How To Catch Bass On Your First Try With These VT Bass Fishing Tips

VT Bass fishing is a great sport for anyone who loves the outdoors. Whether you’re a beginner angler looking to start out with bass fishing tips or an experienced VT bass fishing angler who wants to improve their skills, this blog has everything you need to get started. In this article, you’ll learn about the different types of bass fish and how to catch them using the right bait and fishing techniques. Additionally, you’ll find out about important safety precautions that every angler should take before heading out on the water. So don’t wait any longer – start fishing for bass today!

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Three types of baits for largemouth bass

Catching bass on your first try is possible with the right type of bass bait. Whether you are ice fishing or fishing in the summer the right type of lure will help you land a monster fish. For Vermont bass fish use jigs, crankbaits, plastic worms, spinnerbaits or swimbaits. There are the most common types of baits we use on Lake Bomoseen to catch fish.

  1. Swimbaits behave with a relative life-like action that bass fish like. They have a natural rolling motion and when you reel them in their tail shakes. These two characteristics make fish go crazy for them.
  2. Craw lures are often used in shallow waters near rocks and weeds where fish like to hide. These work most of the year except in cold seasons.
  3. Jerkbaits sit on top of the water and when you jerk your line it gives the bait a lifelike angling action that makes it hard for the fish to resist.
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Three types of baits for smallmouth bass

Catching bass on your first try isn’t impossible, but it does take some practice. Here are three bass fishing tips that will help you get started:

  1. It is a good idea to use weedless jigs, jig trailers for catching bass fish in Vermont. Jigs are weighted bass lures that often have a skirt that pulses the water to attract bass fish. Jigs are one of the most versatile lures, this makes them a great place to start for bass fishing in Vermont.
  2. Crankbaits look like small fish or crayfish. Bass love them because they have a lip on the front that makes them dive and wobble in the water. Bass are predators so anything that looks like a live animal, they will strike.
  3. Worms are one of the most common types of baits that people use for fishing brook trout, brown trout, carp, and bass fish. If you don’t want to use live bait, then use plastic worms. They are popular with bass fishermen because they can be used in various conditions.
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Tips for baiting largemouth bass and smallmouth bass

Fishing can be done if various ways. The first step is to choose the right type of bait based on the current conditions of the water. Techniques will change throughout the day along with the type of bait and weather. Understanding the lifecycle, and habits that are ideal for bass will help you to catch more fish. Largemouth bass are usually found roaming near the shoreline during the spawning season and early summer mornings. They like to hide under boat docks, weeds, trees in the water, and any type of vegetation-like structure.

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Methods for casting smallmouth bass

Casting smallmouth bass can be a fun and rewarding experience, but it takes some practice to get the hang of it. Here are a couple of tips for casting for smallmouth bass fish. You can use the sidearm or the overhand cast which are easier to use and get your good results. If you want to get further with artificial lures, then you should try the underhand cast. This is a slightly more advanced casting technique that gets you further out into the water.

Underhand cast: Hold the rod at waist level parallel to the water. Lower your lure about 5-8 inches from the tip of the rod. While keeping the tip of your rod down, draw a half circle with the rod tip using your wrist and release the rod at the bottom of the circle snapping the lure out into deep water.

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Methods for casting largemouth bass

Casting largemouth bass can be a fun and rewarding activity for anyone, regardless of experience or skill level. With a little bit of practice, you can get to grips with it in no time! Here are some methods for casting largemouth bass that you can try out:

  1. The sidearm: This is the first casting technique that most of us learn when we go fishing for the first time. It is less prone to snags, easy to learn and is one of the safest methods for casting lure(s). Hold the pole parallel to the water while facing the target squarely while whipping the rod forward to cast your lure out into the water.
  2. Overhand: This method is more advanced method of casting. The danger here is you are casting your lure right by your head and have a chance of catching your ear, hair, or neck if not done properly. Face the target, raise your rod straight up and move the rod back to the 10 o’clock position then whip it forward and release around 11 o’clock. This will allow you to cast farther for rainbow trout, brown trout, bass fish and others.
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What we love about fishing

