Bass Fishing For Beginners

Bass fishing for beginners can be overwhelming, especially if you are new to bass fishing. In this article, I will discuss everything you need to start bass fishing. As a beginner, there are several things you will need to get started. After having the basics, you can build from there. Just remember not to get frustrated but to continue to grind and fish. 

I will break it down into different categories in the following few paragraphs. I will start with tackle boxes and move thru what types of baits are best to use as beginners. Let’s jump right into getting a tackle box setup for you. 

Bass Fishing for Beginners

Tackle Box

A tackle box is an essential item to keep all of your tackle organized and keep you ready to go on bass fishing trips. There are many different types of tackle boxes on the market these days. The straightforward way to pick a tackle box is to go over to SHOPKARLS and choose. I would start with a simple Plano 3600 Series tackle tray type tackle box. These are very sturdy and very simple to use. 

Plano 3600 Waterproof Box

Plano 3600 boxes have dividers that can break larger sections into smaller sections. These boxes are easy to throw into a backpack for you bank bass fisherman, and to others fishing from kayaks and small boats, these boxes will not take up a lot of space. 

Bass Fishing for Beginners Bait

Next, I will discuss an easy technique for beginners that will catch big bass. We call it Wacky Rigging, which is a stick-type bait that you use with a small hook. This is an effortless way of fishing and does not cost very much to get started. 


Head over to SHOPKARLS and pick up the Karl’s Bait and Tackle Wacky RIg “PERFECT” Bundle. This is everything to rig for a wacky rig. 

Wacky Rig Tool, Oring, and Hook

Bass Fishing for Beginners Rod and Reel Setup

Regarding rod and reel choice, I prefer a spinning reel and rod. I find these to be very versatile over a bait caster setup. The main reason is that you can cast lighter lures using these. You can also bass fish in several different types of ways to utilize a spinning set. 

STIX Fishing Rods

The spinning set I like most is a STIX Fishing #2 Hyrbid Spin Stix. This rod is 7 foot 2 inches long and only weighs 4.5 ounces. The moderate medium action is a great way to start beginning bass fishing. For one hundred bucks, you can grab this rod.

Regarding a spinning reel, my choice would be a PISCIFUN Flame Spinning Reel.  This reel in a 300o series will give ten ball bearings and a 5:2:1 gear ratio. It comes with a price tag of $26.99. 

Piscifun Spinning Reel

The total price of your rod and reel setup is only around $126.99, which is not bad for a beginning bass fisherman.  

Bass Fishing for Beginners Fishing Line

Lastly, it’s time to choose a fishing line to pair with your spinning setup. The K9 line is the best on the market. I use these on all of my rig setups. Start with  K9 “8” strand super yellow braid ( 10 lb ) for your main line, and then attach 24 inches of K9 clear fluoro (8ib) by tieing an easy Alberto Knot.

This setup will help you begin bass fishing and see results! 

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