Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Bass Fishing Advice to Catch a Monster

Entering fishing contests are great fun and very challenging. Bass fishing contest are an exciting way to spend a day. However, if you want to have any chance of winning a contest you need to know how to catch a monster fish or two. Here is some advice that will help you find and catch a monster bass.

The world record large mouth bass was caught from Montgomery Lake, Georgia in 1932. It weighed 22 lbs. 4 oz. So this is the standard for a monster. There have only been a few fish over 20lbs caught.

Finding where a monster lives is the first order of business. You’ll find monsters living where the temperature of the water is in the lower 70’s most of the year. The low 70’s is the optimum for bass to grow.

The body of water will need to provide good cover and lots of food. Bass love to eat small bait fish and crawfish so a lake or pond that has lots of small fish and plenty of weedy bottoms of fallen logs will be an ideal place. It is also important that the lake or pod is not overfished. It will take several years for a bass to reach a monster size. If there is a lot of fishing pressure a bass won’t live long enough.

Once you find the perfect environment you must locate the fish. A good fishfinder will help make this an easy job. A fishfinder like the Hummingbird 1198c S1 Combo is great. It has a big screen with a full 180° view of the bottom so in shallow water you can see the terrain as well as the fish. It is a sensitive piece of equipment that will let you discern between large fish and small fish. It looks like you are playing online fishing games, which I guess you are, just in real-life.

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