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I guess you consider me not having a clue about anything so don't hold back the obvious answers. Up until a few weeks ago when I went bass fishing I thought fishing was more of a reason to fill the cooler up than to catch something. I went fishing as a kid but mostly only for catfish or bream. So the only time I've caught a bass was on a chatter bait. So if someone could help me with the how the fish act with certain temperatures. I honestly don't know hardly anything. This is my first place to turn as my options to learn are limited to online and trial and error

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Go up top and read the fishing articles. Read as much as you can then watch the videos in the video section. After you do that come back with specific questions. I can literally reiterated everything they have said but it is easier for you to read it first.

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Welcome to the forum.  

 

At the top of this page, there is a button for "fishing articles".  Click that and then "bass fishing for beginners".  That will get you pointed in the right direction.  If you have some specific questions and they don't get answered feel free to send me a PM and I will do my best to help.  It was not that many decades ago that I was a "newbie" and a little lost.

 

FD

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Along with all the information here, there is tons of information on Bassmaster.com, YouTube, and tons of others. You just have to search old and new with all of these. Write down things as you go along (I wish I had). Don't expect to learn this in a couple months either, it takes time. Most importantly stay confident and have fun!

Buy you a cheap 7'MH rod and reel combo, grab a pack of Senkos (green pumpkin) and some EWG hooks. I think that's a good start for anyone!

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Welcome to the forum.  

At the top of this page, there is a button for "fishing articles".  Click that and then "bass fishing for beginners".  That will get you pointed in the right direction.  If you have some specific questions and they don't get answered feel free to send me a PM and I will do my best to help.  It was not that many decades ago that I was a "newbie" and a little lost.

FD

 

What Lee said  :smiley:

 

If you don't find all the answers in the library, post your questions on the appropriate forums.

The members here are all Team Players who take pride in helping fellow anglers.

The knowledge base at Bass Resource is probably measured in Terabytes, and grows everyday with the endless stream of new members.

 

Roger

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Along with all the information here, there is tons of information on Bassmaster.com, YouTube, and tons of others. You just have to search old and new with all of these. Write down things as you go along (I wish I had). Don't expect to learn this in a couple months either, it takes time. Most importantly stay confident and have fun!

Buy you a cheap 7'MH rod and reel combo, grab a pack of Senkos (green pumpkin) and some EWG hooks. I think that's a good start for anyone!

Not much to add to this advice.  A senko produces bass just about all the time, I've never used anything better, and big ones too.  If you get skunked you are either fishing the 90% of water with no fish or the bass are just uncooperative that day.

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X6 do what they said id start with the spring articles. Well because th assets what you'll be fishing for a month or two. I re read every article for every season in the winter. Before the said season and during. Do you research it will help you .

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The fishing articles up top are great. But I like visual things so I watched Glenn's videos.

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The above advice is a good place to start, but without getting into specific lines, lures or presentations depending on water temperature, here are a few basics:

 

Use the lightest line you can catch a species on and depending on cover

 

Always carry sharp hooks and a file to sharpen them

 

Always use artificial baits because they more often than not, provoke strikes

 

Find out which lure types are the easiest to use at first and than build on that after you start catching fish regardless of species (many lures work on different species)

 

YouTube is a good place to veiw various lure types catching fish in different situations, especially with underwater photography

 

Move around either on shore or by boat and fan cast areas between movements - cover water within forty yards of shore of shallow cover

 

Remember and keep a simple log in order to see what stays the same and what varies regarding anything to do with lures, fish locations, seasons and that every water is somewhat different.

 

Major categories are archived on BassResource in articles contributed by those that have experience in various areas of expertise. No better place to read, keep notes and apply those suggestions, allowing many to serve you from that point on.

 

Luck is only a small part of catching fish. The odds are in anyone's favor that does their homework and not assume anything when it comes to lures and fish. Most important are the challenges that present themselves and the personal discoveries and successes that keep on coming. There is no such thing as anything set in stone when it comes to fishing.

 

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Welcome to the forum. Lots of good advice to be had here.

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A lot of good info given in all the posts above. If I was going to use one bait, easy to use in open rocky lakes or from the bank with heavy vegetation, I would go with a 4" watermelon senko type bait, Texas Rigged weightless. It will catch fish anywhere in the country and cast a mile. Fish it slow with long pauses, and short jerks. Keep repeating the short jerks with long pauses and watch your line closely. You see the line move at all, take up the slack and when you feel some weight, set the hook hard. Easy to use, and will go through almost any type of cover. Good luck. Keep at it and you will catch fish.

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Welcome. Explore the articles. This site has a lot to offer. Read read read

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Hello and Welcome to BR ~ 

 

You've received solid advice regarding reading some basic info here to get you going.

 

I'll add this and you'll thank me later.

 

Make sure that you have a scale and some kind of camera with you every trip.

 

Every one likes fish pictures.

 

Good Luck

 

A-Jay

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There's an awesome interlinked article on the *** website titled how to bass fish (just type it in their search box). It'll give you tons of information about bass fishing and then when you get specific questions you can come back and ask. 

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I'm pretty new to this as well, but I've improved a lot. All I can tell you is fish as much as you can, and take notes (literally). Don't worry about doing things 'the right way.' Get out there and experiment as much as you can.

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