Sunday, April 16, 2017

Bass Tournament Tips | The Ultimate Bass Tournament Fishing Guide


If you're competitive and love fishing, then tournaments are lots of fun. And if you're real serious about it, you can make money too. Think of it, making money while fishing what a concept. People fish competitively for many types of fish.

 However, the most popular fish, regarding numbers of tournament fishermen, is the largemouth bass. First of all, there are many different circuits you can compete in. All having different levels of competition and formats.

This allows for everyone to get involved and enjoy the competition of fishing. As well as possibility of catching some monster fish. There are single day, three-day, and weekend tournaments. Choose the one which best suits you.
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On to the good stuff. Most of the time a pre-tournament meeting is mandatory. And they are helpful too. They'll discuss tournament rules for you to follow. That way you don't get disqualified for any reason. It also a great way to learn and share information with your partner about the tournament waters you are about to fish. Assuming all things are equal, its good to check past tournament results. It will give you an idea will help you formulate a game plan to win.

Another important aspect to consider, (which many anglers don't) is getting a good nights sleep before the start of the tournament. Being alert is critical to catching fish. Plus, you should check your gear the day before to make sure everything is in working order.

Once the tournament begins, it is important to go to the hot spots you scouted the days leading up to the tournament. Scouting tournament waters is crucial. You can do this by simply fishing it several times. You can also get maps of the lake to find hidden drop-offs and creek channels. Pre-fishing helps you eliminate unproductive water and concentration on the hot spots.
Most tournaments last six to eight hours. During that time, fish efficiently and quickly. Different seasons warrant different techniques and locations. You'll want to have a plan of action long before you put the boat in the water. For example, you'll need to know what the precise kinds of rods, reels, and tackle you will use. Of course, it will depend upon what level of angler you are.

As the day moves on, make sure you get to the check-ins on-time. Being late can cost you penalties in pounds. And that hurts. Once you've weighed in, you've done your best. The only thing to do is play the waiting game and see how you finished. This is also a good time to chat with other fishermen about how they caught their fish and what locations. You can also learn from others.

And one last tip, be prepared and expect the unexpected when you are fishing tournaments.

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George Sylvan on July 3, 2017 at 2:43 AM said...

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Nafiz Shikder on November 16, 2017 at 2:08 PM said...

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