When it comes to fishing tips for bass, baiting the hook will either make or break you. There are some specific things to remember to make the most of of your day on the water.
Make sure that the hook you use is very sharp. Sharpen them yourself with a hook sharpener, or use new ones each time you go out. Hooks lose their sharpness as they troll along the water’s bed or when hitting objects in the water. As with any knife, your hooks should be as sharp as possible.
When dangling your bait, you want to aim to make it appear to the fish to be naturally placed there. A great method for accomplishing this is to use gang hooks. If you do not know anything about gang hooks, you really should educate yourself on them. They will allow you to present your bait in the most natural way you can.
Do not think that because you have a big hook means you will catch a big fish. A lot of people get this impression and they pick out a huge hook, bait it, and think they will land a huge fish. Gang hooks will take care of this problem and will allow you to use small hooks and get better results. A lot of the biggest fish have been snagged by very small hooks.
Many people make the mistake of not keeping their hands free of artificial scents. Fish can pick up on strange smells and will avoid bait tainted with it. The best way to eliminate foreign scents on your hands is to rub them with some nearby dirt. Not only will it throw off foreign smells, but will help coat the bait with scents from the nearby environment.
Use the suggestions here to have a more successful bass fishing outing. No matter if you are just going out with friends, or teaching your kids to fish, this advice will surely help.
You will notice remarkably better results if you follow the above advice on your next bass fishing trip.