I am going to go over some of the Bassmaster Fishing 2022 game gear compared to real world fishing and provide you with basic information for new players with no fishing experience and for all the guys and girls who do fish in real life.
In this post I will be covering fishing hooks and will guide you in the right direction to land that trophy Bass.
Fishing Hook Guide
When choosing a fishing hook, you’ll come across sizes such as 4, 1, 1/0, 6/0, and so on. What are the significance of all of this? Remember that #’s are smaller than /0’s when it comes to fishing hook sizes. By the way, /0 stands for “aught,” which is pronounced similarly to “ott.”
For /0s, the bigger the #, the bigger the hook; for #s, the bigger the number, the smaller the hook
Because there are so many variables that can effect hook size and type for different species, I’m just going to generalize the Hell out of this section. I’m going to tell you exactly what you need to know.
Bass: size 5 through 4/0
Catfish: size 2 through 6/0
Walleye: size 3 through 2/0
Pike: size 1/0 through 6/0
Striped Bass: size 1/0 through 4/0
Trout: size 8 through 4
In recent years, the Ned Rig has exploded in popularity across the bass fishing world like a freight train. A Ned Rig is a straightforward setup consisting of a short stickbait-style worm rigged on a light-weight jig head.
The rig was created by Midwest angler Ned Kehde, who is more concerned with capturing a large number of bass than with catching big bass.
The in game description tells us. A Ned rig’s light mushroom style hook weight allows your bait to easily float off the bottom.
Jig heads are weighted in the front and come in a variety of styles. This allows the attached bait to dive deep into the water column.
For bass, what size jig should you use?
3/8 to 1/2 oz. is the greatest all-around size for bass jigs. However, if you’re fishing in deep water or with a lot of cover, you may go up to 3/4oz, and if you’re throwing a finesse jig, you can go down to 3/16 oz.
The impact of jig size on the rate of fall
Another thing to think about is your jig’s fall rate (which refers to how quickly it falls to the bottom after you pull it up with your rod). A jig with a heavy head falls faster than one with a light head, which is crucial since bass normally bite your lure as it falls, so you’ll want to pick the best fall rate to get the most bites.
Bassmaster Fishing has jig heads from the smallest 1/8oz 3.5g to largest 3/4oz 21g
HOW TO SETUP A TEXAS RIG
The Texas Rig is a lure-fishing technique that uses soft plastic lures. The line is threaded with a bullet weight first, then an optional glass or plastic bead, and last the line is fastened to a hook, commonly an offset worm hook. It’s ideal for bass fishing.
THE TEXAS RIG IS NOT A SEARCH RIG LIKE A SPINNERBAIT OR CRANKBAIT
The soft plastic is frequently thrown as near to cover as possible, with the purpose of getting the worm as close to a bass as possible. The bait is frequently attacked by bass as it sinks to the bottom. If the bass does not strike on the fall, let the worm remain on the bottom for a few moments before retrieving it in a slow, jerk and pause motion.
For the Carolina, Texas and drop shot rigs in Bassmaster Fishing 2022 you will see two important items when selecting your set up.
- Weight – Since Bassmaster Fishing game is setting up the rig for you they have preselected rigs with weight and hook sizes for you to choose. Remember the weight will determine how fast the bait will sink to the bottom. Jigs on the heavier side are intended to be fished in deeper water.
- Hook Size – Next to the weight you will notice the hook size Example below Texas Rig 1/2oz (14g) with a #1 hook. (See Chart above) Remember the smaller the number the larger the hook size.
HOW TO SETUP A CAROLINA RIG
We’ve learned to embrace a variety of baits and fishing approaches in our never-ending drive to capture more and bigger fish. The Carolina rig is a popular method of presenting and fishing a bait for catching a boatload of largemouth bass. The assembly of the gear is straightforward. The lure is usually any soft plastic bait that you think a hungry or aggressive bass will go after in the given conditions. Lizards and worms are popular choices, but crawfish and other creature baits can also work.
WHEN SHOULD THE CAROLINA RIG BE USED?
Whenever you want to catch a fish, that is. When it comes to bass fishing, the Carolina Rig is a terrific place to start. It’s a simple and effective approach to set up your line for bass fishing. Give it a shot and see how effective it is for you.
HOW DO YOU GO ABOUT FISHING IT?
Casting then dragging the Carolina rig across your target region is how you utilize it. Drag the lure over the structure you’re fishing. Don’t jolt the rig; a steady reel in will enough.
Drop Shot Rig
You can fish drop shot rigs deep, shallow, and anywhere in between. Because the drop shot rig is a finesse technique, you’ll want to use a light line with little visibility. Drop shot hook, size 1-1/O. Starting with weights of 1/8 oz to 1/4 oz is a decent place to start, but there are situations when heavier and lighter weights are appropriate. Your bait is the last thing you’ll need to finish your drop shot setup. There are numerous solutions available to you. A little finesse worm is a fantastic bait to start with and one that I prefer for a drop shot.
In this video I have a drop Shot Rig fishing for catfish in DEEP WATER.