1. Decide when to fish. Largemouth bass spawn in the early spring, so they'll be much more aggressive and easier to catch then. You'll also have more success fishing in the early morning - start about an hour before sunrise - and the late afternoon, about an hour before sunset.
2. Check the weather. The best temperatures to fish for bass are between 60 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Bass are best caught in gentle rain as well as on sunny or slightly cloudy days.
3. Find a place to fish. Largemouth bass can best be caught in lakes and ponds. Especially on warm and sunny days, they tend to seek shelter near underwater vegetation such as weeds, lily pads, and fallen trees/shrubs.
4. Choose your bait. Use live minnows, nightcrawlers, or crawfish if you want to fish with live bait. Otherwise, use a shad, grub, or worm lure between 5 and 8 inches long.
5. Cast, and reel. Cast near underwater rocks or weeds where bass are likely to be lurking. Reel the line in at a moderately fast rate of about 2 revolutions per second
6. On the Bass's third "nibble", set the hook. For this, use your wrist to jerk the rod hard in an upward motion. Largemouth bass have strong jaws and a powerful bite, so don't be afraid to use a more forceful hook set.
7. Enjoy your catch! With these instructions, you should be able to catch a Largemouth between 14 and 18 inches long. Good luck!