Once a necessity action for putting food on the table, who would have really thought that bass fishing could have evolved into a thousand dollars competition featured in popular national sports channel. Many scoffed at this idea, but the overwhelming appeal from the mass for bass fishing has prompted many to consider watching, and even joining this sports! Because after all, how hard can fishing be?
Bass fishing is a different sport because you will be competitive with yourself, as you literally are blind when it comes to your opponent.You do not know exactly where you other competitors are hiding, or fishing for that matter, and just imagine the excuse for the absence of results, you have no bars to crosscheck, and no standards to follow except for surpassing your own. As with any other form of gathering, you'll need to know the exact location of your target, in this case bass fishes before you can even think about luring them right into your bucket!
The most common misconception about bass fishing is that the lures we use are essentially the same, and this is exactly what separates someone from bringing home thousands of dollar from someone who just brings enough bass fishes home for the coming week's dinner. Knowing your lures is the first step to winning those fishes over! Bass fishing is more than a worm and a hook, knowing those different lures and the attraction it brings to those fishes is all part and parcel of the game.
After your basic gear setup, you'll need some specific set of casting skills because bass trains to lump and congregate in difficult areas such as fallen logs, cover in the water. Being able to aim and cast to a specific area is a skill easy to learn but difficult to master.
This is not only limited to those confined area, you are dead wrong to think that no skills are required when casting in open clear water. A overly large lure in the open water is only going to do one thing, which is to startle those fishes and scare them away. Slowly retrieving in a way where it lure the fishes instead of scaring them is the edge an experienced fishermen have, and this is just one more element to master in bass fishing.
To sum it up, bass fishing requires more than just tossing a hooked worm into the water and hope for the best. Real skills and knowledge are required!