There’s nothing like the thrill of a catch – and that’s especially true when fishing for bass, walleye, pike, perch, rainbow trout, yellow perch, brown trout, and northern pike any time of year. The fish and game wildlife department of Vermont set the guidelines for the fishing seasons. One of our favorite fishing seasons is the spring bass fishing season. This is the beginning fo the spawn seasons and the beginning of the boating season where we start taking customers out on the open waters. Some of those waters are Lake Bomoseen, and Lake Champlain on the Vermont and New York sides. The spawning seasons stretch into the month of June and continue until fall.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best time of day to fish for largemouth bass in VT?

The best time of day to fish for largemouth bass in VT is during the morning or evening hours. This is based on both personal preference and fishing conditions. During the morning, largemouth bass are more active and are easier to catch with lures and artificial baits. In the evening, after anglers have exhausted other fishing opportunities, largemouth bass can be caught with lures and artificial baits as well. When fishing for largemouth bass in VT, dress properly for the cold weather. Wear layers of clothing, boots, a sturdy hat, and gloves to keep you warm while you’re out catching these big fish!

Is there any other type of bait that I can use to catch more Bass in VT?

Frozen worms are a great choice for bait when fishing for Bass in VT. They’re small enough to fit on a small hook and they have a nice, mild flavor that some bass find appetizing. You can also bait your hook with live worms, but be sure to catch enough of them so that you can determine if this type of fishing is really for you and worth your time and energy.

Aaron Hallman
Aaron Hallman
February 16, 2024.
My wife and I visited Vermont for our anniversary, and have always wanted to ice fish. We didn't really know what to expect, but it definitely wasn't the experience we got! Couldn't have imagined a better experience. Keith put in absolute work to make sure we had an awesome time and went over and above to make sure we caught some fish. The wife ended up landing a monster pike and largemouth. The experience made our entire trip worth it, and I'm so glad we called stay bent instead of anyone else.
Sarah Hallman
Sarah Hallman
February 16, 2024.
My husband and I had the best time ice fishing with Keith as our guide! We caught bass, pickerel, pike, perch, and smelt and had a blast the whole time!
Chris Bernardi
Chris Bernardi
September 9, 2023.
Keith was an outstanding guide. He was patient, took the time to explain the technique we were to use, and was set on us landing fishing. We had a great time and would definitely use his charter again.
Ken wholey
Ken wholey
August 24, 2023.
Took the guys out for the day on the lake and had a blast reeling in big bass. Kieth was awesome and we will be using him again in the future.
Derrick O'Donnell
Derrick O'Donnell
August 23, 2023.
If you’re looking to catch a ton of fish and have a blast while you’re doing it, you’re at the right place! Can’t wait to go again.
Michael Rodrigues
Michael Rodrigues
August 15, 2023.
I had the pleasure of being on Keith's boat August 6th fishing for my first lake trout trip. He put us on tons of fish and I put my limit in the freezer. Always a great time and an even better fishing guide.
dante canepari
dante canepari
August 15, 2023.
Im not much of a fisherman, but Keith made me feel like a pro. He has top notch equipment, knowledge, and was very professional and patient with a novice like me.
Brown Family
Brown Family
August 12, 2023.
Great trip on Lake Bomoseen with my son! Enjoyed the day - Keith did a terrific job and it was a great experience. He works hard to ensure you're catching fish! We'll see you again next year for sure. Thanks. George
Thomas Novotny
Thomas Novotny
July 18, 2023.
Keith runs a great business, has great character, and is invested in your success and happiness. No other captain and charter has brought me the experience Keith catered - lessons, laughs, diligence and a personalized journey hooking into fish all day. There wasn’t a half hour where we didn’t put a fish on the boat - of course each day is different - but you could always feel the magic when he put a rod in your hands. 5/5

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