In the fishing world largemouth bass and smallmouth bass are two of the more highly coveted fish individuals love to catch. Those who express an interest in fishing for bass tend to know all there is to know not only about catching this underwater marvel but their individual habitat as well.
For those who may not be quite as versed with regard to bass fishing or even those fishermen who would like to brush up on their bass knowledge, the following paragraphs will highlight some interesting information regarding largemouth bass and smallmouth bass as well as fishing for these species.
Largemouth bass and smallmouth bass spend most of their time in lakes and rivers where fresh water is plentiful. They tend to congregate in mossy, sheltered areas where smaller fish, such as minnows, provide a meal for them to snack on at their leisure. The size of the bass tends to vary depending on the fish itself although estimations can be given as to their size. Smallmouth bass can be approximately 8-15 inches long and weigh around 4 lbs. or so. As for largemouth bass, these fish tend to be around 1-2 lbs. and have a length similar to the average of the smallmouth bass.
There are certain tricks of the fishing trade which help bass fishermen catch the most bass possible. The best time to fish for bass is May through July as it will yield the best possible catches for bass fishermen. As for favored bait, items such as minnows, crayfish, nightcrawlers, jigs, crankbaits and spinnerbaits all attract both types of bass. Both live bait and artificial lures will attract the largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. It is important to note that one may be better able to catch smallmouth bass as opposed to largemouth bass as the smallmouth bass have a more unique curiosity when it comes to their attraction to bait and lures.
With regard to the best time of day to catch bass, it is best to head out to the lake or river throughout the summertime around early morning or late evening into nighttime, as the bass tend to take shelter from the sun during the day. They are more active when the climate is cooler and the sun is not as bright.
Bass fishing, whether for largemouth or smallmouth bass, is an exciting pastime which yields many fortuitous results. By following the aforementioned tips, one may be that much luckier when it comes to reeling in the best catch.
There is a website that has great information on most species of freshwater fish. It has details that pertain to each species of fish such as habitat, spawning, eating habits, the best lures and baits and more, the website is called: Fishing Stringer, and can be found at this url:
By Robert W. Benjamin
Copyright © 2006
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