The Best Jig Fishing Tips (Because They Work!) | Bass Fishing

Keri: Hey folks, Keri May here with BassResourcecom

We're talking to Skeet Reese I actually got this angler's name right, finally It's been taking me a while, trust me And we're gonna ask him his best three tips for jig fishing Skeet Reese: Best three tips for jig fishing

One, I've just learned and I've gotten this year is a Berkley Maxscent Meaty Chunk Jig Trailer, fish don't let go of it, so that helps you land a lot more fish Fishing slow is probably one of the most important tips And fishing a fluorocarbon, which I use a Trilene Fluorocarbon to be able to keep your jig in the bottom and get better sensitivity and better hook sets Keri: Brandon is gonna tell us his top three tips for jig fishing Brandon Palaniuk: Okay, for jig fishing, my first one is gonna be applying the right jig to the style of fishing you're doing

And what I mean by that is if you're fishing offshore, you don't wanna be throwing a big giant flipping jig, you wanna be throwing a football style or some type of finesse jig that matches those conditions And then, vice versa, when you go shallow, if you're fishing around shallow cover, you wanna make sure that you've got a jig that's got a little bit more of a stout weedguard, a little bit bigger hook that you can get those fish out of the heavy cover and then you're gonna match the rest of your tackle to that, so that would be my first tip Number two would have to be about colors, but I'm not gonna go into that much because I believe we're gonna talk about that a little bit later Keri: We're gonna talk about color Bren: So I'm not gonna go into all of the colors

And then, I think, my next tip would probably be the weight size and adjusting your weight for different conditions And just general rule of thumb, early in the spring, I like to go with lighter weights The fish are moving a little bit slower, gives you a slower fall, and then, as the water warms up, I'll go with a little bit heavier jig, three-quarter, one ounce, a little bit faster fall, more of a reaction strike Ott DeFoe: Top three tips for jig fishing Number one is keep it simple

Keri: I like that one Ott DeFoe: I use no more than three sizes I use a three-eights, a half and a three-quarter That's pretty much what I use And I will use a three-quarter more than a lot of guys do

I even flip it on shallow water, that kind of stuff So, you know, I use a heavy jig sometimes For me, I'm flipping in there, I wanna get it to the bottom I wanna get it there pretty quick a lot of the time, so it kinda creates a reaction by using a heavy jig I only carry about six colors

That's a part of the keep it simple, you know, don't have a whole bunch of different crazy colors for jig fishing I don't feel like you need them And the third one would be, you know, just to use it nearly every day you go I think last year on the Elite Series, I weighed the end fish on a jig in every tournament except one Keri: Wow

Ott DeFoe: So I think throughout the whole year in every tournament there was at least one fish, and a lot of tournaments there were a lot more than one I think Lake St Clair was the only place I didn't weigh in a fish on a jig Keri: Well, that's saying something for the jig, really Ott DeFoe: Yeah, yeah, very versitile

Edwin Evers: Jig fishing? You know, the biggest thing I can tell you in jig fishing is it's one of those baits that always needs to be tied on You know, a lot of people think of a jig as it only relates to a crawfish, but a jig is a great bluegill imitator It's also a great shad imitator all by change in the skirt color And there's just, you know, a couple of things to keep in mind You know, if you're fishing it on the bottom, I always like to try to be sure you drag

like a football jig, drag your rod sideways That's gonna keep better contact with the bottom Fluorocarbon is a must when I'm in that situation

You know, because fluorocarbon is a very dense line You have a direct pull with the jig If you're using monofilament, it's more buoyant, you're not gonna have near as good hook set or the feel braid You don't have any stretch It's not the right line

But then when I change that jig over to swimming it, favorite technique, you know, and a lot of people don't realize it, [inaudible 00:03:47] interchangeable Just really a great technique, imitates a bluegill, especially this time a year around this pond, that's when I change it over to braid A lot of times I'm swimming it around really heavy cover, making a long cast, and you don't want any of that stretch, you know, so you get a really good hook set But, you know, those are my tips for jig fishing It's one of the best time-tested baits that there ever was

Keri: Very true, very true And great tips Thank you so much Jacob Wheeler: You know, jig fishing isit's one of those things that everybody has their opinion on things You know, for me, I would say number one with a jig is when you make that cast, make sure it's falling on a slackline When you have your line and you can pitch out there, a lot of people just click their reel over and that jig will pendulum back, pendulum back And that's one thing, if it's a slackline, it's gonna fall real vertical, and a lot of times I get my bites on the fall

