Redeye Bass Feeding Information and Facts
If there is a lot of noise from animals and humans, they will hide away and actively feed at night.
The Redeye Bass, unlike all other bass we have covered here at Bass Fishing Gurus, feeds heavily on insects and they make up a large part of its diet. Keep in mind that these are not very big fish, so a few dragonflies can really make a good sized meal for the Redeye Bass.
Insects that make up a good part of the Redeye Bass’s diet include dragonflies and damsel flies. As the Redeye Bass like moderate moving waters with pools or riffles, and as they like dragonfly and damsel flies, fly fishing is a great way to catch redeye bass. Moreover, the Redeye Bass is a great way to learn to fly fish. They can be caught with dry flies and don’t require any complex or costly flies. Below are a couple of excellent flies for redeye fishing.
So if you are going to fish the insect route, you might want to consider fly-fishing. However, traditional bass baits are just as effective with the Redeye Bass such as crayfish, leeches, worms fathead minnows and gizzard shad. That is the great thing about fishing for Redeye Bass – they are just as easily caught with flies as they are with standard bass baits.
The Redeye Bass prefers clear water with low turbidity but can tolerate moderate turbidity.
Redeye Bass, like all bass, avoid exposure to direct sunlight instead seeking out cover.. They actively feed in the early morning as well as the evening as the sun drops out of sight. However, they are also apt to feed at night, which to a large degree depends on the conditions during the day.
If there is a lot of noise from animals and humans, they will hide away and actively feed at night. However, there is a transition period as the sun sets where the Redeye Bass stop feeding for a bit until their eyes get adjusted to the low light conditions.