Bass Fishing Information for the New Bass Fisherman

By: Daniel Eggertsen

As a new bass fisherperson, what do I need to equip myself with and where can I get it? If you want to begin bass fishing, you probably have a lot of questions. Bass are known to be some of the best fish to fish for but there are also many stories, tales and techniques that go along with popular bass fishing. Many people have questions regarding fishing for bass and it's great that you came to the right place for answers.

If you want to learn bass fishing, you're in luck because there is a tremendous amount of resources available out there to help you. We have compiled some of the best basic information to help you with bass fishing no matter where in the country you live and what your experience as a fisherman.

Where to Fish

Do you know where some great bass fishing ponds are? There are many different areas of the country that are stocked with bass. There are also many different types of bass to fish for. Where you fish will depend greatly on the area you are fishing in. Let's take ponds for example since they are one of the most common locations to find bass in America.

Not only do you need to know what bodies of water to fish in, but you also need to know what part of those waters to fish in. It's a good idea to keep a journal or log of good places to find bass so that you can return to this same spot again and again over the years. If you are fishing in a farm pond, you will want to try around the edges and in shady parts of the pond. Bass prefer the shade and will cluster near the edges since farm ponds don't get fished in very often.

In fact, all ponds are often overlooked by fishermen and bass love to congregate here. They can even turn up in old mine pits and other places where runoff waters can form a small body of water. These ponds are usually not more than 15 feet deep and the bass prefer to stay clustered in the more shallow areas, often near the edges. If there are trees or other debris in the water, you can expect to find many bass hanging around these obstructions.

Ponds aren't the only place to fish for bass, of course. They can be found in most any freshwater body of water around. Lakes are also good for fishing for bass but most will be found near the lake's edge, not in the middle and deep parts of the lake. Rivers of all types are great for spotting bass as well.

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