Bass Fishing Tips: How to Catch Bass Bass fishing as effectively as a professional angler starts with mastering the basics, finding the ideal bass boat (or another suitable freshwater fishing boat), and then incorporating the tips and tricks the pros use to catch more fish. Here are 10 bass fishing secrets from professional anglers who have proven their mettle on the tournament trails. 10 Bass Fishing Secrets from Professional Anglers 1. Save Shredded Worms When your plastic worms get torn up, save ’em. Bass like to ambush wounded prey, so a beat-up worm is perfect to use, especially in shallow water.