Another thing, inline line tie Now for me, personally, that's something that I like I feel I can get through the cover a little bit better and Last but not least, make sure you have a stiff weed guard, especially fishing in heavy cover If your jig is getting stuck all the time, you're not going to catch the bass

So that's something that I would definitely have to recommend Keri: Top three tips for jig fishing Brent Ehrler: Jig fishing, top three tips Trailers are a big deal with jigs To me, there's two styles

One has a lot of action to it, a lot of a kick, and one that's more of a subtle flap to it Now, let's explain those Kick would be a Yamamoto Twin Tail Grub, has a lot of kick to it The other one would be a Flappin' Hog, which is a beaver-style bait So when you lift and drop that jig, it's more of a flap to it instead of a hard kick

Colder weather, you want the one with little more of a flap to it versus the hard kick So warmer weather, the Twin Tail Grub, colder weather, the Flappin' Hog As far as where to fish, football head, for fishing deeper water, and then I use a Arkie-style head for shallower water The reason for that is the football, you're fishing normally around structure cover out deep I want the football head to catch when it's on the bottom, and it tends to wabble a lit bit more

The archy-style head is what I'm gonna use for fishing shallow cover, whether it's docks or laydowns, that archy-style head is the better head for fishing shallow Weights, for deep, I use the three-quarter For shallow, I use half And that's about it across the board Keri: Keeping it simple

Brent Ehrler: Keep it simple Keri: Yeah, perfect Thank you so much Greg Hackney: Oh, top You would ask me a hard one right off Number one would be colors Keep your colors simple You know, basically, you need a white one, a black one and a, you know, something green, pumpkin, bluegill colored

Number two would be trailers I do it about the same way I basically use three trailers on my jig I use a Rage Craw, I use a chunk of some sort, plastic chunk I choose a KVD Chunk, and I use a Menace Grub

Keri: Perfect, perfect Greg Hackney: And the last tip would be, don't get caught up in using one size Like, if you're a big fan of a three-eights, occasionally try half or even a three-quarter, you know, and swap it up a little bit, and I think you'll find you get a few more bites Keri: All right Great tips, really great tips

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Carolina Rig vs Football Jig: Which is More Effective? | Bass Fishing

Glenn: Hey folks, Glenn May here with BassResourcecom, and I'm here with Hank Parker with another addition of Hank Parker's Fishing Tips

Hank, this question is a good one It comes from Hunter Croak from Owensville, Indiana And he wants to know when it comes to deepwater fishing, Carolina rig or football jig, which do you prefer? Hank: I heard Scott Martin tell me the other day, he said, "You know, I just about quit using a Carolina rig when I started football jig, and I just found it to be so much more effective, and I can catch those same fish, and I feel like I have a little bit more control Well, I found myself a little bit shocked by that answer But then I started examining my own self

I used to fish a Carolina rig just about all summer long When I fished long, flat points, I preferred a Carolina rig Now I find myself almost always throwing a football jig So I think a Carolina rig can still be very, very effective And I think in real, real, clear water, you can use a little bit more transparent worm than you can come up with a jig

So I think they're applications that both work well But I find myself personally fishing a football jig more than I do a Carolina rig Glenn: Great answer I hope that answers your question, Hunter Thanks a lot for submitting it

But for more tips and tricks, log on over to hankparkercom for a ton of information You can find there tips, tricks, articles, videos, and on and on and on Go check it out And if you wanna get notified the next time Hank Parker post some video tips, just subscribe to our channel

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The Best Spawn Fishing Tips (Because They Work!) | Bass Fishing

Greg Hackney: You know, probably top three tips on the spawn, you know, number one is cover lots of water You know, don't get caught up fishing for the first fish you see

Would be, roam around and see how they're setting up Are there pairs? Are there singles? Number two would be, don't be afraid to fish for dirty water Once you find them in clear water, then go to the dirty water and target the, you know, the same type of area where you saw those fish A lot of times, those fish in the dirty water will be a little easier to catch You won't have to visually fish for them

Number two would be don't count out moving baits forwhen certain conditions are right, you can always catch spawning fish on moving baits whether it be a swim jig, a crankbait, a spinnerbait, a frog But just under certain conditions, you know, the weather gets right, makes those fish a little more susceptible to a moving bait rather than just throwing plastics on them

Keri: Sure, sure Brent Ehrler: Top three tip for the spawn of shallow water fishing, obviously, you need to fish shallow around the spawn Typically, you need to get in bays or coves Once you get into the bays or coves, bait choices, Yamamoto Senko if you can't see them It's an excellent bait for covering water

