When you go to your big bass fishing activity, one good advice is to study the body of water where you want to fish. Most big bass can easily be found in the dark portions of the water, usually where a piece of structure such as wood is located. This is a favorite spot for big bass to hide and settle in. The darkest portion of the wood is where the big bass is most likely to lie in. However, the smaller sized bass are more restless and are swimming around different locations of the structure. They prefer to play and bury among and brush pile and just wait for a long time until a prey comes swimming by. That’s why we are going to use these bass baits.
You can try looking over the water for the dividing line between the clear water and the muddy water. This division is usually a potential place to fish for the big bass. You can find this particular location wherein a stream is flowing onto a body of steady water. Just between the contact point of the stream and body of water is a visible line this is a favorite holding out place of big bass.
When it comes to using live baits for big bass, there are many reliable ones, but the best bait for the bass is the live shiner, especially the wild or native shiner. Live shiners are easily found anywhere in bass country; however such baits are usually raised and grown in nurseries and hatcheries. Crankbaits are usually around 3 to 5 inches long, have a silvery hue and are not hardy. Shiners are best hooked from the bottom through the lips using size 1 to 5 bait hooks. A usual rubber worm hook is reliable, but you should try using an offset-shank bait hook as it is the preferred hook of veteran anglers.