How To Fish For Sea Bass? Fishing Tips To Be A Great Hunter

This fish is known by various names, such as bass or snook, a very attractive species for the sport of fishing, especially on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea where thousands of beginners and experts are eager to catch the great sea bass of the season.

They also appear frequently on the coasts of Africa, especially Senegal reaching northern Europe, such as Norway. In addition to its sporting value, seabass is highly valued for its gastronomic value, as there are countless recipes and dishes prepared with this fish. 

According to its anatomy, the body of the snook is elongated, its size can range from 10 cm to 1 meter in length, is characterized by its large lips and its very bright silver color.

The seabass lives in areas where the coasts abound with rocks and sand, they are also found in ports, docks, breakwaters and even the mouth of rivers. In the cold months, the sea bass goes out to sea, moving away from the coasts to return in the summer months. They live in depths no greater than 15-20 meters .

They are very voracious fish and their diet is based on small crustaceans, fish, worms, even sea urchins. The breeding season mainly takes place in the first months of the year, the females are capable of laying up to 250,000 eggs per kilo of weight..

The fry feed on small marine organisms. As we have commented, fishing for seabass is a ritual for hundreds of fishermen, each type of fishing requires different baits and material to use, it is not the same to fish for seabass by trolling than surfcasting from the coast, we will see all this below .

  • Scientific name: Dicentrarchus labrax
  • Family : Moronidae
  • Order : Perciformes
  • Class : Actinopterygii
  • Max weight: 15 Kg
  • Max length: 100 cm

How to fish for seabass, the most complete guide

We will try to clear up doubts about seabass fishing from the coast, we will influence the technique and the use of baits to be able to take this desired fish home, you will know some very effective techniques and really little used but that work very well, when used correctly, if we want to be successful in this fishing we must know all the secrets that it contains so… Let’s go!

Fishing for bass from the shore with live


First of all, it is interesting to arrive and quickly mount our rods, it is time and occasion for light surfcasting and ledgering equipment (deep-sea fishing with leads from the beach) and even fishing with spinning rods, since the distance of the cast will be short, even very short, and what is important is to have light equipment that allows us to cast many times without fatigue, and that marks well the touches to the baits.

Two light rods thrown at the key points that we are going to comment on, very fresh baits such as the ball of coquinas, the razor, the dirty cuttlefish, the worms and if possible the live crab or some small mojarrita or blacksmith as live, they go to be one of the best options to tempt that seabass that, on its way back, goes over the feeders on the beach where we are fish, or at least, trying.

We do not get bored if one day we do not get catches, it is not simple, nor easy; But if we have time and we want to bet hard in the coming weeks, let’s go to the maximum number of days just to start fishing when the day begins to dawn, at any moment a seabass will find our baits and the catches can be more than kileras, especially on summer dates.

Baits and equipment for fishing for sea bass in summer


Our fishing activity will take place on the first strip of the beach, which is often the one we explore the least in our surfcasting days., I am referring to that area of ​​the lowering and the shore itself, with little depth and somewhat variable depending on its configuration, and that just when the night, passing to the day, has a strong enough attraction for the closing of the hunting day of the seabass, which travel many times along the shore in parallel looking for that last crab or a minnow before leaving for their usual coastal bottoms.

We are not going to deploy our best surfcasting equipment because what we intend is to literally “sweep” an area close to the shore, let’s say up to 50 meters away, a sufficient space and with potential, since the bass and dances move in Shallow depths, they go over the beach along the sand and locate our baits very quickly; In addition, it is a time when they are usually confident,

The main thing is to touch many points, we cannot launch and leave the leads without moving an hour, that is to bet almost on the coincidence that a sea bass passes by and meets the bait; We intend to put the bait in front of the sea bass or dance it.

And for this, you have to go along the bottom, move the baits and provide the rig with the best possible configuration and appeal necessary for these fish to locate the crab, the ball of coquinas or the live one that we represent without too much complication.

Do not worry about fishing in these distances, that at that time it is easier to find seabass nearby than to do it far away, and that is because the lowering has more potential to bring good fish than we think, and the seabass, between two lights, usually travel it no hurries.

Best baits for catching bass

Unlike during the day, when we usually fish for sea bass with good waves, at night you do not need many waves to have options, a rough sea is enough, and even calm.

The seabass prowl these feeders and others such as the piers because they have to find a sufficient quantity of food to feed themselves, so although we believe that at this time they are not very active, the larger the seabass, the more they have to move to eat. The preferred baits for fishing for seabass are undoubtedly live baits and crabs;

The dirty cuttlefish and the back tita can give us good results, but if you can get a good bucket of live baits it will give you that extra to trick the largest seabass in the area that decides to enter the port, roam the breakwater or go up the riverbed from the mouth of a stream.