If you're looking for fish that are actually spawning, it's a great bait to throw ahead of the boat, and don't do anything with it You're looking in the water for spawning fish, you're looking for cruising fish, let that bait sink to the bottom water while you're looking and reel it in If you go to reel it in and there's something on there, you set the hook If there's not, you reel it in and cast again Then once you find betting fish, then I'm gonna use a Texas rig with a Yamamoto Flappin' Hog

Depending on where I'm at, if I want a smaller bait, I use a three-inch It's actually a three and three-quarter-inch If it's a bigger body of water or lake that has bigger prey, bigger fish, then I'm gonna with the four and three-quarter ones, a little bit bigger ones So, two sizes of Flappin' Hog both on a quarter rounds head, Texas rig with probably 20-pound test The spinning

or I'm sorry, the Senko, I'm gonna probably throw on a spinning out thick with braided line, 12-pound braid to eight-pound floor carbon liter And I'll most likely throw that wacky rig But the best thing about that is you cast out and do not touch it, slack line

It does all the work for you That's the whole design of the Yamamoto Senko It's how it falls So, the fish, you know, can't resist that bait It's, by far, the number one bait around the spawn

Jacob Wheeler: Number one, always wear a good pair of sunglasses and have different shades You don't actually have to spend $200, $300 on a pair of sunglasses I wear Wiley X, there's a lot of great brands out there But have, you know, different shades, you know Have a grey, have amber, have a brighter, a brighter, like, yellow

Give you a couple different looks of what these fish are doing and see a couple inches or a foot deeper That's a huge difference Another thing, fish lower because those fish, sometimes they're a little finicky When you get around there, fish lower when you get those areas where those fish is spawning, especially, when you can't see them And last, but not least, don't be afraid to throw at top water

When the bass or spawning a lot of times are very territorial in what's above them because they don't wanna bluegill or shad or a minnow or anything around them So that's one of my thing that I'll throw a trap prop or a skitter walk, skitter pop, something like that to draw their attention They'll come up there and actually eat it because they're protecting their beds Edwin Evers: Top three tips for the spawn, I would say is one, all fish don't spawn at the same time, you know You may hear or see lots of fish up shallow

For every fish that you see up shallow, there's generally that many more back behind you So, keep that in mind Two, quiet You got to be quiet If you are actually up there fishing, the more quiet, the more stealthy you can be, the more success you're gonna have, you know

Make long cast Keep all the noise to minimum in your boat Don't be sitting in a slamming lids or turn motor on and off So, you know, be very, very stealthy And then last is, you know, just

if you're visually sight fishing for spawning fish, you know, you canyou know, like, how long it takes when you're flipping that bed, and then a fish comes in there, and then he leaves Think about that when you're fishing muddy water because, you know, notthey don't

you know, all the lakes that we all fish, they're not all clear, we could see them But by doing it when it's clear and you see how long it takes, think about that when you're flipping muddy water to let that bait sit in there a little bit longer, especially, if you're flipping bushes or docks, you know So many of us go down the bank and we flip it

Let it go to the bottom, you know, you pick your bed there and you pick it up ones Check it, no bite, then you reel it in and do it again During the spawn, a lot of times, that's when II'm gonna leave it in there, you know, twice as long as ever was And you're gonna be amazed how many more bites you get Ott DeFoe: Top three tips for the spawn is, for me, I love to fish a wacky worm during the spawn, you know So if I'm just going down the bank looking for fish, and even when I'm actually sight fishing, I'll use a wacky worm a lot Number two would be to use a top water

I get a lot of fish on a top water bait Name that storm cover pot, then I count to nine Nine on last year in a bass master class Keri: That'll be nice Ott DeFoe: So I was going a long way again this year

But yeah, would be to use a top water bait sometimes Those fish will just be extremely aggressive to it and you'll catch fish much easier that way Number three would be to sue a heavy bait or not a heavy bait necessarily but a big bait, something that's a big profile especially, when you're sight fishing a big bass, you know I'm talking a five-plus pounder Don't do that all the time with a real small bait

A big bait will make that fish much more aggressive Keri: Really? Ott DeFoe:Yeah Keri: Good tips, I'll use them it myself Ott DeFoe: Okay Keri: What are your top tips for the spawn? Brandon Palaniuk: Yeah, we're getting into that time of the year when it's happening

The number one thing for me there is going to be identifying if it's a catchable fish or not, okay? And especially, in a tournament situation where you got eight hours, it's important to be able to learn which ones you can actually catch If that fishif you are driving up to it and it just takes off like a bottle rocket and doesn't come back right away, probably, gonna waste your time trying to catch that one

