All About How to Catch More and Bigger Bass
Are you a BassHole?
I sure am. So use these guidelines to determine if you are too.
- You LOVE to catch bass, and then let them go.
- You’ve watched at least 5 minutes of a bass tournament, and enjoyed it.
- You say, “There he is!” when you hook into a bass.
- You love to “visit” your local fishing store (BassPro Shop, Cabela’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods), just to look.
- You shop at Walmart, and cruise the fishing gear.
If you answered “Yes!” to any of the above, welcome to the club! The BassHoles Club.
Can You Be Cured?
Not likely. And especially not if you exhibit these advanced symptoms:
- You aren’t sure how many rods and reels you own, but you want more.
- You can’t fit all your lures into your tackle bags, so you need more tackle bags.
- You have colors of worms that you don’t even know what the name of the color is.
- Salespeople at the fishing store know you by sight, maybe even by name.
- You spend the time you can’t be fishing, planning future fishing trips.
What’s a BassHole To Do?
Luckily, there is much you can do to cope with being a BassHole. Most importantly, catch more and bigger bass.
My mission is to help you (and me!) do just that.
After missing almost ALL of the 2015 bass fishing season, I joined BassMasters, visited my local BassPro shop, read bass fishing articles online and in magazines, reviewed bass fishing tips on YouTube, watched bass fishing programming on TV, and generally invested (invested, not wasted!) my time in learning all I could about fishing for bass.
What Can You Expect from Catch-Big-Bass.com?
Through this site, I will:
- Share the advice, wisdom, and techniques I’ve learned (saving YOU the time and energy of seeking it all out for yourself).
- Suggest where and how you can improve your own fishing knowledge (so you CAN find it all out for yourself!).
- Provide links to especially useful and instructive videos, posts, and websites.
- Review tackle boxes, gear, lures, rods, boats, fish finders, and more to improve your fishing productivity.
- Ask YOU to share YOUR wisdom and expertise by adding a comment to help your fellow BassHoles, or simply to ask a question which I will research for you and answer to help us all.
What’s The Bare Minimum?
To cope as a BassHole, I recommend you acquire, at the very least, these four tools:
- A rod
- A reel (to put on the rod)
- A line (to put on the reel)
- A lure (to put on the line)
Which raises a few questions:
- What’s the best rod?
- What’s the best reel?
- What’s the best line?
- What’s the best lure?
I’ll certainly be offering my own opinion on these issues, but I’m also counting on YOU to jump into the conversation with your own answers (and yes, of course, there may be more than one answer to each of those questions).
I hope you’re as excited as I am when you’re in a battle of tug of war with a bass. Maybe a half-pounder, fighting like Goliath, or maybe a leviathan, digging for the bottom of the lake (and the weeds and structure).
I hope you’re as exasperated as I am when you’ve got a bass firmly on your line, only to have him (or her!) jump and shake the lure loose, and get away.
And I hope you find this blog informative, instructive, helpful, and maybe even a little bit fun.
Because, as BassHoles, we’re not fishing for food; we’re fishing for FUN!
Tight lines out there!
Let me know what you think!
Roger, The Smiling BassHole