To fish for seabass it is interesting to also use the crab or the galley as bait since they are decisive, and in the absence of them the live crayfish is very good bait for these large seabass in the mouths and interior of the ports.

For this reason, and only for those who already border on fishing madness, here are those comments from experience, in case someone dares to spend some night in the quiet trying to fish for sea bass in these conditions;

We know that on these dates, and although not with the desired frequency, the highest catches of the whole year can be achieved, so we are going to prepare because the cold is going to be our companion. 😉

The trailer technique for fishing for seabass

The towing technique is the one that offers the best results at the start of the day , and above all with rather clear and little moved waters; it is simply a matter of slowly tossing and collecting; two turns of the crank and the rig still for two or three minutes, then another two turns and we repeat the action, like this until we find a pool or a channel; if so, we will let our rig rest there a little.

Dragging and recovering slowly by trailer , allows the rig to travel the bottom in a striking way, and that we can cross it with the passage of a good sea bass or dance, which usually travel the shore and the lowering parallel to the water’s edge. This way of fishing is very productive also with other fish and with the use of bait lifters and a White lead or phosphorescent finish will attract sea bass from a good distance.

Use the wave crossings to hunt bass


Another point to look for and locate is the one where the waves intersect , because in places where the extremes of two waves meet again and again, which enter almost in line towards the shore, there is turbulence under the water that It causes the bottom to be constantly raised, and not only this, but the turbulence of the water causes crabs to accumulate at that point, remains of cuttlefish, razor clams and everything that a seabass enters to look for to eat on a sandy beach.

To set the rig well at this point, you have to throw a little further and recover slowly, calculating well the area where we are going to leave the lead; In this we must be meticulous and measure the sets very well, since it is only at that point where we will have the maximum catch options; In the surroundings there are also opportunities, but the seabass know how to enter those wave crossings directly to look for food.

Use the swirls of the sea to launch your rods

We will notice the presence of a good eddy in the recess because the water with foam remains on the surface for a long time when passing a wave or crossing two; the appearance is similar to that of the backwaters between waves when there is a sandbar below, but in the eddies it seems that the water boils, and it is that the turbulence at that point causes the water to stir a lot and lift the sand and the bottom detritus.

In these eddies we will fish in two ways ; touching the surroundings , because in those points sometimes the water whirlpool distributes the food out of the center of the turbulence, if there are no bites in a while, touching the center of the whirlpool, although here we run the risk of entangling the gear or twisting the fishing line, something that we can minimize by mounting a good swivel and rotating beads on the legs of the gear.

At these points it is interesting to fish with the rig as vertical as possible, for this we can mount an elevator on the rig; A bulldozer will serve us perfectly to keep the rig as vertical as possible and thus offer the baits at different heights from the bottom, since sometimes the seabass enter the sand, and at other times they cross between two waters looking for minnows.

The best tricks for live bass fishing

Although we tend to look for seabass with a live bottom and from the rock , we must not forget the potential of a good live bait placed on the surface at certain points or in the same lowering, taking advantage of the tranquility of our beaches in autumn or winter; It’s seabass time, so let’s get them.

On this occasion we are going to change the equipment a bit to adapt our reels and fishing rods to a less demanding fishing dynamic in terms of casting, but which requires more control to set in the right place and greater attention to the pointers, already that we will fish live, a technique that is traditional and extremely effective and that surely many of us began to practice it when we were little in the interior of the port with a short rod, 0.45 mm line on a calamine reel and a smooth one held with two good jigs.

Fishing for largemouth bass requires maximum attention


Live bass fishing is really exciting due to the intensity of the sets
and because you have to be very aware of the live situation and reaction at all times, being able to “see” the bass arriving on more than one occasion, and having always present the challenge of nailing fast and starting to work the catch before it runs between the rocks or chops almost vertically looking for the stones at the bottom.

We recommend betting on live from the same fishing boat to make the most of its vitality, for this there is nothing better than a small cork rod or a light casting rod, and take out some mojarras or smooth that we will keep in the bucket with oxygenator, renewing the water from time to time when.

It is about offering the sea bass a live that does not seem attached to a rig. For this we must subtly hold the living; One of the best options is for the snout with a hook, having to sink it very gently so that it reaches the place where we are looking for the catch in the best possible conditions, letting it move, because when it feels turned on it will emit those alarm signals how well they receive the seabass.

How to place the live bait for bass fishing?


This is the key, to place the live where the seabass will see it quickly , and of course to mount very active and very little manipulated live.

