Largemouth Bass Fishing Basics


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Habitat

Largemouth bass can be found in many different bodies of water such as ponds, lakes, reservoirs, rivers and even in some streams.  These fish prefer cover such as docks, wood, weeds and rocks.  They can often be found in fairly shallow water, but they will also be found deep as well, especially in very early spring, mid-summer, late fall and winter.


Fishing Rigs

There are so many rigs that anglers use for catching largemouth bass.  Take a look at our fishing rigs for largemouth bass section to learn more.


Live & Natural Baits

Largemouth bass are very opportunistic fish and they will eat a wide variety of baits.  Take a look at our live & natural baits for largemouth bass section to learn more about what to use and how to use it to catch more bass.


Rod & Reel Recommendations

Depending on how heavy of cover you are fishing and what part of the country you are fishing in will dictate how heavy or light you can go when fishing for largemouth bass.
Learn more on our rod & reel recommendations for largemouth bass page.


Fishing Line Recommendations

You can go light or very, very heavy.  Some anglers probably go a little too heavy, but because they are on tv or on the Internet, they make everyone think they need to be using 65 pound line whenever they go bass fishing.  Take a look at our fishing line recommendations for largemouth bass page to learn the better situations for going light, heavy and in between.


Eating Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass are considered a sport fish, so most people catch and release them.  However, you can eat largemouth bass.  Some people think they taste very good, while others think are just ok and some think they taste bad.  They are known for having a weedier taste to them if you are keeping bass from heavily weeded up ponds and lakes.  Most people that do eat them will usually fry them up in oil with their favorite batter.


 

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