Largemouth bass are a secondary species on Lake of the Woods, however, some anglers catch some of them when targeting pike or panfish in the weeds. Some of the bays with good weed growth will attract largemouth bass. Don’t be surprised if you run into a few of them, but this is definitely not a destination to come to specifically target them.
Sabaskong Bay is a large bay that really fishes more like a large lake. In this bay, you have everything you could want for targeting so many different fish. Largemouth bass are present in the bay, so you may run into some of them if you fish the weeds in the bays. However, the fishing is so much better for smallmouth bass, pike, walleye and muskie.
Best Baits for Largemouth Bass
Largemouth bass will eat so many different baits and there are so many different lures that are made for catching these fish. Anglers have more options than they really need, but since we have all these options, it’s nice to know about the different baits that are available.
Minnows, nightcrawlers and leeches are definitely the best live baits for largemouth bass. When it comes to artificial lures, you have so many options. Soft plastic worms, lizards, crayfish baits and minnows work great. Hard baits such as crankbaits, topwater lures, spinnerbaits, jigs and jerkbaits are also all awesome choices for largemouth bass.
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There are so many different rigs for largemouth bass. While you definitely don’t need to use all of them to consistently catch bass, it is important to learn how some of the rigs will help you fish certain areas or certain baits in a way to catch more fish. Most good bass anglers will use several different rigs in a variety of situations to consistently catch quality largemouth bass.
There are many different techniques that are used for largemouth bass fishing. Casting a variety of baits to cover water is most popular, however, flipping & pitching is one of the best ways to catch bass around shallow water cover.
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Our largemouth bass fishing section has tons of tips on the best lures, live baits, where to catch them and how to catch them.