Forget to prick the mojarrita or the smooth with the hook on the back or the body, it is important that they are active and as little damaged as possible, so much so that if after a long time there are no bites you should be able to release the live and replace it with another, and that it can be recovered, and for that there is nothing better than to always mount it with great care and by the upper nose.

If the live is moving in a passing area or on the surface, the seabass will go for it without a second thought

It must be allowed to be found easily and in common places of entry, hunting or passage . And very importantly, we must place the live where it looks good and where we understand that it is a zone of passage for predators; launching the rig with the live one in the middle of a scree or where it is good for us is to bet on reducing the options of bite.

I insist, live is very effective, but you have to help with intention so that your situation encourages the sea bass to detect it.

What sets are best for catching bass live?

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A good draft is some area with movement of water , because there the live will be in continuous movement, and if the water is moderately clear, the seabass will detect the minnow with relative ease. On the beaches it is interesting to try at various distances and drafts, but places very given to taking good bites are the sandbanks where there is little bottom halfway from the shore (there the seabass enter to hunt the minnows, cuttlefish, crabs …).

Also interesting are the channels between sandbanks ; there, with little bottom, a live is lethal, and if it is a deeper channel we mount a small bulldo so that it does not remain stuck to the bottom.

If the fishing boat asks for it because of having an area with schools sunning itself near your fishing position or because we know that there is a promontory visited by sea bass, or a backwater area on days of waves, do not forget to mount a rod with a floating tackle with your alive;

A good bulldozer and even a cork float will help you launch your live a few dozen meters with a well-balanced weight and leave it flush with the surface. Attentive to the aviaries , because sometimes they are the ones that reveal the best drafts to cast a live and leave it on the surface, where the seabass that hunt there can see it well.

How to fish for sea bass in eddy rocks?

The seabass will preferentially search in two areas, in the rocky bottoms, taking advantage of the fact that from there they can attack their prey without being seen, or in the surroundings of eddies and turbulencethat occur near the breakers, and especially in promontories near the surface, because there are usually more possibilities to find varied food, such as crabs, worms, shrimp and, supposedly, small fish.

To fish for sea bass in these eddies you have to opt for a floating mount for the live; We will look for a float just of size, but enough, to launch the rig and that is at the mercy of the movement of the sea in the vicinity of these eddies with some foam, which we often find a few dozen meters from the rock and even from the shore on some mixed beaches.

There are those who place the live right in the foam of these eddies , and it is not a bad option; If the rocks below allow us to leave it there without running the risk of snagging, it is very likely that some seabass will enter in a short time if they are active, it is an area of ​​turbulence where seabass frequently enter looking for food.

However, if we place our live in the immediate vicinity, close to the turbulence or eddy, but without it being right in its center, on the one hand we will make it easier for the sea bass to prowl nearby and detect the movement of the live in an area where it can stay a little longer, being the area around the turbulence the area where the seabass pass to enter only when they find food or to review if they have not achieved catches in the vicinity.

Another advantage of launching the live one near the whirlpool is that we will be able to follow its behavior better by how the float reacts ; Whenever we notice rattling or rapid movement we must be very attentive, because the living see the sea bass coming, although in Autumn or Winter we can also be surprised by the entrance of a good snapper and even a lemon fish, for not having the punctual visit of some chough.

The rig should not be very long The interesting thing is to have the live one between a meter and a meter and a half from the surface so that it moves well and is better seen from below and from the surroundings; The normal thing about these positions is that they are drafts without too much depth (natural crags, mixed beaches, etc.), and in case it is in depth it is more worthwhile, if possible, a zip line assembly.

Zipline mount for fishing for bass from jetties


This is where we can take the surprise of the day
, and almost of the season, because we can nail very good fish or watch day after day go by with hardly any bites. Even so, it is very interesting to go to those breakwaters that go a long way into the sea and try your luck, because in Autumn or Winter there is a lot of movement of predators in the depth near the beaches, and in reality even if we look for good sea bass we can get bites from others good size fish.

The point is to gain as much depth as possible with the live, but optimizing its route towards the draft, that is, we will avoid launching the rig already with the live, because it limits the distance and we will not be very clear in what state it arrives. the live at the bottom after the many meters of flight and then fall to the bottom.

We will take the opportunity to fish with zip line mounts

To fish like this, we will cast directly at the top of the distance with the lead in the direct line of the reel, for once the lead has been set, slide a tackle along the line with the live ready for the fishing action; in this way the drafts will always be variable, sometimes the live will reach the lead and other times it will stay in a part of its route, depending on the state of the sea, whether we put a higher or lower lead, whether we fish no lead in the live branch, and how the fish moves.

How to catch big bass?


