Bagwell’s Bass Tactics
11/03/2013: Use the internet to catch more Bass
by Jeremiah T. Bagwell
If you are reading this column, you obviously have some form of access to the internet. Whether it is on your PC, Tablet, Smartphone or Laptop, you have a ridiculous amount of Bass fishing information available at the tips of your fingers.
The first step in your online education should be to do a search for quality Bass fishing related websites. From there, see if the sites have a newsletter you can subscribe to. Read as much as you can about different tactics and techniques.
Do not be concerned that you see five, ten or even twenty different variations of doing the same technique. There is not one single correct way to do anything. Just as there are a dozen ways to fish a Senko, there is another dozen ways to fish a crankbait, a worm, a spinnerbait or a Jig. Just choose the method or variation that you like the most and have confidence in.
Another absolutely priceless learning tool is the internet forum. One of the all time best forums that I have ever seen is on BassResource.com. With nearly 40,000 members, there is always someone available to answer any question that you could possibly come up with. Even if you never post questions, answers or anything else, you can still browse the forums and search for threads on whatever topic you are interested in learning about. Whether is how to fish clear water, flip a jig, get a sponsor, fish a drop shot rig or join a Bass club you can find the answer in fishing forums.
If you are simply browsing a website and not visiting their forums, you are not getting the most out of the site. Doing this is about like reading only the first two chapters or a ten chapter book. You are only being exposed to a portion of the available information. You really have no excuse for not joining. It only takes a minute to sign up for the forums and it does not cost anything.
Other valuable online tools for fishing are the how-to videos on YouTube and social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. They allow you to get a large amount of information in a short amount of time. To become a better angler you need to learn as much as you can. Absorb everything that you can and put it to use on the water.
So log on today and begin improving your knowledge of the sport of Bass fishing. It is very easy and well worth your time.
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