Myths About Black Bass Fishing


1.the bass not pica during spawning

This is one of the most ancient beliefs, followed to the letter by a surprising number of fishermen. And it is not surprising, as it contains enough elements of truth that manage to fool us. During spawning, the females nesting not actively look for food, that is very true.

But these fish will eat if you have them easy prey (often the biologists found nesting females whose stomachs are filled). More important still, during this season, the bass attack, otratara remove anything – a plastic worm or a lure, for example – is perceived as a threat to the eggs from the nest.

Large females are routinely captured by persistent fishermen who follow this pattern. Similarly, males will anxiously protect the nest, attacking any intruder that comes close to the same. Release largemouth bass. This ensures the permanence of species.

2. the Smallmouth Bass is “home”

It is no surprise that fishermen believe that the bass stays attached to specific sites. In fact, biologists have confirmed that largemouth bass often shows a marked “fidelity to its place” – fingerlings released in a given area tend to stay in it instead of disperse-, and in research carried out with marked bass, it has been discovered that a same adult is caught repeatedly in the same place. Therefore, we have more confidence when we approach the old fallen tree where we have captured fish before, because we have the idea that the place holds large bass. Even so, ensure that the Smallmouth Bass is “home” is over-simplifying the concept.

Telemetry studies have shown that the majority of the bass are in constant movement, following one route more or less regular. Some bass trace wide turns, and when they find food – usually near structure where they ambush their prey – come to linger for some time, but they soon resume their route. Although we will occasionally intercept bass in our favourite places, that’s why fishing fails frequently in places recognized as productive.

3.the big bass are solitary

If we compare the population of a Lake, we will see that the number of large bass (trophies) is less than the bass of younger age. It is by this that it is very difficult – but not impossible-find schools or groups of large bass in most bodies of water. In addition, the big bass are more old, cautious and difficult to fool with lures. On the other hand, large number of divers have reported schools of big bass, and biologists who track with telemetry bass noted the same trend.

It makes sense think that instinct of clustering – well documented in less size-bass, stays in older fish. Fishing in lakes and reservoirs where there are many large bass are well familiar with schools of big bass, and it is a pattern that are always looking for. Since staying United the big bass increase your chances of success to the hunt, these are not always anti-social.

It is a good idea to keep an extra time in the place where we have freshly caught a big bass. Catch some stunning making the above have been achieved.

4.Lure Big Big Bass

Yes of course. But lures with medium-size and even small size give result. In fact, the size of the lure has more to do with the way in which we like to fish. When you choose a large decoy – a trolling of 10″, or a worm’s 11″ – removed “bites” of small bass, and captured specimens tend to be larger. ”

But certainly less bass will be captured. On the other hand, if you enjoy catching bass of any size, the most effective lures are those within the range of 1/4 to 5/8 oz. In addition, there is no solid evidence that demonstrates that the choice of a medium lure sacrifices the chances of capturing a large copy.

In fact, a proven tactic to bring recalcitrant bass of all sizes is the use of smaller lures. Of course, if you have success with big lure, use them.

5.extremely hot weather = bad fishing “It’s hot”

“This is miserable, the fish don’t bite, and better it to wait until the autumn.” This is a myth.

In fact, the hottest days can mean the best fishing of the year, especially in lakes and dams large and deep. Why? Unlike other seasons of the year, where largemouth bass can be found in any part of a body of water, during the hot season they are forced to find certain depths in search of the optimal combination of temperature, oxygen and food.

Although at times this ideal level can be deep, on average it is not greater than 3 – 5 meters. Locate an ideal structure within this band, and there will be found a place that will house almost invariably bass during the hot season. Certainly this is one of the most predictable patterns in Smallmouth Bass fishing.

6.If we can find a largemouth bass, we can catch it.

There are many occasions that largemouth bass will simply not eat for extended periods. The mystery thickens when virtually no fish in a Lake will sting for days, even and when water and weather conditions seem unchanging, while in a neighboring Lake fishing can be good. Biologists simply don’t know the answer, but have noted that during these periods the bass remain suspended in open water, where refuse to chop up to the most appetizing and easy offers.

Some persistent fishermen insist these days, and his effort is rewarded occasionally. But in general, it makes more sense to give up, unless you anticipate a change in the climate that could improve the chances of fishing.

7.the Smallmouth Bass actively feeds just before darkening.

Another spent myth. In fact, the best fishing usually silk much earlier, starting at least one hour before the sunset, when the first shadows fall on the water.

There are often power shocks at the time of the sunset, which will last for about 30 minutes, approximately. But when there is the real twilight – the so-called magic hour, just after darken, when according to tradition we should expect the best fishing-inexplicably, largemouth bass stops feeding.

We remain in the water, within the growing darkness, thinking that it is the best time. And it is not. It’s over. There are exceptions, of course, but the best is to return to the shore. One theory is that the structure of the eye of the Smallmouth Bass takes to adapt to rapid changes in lighting which prevents you see very well when their environment is darkened, although eventually his eyes will be adjusted to feed during the night.

8.the hooks are oxidized to disintegrate.

Of course, as well as the Cowboys of the movies shake body multiple bullets caliber 0.44. Today, releasing the fish that are captured by the practice, and ethics – reason that we hope that they survive to be captured again.

But we very often make use of outdated information, and no rule is more questionable than the belief that when we cut the line and leave a hook nailed deeply, it will rust and fall apart quickly, or it will be consumed by stomach acids, with little or no damage to the fish. Still, and when this was true in the past – maybe with wire-hooks, it is not in modern fishing.

Most of the fish with a hook nailed deeply have been captured with soft plastic lures, rigged with hooks in sizes that range from 1/0 to 5/0-, these hooks are not only large, but that they are made of modern steels, which can rust-resistant or stainless steel. This kind of hooks will not deteriorate as quickly enough, by which the chances of survival of the fish will drastically decrease.

Healthy bass lures stuck deep inside their mouths are occasionally caught, but the probability of survival in the long run of these specimens is not good. A way to avoid this is to nail the hook quickly, until the bait or lure is completely swallowed by the fish. At the time of feeling this stinging, tilt the shank to loosen a bit line, quickly rewind and nail the hook. Secondly, it is suggested to be careful when removing the hook, to do so without damaging the fish (where possible).

Remove a Fishhook with tweezers can hurt the fish, but if this mouth is large enough to remove the hook with two fingers, it is possible to remove the hook without tearing the stomach of the animal. You have to slightly push the hook while rotating it gently to release the tip. Another alternative is the use of hooks without beard, which are as effective as traditional if you keep tension on the line.

9.the tournaments of have ruined the fishing of largemouth bass.

No matter what you think about amateur and professional tournaments, there are points that can not be contested.

The fishing is still good in the majority of lakes or dams which carry out large amount of tournaments. In fact, many fishermen even aspire with a tournament say that fishing is better than ever. What is this? Firstly, as B.A.S.S. fishing associations have adopted procedures that ensure the release of in safely for these fish.

Although still experiencing mortality rates, and the dispersion of the released fish can be improved, the tournaments have not had a disastrous impact. More importantly, the drivers and professional fishermen’s fishing programs have become celebrities.

And they have preached the practice of catch and release in such a way that today it is difficult to find a fisherman of smallmouth bass that not proud of releasing a captured specimen. And this ethical – unimaginable 20 years ago – is due precisely to the tournaments.