Large seabass that access the beach from important depths several hundred meters
from the shore usually enter through the bottom to detect a current returning and take it face to get to hunt often down to the same lowering. On this tour it is common for them to hunt down the flaps, slabs and rocky ground that they find on their way.

There are also times when the day invites sea bass and other predators to climb between two waters or almost to the surface; They are sunny days in which you can still find shoals sunning themselves (especially on the Mediterranean coast), so a good observation of the day, the sea and the fishing boat will lead us to ride a zip line with deep life or let it go down little by little in case in that slow descent it passes through that “hot” hunting area for seabass.

This technique and way of fishing is often the least productive if what we are looking for are several snook bites , but I also warn you that if you know a long breakwater you risk not catching anything, you may be able to catch large specimens not only of seabass. , but of snappers, dentex, lemon fish and other predators that still have good activity in Autumn or Winter to move to the entrance of the beaches.

In search of the bites of seabass

Depending on the depth, I recommend mounting a bite exciter, the most recommended is a pair of mackerel or horse mackerel feathers on the live (mounting the rig so that it does not get tangled) if we are going to leave the live lowering little by little or almost on the surface (in this case a bulldock helps to do this ), or a medium-sized luminous if we fish a significant drop several dozen meters deep.

Of course, we will assemble the live intact, nothing to cut half a tail, with a hook in the upper nose, and a hook in the tail but not threaded, attached with elastic thread. Here there is no doubt in mounting thick lines for what may happen, and remember to leave the brake of the reel sufficiently released so that the sea bass does not fear in the first meters; remember that we have a difficult time nailing, so you have to leave elasticity in the band so that it chews or swallows and then it sticks firmly.

Fishing for sea bass on rainy or cloudy days


These days many fishermen are withdrawn from the beach or the rocks because instability often leads to little activity in the fish, but sometimes not …, so do not miss the opportunity to fish in mixed beaches and rocks with pipes and clearings between the rocks at the bottom; These days the seabass prowl at the bottom hunting, and a lively presented with talent is a claim that they will not miss.

The beaches, especially in the vicinity of the breakwaters and the breakwaters of the ports, also provide sea bass on days of meteorological instability, except with very heavy seas, in which case launching a live is complicated , not because of the cast, but because of the entanglement; Even so, if we manage to reach a zone of whirlpool or a certain calm between waves, we can try our luck.

The best thing is that a cloudy day with calm sea or little movement presents itself, and that it even drizzles or rains discreetly; These days it is interesting to fish in rocks and breakwaters, because in these cases the seabass are very close to the rocks, and if we place a striking, silver live (a mojarrita is ideal), in a dark sea and with little light at the bottom, It will be rare that if a seabass enters the area they will not locate the live one.

We will mount a long branch, and we can go testing with a small bulldozer to raise it a little; Another option is the one already mentioned of mounting a light, which is an attractive bite exciter with little light or a lot of depth.

We will fish the flat rock areas that we detect; A live on a rock slab or slab will be located in a strategic place for the bass to detect it, even in relatively shallow areas. In these days and circumstances we can even make an attempt to mount two small living in the same rig ; sometimes they get tangled, but if we are lucky and the draft is shallow we will multiply the options of good bites of sea bass and dancing.

How to spin bass fishing for beginners

In fishing , making an absolute statement, theorizing techniques and behaviors of fish, is to get into a dangerous street, from which it is easy to get denied at the first opportunity.

In fact, fishing is not an exact science, and nature, particularly in the aquatic segment to which we refer, generally offers many surprises that make fishermen understand that, despite the fact that it is always advancing and accumulating experience, over time we realize that we know little, and that there is more and more to learn.

This premise, which is by no means false humility, is mostly an intimate consideration of someone who practices sport fishing with passion. It is essential to take everything that is read below with due precautions .

To be of help to those who are starting in this technique and to those who have been practicing it for a long time, we have voluntarily decided to make a didactic article, which aims to give some reference points on the fishing of the most loved fish, the sea bass, by those who practice spinning. from land, emphasizing that, as in the stories we read as children, each one writes the ending little by little, as the sense of water matures, based on some satisfactions and no less disappointments.

Question of attitude

Fishing for seabass almost always means expending a lot of physical and mental energy ; it will not do any good to fish with the best reel, the most expensive and modern rod, the artificial one that has just arrived from Japan…, if first we have not become aware of the type of fishing we are going to practice, where and when we should throw our artificial ones.

We can make a mistake in the time, we can make a mistake in the place depending on the direction of the wind and the tide, but in each case we must reason and confront our past experiences with the present meteorological and climatic conditions, and with the characteristics of the places where we fish.

