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Use these New Jersey bass fishing knots when rigging your lines for freshwater bass species that are found in NJ lakes, ponds, and rivers. There are a few different knots you can tie and use when setting up your bass fishing rigs.
The best New Jersey bass fishing rigs and knots will depend on if you decide to fish live bait or artificial lures. Check out these examples of freshwater fishing knots you can use with different presentations for freshwater bass species.
If you are learning how to freshwater fish in New Jersey, you may want to target largemouth bass since they will strike both natural baits or artificial lures -- they will give you plenty of knot-tying practice. You can learn to tie one line-to-line knot and one terminal knot to start with.
When you plan a New Jersey fishing trip for smallmouth bass, you may want to remember that this species prefers to inhabit areas near rocky humps, points, and ledges. This means you will want an extra strong knot that will hold up when fishing around rocks and other types of structure.
As far as New Jersey bass fishing knots go, you can use one of the simplest and easy terminal knots when targeting rock bass. Freshwater rock bass more closely resemble a panfish than in size and shape than an actual bass, but they are tons of fun for kids and beginners.
While it might seem as though there are many New Jersey bass fishing rigs and knots you can use, you can start out by learning to tie one or two. Part of the fun is building on your knot and rig tying knowledge as you gain more fishing experience.
The largemouth bass is the most popular freshwater game fish in the U.S. Learn more about how you can identify a largemouth bass, where to catch it and what bait and lures to use.
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