you want to learn more? Click The Nature Insider-Beginners Guide To Fishing.
Have you ever wondered how TV anglers are able to catch fish after fish all day? Obviously, they know their fish’s behaviour patterns like the back of their hands, but most people are unaware of the amount of planning that goes into their clothing. Anglers on television have at least five or six rods set up with whatever lures and jig rigs they think they’ll need for the day. That way, if the weather changes or the fish avoid biting whatever they’re using, they can change it up in a flash. Consider how much time you’ve spent on the water tying knots, putting together rigs, and switching lures. Obviously, going to the extreme with your bass fishing equipment like the pros does isn’t in the budget, but even using one baitcasting rod and one spincasting rod at the same time will make a huge difference. Consider the following scenario: it’s a hot, sunny afternoon with little wind, so you’re concentrating your efforts in slightly deeper water where the bass would be to avoid the heat and glare of the sun. When the weather abruptly changes, you’re trolling a crankbait on a spincast rod and reel with mild performance. The sky darkens, the wind speeds up, and you find yourself without any strikes. Instead of spending 15 minutes rigging a Carolina rig to fish the shallows, you simply grab your baitcaster and go. If your Carolina rig isn’t producing and you’d like to try a top water popper, simply remove the crankbait from your spinning rod and attach it to the popper. That way, the next time you want to use the jig machine, you won’t have to do another 10-minute job for yourself. It’s always there, ready for you to use whenever you want.
Now, if you’re not too concerned with optimising your time, diversifying your bass fishing equipment will still help you increase your performance. You can take advantage of various circumstances if you have a well-rounded tackle box. I won’t go into detail about what you can do in these circumstances because I’ve written about it elsewhere, but getting something you can use in shallow or deep water, light or dark, still or calm conditions can significantly improve your chances.