You want the ones that you drop by on 100 and it sits there and looks at you Those are the ones you wanna chase after The next thing is gonna be identifying where that fish's sweet spot is because they all have a sweet spot And Iā€¦actually it will create a grid system inside the bed that helps me break that down quicker and where that fish reacts mostly And then the other thing is gonna be, you know, bait selection

What do you do to select the right bait? And you'll see fish that are hovering really close to the bottom, and some that are, kind of, suspended up When I'd see that, if they're close to the bottom, I'd try to choose a Texas rig or something that's on the bottom And if they're suspended up, a lot of times, I'll throw a drop shot so that those fish don't have to change their position to attack the bait Skeet Reese: Top three tips for fishing a spawn I'm using a very large swim bait to find spawning fish, so seven-inch to even up a 12-inch size bait will pull fish from a long ways away

So to show you where the fish are, a little tip, and fishing a drop shot, so whatever your favorite Berkley bait For me, whether it be a lot of times, it's Pit Boss But, you can fish a drop shot in or a 6-pound test but you can also put on flipping stick with 25-pound test But make it sure you fish a drop shot And third tip is for fish weightless

If you're just randomly casting fishing a weightless wormso I'm fishing the new general wacky rig that will slow weightless fall on spawning fish is hard for them to resist

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Proven Bed Fishing Tactics for Spawning Bass | Bass Fishing

Glenn: Hey Folks, Glenn May here with with BassResourcecom, and welcome to another addition of Hank Parker's Fishin' Tips, where we answer your questions, or actually Hank answers your questions that are submitted on BassResource

This week, this question comes from Dan from Blue Eye, Missouri, and he wants to know, "How do you know which bass are catchable or not catchable that are on beds?" Hank: Well that is by trial and error Sometimes if I'm trollin' around with my trollin' motor, and I see a bass on the bed, and he's real reluctant to leave that bed, he doesn't spook off real fast, he hangs in there tight, and when I leave and get away from him, he comes back really quick, that's a catchable bass If it's one of those deals that that bass swims off from a long distance and it takes him 10 minutes to come back, he's probably not gonna be too catchable You need that fish to hold on that bed to be able to be effective in catching him by being redundant, over and over and over And the one thing that I can tell you that I've learned, there is always one spot in that bed, or it appears to be in most situations, there's always some exceptions, that there's one place that he can't tolerate that bait to be

So when that fish comes back to that bed and he doesn't do anything but spook out of that bed no matter where you put that bait, nothing seems to make him aggressive or angry, probably not gonna catch that fish But if you throw in there and there's one spot, boy and he lines up, and he gets himself in a position and you can tell he don't like that bait right there, just stay with that one spot, and that's a catchable fish But if he doesn't, and just leaves and don't come back for long periods of time, I don't spend much time on those fish They're probably not ready to be caught yet Glenn: Great answer, Hank

And Dan, I hope that answers your question For more tips and tricks like this, head on over to hankparkercom and check out all the tips and tricks and videos, and a whole lot more And if you wanna be notified the next time we post one of these videos, just subscribe to our YouTube channel Thanks for watchin', and have a great day

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7 Best Bass Lures That Work Year Round | Bass Fishing

Hey folks, Glenn May here at BassResourcecom

And one of the problems I see all the time on our forums and people asking me questions is, what kind of lure should they get? Especially, if you're starting out, or if you're on a budget, or maybe you've been on hiatus for a while and you're just coming back into bass fishing There's so many choices and so many different ways to catch fish And everybody talks about how great they are, it's really confusing, it can be frustrating when you're at the tackle store trying to figure out what to buy So, I'm gonna give you the top seven lures that you should focus on And, really, the main theme here is focusing on versatility and lures that can be fished year round

The more you focus on that, then the more you can make your budget go a long way and you'll be able to catch fish no matter what condition that you're in, be it weeds, be it docks, be it rocks, be it deep water, clear water, muddy water, windy days, cloudy days, days that there's no wind at all, hot days, cold days, whatever Get that these seven lures that I'm about to outline for you are the most versatile lures that you can have in your tackle box, and you need to have them in order to catch fish All right, so the first one is actually the hands-down champion of all lures, and that's the jig I have tons of them, but here's a couple of them The thing about the jigs, you can fish them year-round in every sort of depth, every condition you can think of

You can fish around 40, 50 feet of water, even deeper, all the way up to a couple of feet of water during the summer time You can drag them You can hop them You can swim them You can do pretty much anything with them, with the different weights here

