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The Deal With Bass Fishing Kits

Sep 4, 2008
How much do you know about bass fishing kits? A fishing kit is something that all fishermen need even if they are only a weekend angler. You can't go fishing without a fishing kit. The deal with the bass fishing kits is the fact that it contains all of your tackle and it is the key to your success every time you go bass fishing.

However, the number of tackle designed for catching bass is huge so it may be difficult to decide which ones you actually need.

You may be able to find a few bass fishing kits that are already put together but many anglers prefer making their own so they can customize them to fit their individual needs. The best way to prepare your bass fishing kit is to start with the basic items that you will need to fish for bass. There are certain items that you can purchase that will help you catch bass in just about any situation.

Nevertheless, you do need to determine what type of water you will be going bass fishing in the most often and what type of fishing you plan on doing.

For example, will you be fishing in freshwater or saltwater? Will you be fishing from a boat or from a bank, pier or boat dock? Will you be mainly fishing in rivers and lakes or will you be going fishing in ponds? These are all good questions and the answers will help determine which type of tackle you need.

There is a big difference between saltwater gear and freshwater gear so if you plan on fishing in both types of water it is suggested that you set-up and prepare two separate bass fishing kits. Using freshwater tackle in saltwater will damage them quickly and they will need to be replaced. Regardless of what type of fishing you will be doing below are some of the basic items you will need to fill your bass fishing kits.

Lures

The lure is one of the main things that will be found in your bass fishing kit. You should have a good selection of lures to start off with because different ones work best in different situations. The two main types of lures that you need are the spinnerbaits and the crankbaits. Most any angler will agree that these two are the best lures you can buy when it comes to bass fishing. Make sure you have a variety of different sizes, shapes and colors.

Some of the other lures that you should also include in your bass fishing kits are soft plastic worms, jigs, and grubs. Having a variety of topwater lures such as buzzbaits, jerkbaits, crawlers, spoons and so forth will complete your fishing kit where lures are concerned.

Keep in mind that you do need to match the lures up with the right type of rod and reel. Therefore, it never hurts to have a few different types of rod and reels available so you can have a variety of set-ups and be prepared for any situation.
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