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    Re: Newbie to Bass

    I looked through the list of baits he was talking about in that video. And what about crankbaits. Did he miss it or what? I use them for bass fishing all the time

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    Re: Newbie to Bass

    Wow, this thread is awesome! I’ve been looking at fishing boards trying to find this exact information, and here’s a whole thread of it!Thank you so much for sharing your expertise and what sorts of things that you’ve seen as bass fishers. Is there any other info that hasn’t been shared here that’s important for newbies like us to keep in mind? Thanks!

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    great info thank you everyone

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    Great info since I am a newbie to bass! Thank you!

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    Re: Newbie to Bass

    I caught my first bass this year atta local pond using a texas rig with split shots on the bottom lol, all you really need is a good presentation of a worm or fish type moving body, I heard some great things about a ned rig recently.

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    Re: Newbie to Bass

    Informative Fisherman does a bunch of local shooting and has practical tips for getting better.


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    Re: Newbie to Bass

    Quote Originally Posted by gkinney View Post
    My favorite Youtube channel is Realistic Fishing. He has his page well organized to learn different methods as well.
    Thanks for sharing, been watching fisherman's life, looking for something with more fresh water/delta content.

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    Re: Newbie to Bass

    I've only spent the last two summers targeting black bass as I wait for the fallen spring seasons to chase stripers. Here's a few things that I have picked up along the way:

    Learn how to use the drop shot! I played organized basketball up until my early 30s and the first warm up drill you pull off at whatever age or league you play in is going to be the layup drill. That's how I see the drop shot, just like in hoop it gets you on the board quick, builds that confidence. Unless I'm doing something like specifically targeting first light top water or something like that, I always start with a drop shot and go from there. And when I start slumping I go back to it.

    Get good sun glasses so you can see the weed/grassline. This will save you from picking lettuce out of your hooks with every cast. You will be able to aim exactly where you want.

    No need for super expensive gear, solid mid range gear gets it done, especially when you're in the beginning stages. I have one setup that's over 400 bucks and my spinning dropshot setup outfishes by the number 8-1. That's not to say that you won't need the better gear once you get into top water, glides, punching etc. You will land less in numbers but more chance for a chunker when you go big or go home.

    There is a wealth of knowledge from all of the true gurus, on youtube, the rest of the net as well as here on the sniffer, but don't take everything you read/see as gospel. Invest time in trying new techniques and fishing new water and developing your game. I go to advice from my guru friends when I need to bounce an idea or problem off someone I know is better than me.

    Don't believe in social media! Lots of ppl out there taking well time and well posted shots to make you think they are studs. Don't feel you have to keep up, some of them are bonafide, some are nobs just like the rest of us, but one thing is for sure, nobody is immune to a bad day fishing.

    Be thankful! Don't focus on your success on numbers, realize you already have it made if you are blessed enough to spend time on the water or the banks. Once you let go of ago, the fish seem to roll in.

    Lots of bass warriors will probably read this and think "noob" which I'm not disagreeing with. I've been fishing the delta for over 20 years and still consider myself a novice at best, but these are just a few things I've come to find while targeting the ol black bass.

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    Re: Newbie to Bass

    I found this series "Beginner's Guide to Bass Fishing" on YouTube last night and found it to be very good. This episode on bait and tackle breaks down beginner lures pretty well - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrTWzmpVSO4

    For me I'm definitely going out to get a spinnerbait and buzzbait so I can get some casting action in.
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    Re: Newbie to Bass

    Quote Originally Posted by gkinney View Post
    My favorite Youtube channel is Realistic Fishing. He has his page well organized to learn different methods as well.
    Thanks for the tip!

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