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I use to love fishing when I was a little younger and I know I'm just 29 lol but use to go all the time then high school started and basketball became my life ....but I am back on fishing it me hard this summer so hard I went and bought this beauty....I'm just looking for some helpful tips to bass fishing I'm new to baitcasters and lures but got a Abu Garcia that end of summer and got alright with it ...I have now got a Jonny Morrison carbon lite 6'9 MH and a pro qualifier...got a bunch of tackle that I ain't even got to use yet lol Xmas gift from the wife.....

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You might wanna post this in the boat section. Also welcome to the forums :)

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I guess the pic did belong in the boat section but I posted here for info and helpful tips on bass fishing not nessacery to show the boat....that's my mistake

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Im a beginner as well, all I can say is fish fish fish, read read read. Im at read read read fish, :)

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Read some of the first few threads in this section of the forum. That will give you a good start    :smiley:

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Read all you can and fish all you can. Tons of great info here. Keep it as simple as you can to begin with. Its very easy to want to try every technique you're reading about at once but its not practical.

Spend alot of time searching about bass behavior. It's just my opinion, but I think its important to know the behavior first. The rest will make more sense if you go in with that knowledge. It will let you know what techniques to focus on learning given your current fishing conditions.

Welcome to the forums and congrats on the boat.

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Hello and Welcome to Bass Resource ~

 

A-Jay

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Welcome aboard!

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Im a beginner as well, all I can say is fish fish fish, read read read. Im at read read read fish, :).

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I started in Sept, a lot of good advice here. I would add keep a detailed journal , including baits & techniques that worked AND did not work.

 

I try to fish almost every chance I can, I have a lot of water around me but I can only get away for 1-3 hours. I try different times of day so I cover the full day hours. 

 

Also, when wife asks me to go to store I stop by pond or lake and fish for 15 minutes, sometimes longer, with some success. Mostly when I do this I try a certain new technique or try out new lure.

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Ask questions. ;)

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The two tourists were in New York City looking for Carnegie Hall.
They stopped and asked a local "how do you get to Carnegie Hall?"

The local answered, "practice, practice, practice."

Moral to the story? - Read - Read - And Read Some more.

 

Start with the fishing articles in the bar on the top of the Forum page.

Subscribe to BassResource YouTube videos.

Check out the various bass fishing magazines and order some.

Join BASS or FLW for their publications.

Add this Forum to your Facebook page and enjoy the data sent to you each day on a myriad of subjects.

Go to a Bass Pro Shop, Cabela's, Sports Authority, Gander Mountain or a tackle shop and look for the DVDs on various bass topics.

 

And most importantly, use the search engine on this site and look up previous posts about the various subjects discussed.

 

Add your physical location and the bodies of water you fish to your avatar so we can give you pinpoint information for Kentucky and not Arizona.

 

Join a local bass club as a nonboater and learn from the local bass fishermen in your area.

 

And as Catt penned - ASK QUESTIONS.

 

We are here to help you so ask away.

There is a lot to learn about bass fishing so take your time and enjoy the ride.

 

Welcome to the Forum!

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thanks for all the info guys...what would be the best lures to start on I did buy a little of everything  some cranks and some senko and some jigs

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thanks for all the info guys...what would be the best lures to start on I did buy a little of everything some cranks and some senko and some jigs

That can really be different for everyone. I would say start out with something straightforward like a Spinnerbait or lipless bait, and then learn the subtleties of that presentation presentation as you begin to get more familiar with it and then move on to another presentation learning the nuances of each one.

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Read some of the first few threads in this section of the forum. That will give you a good start    :smiley:

Love the Mustang.

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Start with a T rig, a spinnerbait, a crankbait and a topwater hardbait like Spook, Jr or Pop R. That should cover the water top-to-bottom. Get good with them using them at the right times and branch out.

 

90% of catching bass is being where they are. Pros say they'd rather have the wrong bait in the right place than right bait in wrong place. Fish that aren't there won't bite anything. To that end, don't worry as much about colors as the right presentation. Find them, then tune your presentation until you find the one they want.

 

There will be fishless days. Don't get discouraged. Keep a journal faithfully. It will help to look back at what did and didn't work.

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Don't have any idea what you boating skills are, if they are like your fishing experience there is a lot to learn.

Watching tournament bass fishing on TV it's easy to get the idea bass fishing is all about speed, covering water fast....wrong!

Getting somewhere fast only gives you more time to fish slow.

Lures come and go, today's hot lure collects dust tomorrow unless you learn how to catch bass with it where and how you fish.

My advice is start with proven high percentage bass presentations and gain confidence in your skills, boat handling, reading your electronics, casting, knot tying and getting a basic concept about where bass tend to be located and why they are there.

Lots to learn, take your time and enjoy this sport we call bass fishing.

Tom

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Love the Mustang.

Thanks! Its not mine, but I wish it was! I believe its a '69 Fast Back

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Thanks! Its not mine, but I wish it was! I believe its a '69 Fast Back

I had a '66 coupe once upon a time. It was my daily driver at a time when I was flat broke. I had to carry spare parts, hoses and my toolbox in the trunk. It made me a good mechanic.

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I had a '66 coupe once upon a time. It was my daily driver at a time when I was flat broke. I had to carry spare parts, hoses and my toolbox in the trunk. It made me a good mechanic.

My dad had a '74 Hatchback. He didn't like it very much at all. Always talks about how much of a piece of junk it was. On the other hand his brother had a 68 fastback and '71 Mach 1. Much nicer than the '74. My dad missed the muscle car craze by about 5 years.

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Read the articles. Read the threads. As for lures here are some i would suggest:

Topwater: For beginners this takes out the difficulty of sensing strikes. Rebel Pop-R, Super Spook, Hula Poppers are all good lures. Jitterbug is also a classic. (Don't forget frogs!)

My first lure was a beetle bou marabou jig. Its one of the harder lures to use but once you get it down it'll catch panfish, bass, trout, anything you can think of. Heck i've even caught catfish on it. Make sure you have some crankbaits and spinnerbaits in your tackle box, you can never go wrong with those.

Overall the best advice anyone can give is to practice. Whether its reading stuff on here or out there fishing.

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...rather have the wrong bait in the right place than right bait in wrong place. Fish that aren't there won't bite anything.

 

... it's easy to get the idea bass fishing is all about speed, covering water fast....wrong!

Getting somewhere fast only gives you more time to fish slow.

 

Overall the best advice anyone can give is to practice. Whether its reading stuff on here or out there fishing.

 

There's more quality advice here in just a few sentences than in some entire threads.

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thanks for all the info guys...what would be the best lures to start on I did buy a little of everything some cranks and some senko and some jigs

Start with what ya already know! ;)

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My advice is this: don't get overwhelmed with all the choices. Keep it simple! For my money, it doesn't get much simpler than a T-rigged worm. Weight depends on a ton of variables but if you have enough weight to get it to the bottom, you should be fine. As far as color goes, it really depends on water clarity. For clear water, stick with natural colors (watermelon, green pumpkin) and for dingy water go with either black or blue. 

 

Bass need cover and food. I don't know where you fish but look for places they can ambush their food and you are on the right track. Next look for places where they have access to shallow and deep water. Points are obvious choices.

 

If it were me, I'd take one of the old timers out on that nice new boat and absorb everything they share. Oh, and forget having any "extra" money now. All mine goes to TW or some other fishing site.

 

Finally, listen to the folks on this site. They are very knowledgable and subscribe to bassresource on youtube.

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