Our attitude is the key, not the equipment we fish with.

The best equipment for bass fishing


**calange **, but much of the winter fishing for this fish occurs in natural settings that put our fishing equipment to the test, which must be able to respond, and which must also allow us to cast the ideal lures to the place precise.

A spinning rod for seabass must have the perfect balance between remarkable casting capacity , to reach beyond the breaker (although sometimes it happens that the serranid attacks very close to where we are) but at the same time it must be able to do properly maneuver lures that rarely exceed 30 or 40 grams, for this reason a range that goes from 2.10 to 2.70 depending on the place is usually chosen.

During fishing, the action of the fisherman is, let’s say secondary, giving the right action to a minnow or giving a disoriented rhythm to a walking lure (walking the dog) . The rod should not be too hard to prevent the artificial one from tearing the fish’s mouth (which almost always gets hooked by the hair …) but not too light, since when it comes to getting a good sea bass with a powerful hangover you must count with a stick powerful enough.

These are just a few nuances to take into account when we want to enter the exciting world of bass fishing, this fish is one of the most desired and disputed among sport fishermen from north to south.

Bass fishing with artificial lures

Fishing for bass with artificial lures is a playful discipline that over the years has gone from being a perfect unknown for the common community to being practiced by tens of thousands of anglers, it is therefore that in our section sport fishing we give you some practical tips to improve in our attempt to achieve bass fishing.

In this sense, and based on the boom it has experienced, the firms have moved their tab by manufacturing all kinds of materials aimed at responding to the demand raised, something that at present we can clearly verify if, for example, we put the magnifying glass on the so-called rockfishing, which offers its practitioners an essentially minimalist perspective and full of sensations when carrying out the deception of the fish by offering replicas of different species of marine fauna.

However, in none of the possible fishing modalities, the role of fisherman must adhere exclusively to proposing or balancing any claim while waiting for it to be bitten by the fish like this, because yes, because for that fact to happen, you must first know that around his malevolent intention revolve many determining factors coming from both the environment and the capricious behavior of the inhabitants of the great blue as well as from his own performance at the foot of the shore.

Knowing the behavior of seabass


The seabass is a fish that fascinates countless fishermen for the most unusual reasons.
, although much of the fault lies in those surprising mood swings that alter and explain the behavior in the water of the seabass.

And it is that our “friend” is one of those who once perceives the slightest suspicion that something does not agree with her appreciations or if she feels annoyed under various circumstances, does not even deign to approach the precious lures that let’s propose no matter how hard we try, or no matter how good they are.

For this reason, before suggesting anything to her, it is necessary to weigh her state of mind, to the extent that apathy comes to little less than lethargy, while seabass, when frenzy invades them, is capable of moving quite a few meters at full throttle with the in order to reach what we have placed in the staple at that moment.

The playground of our queen of hearts varies as the months go by, hence it is possible to find sea bass in the vicinity of the mouth of an estuary at the end of December or in the middle of a fierce break at May measurements.

In this way, and starting from the basis that your body perceives the course of the calendar to a thousand wonders, we must measure in detail which art is more suitable to look for the tickles at all times.

The temperatures, the currents or the greater or lesser density of food present in a certain area are factors that it also values ​​to a great extent when it comes to establishing itself, while as it acquires size, and like our elders, it very frequently becomes its behavior in particularly capricious, if not incomprehensible.

In any case, whenever we can, we must try to put ourselves in their shoes, since deep down their behavior is not so different from what we humans do.

To support this view, for example, it is enough to mention the issue of temperature: both seabass and we are capable of capturing thermal variations in the environment, especially if they occur with a marked nuance.

However, this extreme is noticed with a more notorious character in what concerns the seabass, which entails a substantial mutation of its behavior even when the modification is of only a few degrees.

Looking for warm waters to fish for bass

In this vein, the decrease in mercury in the liquid element due to low temperatures and / or based on the persistence of winds that cool the skin of the water for a certain time makes the sea bass drowsy to the point of making it reluctant to do anything. of those careers that put immense immature banks to flight, and that they like to contemplate so much.

Therefore, in these cases, we will find the seabass swimming around different depths., in pursuit of the thermoclimate that best suits you in order not to waste energy. So, no matter how determined we are to make it ascend, if the surface is icy, there will be the possibility that someone will venture to take the step, but in most cases they will reject the enchantment and continue waiting for it.

something circulates within its radius of lethal influence. Now, so extremely contradictory is the character of the seabass that, oddly enough, at certain moments it is fully willing to reveal its wild side to us with walkers in the middle of winter, whom it manages to shake wax even when the cold is cold. dominant note.

