Largemouth bass is the number one
fish in NC. Largemouth challenging to catch yet catch-able, great
to eat, and they are abundant in North Carolina. Every lake will have
them and you can catch them from a boat or the shore line. The largemouth
fishery is in good shape in North Carolina.
are four primary baits used for largemouth bass including:
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baits and lures
baits are "must have" baits for bass and perhaps the most
baits are also very productive.
may be the first choice to catch big fish. The exact choice is usually
related to the weather. When there is wind and chop a buzzbait or a
torpedo type lure may be more appropriate to generate a little noise.
When water is calmer popper or spook may do and in dead quiet s a minnow
imitating plug twitched on the surface with long pauses in between.
Photo Courtesy of USWS
are a little more difficult to choose and to fish. These are most productive
around structure such as rocks or stumps and points. I try to choose
a color and size that best mimics the current baitfish situation. A
dept several feet off of the bottom works well when in 10 to 20 feet
of water. Shallow water will require a lipless design.
Each of the above baits are effective when used with most
appropriate. Largemouth fishing conditions will change with the season.
Below list a rough outline of largemouth seasons.
Spring -- fish
are on bed.
time -- fish have moved off their beds to deeper water.
Fall -- fish are bulking up for the winter.
Winter -- fish
are nearly dormant and you must get their undivided attention to hook
Enjoy catching them. I can be contacted if you wish more
information. Again, please check with the "Regulations Digest" or the "Division
of Marine Fisheries" to insure you have the right rules before