Bass Fishing Tackle

Bass Fishing Tackle

Bass Fishing Tackle

Species:  Bass (Freshwater)

Technique:  Essential Gear

Freshwater Bass Fishing

Whether you are fishing freshwater lakes, rivers, or ponds; it's almost impossible to find a body of water that at least one species of bass doesn't call home. Some of the most widely targeted species of fish on the planet, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, and other members of the black bass family offer anglers many options in fishing tackle that will fool them. Whether you're a seasoned tournament angler, weekend warrior, or just getting started bass fishing, TackleDirect has the products you need to catch more fish.

As far as rods and reels go, the majority of bass fishing lures can be thrown on either baitcasting or spinning tackle and a quality baitcasting reel or spinning reel from companies such as 13 Fishing, Daiwa, Lews, or Shimano will make your fishing much more enjoyable. One of the most popular reels on the market is the Shimano Curado DC, while reels like the 13 Fishing Concept Z and Daiwa Tatula with T-Wing System have also brought all-new technology to the market in recent years. Rods to match your intended application are available from those companies, with others like Dobyns, GLoomis, Megabass, St.Croix, Duckett, and more giving you options when looking for that perfect rod and reel combination.

When it comes to lure choices, the plethora of options can seem rather daunting. Ever-changing fishing conditions and the way fish react to them can create the need to keep a wide-variety of lures in your tackle box. Some days you will catch more bass "power-fishing" with lures like a crankbait, chatterbait, or spinnerbait while other times you will need to break out the finesse fishing gear like a wacky-rigged Gary Yamamoto Senko, a shakeyhead, a dropshot rig, or the popular "Ned Rig". Fishing heavy cover like lily pads or thick grass mats? Try throwing a hollow-body frog like a Spro Bronzeye Frog, or bring out the heavy flipping and pitching gear and tie on a Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver, Strike King Rage Craw, or Berkley Powerbait Pit Boss. Having the knowledge to know when to switch up your approach can make the difference between your new personal best bass and a long drive home after catching the skunk.

Here at Tackledirect, we are always looking for the latest and greatest in rods, reels, and bass fishing lures. With thousands of bass fishing products in stock and more coming every day, you're sure to find the gear you need!