Playing with the weather when fishing for bass


Temperature is a factor that we must carefully monitor when fishing for seabass
, as he is capable of becoming our ally as well as the worst of enemies. In this way, the excessive heating of the environment, apart from being a real pain for the fisherman, entails a decrease in the oxygenation of the water, which ends up slowing down the activity of the fish when they see their energies quickly consumed.

Thus, in circumstances in which the variations are moderate in nature, the most logical thing is to use surface lures or models that barely go a foot deep in it, to the extent that they can provide us with precious casts when we see the day during the summer phase. . Therefore let us take advantage of the sudden changes in the climate, since these, far from being a nuisance for the inhabitants of the great blue,

In another order of things, the attitude of the seabass is greatly influenced by the abrupt changes in the isobars , which is why once you have news of the arrival of stormy fronts or low pressures to the coast it is convenient to be prepared with the in order to try to be successful in bass fishing.

However, when these disturbances arrive, the action of the waves usually leaves many of the most favorable fishing positions impracticable to surprise such a magical fish, so we will have to find enclaves in which both the suitability to try our luck combine in equal parts. as the necessary security for our personal integrity.

The currents, great friends of the seabass

Currents play an essential role in bass fishing, whether it is carried out using natural or artificial bait , insofar as the currents are in charge of displacing the food from our main objectives while supplying them with oxygen.

In such cases, an immense group of cephalopod and crustacean fingerlings are dragged away and remain practically unarmed before the swimming power of our bulimic sea bass, who for its part does not hesitate to use the slightest obstacle to hunt them down. Now, the presence of such flows is something that is not always easy to guess or understand, since we can already discover a vein that we think is interesting and, based on that, investigate it for a long time, that this would never imply that we got to obtain positive results in the fishing of seabass .

And it is that finding the seabass within a stream capable of harboring it is not a faculty that is acquired overnight, so until then it will require perseverance and continuous observation until finding the key, making the most natural presentations possible so that that minnow or vinyl shows a logical and similar behavior with respect to the rest of the prey that constitute the menu of the day of the sea bass.

The “logic” of seabass

In principle, when fishing for seabass, it is best to lean on the direction the water takes and think about how one of your bites would act under the pressure it exerts on it.. Obviously, any of them, taking into account their insignificance, will hardly be able to develop a certain speed of displacement if it is not in favor of the thrust, then we act accordingly and offer our deceptions by charging a line with relative or marked slowness to the point of letting the sea sometimes activate the trap for us.

And it is difficult for something that gallops against the current like a soul carried by the devil, is going to arouse interest in the sea bass to tie it up, since to begin with, it will be unnatural to the eye, not to mention that it will involve a significant energy expenditure which may well be ignored if the size of the dam is small. Of course, no matter how much we get into the mind of the fish,

Tides rule bass fishing

Knowing the tables and intensity of the tides is a very important agent when it comes to forecasting the activity of the seabass, and in this sense it should be noted that, as in life itself, everything that takes place in excess, in the long run it’s not good for her either.

For now, the tides of a live order, on average that displace a lot of sustenance, complicate its fishing work, because although for this purpose it takes advantage of the thrust of the currents, the same does its manduca, while the dead ones slow down the movement .

Thus, many times the seabass prefer to opt for approaching the vicinity of the shore when the average coefficients arrive, prioritizing that zenith (either up or down) that occurs an hour before or after at the beginning of the day or in the sunset.

From there, it will be enough to make a series of attempts to fish for seabass until the phase that interests them most is verified , for which it is convenient to locate in sites with drafts of between and meters maximum, taking into account that in this way, although the fish is stuck to the bottom, you can ascend to take the deception with great ease, something that on the other hand is highly unlikely to happen when the fall from the coast lasts for many meters. Likewise, the choice of lures should be really considered based on various parameters that affect bass fishing.

In fact, some of the lures lose contact with the pressure of the water and barely vibrate, while others instead pull the tip of the rod and reel as if there is no tomorrow. In principle, in the presence of racy currents, the sinking order hoaxes are much more stubborn in action than the floating bias ones.

Hours, hours and more hours

The volume of existing food is another of the factors that will determine the greater or lesser success of the bass fishing trip, given that the receptivity level of the fish varies substantially in this way..

In this vein, when such a presence is broad, our options of going out the front door will be ostensibly reduced, since the seabass will have their attention focused on something in particular. For this reason, and in view of the more than foreseeable outcome of the expedition, let us wait for this context to fade and not unnecessarily waste courage or energy.

Now, there is always the possibility that we catch them with the changed step and that the brave fisherman adapts to this complicated situation by proposing imitations similar to the present forage, a detail that will allow him to have many more ballots to take the cat into the water with respect to those owned by the partner who launches any claim haphazardly.

