We got to get out on the water for some evening fishing for a few hours. We had no problem catching 20/25 bass fish. As a Vermont Fishing Guide, I wanted to get out on the water and start finding some largemouthbass. Large mouth bass are harder to find. Finding smallmouth bass are easy for me. After we got to our spot, we started dragging some nice largemouth bass out form some trees and docks. At that point, I had to get back out hunting for the explosive fighting smallmouth bass. I am glad that we did, because they very super aggressive! At the end of the night though, we had a great time and caught a lot of fish.
Here are some tips for catching large and smallmouth bass:
• Big smallmouth bass are lazier than the smaller smallmouth bass. These giants like to hangout in moving water where they can get an easy meal. This is one of the reasons why they will hangout where currents push food their direction. Look for spots where creeks, small rivers run into the lake body. They will hangout here and wait for their prey.
• Big bait, Big fish is thought to be a myth, but it’s true. It is possible to catch bigger bass fish on smaller lures, but as a rule larger fish like larger lures. It really comes down to simple biology. Larger fish need more food than their smaller counterparts. Some types of bait to use are: 5″ Zara spooks, 1 oz spinnerbaits, 6″ sebile magic swimmers and 7″ lizards will help you to catch those big bass fish.
• Don’t be afraid of a little weather. Smallmouth bass like it when it is windy. When it is windy bass will stay in areas where the water is moving. They will also feed more when the wind is moving. Wind is a great catalyst to get the whole food chain moving, from the planton to the bass fish. Make sure you pack a jacket and some warmer gear because it will get a little chilly on the water when it is windy, but you’ll get some great big bass fish!
• Get there early. Have you ever heard the phrase, “The early bird gets the worm?” Well, the early angler gets the best fish! Get there while it is nice and cool. As the tempatures rise further into the season,the bigger fish will only come to feed in shallow water in low light conditions. The best times are first thing in the morning just after dawn. This means you have to get up around 4am – 5am to get out on the water before 7am to get the big fish.
Good luck, happy fishing, Keith
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