Florida Bass Fishing Techniques Developed by the Guides!

You’ve planned all year or even longer for that first Florida bass fishing trip. You made all the preparations, hooked up the boat and journeyed to your fishing destination in sunny Florida. You get to the ramp, launch the boat and look out at a lake like you’ve never seen before. There are reeds, cypress trees, cattails and grass of all kinds as far as the eye can see. Only boat trails to lead you out to the open water…where ever that is? At this point you may be feeling a bit over whelmed because everything looks fishy. So where do you start first?

A guide to Florida bass fishing takes the guess work out of planning your next, or first, Florida fishing trip. Using the methods of the professional Florida guides, we'll unlock the mysteries of finding and catching these monster bass.

These tips and techniques are the same ones used by the Florida bass fishing guides. The goal is to reveal the same strategies used by the guides to find fish for their customers and the methods they use to catch them. After all, the key to having fun is catching fish. Have you ever heard the expression “That’s why it’s called fishing and not catching”? The aim here is to reduce the amount of time it takes to find the fish (fishing) and increase your catch rate (catching).

These tips and techniques are for everyone from the novice to the seasoned angler, covering everything from Florida Boating Regulations to helpful hints on snapping photos of trophy catches to preserve the memories. Everything necessary for a successful trip is covered.

Here is a list of areas that will be covered:

  • Techniques
  • Boat electronics
  • Best times
  • Tackle
  • Knots
  • Equipment
  • Gear
  • Lures
  • Live bait
  • Boats
  • Vegetation
  • License
  • Regulations
  • Accommodations
  • Other attractions
  • Photography
  • Lakes

The great thing about Florida is you can combine your Florida bass fishing trip with a family vacation. Orlando, Florida is known as the amusement park capital of the world. With parks like Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World to name the biggies, you’ll find endless entertainment opportunities for all ages. Florida also has some of the world’s best beaches from the Gulf Coast to the Atlantic Coast. Maybe you like visiting historical sites like St. Augustine or just site seeing like the Everglades or Key West. The possibilities are endless and there’s something for everyone.

“Soget in the boat and let’s go fishing”!

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