Oklahoma Bass Fishing

by : Daniel Eggertsen

Oklahoma bass fishing is extremely popular and enjoyed by anglers of all ages and skill levels. Gathering together with family or friends to go bass fishing is a great way to spend time with the ones you love and enjoy being with in your spare time. Many exciting stories began with a simple plan for spending the day on the lake or river fishing for bass.

Oklahoma has some of the best fishing spots in the world and the following tips and tactics can help you make your days or nights on the lakes and rivers of Oklahoma a wonderful experience that you will never forget. If you are a serious angler that enjoys spending your free time searching for that "big one" you will be happy to know that there is a very good chance you will find it in the waters of Oklahoma as many trophy bass fish have been caught there in the past.

Bass Fishing Tactics

The tactics you use are very important and will determine whether you have a good day bass fishing or a great day. Catching bass can be quite a challenge as they can put up a big fight and some of the trophy fish have been know to break lines and snap rods quite frequently. Therefore, it is recommended that you carry a variety of lures, lines and even rods with you on every trip so you can be prepared for anything.

Live bait is always a good choice when you are fishing for bass regardless of whether you go out on lakes or rivers. However, if you prefer not to use live bait then crankbaits, plastic worms, plugs, spoons and jigs are the best substitutes. Your main concern is to make sure whatever type of bait you decide to use is presented in such a way that it will attract the attention of the bass. If you are having problems catching bass spend some time practicing your presentation. You need to always keep an even but very slow movement to capture their interest and draw them toward your bait.

Using surface bait can usually provide you some great results in the summer months when the bass are abundantly located in the shallow water. There are many different types of surface baits available for you to choose from such as the wobbler, buzzbait, floating minnow, prop bait, stickbait and poppers.

Always dress prepared for the weather when fishing in Oklahoma. Even in the spring you can expect the water to be cold and hard to swim in if the need arises. You can also expect cold fronts to move in rather quickly along with rain and cold winds. It is a good idea to carry an extra set of clothing just in case you get caught out in the rain. A warm jacket, gloves and raincoat are good to have on hand as well.