However, by then it will be necessary to carry out continuous changes and experiments with colors, sizes and actions of the artificial ones, without forgetting the fact that no matter how well we do our homework, it can happen that food runs through the vicinity of the background without our knowing it, which will surely ruin how many efforts we put into practice, in any case keeping an eye on what awakens the attention of the fish allows making a good choice at the foot of the water, but for that you have to do what sometimes is more difficult, which is to spend hours at a time.

The “hunter” of seabass


In fact, it is always advisable to establish a strategy for bass fishing, and in this knowing the environment acquires a remarkable relevance. Surely many of those who read these lines will agree that a good approach to the shore is of great importance, and that a word higher than another with the companion who accompanies us, or an excessive exposure of the figure in a place susceptible to harbor fish, they constitute the starting point to thwart the always relevant surprise factor.

And it is that the reaction of the seabass before these attitudes is translated (if it is not in a quick flight) in the systematic rejection of what we propose to the other end of the line, then all the counter measures that are adopted in order to circumvent its Attentive vigilance will be few when we try to surprise her in her domains, in which, let us always remember,fishermen are the strange element, and at the same time the most fragile.

In principle, when following the footsteps of this popular serranid, bass fishing has to be assimilated to a kind of hunting , with which our behavior must recreate that of a predator that quietly seeks a way to place itself in an advantageous position with respect to his victim before jumping on him. Once we have internalized this particular role and are safely settled, we will have two options:

  • The first is to throw the lure over the head of the fish, which will surely cause it to come out terrified, but it is very active, which makes it unpredictable.
  • The second and most logical possibility is to release the sample after the point where the attack is expected, so that the artificial one arrives there with absolute naturalness.

In the event that a hypothetical capture occurs in this situation, it should be removed quickly if the defense is not outrageous, because in the assumption that there are more specimens swarming in the area, they will at least have realized the scandal that has occurred. produced over their heads, and obviously not a plan to alert them to the presence of danger.

The patience of the fisherman


Many people consider patience to be a worthy gift that is bestowed on a privileged handful , but when it comes to artificial bass fishing it is a trait that should characterize every person who practices it.

All the above will be of no use if we do not apply large doses of observation and perseverance, especially on the basis that the latter will be consumed as the year passes, especially if the disappointment that caused the loss of that one takes time to dissolve in our subconscious. precious specimen at the last moment, or a certain artificial one that inevitably remained resting on the stone …

Moreover, it will be a very important factor that will allow us to weather any setbacks the sea and the environment reserve for us, because sometimes the fish will give us the slip because they have taken the registration, and in others things will not turn out as we would like by virtue of our bad head.

Also, why not say it, it will be of great help when “the quarreling machine” screams in the sky after having woken her up in the middle of the morning while we were trying to escape without her noticing that we were going fishing …, in any case, dear reader, let none of these setbacks dampen your spirits by following in the footsteps of this fascinating fish that provokes so much passion!

Fishing for seabass in winter is possible, in addition to large size

We will talk about bass fishing, especially bass fishing in winter where the nights are cold and unpleasant is where true fishing enthusiasts make the difference and there are times when the fishing boat really has interesting options, perhaps not in quantity, but in quality. Large seabass move little in cold seasons such as winter , but they do it enough and often in accessible areas for our sets. So here goes the challenge …

Do you dare to spend a winter night on the beach, fishing for the big bass?

As they say: "fishing is not known, but the cold, as we neglect ourselves, we have it insured …"

We know that the conditions for fishing in general in winter are usually not exactly good; the cold, the wind and the rain keep us from trying , and even more so if we think of the night as a time to fish for snook or sea bream, to name the most sought after fish. But there are places where the seabass move on these dates, not so much during the day as at night, often being fish of good weight, seabass that spend the winter away from the beach, in distant rocks, but that hunt until on the same shore, looking for singular points such as mouths, ports, breakwaters and mixed coves, trying to catch minnows or cephalopods.

Best areas to fish for bass

This is the key … to go out for a night anywhere it is almost better not to go out.


We have to focus very well on what we are looking for, because the fishing conditions are going to be harsh, almost extreme in some cases. The night in winter is complicated and very demanding.

It is not about wearing a fleece, it is that sometimes you get to have a really bad time no matter how much you like fishing, but do not panic, the reward may be worth it.

There are fishing boats with good conditions to catch bass on cold nights, I am referring above all to the port or annex areas where it is allowed to fish; Having lighting is essential, and having a fund of a certain entity that you can reach with comfortable casts is vital, because in these conditions it is neither thrown far nor the baits are easy to carry a certain distance due to the fact that we will have less mobility due to the quantity of clothes that we will have to put on.

