5 Tips for Better Bass Fishing


As the old saying goes, “the devil is in the details.” This couldn’t ring more true than when bass fishing. When the bass-fishing action is hot on your favorite lake, it may be easy to overlook small slip-ups, but those same errors can cost you when you’re really having to work for bites. Field and Stream‘s Dave Wolak recounts five common bass-fishing mistakes and how you can fix them.

“The thread I’ve noticed that ties many common bass fishing foibles together is poor concentration-keeping practices during the mundane, monotonous times when the action isn’t hot. It’s easy to be on your A game when the bass are biting with regularity, but it’s just as easy to lose focus when it’s slow, which often causes you to screw up during those explosive moments peppered among the doldrums.”

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Shannon Rikard
Shannon Rikard is a freelance writer and photographer with a passion for conservation and wedding and portrait photography. The Archery Trade Association and National Wild Turkey Federation have published her work. A self-professed word geek, she enjoys Wheel of Fortune, crossword puzzles, and finding a dynamite synonym to illustrate any point. After starting her career in public relations with a national conservation organization, she ventured out on her own with Copper Door Studios.