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How To Plan The Perfect Smallmouth Bass Fishing Trip

Aug 13, 2008
If you happen to be a bass fishing enthusiast that loves going on trips away from the hassles of the life that you live day in and day out then you may well be quite adept at planning the perfect bass fishing trip. However, if you have never been on a bass fishing trip before or have only been on one that someone else has planned out for you then you may be at a loss as to where to start.

There are various things to consider before you go. Take a look below to find out what they are and you will never forget an important aspect of panning the perfect smallmouth bass fishing trip again!

Location - The first thing you should do is look into where you want to go. There are great smallmouth bass fishing rivers out there that are spread all over the United States and even further afield. Deciding between them can be incredibly tough.

Some bass fishing enthusiasts have one particular spot that they return to years after year, but other bass fishing enthusiasts prefer to visit various places. This is completely up to you. You may find one spot that you particularly like and return time after time. However, you should most definitely take a look a little way away from your home. After all, a trip is not a trip away if you could drive home within a couple of hours!

Permits - If you have found a location that you think could be the best possible place for your perfect smallmouth bass fishing tips then you should check whether or not you need any legal documents to fish there. This does not apply to everywhere you might choose for bass fishing but you will need a permit if it is a private lake or there are environmental measures in place to help maintain the bass population. As such, you should take a look to see whether you need to apply for a permit or license, or even book definite spots. There would be nothing worse than turning up to your bass fishing spot to find that you cannot fish there after all.

Transport - Can you get there? As silly as it sounds, if you choose somewhere further away from your home than the next state, can you get there? Transporting bass fishing equipment is not the easiest of tasks but it is worth checking that you could get there in the first place. This is a common sense measure that people forget to check and that could lead to disappointment so make sure you are not one of those feeling disappointed!

Equipment - Every river and lake is different, which is why you should do your research before you go. The lures you may use on your regular lake may not be the ones that would achieve the best possible effect on the lake or river that you eventually choose. For example, if you usually fish on a small lake with very little vegetation, you may use weeded lures.
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 smallmouth bass fishing here: http://www.askbassfishing.com/
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