The Fishing Tackle, Lures, Techniques and Rigs An
Angler Uses For The Payoff, Bass Catching!
"That's Why They Call It Bass Fishing, Not Bass
Bass Fishing vs Bass Catching
doubt hooking up a feisty largemouth or smallmouth bass is an adrenaline
pumping experience. If you land it, well, that's CATCHING. It is certainly the
payoff, but it's not FISHING!
Welcome To The Bass Fishing Home
Page For Bass Bums® Around The World
“Where Getting There Is Half The Fun"
Now admit it folks, half the fun,
more really, is found in messing with all the wonderful freshwater fishing gear
that is this great sport. The rods, reels, lures, baits and boats; the
preparation for a trip and sharing it with good friends, how we do love it all!
We go to bed the night before a trip
eagerly anticipating the coming morning. We've prepared and organized our gear.
We've carefully selected our lures, put new line on our reels, assembled our
rigs, and checked our maps.
morning we arrive on the water. Who of us does not find peace in the calm and
stillness of the lake, pleasure in the coolness of the morning air and beauty
in the sunrise? Any stress we may have in our lives slips away as we cast a topwater
plug to a near bank. Then, WHAM, the water erupts and the fight is on. From
calm serenity to heart thumping excitement in an instant!
Now That's Fishing and Catching!
The inspiration for this site comes
from my personal passion for bass fishing. For spending a day on a lake or
drifting a river in search of bucketmouths and smalljaws.
The foundation of its information
comes from my own and my long time friends and fishing buddies experiences over
more than four decades of chasing bass. It is also the collective wisdom of
years of researching and reading hundreds of articles, books and web sites. It
comes also from my personal fascination in experimenting with all types of
freshwater fishing lures, reels, rods and accessory there is.
My long time fascination with the
"stuff" of bass fishing has caused me to become, much to my wife's
consternation, a collector of bass tackle and gear. I closely
identify with the guy who said, "My greatest fear is that when I die my wife
will discover that what I really paid for all my fishing gear is far greater
than what I told her it cost."
Is The Best Always The Best?
Throughout the last 45+ years all my
experimenting has led me to draw conclusions about what were, in my and my
fellow Bass Bum's® opinions, the best bass lures, best fishing gear, the
most productive bass fishing techniques for different situations and even the
best fishing times.
Interestingly, these opinions
changed regularly as, for example, new fishing reels or new fishing lures came
to market. And, over the last decade, our opinions have changed quite often as
the technology of bass fishing has rapidly evolved.
Now, before we go further, I must
tell you that those who may be interested, all you budding biologists and
ichthyologist fishermen, will also find biological and technical information in
this site. Hey, I gotta include that stuff too because it plays a part in being
a successful bass angler.
However, for all you guys that are
Bass Bums® like me and my fishing buddies, you'll also find information and
experiences about what we all love, "great fishing stuff" and how to
Below is a sampling of what will you find exploring this site
How to Catch Bass
about bass fishing equipment like rods and reels, spinning versus casting, when to
use which where and why some are better than others.
about the many different fishing lines available, why there is no single, all-purpose best
and find out how to tie fishing line knots for many techniques.
How to Fish for Bass
many different fishing rigs.
The traditional Carolina rig, drop shot rig, wacky rig and Texas rig, are found
here. The new Alabama Rig and its seemingly weekly transitions and adaptations
are discussed here. Get familiar with how to put these and others together and
learn tips and techniques for fishing them properly.
Bass fishing lures? They're here too, in abundance! Crankbaits, plastic baits,
topwaters, spinnerbaits, buzzbaits, jigs, swimbaits and even live bait.
tried fly fishing for smallmouth bass and bluegill? What about fly fishing for largemouth? If not you don't
know what you're missing, it's a hoot! Become versed on fly fishing techniques
about fishing tactics? The when
where and why of jig fishing, fishing
swimbaits, using a beefed up drop shot rig in shallow water and how to present
the newest rage, the famous or infamous Alabama Rig. They're here.
Bass fishing techniques are discussed for fishing structure, ledges, grass, humps
and rocky point fishing.
How to Find Bass
How to find bass? You can't catch them if you can't find them. You will find
out about seasonal movements, feeding habits, spawning and where they just like
to hang out. Learn about tools such as depth finders, GPS, maps and underwater
cameras and how they can help in finding bass.
Make Your Own
making? Not much better than catching a
hawg on a lure you made yourself. You'll see how to make lead head spinnerbaits
and jigs, plastic fishing baits; bass swimbaits and where to find fishing lure
Bass Bums® Gather™
This site is a gathering place for
all who find joy in fishing for and catching smallmouth and largemouth bass as
well as their smaller cousins, the bluegill and crappie, all members of the
We welcome and encourage you to
share your tips, techniques, stories and experiences. Learn and share in
So climb in the boat....let's have
some fun bass fishing and catching!
Oh, by the way, this site is
continually expanded with new and additional information. It will also include
information you, visitors to this site, offer to share. So check back often.
We'll be looking for you.
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- How to Fish for Bass: The fishing tackle, fishing rods, reels, techniques, lures, line and equipment that make bass fishing a great sport.
