Fishing for Sea Bass on the Beach


You will need the following material to prepare your line specifically for beach bass fishing:

  • Line 0.40mm for pernade.
  • Olive lead from 50g to 70g.
  • Spinner
  • Wide gap hook

With the above items in hand, you should prepare the line as follows:

Take the line coming out of the reel, pass it through the rod’s passes, and after passing through the last pass, pass the line inside the olive lead.

Tie the swivel to the end of the line coming out the other side of the olive lead. This will make the lead stay above the swivel so that it is free on the line and does not pass down.

Now take the 0.40mm line and cut a piece of line at least a meter long, tie one end of the line to the wide gap hook and the other end of the line tie to the swivel.

This setup with the lead is strange to most beach anglers, but the secret of this setup is that the olive lead rolls in the sand carried by the current or when we give small pulls in the line, the effect caused is that the leg line with the wide gap hook “sweeps several areas”, until one hour passes by a place where there is a bass nearby that can not resist and takes the bait, the next secret now is to know what bait to use, because this method does not work with any bait.


Now that you have set up the line properly for sand bass fishing, the next step is to know what lures to use in order to have success fishing this way. Check out the 3 appropriate lures for this type of fishing below:

The best bait to get success in this form of fishing for bass on the beach is the live shrimp, which should be baited by the tail or the head, if you choose to bait the shrimp by the head should be careful not to kill the shrimp, the correct way to bait by the head is passing the hook below the stinger and just above the “black part”, should not pass in the “black part” that is the “brain” of the shrimp in any way if not will kill it.

Another very good bait to use when fishing this way is live manjuba or other small live fish.

Corrupto, preferably live, if you can’t get live, dead corrupto will also work but in this case it will increase the chances of catching other fish besides bass, if your goal is to catch only bass, then using dead corrupto may not be very recommendable.


The next step is to cast the line with bait in the water. If you are using live bait such as shrimp or live fish, don’t cast too hard to prevent the bait from coming loose during the cast or when hitting the water. In this case the pitches should be short and smooth, not going beyond 50 meters, because in this range there is enough room to “sweep” and find the fish successfully.

If for some reason you want to throw farther, it is recommended that you enter the water to gain a few more meters and reach the place you want to reach without having to throw too hard.

Once you have cast, all you have to do now is wait for the fish to take the bait and know how to hook it. In this kind of fishing, besides the bass, another fish can also appear: the corvina.

Keep the line taut to better feel the fish, it may happen that the fish get strong and you feel a strong pull, but it can also be a soft pull, especially if it is a croaker that is taking the bait, so the importance of leaving the line well stretched, because it may happen that we only feel a slight stretch in the line as if it was caused by the waves.

But in several cases when this happens it is a small corvina or bass, if you feel something like a slight pull back of the line and if it really is fish, he will pull hard, after that just collect calmly, enjoying the fight to get the fish out of the water, in the case of large fish, keep calm and release line to not lose the fish.