When you think of bass fishing tackle what are some of the things that typically come to mind?
For me right off the bat I am thinking, of course, a tackle box full of a variety of lures, a fishing rod and reel and fishing line. But there is so much other gear out there that can make your bass fishing trip much more enjoyable. In some cases your gear can make the difference between landing that trophy bass or just coming back with a story about the one that got away.
We got a list for you to make sure your bass fishing tackle needs are covered, but more on that later. Let's start at the beginning.
So, to mention the obvious, the first thing you'll want to grab for a day of bass fishing is that rod and reel. Now if you are into fishing, you know this is easier said than done. Spincaster, Baitcaster and Spinning; Medium to Heavy action; fast or slow speed, there are so many options to decide on but what do they all mean? Take a look at what the different bass fishing reels have to offer and how to choose a bass fishing rod to go with them and suit your type of fishing.
Having an assortment of bass lures available is a must for giving you the best chance of having a great day on the water. Now if you have a well stocked tackle box and you have the opportunity to take it with you on a boat then no harm in carrying it all with you. But if you plan on moving around doing some shore fishing and need the ability to be mobile, carrying around a 10 pound tackle box isn't going to be the best idea. If you can get it down to just a few lures to load up, your travels will be that much easier.
Some of the "must haves" include:
Couple these with your standard bass fishing tackle box items of hooks, weights and swivels and you should have all you need to take on whatever you looking to land.
Are you using the best fishing line?
Some of the most overlooked bass fishing gear you'll want to consider taking with you is listed below.
For the bank fishers some of these could prove useful also.