And in the summertime when there's thick weeds, you can get a heavy duty one, that's, you know, a three-quarter ounce or an ounce, punch it through the weeds There's finesse jigs like these, perfect for when the bite is slow or largemouth like these two There's so many different kinds of jigs out there, but the reason being is that they're so effective If you only have one lure in your boat, you've gotta have a jig Okay, next on our list is the crankbait

There's so many different crankbait styles out there, but that's for a good reason They catch fish Now, in the wintertime, you're gonna wanna go to something with a slim profile, with a narrow bill This type of bait right here, that's what you wanna go with It's got a tighter wiggle

That works really well in the winter time As the water warms up, then you can go to something with a little bit deeper dive There's a round bill with a little bit longer bill on it and go a little bit deeper And it has a wider wobble That's the main thing about this

It's wider than the crankbait I just showed you and it has more of a wobble, a wider side to side and this a real tight wiggle This works better when it's warmer, works better when it's colder, colder water temperature And then as the fish get deep in the summertime you want to go after them, get something like that Look at the bill on that That's gonna go nice and deep and go after them right where they're at

That's why these crankbaits work so well You can also have different types of bills for the different kind of cover you're fishing in For example, square bills, these are designed Oh, they're called square bills for a reason Look at that, it's a square bill These are designed to deflect off of wood and other types of cover and the hooks won't get hung up on them So you can fish it in some thicker stuff than you normally would not worry about the hooks getting snagged Then, they have hybrids of these things

You've got the round bill The round bill dives deeper, like I just mentioned And then in between is the coffin bill, and that's what this is, the coffin bill is kind of a good combination of the two You can still go deep with this, but it will also bounce and deflect off of cover woodies, covers especially without the hooks getting hung up So there's a lot of different types of crankbait styles you can fish for the variety conditions that you find yourself under, but that's the key thing, you can dig in and get those fish regardless of where they're hiding year round

That's why the crankbait's on this list All right, the next bait on the list is the jerk bait Absolutely killer throughout the entire year Now, I know some of you are gonna be really surprised about that because mostwell, not most, but a lot of guys think jerk baits are only used in colder water temps, usually in the early spring That's a mistake You should be fishing them year round I fish them all year round

I catch lots of fish on them every season I truly believe the reason why people aren't catching fish other than in the early spring with jerk baits is simply because they're not fishing them You can fish them very fast in the summertime The rule of thumb in the summertime is that you can't fish them too fast, just jerk, jerk, jerk, jerk, bring them back really quick across the surface You can let a pause for a long amount of time, you can stop it whenever you want to and bring it back even faster to vary your cadence, vary your speed

One way I like to fish it, is just throw it out there and then give it like three quick jerks and let it sit, let it come all the way back up to the surface and let it sit for a while then jerk, jerk, jerk Let it sit for a while Fish sometimes will annihilate it when it's just sitting on the surface and it's 95 degrees out and sunny It works great And in the wintertime, they make deeper diver once like this with a big bill and they suspend

That's perfect for when the water temperature's really cold for me about 50 degrees or below I'll throw it out there and it dives down 7, 10 feet and it just sits, and sits, and sits until a fish will come out and grab it They might move a little bit upwards, a little bit downwards depending on the model that you get, but it works really well for catching those lethargic fish in the wintertime So jerk baits, fish them year around and you'll catch a lot more fish Next on the list of must-have lures is the craw worm, craws

Gotta have these, they're gonna come in different colors, there's different styles and varieties Matter of fact, they even come in many sizes This is great year-round fish no matter where they are They feed on crawfish all the time In all but the coldest part of the year, that's when crawfish are active

They're protein-rich, great slow-moving snacks that the bass just love to eat So anytime you're in a warmerwell, except for like the dead of winter, you can fish them as jig trailers, that's perfect for that

You can fish them on just a Texas rig, put them through the weeds, and then the rocks Shaky head works really well during the winter time, but bringing down deep and drag it real slow I like to put on football head jigs and get it around rocks and such There's so many different ways to fish them, it's really limited to your imagination Works on split shot, works on Carolina rigs

There're so many different ways to do it, to get at the depth where the fish are at, where they're actively feeding That's really the key Figure out what depth they're in In the wintertime and the summertime they're gonna be deeper In the springtime and then the fall they're gonna be a little more shallow

Be buried up in those weeds for example And you gotta go and dig them out Craw's a great slim profile bait that's not gonna get hung up on those weeds It's a great way to go in and dig them out Get some craws in your tackle box, boys, and go out there and catch some fish

