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Bass Fishing Gear - When to Use What and How to Pack it all Efficiently

May 25, 2008
Bass fishing is one of the most popular types of fishing found in the sport. People everywhere love to fish for bass. If you are an avid bass fisherman then you probably already know the importance of great bass fishing gear. The gear you use can have a big impact on how successful your bass fishing trip goes. Just as important to know what type of gear to bring is knowing when to use what and how to pack it all efficiently so it can be used when you need it.

No fishing trip is complete without bringing along the right things to catch your fish. With bass, the gear you have can make a big impact on how successful your fishing attempts are. It can also make you more confident in your fishing abilities and more comfortable in long hours of waiting for fish. Here are some tips and guidelines on bass fishing gear to help you prepare for your next trip.

You may require extra gear not really included in the list of categories above, depending on the type of fishing you are doing and when and where you are fishing for your bass. Every fishermen develops his own style over time and this will determine the amount and types of bass fishing gear that you acquire as well.

Remember the importance of dressing properly for your occasion and weather. The clothing you wear can be just as important as the rest of your bass fishing gear. This is why many avid bass fishermen have fishing vests and fishing hats you can attach lures to as well as gear to protect them from the elements and many pockets for holding everything you may need close to your person.

Baits and Lures

Of all the types of bass fishing gear, some of the most vital to success will be your baits and lures. When it comes to baits and lures for bass, there are literally thousands to choose from. Each of these typically falls into one of 6 basic categories:

crank baits
spinner baits
top waters
live bait

Of these, you can choose which will work best according to your needs at the time, the type of fish you are fishing for, the conditions of the waters and your personal preferences. Most bass fishermen have a combination of different types of lures and baits on any given fishing trip so they can be sure to always have what they need. If one bait isn't working for you after you try using it different ways then you will have other types available to try as well.

The type of bait or lure that you use depends on different situations such as the weather that day, the type of waters you are fishing in, the size and species of the bass, the area of water and more. Bass fishing as a sport is considered very dynamic, which you probably already know. No two situations are the same and will call for different tactics and techniques. Always being prepared with the right bass fishing gear is also very important.
About the Author
Dan Eggertsen is a fishing researcher and enthusiast who is committed to providing the best bass fishing information possible. Get more information on bass fishing gear here: http://www.askbassfishing.com/
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