Beginner’s Guide to BASS FISHING – Part 5 – Baits and Tackle

An introduction to bass fishing baits, lures, and tackle are discussed in Part 5 of the Beginner’s Guide to Bass Fishing presented by HatCamBass. Also, learn which baits are essential for a first-time angler.

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Part 1 – Introduction –
Part 2 – The Bass –
Part 3 – Rods and Reels –
Part 4 – Line and Spooling –
Part 5 – Baits and Tackle
Part 6 – Rigging and Knots –
Part 7 – Where to Fish –
Part 8 – Casting –
Part 9 – Retrieve –
Part 10 – Fighting the Fish –

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45 thoughts on “Beginner’s Guide to BASS FISHING – Part 5 – Baits and Tackle

  1. I caught my first bass yesterday with a cheap $10 spinning reel rod from Walmart(Zebco 202 slingshot). I used a 3/0 offset hook with a watermelon red flake yum dinger. I Texas rigged it with a 1/16 oz bullet weight. I caught another one a few minutes later using the Berkley Powerbait ribbon tail worms like you said in the video. I've never been fishing before and learned thanks to watching your videos :). I'm now going to invest in a nice spinning reel and baitcast reel and continue to go out fishing for bass.

  2. Hi my name is yeff, for some reason i found it funny. But in all serious nice video ordered a whole bunch of fishing gear figured i try them all lol

  3. I don't really fish for Bass since I mostly fish for Catfish. But learning about different techniques and ways to catch Bass does peak my interest. I would like to catch Bass too.

  4. Wonderful video.I do have a question:are there any baits that can be used not only for bass,but for other types of fish.I know a lot of people using the spinner bait for bass,pike,muskie and so on.Are there any other?Thnx.

  5. I caught my first bass using live bluegill. First, catch a bluegill 2-3 inches long. Next, get a big hook so you have a bigger chance of getting it hooked. After that, put the hook in the mouth of the bluegill. Next, squeeze the bluegill's head just a little bit so it doesn't just swim around very fast, squeeze its head and that makes it so the bass thinks it is injured and easier to catch and get an easy snack. After that, cast you bait in or near seaweed or under lily pads, those are the places bass like to hand out, it will only be a matter of time before you catch your bass, it's that easy.

  6. I love, love, love your beginner's bass fishing video series! The thing I need help with as a beginner bass fisherperson is getting the bass off the hook once it is caught. Can you offer suggestions? Keep up the excellent work!

  7. A tip I'd like to give out that some may be wondering about for color is that you should use darker colors like black blue combo, watermelon, and pumpkin. With clear water you should use light colors like white(of course), baby bass color combo(white and green, especially on senkos), and lime green. This advise goes for soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and bass jigs. Thank you for reading this and I hope that this advise proves helpful.

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