|The black bass is a true freshwater sport fish. Bass angling is hugely popular in the United States with competitions attracting large TV audiences. For various reasons it is less prevalent in France where it nonetheless remains a source of tremendous enjoyment for enthusiasts. A number of lures work well on the black bass, from soft plastics to frogs, stickbaits and more, which often require very precise casts. Once hooked, it must be played and retrieved with skill without losing it when it leaps out the water. Fun guaranteed!|
|To fish black bass, which often nestle against vegetation or bankside cover, you need specific equipment.
Texas rigs and assorted jigs are standard fare in such tight spaces, requiring blanks with a tip fast enough to respond instantly as well as the power to fight the fish all the way to the end of the line. What you want then is a blank light enough to cast smoothly, sensitive enough to pick up the slightest tap (even on a fully stretched line), fast enough to set the hook, and with a butt stiff enough to ease the bass out of its spot. Our rod builders therefore put together a selection of blanks with the fight to take on this formidable fish: - The NFC DS-761-1 HM 2.28 m 2-10 g is suited to dropshotting and wacky rigs. Its flexible tip is accurate and very sensitive. - The MB 664 HM 1.98 m 7–17 g is recommended for weightless lures, soft plastics and stickbaits. Judging by feedback from customers, this is the bait for catching black bass. The SJ 706 IM 2.13 m 10–40 g is the go-to blank for angling in cover and with frog lures.