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Kenneth Frye


April 6, 2020

Have you ever had a great day of bass fishing in texas?

If you are like me then not only have you had a great day of bass fishing but you have had what seems to be more than your share of bad fishing days as well.

What causes your fishing luck to change seemingly within a moments notice? Is it your technique, or is it the weather or could it be the fish themselves?

Well interesting enough all of these things can become a factor in your fishing experience, Let me explain how.


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Let's talk about the techniques in bass fishing, one that I like and  the one I use on a regular basis consists of.

Fishing from the Shore line, I usually fish the shores of Lake Ray Hubbard, in part because I live near there but also because it offers a great fishing experience for the type of bass fishing I typically like doing, Fishing this lake has allowed me to  catch a variety of bass.

These are Largemouth bass, hybrid Striped bass and white bass.

While there are other species of fish to be found in Lake Ray Hubbard, I like bass fishing and as much as I like catching them, I am definitely am A catch and release fisherman.

Ok back to my Technique which is: side casting , to do this I use an eight feet eagle claw fishing rod with my Mitchell 300 spinning reel. using my right hand, I load my cast by pointing my rod straight out to my right side and I toss the end of my line sideways and towards the front where I am facing. When casting I allow my bait to hit the water just a few feet from my target spot, so my lure can bounce it to my target spot at a low speed. 

This allows for my lure to splash down without scaring my trophy bass away and also it allows my lure to sink into the water naturally or as if it had been dropped from a flying predator.

Once I begin reeling in my bait, I like to pause for a brief moment to simulate the actions of a small fish while swimming freely in the wild. Smaller fish tend to swim fast as they take off and then slow down just before pausing for a brief rest, and then they repeat this behavior. So when using my favorite small lure I mimic the same movement. 

You may have your own technique while fishing, and if you do that's great if not you can search for other fishing techniques on youtube or by in one of related articles on this same web-page, you might also try simply going out there and trying it out for yourself. 

The weather also plays a factor in your bass fishing experience, bass are a warm weather fish, they are typically more active when the water temps are warmer.  This is not to say you can not catch a bass in cold water, it's just that bass tend to be more active when the water warms up. 

Bass are A cold blooded fish species, which means they tend to be more active once the water around them warms up, This is because Their metabolisms are faster, causing them to burn more energy and so they must eat more often.

As the Seasons change, so does the water temperatures, and so does the behavior of Bass, as the warmer days take hold and the water of the lake, Ponds, and Rivers gets warmer, the bass seek  out shallower water, because bass begin to spawn, and they spawn in shallower water.

When bass are in shallow waters, and the water is warmer, the bass are more active and as they are active they burn more energy, and they tend to eat more which allows us to catch more bass in the summer months than we do in the winter months.

Not say that we can not catch bass in the winter months, we can. And I do. In the spring and fall months bass move closer to the shoreline and that is usually where I am fishing.

Understanding how your technique, the weather and the behavior of bass all play a role  when your fishing, it would make sense that we do our homework before we set out to catch that picture worthy largemouth bass.

It's important to keep in mind we are in Texas, and we fish Texas waters, so keep in mind that bass begin spawning when the water temps reach 60 degrees or so and this happens around the months of february and may around the Dallas area.

It's also good to know that when it comes to largemouth bass, it is the males, who build nests and what they prefer when building their nests are quieter places with more vegetation around it. Interesting enough is that when the female bass lay their eggs in the nest that the male builds, they are then chased away from the nest and it is the male who then sees to the young fish called (fry) for the next several days until they set out on their own. 

Getting to know your largemouth bass and how it behaves during certain times of the year, along with the right technique that fits your comfort zone and the water temps, you could say that knowledge can be key when it comes to bass fishing in Texas.

I hope this article helps you when it comes to catching your trophy largemouth Bass in Texas.

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