1. LEARN HOW TO CAST
Learn how to cast a spinning rod and a bait caster with ease! Most times you’ll need to put the bait with in a few feet of the strike zone where a poor casting results in missed opportunities and also lost lures.
When using plastic baits like worms, Senkos or craws, don’t jerk – beginning anglers have a hard time distinguishing between a bite and a snag resulting in the bait moved from the strike zone.
The best way to determine a bite is to hold the rod steady with a little tension and see if there is a pulsation. When using plastics bass will usually hold on to the bait for a couple seconds.
2. USE CHEAP LURES TO BE BRAVE
In order to maximize success, never use lures or rigs that you’re afraid to lose while fishing. If you’re fishing lures that you worry about losing, you’ll never worry about loosing them.
3. CONFIDENCE IS KEY
My best tip for beginners is in regards to confidence. You should always have 200% confidence in what your throwing, confidence is key to helping someone successfully fishing a new bait.
4. LEARN YOUR LURES
When using a new lure it will take some time to get the hang of it and develop confidence in it. A good way to do this is to go fishing with only that lure in mind. This forces you to learn how to work it to catch fish.
5. BE PREPARED
The most important tip I can give anyone is to be prepared for anything when going fishing. You never know what the fish are going to do. You never know what lures they want, you never know what the weather is going to do and how its going to affect the fish. The more prepared you are, the better chance you have of being a successful fishermen.