All right, next on the list of must-have lures, the spinnerbait, my favorite Spinnerbaits are so versatile year round This one's got a Willowleaf blade on This one's a Colorado blade on it You can fish them in any part of the water column

I always have one tied on and on my deck year round You can fish big three quarter-ounce ones like these real slow and drag them on the bottom, slow roll them when it's really cold out, the water temperature is 42 degrees and the fish just really lethargic you can drag this right behind them and get a reaction strike You can fish them as faster through weeds and not get hung up with a willowleaf blade like this This one is only a three quarter spinnebait In the summertime, it's great to burn a wreck near the top, bulge the surface

Even a big bait like this, you can bulge the surface on the summertimes It's almost like a buzz bait You can fish them around wood, weeds, rocks, docks, anything and not worry about getting hung up so much because this is like a big weed guard here The wire here works to prevent that hook from getting hung up It's a great lure to have tied on all the time, as long as it's white

Okay, that's my preference But white with a trailer, that's how I like to fish it Tie directly, by the way Don't use snap swivels or anything like that, just tie directly to it I use a uni knot, some folks like to use palomars

Either way is fine, whatever your preference is The point is, tie one on and use it throughout the whole year You're gonna catch a lot of fish All right, next on the list that you gotta have, finesse worms Right here, look at that

Finesse worms are killer year round You've got to use these things They're very, very versatile In the wintertime, you can fish them on a split shot or on a shaky head and just drag it on the bottom real slow In the summertime, say for example one like this, you can put it in a wacky rig, throw it out there around docks, twitch it back really fast

You can put this on a little jig head and throw it up in those docks and lilly pads In the summertime, put it on a drop shot, fish it deep, just nose hook it right here on the end and give a little bit of wiggle There's a lot you can do with finesse worms all year long to catch those finicky fish You've gotta have this especially when a cold front comes through and the fish really don't wanna feel like biting All those other lures I've shown you so far, not the best choice

But when it comes, when the bite's really tough you gotta have these in your tackle box Another must-have in your tackle box has to be the lipless crankbait These babiesthey work all the time The cool thing about these is, because of their shape, you can fish them at any depth and at any speed, which is great for matching the activity level of the bass and where they're located You can drag them really deep down the water column and just yoyo them off the bottom You can burn them really quick across the top in the summertime over weed beds and entice those fish to come up out of the weed bed and strike them You can fish them around docks

You can stop and go retrieve on them You can do all sorts of things where they're very, very versatile, which is why you wanna have these tied on They're different colors, so you can match the bait fish with the color of the forage that the fish are feeding on And they come in different weights and sizes, so you can adjust your speed and depth as well that way So such a versatile lure, you're limiting yourself if you don't have some of these in your tackle box

And there you have it, the top seven baits that you need to have in your tackle box in order to catch fish year round Notice they're all very versatile and you can fish them in variety of conditions, each and every one of them You can fish them in docks, you can fish them in weeds, you can fish them in rocks and deep water, shallow water, hot water, cold water, that's the point Get these lures in your tackle box, and you'll be a extremely versatile angler and you won't have to spend a fortune in order to fill out your tackle For more tips and tricks like these, visit BassResource


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STATIC LURE FISHING Unusual Fishing Method You Don’t Know AboutšŸŽ£ / Unbekannte Angelmethode

This hier is fishing with a crankbait Stay tuned to learn more! Hey guys, how are you doing? Today we are going to share with you a very unusual method to catch predatory fish in a river on crankbait A bit of history first

Back in 1996 Tsetso started making his own lures that are now the Realwobbler lures, and he was fishing with them on the river And once he casted and casted but no fish was biting Eventually, he got tired and sat on the bank to have a short break He held the fishing rod and left the crankbait swimming in the swift current Suddenly and very unexpected a big catfish bit on his lure

A 30-minute fight followed and finally the catfish swam away with the crankbait But he gave a very good lesson to Tsetso He taught him a new method of catching predatory fish Tsetso started using it and was able to catch a lot of catfish, asp and chub this way We apply it today, and here's footage of how it works

– Kate, got caught! Go! – It's getting recorded! Come on! – Take the rod, I will record you – Okay, come on! – Take it out and pick it up! – Reel in! – Looks like a big one – She's not very strong – Bring her up! – Should I take her out now? – Pull her! – There – You have to go there and pull her

– I can take her out here – Don't break the rod! – I won't – She smashed it! – Should I pick her up this way or catch her by hand? – Go to the shore! – Unhook her now and release her back! – First we'll take a picture – Well done, Kate! – Good job! – Yes – Rather the lure and the rod holder did that

