When bass fishing, I would highly recommend wearing gloves because they provide a lot of benefits that can help you out on the water. First, wearing gloves can help to absorb some of the fishy smell, so that your hands don’t smell as fishy after a day on the water. Next, wearing gloves can protect your hands from sunburn, cuts, hook, and line burn. Third, when you are using a bait caster, it can help you cast better and make it so that your thumb doesn’t get worn down after a long day of fishing. Most importantly, wearing gloves helps you to get a better grip on the fish, which can really help you when you need to get the fish in the boat. I would highly recommend thin gloves with full finger coverage. My favorite pair of fishing gloves are the Outdoor Research Chroma Full Sun Gloves because they are thin, so your hands don’t get too hot, but they are also really durable and get the job done.