Bass fishing is quickly becoming an American past time. It is something that the whole family can enjoy. Whether it’s a planned vacation to one of the more popular lakes in your region or just a casual cast in your local farm pond, small and large mouth bass can be found almost anywhere in the United States.
As an avid bass fisherman, I have learned that bass love hiding in dark places with many structures or obstacles close by. Big rock formations, downed trees sitting in the water, reeds along the waters edge and bridges are all places bass prefer to stay. It is understandable why bass love these types of locations. Everyone loves feeling safe and secure, as do bass, and these types of spots give them just that, a safe and secure feeling.
Fish of all types and sizes, especially bass, prefer to occupy habitats such as these. These types of habitats are home to a variety of small creatures ranging from tadpoles to minnows, which are the perfect foods for bass. Bass and all animals, like sticking by food, which makes these spots perfect for them to populate.
One little known secret with larger lakes is the addition of man-made structures built specially for bass. When in doubt, look for a man-made feature in a lake, something that shouldn’t be there, and there is a good chance that you will find fish hiding there. With these simple tips, you now know what to look for when choosing the optimal location for all of your bass fishing needs.