– Let's take a picture and return her – Come on! And back! – Hold her, do not let her go! – She's going – Nice – Well done, Kate! Is not that cool? This method is also very practical Guys, write in a comment under the video are you going to test it in your fishing? We are curious to find out

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How To Set The Hook On A Jig (This Works!) | Bass Fishing

Hey folks, Glenn May here with BassResourcecom, and today I wanna talk about setting the hook on a jig

Have you ever done that? You set the hook really hard You think you've got a great hookset, boom, you set it, and you pull the fish in, you get him close to the boat, and then, boop, he pops out But what happened? How did that happen? It's a got a good hook on here You had a really solid hookset, this only just came out Well, it's in the hookset, guys

It really is You can really increase your percentage if you have a better hookset Now, what I mean by that is you don't, like, whack, hit it really hard There's a difference Here's the deal

Especially true with a football head jig like this one Let me tell you what happens That's a big blunt object When the fish grabs it, he closes his mouth right around it, just like so Right? He closes it

This acts like a battering ram They close their mouth really tight They don't wantwhatever they just caught, they don't want it to get away, so the jaw is clamped down really tight What's happening is that jig head is buttoned up against his mouth, it's not popping loose Because what happens A lot of guys do this, you throw out there, you see the line start to move, you reel down, and then you see it'syeah, that now your line is tight and you see it moving, and you set it Well, what you've done is you've tightened up that jig head right up against his mouth, right up against it

You set the hook, well, the fish's mouth is real tight, it's got nowhere to go You just move the fish The hook never penetrates, especially with a football head jig, it never touches inside his mouth It didn't move It didn't budge

There's nothing to hookset on Until that fish, you know, will fight you all the way to the boat until he opens his mouth, and then out, comes the jig That's what happens So, how do we prevent that from happening? Well, it's in the hookset What you do is when you cast out there and you see your line twitch, jump, whatever, you see your line starts to swim off, don't reel down and feel tight

You've seen it, you didn't cause that, something else did Guess what? It's a fish So you don't need to check Reel down to get the rod down in the hookset position, but just before you get all the way down to set the hook, stop reeling and drop the rod a little bit further, and then set the hook Here, what you do is you throw in a little bit of slack in the line

Think about it like a rope Take a rope, and you whip it, and you throw that little bit slack in there Or a garden hose, you do that, something like that It's really, really quick, you're not taking the line and you're giving him slack and let him swim off You're reeling down to get your rod in the right position

Stop reeling, drop the rod down and set It's very, very quick It's an instant And that little bit of slack, what that is doing is it does two things First of all, you're not reeling the jig up to the roof of his mouth, so there's room for it to move

But then second, when you do set the hook, you're getting the rod, the speed of that rod tip up, getting it moving before it connects with the line And when it does, it pops it It's going for velocity, it pops it so hard that it's gonna knock that jig head through his mouth, through his lips And what follows behind it? The hook Now, you got a solid hookset

I swear to you, guys, I do it this way, and my hooks bury up tonot to the barb, but to the bend of the hook Almost everytime, I bury it to the bend of the hook with this hookset

Okay? Give it a go, give it a try Remember that Two things, don't reel down and get a tight line on it, and second, reel down and get your rod to the right position, drop it a little bit more, and pop 'em And I guarantee you, you're gonna catch a lot more fish For more tips and tricks like this, visit BassResource


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Post Spawn Lipless Crankbaits: The Ultimate Guide | Bass Fishing

Well, we're on We got one

That springtime, not much beats that lipless crankbait Right off this point, lipless crankbait Oh, there's another one Oh, yeah Nice fat, healthy, I'm liking this lipless crankbait right now

Oh, I missed it Oh, got it there Oh, my God, look at this Double hook! Look at that This is insane, guys

Hey, folks, Captain Mikey of SawGrass Bassing, coming to you from KastKing and BassResourcecom From beautiful northwell, it's still Florida Yay, it may not be the most beautiful day out here in Florida, but it's still my favorite time of year We're talking post-spawn springtime One of the greatest times to be out here on the water These bass are just wrapping up their spawn

There's still a few of them sitting out there, but the majority of them, they're done Yeah, they're done They've done all their dirty deeds, now it's time for them to have a little bit of fun and to feed up Those big girls, they put in all that work, all that time and all that energy on those beds, and now that their job's done, they left the boys at home And now they're hungry, and they're out there looking to have a little bit of fun

