Tips for Shore Bass Fishing
Fishermen will be hitting the water more and more this summer as the warm weather approaches, creating ideal conditions for shore line fishing. The traditional fishing strategy that you probably started out with as a kid, this way of fishing is one of the most ideal ways to reel in bass when the weather is nice out. As fish tend to migrate to warmer water, which is more common in shallow areas, this makes shore line fishing one of the best ways to haul in some great catches. If you are doing some shore bass fishing this year, here are a few helpful tips and tricks to make your outings even more successful.
While you may not think about it too often, successful bank fishing starts with what you are wearing. If you wear darker clothes when fishing on the shore line, the less likely the fish are to notice your presence when they are seeking out food at the surface of the water. If you are dressed in brightly colored clothes and are standing near the water, the color may be a distracting sight on the horizon for the fish, and they will ignore your lure or bait entirely.
Another key to being successful in hauling in bass in the shallower areas is the keep your lure or bait in the same position for away from the bank for as long as possible. By casting parallel to the bank instead of perpendicular, you can run your bait along the same depth of water for a long stretch of space, boosting your chances of a catch in these shallower areas where larger bass are often likely to be hanging out in.
Many fishermen enjoy this sport because of the calmness and tranquility of it. When it comes to bank fishing for bass, this element of fishing is of utmost important. The quieter you are, the less likely you are to cause a distraction to the fish in the shallower areas where you are targeting them, a place where they are far more likely to see or hear you. Keeping quiet also means keeping a decent distance between you are and the water itself. By keeping yourself several feet back, instead of getting right down by the water, will reduce the chances of your disturbing the surface with anything other than your lure. By keeping your distance and keeping quiet, the closer the fish will stay to shore.
- John Harley