Fishing QuestionsCategory: Bass Fishing FAQWhat size test line for bass fishing?
Onelan M asked 4 months ago

6 Answers
David answered 4 months ago
There is no definitive answer to this question as there are a variety of factors that can affect the size of a test line for bass fishing.

Some anglers prefer a smaller test line for finesse fishing, while others prefer a heavier test line for casting in open water. Ultimately, it is up to the individual angler to decide what size test line works best for them based on their own preferences and fishing style.

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Carlos answered 4 months ago
A size 12 test line for bass fishing is the most common. However, depending on the weight of the lure and your own personal preference, you may want to use a size 10 or even an 8 test line.

Bernard answered 4 months ago
It depends on what type of bass fishing you are doing. If you are using a spinner bait or a plastic worm, then you will need a smaller test line, around 6-8 lb. test.

If you are using live bait such as a minnow or shad, then you will need a heavier test line, around 12-16 lb. test. The heavier test line is necessary to withstand the fighting power of larger bass.

Alex – ProFisherman Staff answered 4 months ago
There is no definitive answer to this question since it will depend on a number of factors, such as the type and size of fish you are hoping to catch, the water conditions, etc. However, as a general rule of thumb, most bass anglers use line that is in the 10-20lb range.

The heavier line may be necessary for certain situations, such as when fishing around heavy cover or in extremely deep water.

Conversely, the lighter line can be used when targeting smaller fish or when trying to produce a more delicate presentation. Ultimately, it is up to the angler to experiment with different line weights and sizes until they find what works best for them in any given situation.

Martin Staff answered 4 months ago
There is no definitive answer to this question as the required line size will vary depending on the type of bass fishing you are doing and the conditions you are fishing in. However, as a general rule of thumb, most bass anglers will use a test line between 10-20lb for their main line when fishing for Bass.

In terms of leader material, many bass anglers will use a fluorocarbon leader in the 20-30lb range to help offset the visibility of the thicker mainline. Ultimately, the size of line and leader you use will come down to personal preference and what you feel comfortable with based on your specific bass fishing situation.

Wilson answered 4 months ago
There isn’t necessarily a definitive answer to this question as the best line size for bass fishing can depend on a number of factors, such as the type of lure you’re using, the size of the fish you’re hoping to catch, and the water conditions. That being said, most anglers agree that a 20-pound test line is a good all-purpose option for bass fishing.

The heavier line may be necessary if you’re targeting particularly large fish, while a lighter line can be used if you’re trying to avoid spooking smaller fish. Ultimately, it’s important to experiment and find what works best for you and your particular fishing situation.