Largemouth Bass Tips
We’ve a long list of lures for catching bass that suit different seasons and conditions you’ll find on our largemouth bass posts.
However the single most popular and effective lure for catching largemouth bass is plastic worms including the slider rig, swimming rig and the split-shot rig.
Live bait rig
A good live bait rig consists of a split shot and a slip sinker above it on the line with a frog hooked through the lips. This rig can be used with other bait fish and is not restricted to frog only.
As with smallmouth bass, largemouth bass can be found around hydrilla, milfoil, eel-grass, coontail and lilly pads. Along with various plants, they can be found around stumps, rocky areas, sunken logs and underwater debris.
Largemouth bass spawn in spring when the water temperature is between 60 and 65 degrees. Males carry out the nest building, or kebb, in water no deeper than 1 1/2 feet deep. And they can be in water as shallow as 12 inches.
Summer finds largemouth bass less aggressive and spending a lot of time in and around dense weeds.
Weed cover dies off in late fall. Largemouth move to deeper water between 20 and 50 feet where they can find baitfish and spend the winter.
Largemouth are still active during winter months, but only in southern areas.
When fishing for bass by submerged brush piles, use jigs and live bait. Using different angles is a recommended strategy for catching bass in brush piles.
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