Tips for catching sea bass
It would be fair to say that bass are one of the most desired and valued catches among anglers. These saltwater predators are aggressive and smart, which means that in order to successfully catch them it takes plenty of skill and patience.
Experts agree that the best time to head out bass fishing in the UK is during the summer up to late autumn, a tip that every angler should follow.
In this article, we will give a few additional tips that will help beginners and experienced anglers alike when it comes to successfully reeling in these fish.
Follow the tide
Knowing the tide times in the water that you’re fishing is not only crucial to ensure that your trip is a success, but can be an additional means of safety as well. Be sure to look up the times that it’s changing before you head out, or ask around people that frequently fish for bass.
Of course, think about the forecast as well as temperatures for water in your area, since it helps you prevent a complete disaster trip.
Make sure your safe
This is crucial regardless if you plan on angling from the shore or onboard a boat as you want to make sure you’re doing it safely. A thing like wearing a lifejacket can be a crucial thing, especially, if you’re a bit farther from shore.
Unless you really enjoy a lone fishing experience, consider inviting some company alongside or at least inform those ashore when you’ll be coming back.
Last but not least, have a route that you can use in case something like a storm starts when you’re angling if you’re going by boat.
Deciding on the time of day
Pro anglers agree that either dawn or dusk are the best time to go bass fishing since these are times of day during which they are most active and looking to feed. So, if you’re an early riser, you might want to go on a trip before joining the rest of your family at the breakfast table.
Alternatively, you can head out when it's just gotten dark, however, we recommend more for anglers that have at least some experience with angling in the dark.
Evaluate the structures in your area
Another piece of advice we can give you relates to where bass flock when they are looking to feed. Rocks, sandbanks among other structures are usually the places where they can be found looking for food.
Studying a map beforehand might help or again, getting some advice from frequent anglers in the area.
Bass are fish that are known to not be afraid from striking a prey from a close distance. Before you cast out to more remote areas, try out the waters right next to you, even if they seem shallow.
You might just surprise yourself with a bite or even a catch right next to where you’re set up.
Summing it up
We’ve given a few useful tips for those looking to have a successful bass fishing trip. Bass are known to be smart predators that don’t go blindly for every trick that an angler uses on them. Study the area well, get the right area and of course, stay safe and you should be good to go.