Don’t even think about fishing off a breakwater; You have to be prudent and look for flat areas from which you can launch easily, and above all safety. There are many ports that even have areas where you can fish for sea bass with your car next to you; It is mainly looking for small ports, although it seems otherwise, they often provide the best catches.

Large seabass roam these piers and port loading and unloading areas , just as they leisurely walk inside the breakwaters, right from the mouth to the most remote boarding areas; Let’s think of the pantry of mullet and other fish that take refuge inside the ports, and how a stealthy seabass, entering deep, can locate fish of good size against the light of the lampposts of the piers.

If the port is a marina we will have very quiet nights, and we will put, if it is not too intense cold, take advantage of a good number of hours; Catches do not always take place at nightfall (remember that in the middle of the afternoon there is hardly any light in winter) and you have to be in good fishing activity for several hours until dawn; That if, enduring all night is something that exceeds the limits of most, although it is sometimes just in the fall of the dawn when a catch is achieved, and almost always of a very good size, nobody said that fishing for bass was easy.

Change your place or fishing position

Let’s look for areas from which to launch and wait for bites. If there are several piers and we can move around the area, we must not always be launching in the same place , although it is true that we must be patient; If we find a moderately illuminated area and we see smooths nearby, there is no doubt the place is there, there we have to play the cards that we carry, because if seabass enter, they will almost certainly pass through that area sooner or later seabass.

If the port is a fishing port, it may be forbidden to fish inside, but if it is not or is there, we will also have good opportunities there, since the seabass, like the choughs and other fish, regularly enter to look for the discards of the boats and ships of fishing everything will depend on whether they enter that night or not.

Fishing for seabass in breakwaters and breakwaters


The breakwaters and breakwaters of urban beaches are very safe fishing grounds to catch sea bass
; Let’s think that on the beaches where there are one or more breakwaters and breakwaters, food is guaranteed all winter long, so they are the preferred objective when considering looking for good sea bass at night.

As we have mentioned about the ports, on many occasions these points are near a promenade or some illuminated area, something that must be sought in a preferential way, as it provides a lot of security at night, and more when we are surely going to be alone. in the fishing boat. The maximum point of potential is reached on breakwaters that are illuminated.

In these scenarios we have a double advantage , and that is to play with the areas where the break occurs and with which they are protected; In the case of breakwaters that are not connected to the shore, the area between this defense and the shore itself is the most sweet, because there the water is usually much calmer, and the seabass spend a good time visiting this area several times throughout the night.

It is no problem if this strip is shallow, the seabass travel almost preferentially, since they usually find a lot of food, and not only small fish , but also cuttlefish, worms and crabsFor this reason, one must not persist in throwing far or always trying to place the rig on the edge of the rocks of the breakwater; a rod at medium distance, fishing that area of ​​passage, is extremely effective.

Fishing for largemouth bass at river mouths

If we are looking for more natural environments, the mouths of small and medium-sized rivers also provide an almost ideal setting at this time to fish a good sea bass with a large and striking bait.; the question is to be able to locate a suitable fishing position to be at during the night, in this it is necessary to be prudent and very careful, and to look for our security first and then the fishing options.

From the mouths it is not only interesting to launch into the center of the water outlet; Of course, it is a very suitable place to cast a rod there, but it is on the margins where the bites are sometimes achieved.

The seabass travel the entire area of ​​influence of the mouth, as it is usually an area rich in food, so you never have to stop fishing with several rods and work from the lowering to a prudent distance, without being necessary extreme casts.

Honestly, I believe that it is preferable to fish for sea bass at the mouths of streams and small rivers rather than at the mouths of major rivers ; there is too much stage to cover.

We should not be afraid of spending all night fishing in a stream in the water outlet of a marsh or a ditch …, there is a lot of food there, and the seabass come practically every day (and night) to look for food.

If we are there it is possible that we meet her, if we are at home we will be more comfortable, but surely we will not have the opportunity to fish for sea bass.

A surefire final trick for catching bass

A very effective trick to fish for seabass at the mouths of rivers and streams consists of placing a fishing rod with a live bait in an elevated gear in the middle of the freshwater outlet , a few meters before going out into the salt water; We know that both seabass and seabream enter the riverbeds to look for food, but in the case of large seabass it is not that we know that they enter but that they are frequently caught there.

They spend a lot of time walking along the banks of the riverbed looking for crabs and minnows, and a live there , in the middle of the outlet channel, if it is not very wide or there are hooks, it is practically infallible and we will have many possibilities of success in fishing for seabass.

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