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New to bass fishing?

Let WDFW biologist’s latest video point you toward angling success

When it comes to bass fishing, the options for baits and rigs are nearly endless and can be overwhelming if you’re new to the sport. If you’re looking to get into bass angling, you’ve likely already seen the walls of tackle available at stores and might be wondering where to start.

If that sounds like you, check out WDFW’s “Beginner’s Guide to Buying and Rigging Bass Tackle” video below.

Danny Garrett, WDFW warmwater fish biologist and avid bass angler, will take you on a trip to his local tackle shop to highlight three excellent baits for catching bass, what to buy, and how to rig them.

For beginners, this video aims to help you be a successful bass angler today. Enjoy the show!

After the show

For more on getting started with bass fishing, check out these other informative WDFW videos and blogs: 

Blog: Top 10 bass waters by region 

Blog: Top five best Washington bass fishing tips for beginners  

Blog: A look at bass jargon 

Video: Bass Fishing in Washington 

Video: Fly Fishing for Smallmouth Bass at Banks Lake, Washington


When you’re ready to give bass fishing a try, you can buy your fishing license today by visiting fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov, calling 360-902-2464, or going to a license dealer near you. Go to wdfw.wa.gov/licenses/dealers to find your nearest license dealer.

We wish you a 2021 season full of tight lines!

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