SIMPLE TIPS FOR CATCHING MORE AUSTRALIAN BASS

Australian Bass are a big favourite of Aussie anglers because they are a great fighting fish. Let’s face it, Australian Bass are simply one of the most fun fish to have on the business end of your outfit. I’ve put together some simple tips to catching more Bass.

CAREFUL CASTING

You don’t have to be an expert at casting to catch Australian Bass but you will certainly increase your chances if you can cast accurately. That means you will need to cast your rig very close to snags or structure. If you want to catch more Bass, practice casting as much as you can.

KEEP IT QUIET

Bass are very easily spooked by noise. They are commonly found in small and quiet rivers, lakes and creeks. This means you will need to approach your fishing spot with absolute care and keep your noise down. Kayakers should take extra care with their paddles and I the use of electric trolling motors is mandatory if you want to catch Bass.

GO FOR THE SHADOWS

Bass are very fond of shadows because they are not keen on bright sunlight. So catching them during the day requires searching out areas of water that have shade from above. Target Bass in the deep shadows close to the shore. Weed beds, for example, are an excellent location to find Australian Bass during the day.

USE YOUR INTEL

The more you fish for Bass, the more you are likely to know where they are. Successful fishing for Bass means you need to know their habits and know their migration patterns. Trying new spot without any prior intel often results in a poor catch.

DON’T BE AFRAID OF BIG LURES

In my experience, bigger lures have taken bigger Bass. Bass are a very aggressive fish and will take anything that comes their way. It’s common for me to catch a Bass with a lure that could barely fit in its mouth. They’ll gladly munch on a lure that comes their way and that’s why I opt for slightly bigger lures without fear of losing the smaller fish.

 


Do you have any tips you can share for catching Australian Bass? Let us know your experience through the comments section below.

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Robert M Davies
rob.m@dinga.com.au

Robert passed the "Obsessed With Fishing Test" with flying colours. Instead of talking, Robert has turned his hand to writing about his experience in fishing all around Australia.