- Bass Bums, Not Pros, Are The Heart And Soul Of Bass Fishing
- Bass Bums are amatuer bass fisherman passionate about the sport
- My Fishing Pictures of Bass Fish, Bass Bum Angler Fish Pictures
- My fishing pictures including largemouth bass pictures, smallmouth bass pictures and Kentucky spotted bass
- Bass Fish Senses,Habitat and Behavior
- The more you know about the bass fish, the better your chances of catching them. Here are some facts you need to know.
- Largemouth Bass, Fishing Facts, Bass Habitat, Bass Spawn, Micropterus Salmoides
- Largemouth Bass: This member of the freshwater sunfish
- Smallmouth Bass - Learning How To Fish For Smallmouth
- Smallmouth Bass, this Cheeta of freshwater fish strikes fear in Tennessee shad and crawdad alike.
- Learning How To Fish For Bass - How To Catch Bass
- Learning how to fish for bass, web sites that provide bass fishing instruction and bass fishing forums
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- Bass fishing tackle is baitcasting reels, spinning reels, bass fishing rods and all types of fishing line.,
- Bass Fishing Reels, More Than Just Line Holders
- Bass fishing reels. What you don't know about reel gear ratios, reel drag and fishing reel bearings can hurt you.
- Bass Fishing Rods, Spinnerbait Rods, Swimbait Rod
- High quality bass fishing rods are not necessarily good rods if used for the wrong application..
- Fishing Rod Building, Rod Building Materials and Fishing Rod Parts
- Fishing rod building isn't done just by large fishing rod manufacturers. Many are created by custom rod building shops and from rod building kits by weekend anglers.
- Bass Fishing Gear, Bass Fishing Supplies, Tools For Fishing, Bass Fishing Access
- Bass fishing gear includes tools for fishing, bass fishing supplies, fishing gear bags and numerous other helpful, bass fishing accessories that prevent or solve problems.
- Fishing Tackle Boxes Are Tackle Storage Systems Too
- Fishing tackle boxes become fishing tackle storage systems when combined with a plastic fishing lure box or plastic utility box or two.
- Fishing and Lake Maps - Reading Contour Maps and Understanding Legend Map Symbol
- Fishing and Lake Maps, Contour lines, map symbols and GPS coordinates help you find bass holding structure.
- Fish Hooks, One Of The Most Important Pieces Of Bass Fishing Tackle
- Fish hooks, critical terminal fishing tackle many take for granted
- Best Fishing Line, Bass Fishing Line Information
- Best fishing line? The one offering the right combination of line strength, knot strength, abrasion resistance, tensile strength and color for a given bass fishing technique.
- Tying Good Fishing Line Knots Is The First Challenge
- How to tie fishing line knots that are easy and hold!
- Bass Fishing Lures, Bass Fishing Plastic Lures, Lures For Bass Fishing
- Learn about bass fishing lures, soft plastic bait and hardbaits, soft plastic fishing lures
- Fishing Worms, Plastic Worms, The Leading Technique For Catching Bass
- Fishing worms, soft plastic worms, best techniques for fishing plastic worms
- Crankbait, Wood or Plastic Fishing Lures Your Grandaddy Called Fishing Plugs
- Crankbait features, how they affect lure action and indicate when, where and which one you fish.
- Spinnerbaits, Colorado Blades, Spinnerbait Blades, Lure Making Parts
- What are spinnerbaits? Spinner blades, fishing lure skirts, wire shafts and a lead head.
- Fishing Jigs Puts You But A Hop, Skip And Jump Away From Catching Big Bass
- All you need to know about bass fishing jigs, jig fishing tips,
- Fishing Spoons For Bass, How To Fis For Bass With Spoons
- Fishing spoons for bass in the cold months, types of spoon lures, bass fishing with spoons
- Fishing With Live Bait Has Many Advantages But Also Some Disadvantages
- Fishing with live bait presents bass a bait with the movement, taste, smell and texture of prey they eat every day
- Best Fishing Times For Catching Bass? When Bass Are Feeding - Duh!
- Dawn and dusk are the best fishing times for catching bass because that's when they feed. Night fishing for summer bass is prime time. Mid day bass catching is current and weather dependent.
- Finding Bass Is The Biggest Challenge of Bass Fishing
- Finding bass in any body of water is an 80/20 proposition!
- Fishing For Bass - More Than Throwing Out A Red Wiggler
- Fishing for bass successfully is far more involved than most anglers realize.
- Largemouth Bass Fishing, How To Bass Fish, How To Catch Largemouth Bass
- Largemouth bass fishing is lake fishing maps, understanding fishing weather, fishing structure correctly plus fishing tackle and lures
- So Many Bass Fishing Techniques, So Little Time
- Bass fishing techniques, new and old galore, give the bass angler amazing
- Using Correct Fishing Rigs Are The Key To Making Bass Bite
- Fishing rigs, the correct combination of fishing line, sinker, hook and lure
- Big Bass Fishing? Just What Is Big?
- Big Bass Fishing Or The Straight Skinny On How To Catch Big Bass: Some largemouth bass facts to help in finding bass lunkers and catching your personal biggest largemouth bass.
- Fishing In The Dark Is The Best Fishing Time For Catching Big Summer Bass
- Fishing in the dark can be big bass fishing time. Here are some night bass fishing tips for catching bass and fishing safety.
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