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Bass Fishing Secrets

Updated on April 27, 2012

World Record Bass

World Record Bass. Many people wonder where that new world record bass is and travel all over the world when he's probably closer than you think.
World Record Bass. Many people wonder where that new world record bass is and travel all over the world when he's probably closer than you think.

Bass Fishing Tips and Techniques - Skeet Reese fishing a jig on Clear Lake

Basic Techniques of Bass Fishing

World Record Bass , He's Closer Than You Think

Yes that new World Record Bass is probably closer than you think. Its very likely in fact that he's lurking somewhere in a farm pond near you. Yes a farm pond. If you know where one is that has had a bass population for 25 years or longer there may very well be a new world record bass waiting in a farm pond near you for you to catch.

You need a healthy pond with a bass population that has been there for 25 years or more. If you can find a farm pond that meets that criteria then the chances are good that a very heavy bass is lurking there in the farm pond for you. Now him being there and you catching him is another thing entirely. You can often talk to a farmer that owns the farm pond and get permission to fish. And if you ask he just might tell you where the big bass hang out in his pond and what they have been caught on before.

And research is very important when fishing for bass. I would suggest keeping a notebook and writing down things you observe on certain farm ponds. If your really serious about catching that new world record bass from a farm pond you will want to make notes as to weather conditions and what type of bait you catch bass on in that particular farm pond. You may even want to keep a thermometer and barometer with you and make notes when you have a time of good to great fishing. If the bass bite today under particular conditions they will most likely bite again when the conditions are similar. So be sure to keep those records so you will know when the next big bass is likely to bite.

Bass Fishing Tips

1. Remember to fish slowly and fish the areas of a pond or lake where a bass is likely to be laying. If you caught a bass at a certain spot before the chances are good that you can catch one in the same spot again.

2. If the hits or bites stop or slow down you should slow down also. Are you fishing your lure to fast. Make sure to keep your rod tip down and remember to fish your lures so they look natural when they are moving thru the water.

3. Always be sure to check the weather forecast. Is a front expected to move thru your area. Bass often bite with temperature changes. Know your weather. And keep safety in mind. If lighting from a storm is near go home and fish another day or after the storm passes. Always think safety first.

4. Watch the actions of the baitfish on any lake or pond you are fishing on. Big Bass often give away their position 90 % of the time. If you see Bass feeding on baitfish try to match your bait up to what the bass are feeding on. This is one reason for having a well stocked tackle box.

5. Remember to set your hook on a fish by feel rather than looking. You should be able to tell when you get a hard strike and you want to set the hook so that big bass doesn't get away.

6. Keep your lure in front of that fish as long as you can and remember to keep that rod tip down. Make sure to check your line often near your lure especially if the lure is bumping over rocks. You don't want a frayed line to let the big bass get away.

7. Shadows especially on small farm ponds scare fish. Yes even your shadow or even clouds passing by overhead can spook bass. How do you think that bass got that big in the first place. He was very careful not to get eaten by a larger fish. In some small farm ponds I have had to crawl up to the edge of the farm pond and cast over the edge to get the big bass to bite.

8. If you see bass feeding on baitfish switch to a fast moving crank bait and move it quickly through the area where you saw the fish feeding for some quick hits by some big bass hopefully.

9. Store your loose hooks with a few grains of rice and they will never rust. This is the perfect thing to use those empty baby-food jars for.

10. Wearing a pair of polarized sunglasses is good two ways for your fishing experience. The sunglasses will protect your eyes in case of an accident and they will make it easier for you to see the fish in some ponds and lakes also.

Feel Free To Post A Comment About Bass Fishing Now. What's The Biggest Bass You Have Ever Caught?

Nice Small Mouth Bass
Nice Small Mouth Bass

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    • crazyhorsesghost profile imageAUTHOR

      Thomas Byers 

      6 years ago from East Coast , United States

      Thanks for all the wonderful comments. Well it's time to catch that world record Big Mouth Bass out of a farm pond.

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      6 years ago

      what r fish biting on in small ponds

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      7 years ago

      thanks been fishing for all my life sense i was 3or4 i love fishing what is the best lure to use for large mouth but good for small and rock bass.

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      Chris B 

      7 years ago

      The biggest bass i have caught was 7 Ibs 9 OZ. I caught it at my grandpaws pond, in Ohio, last year in the fall on a jitter bug....Gotta love tht top water bass fishing!!!! :) Nice fish by the way

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      8 years ago

      Just caught a 7 pounder in a central Ohio farm pond. Had only caught less than one pounders in there. Thought I was snagged at first, then thought I had a carp. Got it close enough to see this huge mouth! 23 inches long, 18 inch girth. Lots of fun!

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      Mick for Trout Fishing Expert 

      8 years ago

      hello crazyhorsesghost,

      i've never caught bass before so these tips will surely be of help to me the next time i go out and fish. :D

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      8 years ago

      I've been fishing for some 55+ years.I have caught lots of fish but without a doubt Bass fishing is the best! I didn't catch my first 6# bass until I was 21 years old! Since then, I have been fortunite to have landed several 6# and up with my biggest being around 8#. I live in northeastern Ohio so an 8# Bass is something to be proud of!

    • crazyhorsesghost profile imageAUTHOR

      Thomas Byers 

      8 years ago from East Coast , United States

      Yes Bass both large and small mouth are the best fresh water fish to catch. Thanks everyone for your Bass Fishing Comments. They are appreciated.

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      8 years ago from Tempe, Arizona

      Excellent Hub. I just love hooking a nice largemouth. They are the best freshwater fish to catch all day!

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      8 years ago from West Virginia

      Nice Hub! I have caught many bass but unfortunately my best has only been about 3lbs. My "sleeper" lure is the REBEL Bumble Bug in yellow!

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      Kevin Faircloth 

      9 years ago

      I've gotten permission to fish a knew pond yesterday, the owner said the pond been in their family for 45 years and the largest bass he caught was 11lb 3 oz . I am going to go out and catch sum small bream to day he says he has the best luck with them free lining. So I'll let you know how it goes. Nice pages by the way very informative.

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      Bob King 

      9 years ago

      Yesterday I caught my biggest bass yet out of my farm pond. It weighted 5.44 lbs. I've been catching 1 lb'ers almost everyday, but that one was an ADRENALIN RUSH.


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