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Watch full-length Bill Dance Saltwater episodes

Bill Dance Saltwater keeps you on the edge...the edge of America’s coastal waters fishing for some of the best inshore, and offshore saltwater species there are! Tarpon, Redfish, Snook, Bonefish, Trout and Sheephead along with many other species, fill the shows with lots of fun and you can even gain a little knowledge from some of the area's best guides. With a new episode added weekly to Bill Dance Outdoors and Bill Dance Fishing YouTube Channel, tag along as Bill, and the occasional guest, try and land some of your favorite game fish. And best of all, as the show's slogan says..."Yes! YOU can do this"! So climb aboard and check out Bill Dance Saltwater!

Seven keys to catching largemouth

Posted: December 17th, 2014 by Bill Dance

I have always said there are seven keys to catching largemouth. Well … OK, there are eight. I gotta have a key to my Chevy pickup to get there. We all have to apply rule No. 1, and that is you gotta go!

And I have always done that … from shoe-sole melting days to getting the ice out of my rod guides, I go fishing. And, at this stage of the game, I really don’t expect to change — and my wife will certainly agree!

But back to the seven keys to catching largemouth. They are: approach, depth, presentation, experiment, concentration, learning and confidence.

Approach is noteworthy in that if a bass knows you – a predator – are there, you are fighting a losing battle. This is especially critical in shallow water. You have got to get in casting range before a bass knows you are there.

Depth is one of the most important questions you ask locals when fishing a lake: “At what depth are you catching fish?” Better electronics have made this easier to find out on your own, but I think knowing the depth is more important than knowing a specific bait they may be favoring. You have to fish at or near the level bass are holding to catch them. It is even more critical on days that they are reluctant to bite.

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