Tips for Largemouth Bass Fishing in Small Tanks

Tips for Largemouth Bass Fishing in Small Tanks
Experienced fishermen know that sometimes the best place to fish for largemouth bass is in small tanks or small bodies of water such as ponds and streams. You might think it's easier to fish in these areas because there are fewer places for the fish to hide, but it can actually be a little harder. But you can have success by following these tips for fishing in smaller areas of water.

Changing Lures

When fishing in a small tank, you don't have a lot of room to wander, and it's harder to find new spots in which to fish. Because you're standing in the same area for most of the day, frequently changing your lure is important. Try different types and see what works. You might be surprised to learn that the fish from the same species respond to two or three types of lures.


Stay in One Spot

The most common problem in fishing in a small tank is that you tend to give up if you don't catch any largemouth bass right away. Instead, stay in one spot and fish for longer than you intended. This helps you catch the fish moving through the area and feeding. Just because the fish aren't biting in the morning doesn't mean they won't be biting later in the day.

Fish in the Cover

The best place to find largemouth bass in small tanks and bodies of water are in areas with a lot of cover. The smaller breed of these fish hides and lays in wait in only minimal cover, such as in a patch of grass or a stump in the water. Try fishing in these types of places. Look for anything sticking up over the water or signs that something is growing in the water, and spend part of your day there.

Shallow Water

When fishing for largemouth bass, look for the areas of the water where it's most shallow. This type of bass prefers the shallower areas of the water. The lower and upper ends of the water are a good place to start looking. Also consider combining several tips and looking for a shallow part of the water that is overgrown with vegetation for the fish to hide.


Article Written By Jennifer Eblin

Jennifer Eblin has been a full-time freelance writer since 2006. Her work has appeared on several websites, including Tool Box Tales and Zonder. Eblin received a master's degree in historic preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

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