They're out there meeting up all their girlfriends, saying "It's time Let's go find a new dancing partner out here" Some of them like to waltz, some of them like to tango, some of 'em just like rock Those big girls can be hungry They're out there patrolling, they're munching on shad, they're munching on bluegill, all those smaller baitfish that are now moving up and starting to spawn themselves

Well, those big girls, they're looking to eat, and that's what they're doing out there right now That's right They're actively, aggressively searching down food, trying to fill those bellies that spent all that energy during the spawn And honestly, when you wanna dance with the big girls, there's only one lure for me It's my all-time favorite, transitional bait, from post-spawn to springtime, you can not beat the lipless lover

You ladies want to dance? You want to dance with me? You want to dance with the lipless lover? Oh, yes, we're talking lipless crankbaits, guys It is a phenomenal bait, it's got so much action, so much activity, and so much energy put inside that bait, that is exactly what those big girls that are looking to dance are looking for You can cover so much area, so much water with the lipless crankbait You can move it fast, you can yo-yo it, there is so many varieties that you can do From shallow to deep, it's up to you how you want to make that lure dance

Now, when you're talking a world of lipless lures, there's a huge variety of 'em, and almost every single lure manufacturer has their own version of a lipless crankbait And no two lipless crankbaits are created equal Each one has actually got its own design, and it's got it's own dance steps in mind I'm gonna to explain to you why each one does what they do, and what the special dance steps truly are Because if you can really teach your lipless crankbait how to tango, you'll have those big girls lined up in no time to dance with you

No two lipless crankbaits are the same whatsoever Don't worry about size, don't worry about color right now, we're talking about sound That's the main importance when it comes to deciding what lipless crankbait you're gonna throw where It's the sound, it's the beat that it provides The beat it provides is what's gonna show you what steps to do when you're ready to dance

Follow the beat, just follow the beat Follow the beat, and you'll find the bass But I'm gonna break down each one to you and kind of tell you why the specific sound of each lipless crankbait is how I determine where and how I'm going to fish it This is the Cordell Spot Cotten Cordell Spots, they've been around forever

It's a light lure, a light profile This is the kind of lure that I'm gonna want to throw in the shallower, grassy flats area This lure is designed for speed and lots of noise and lots of commotion It is a walk-in-the-line, go as fast as I can and make as much noise as I can This one is light, it's designed for a shallow water and speed

Let me show you the sound and the reason why I do that Listen to it It's got that high-pitched, very noisy rattle to it When these things are going through the water, they're going side-to-side really fast Very fast like that

And it's got a great sound to do that However, other techniques that you might use, where you might yo-yo it, you might drop it up and down, you might let it flutter, well, these don't have a lot of noise when you do that Take a lipless and do that Go side-to-side like it's gonna, like youā€™re in a straight line, and then go up and down Nothing, nothing in there

This is why I'm gonna throw this in a straight line, in a shallow cover, made right along a grass flat, something like that This is a straight line, so it can do its dance Now I just said, there's other techniques involved when you're fishing these, other dance steps, other styles There's the tango, there's the salsa, there's the waltz There's all sorts of dances out there

Now here's another one altogether This is the Strike King Red Eye Shad This is a unique one Side to side, it's got that nice high-pitched rattle to it, just like you hear, but it's also got a deeper knock in there There must be a bigger rattle in there

When you take it and go up and down You hear that? You can hear the difference Side to side, up and down A totally different sound with it So that could tell you right there, this thing can be fished in a variety of different ways

It also has a nice, fast sink, and it's got a nice wobble added to that So you wanna toss this out, run it along side-to-side, stop, let it sink, let it wobble down, and jerk it up And when you jerk it up, it's gonna go side-to-side and get that knock A totally different sound to it, a totally different lure altogether That different three-step instead of your normal two-step, that might be the dance that attracts that big bite

Fishing it a little bit different, not just in a straight line, because straight lines are boring, but if the line dance doesn't attract 'em, then you've got to step up your step Go do a three step Which give me three steps, give me three steps baby This one is a lure that I'm gonna fish in a variety of areas from shallow to deep, and I'm gonna burn it along, let it sink, jerk it up Burn it along, let it sink, jerk it up

Really take advantage of the different noises that a lure like this can actually make But again, I'm letting the sound that this thing can create determine how and where I'm gonna fish it This is an energetic beat Don't waste it Give it the three steps, baby

Let it flutter, let it dance, let it do its thing and find that bite So maybe it's a little later in the evening, maybe it's a little later, they're feeling a little more sluggish, and they really just wanna flow dance with you Well, that's when a lure like this one is gonna come in view This is the Rat-L-Clap, Rat-N-Clap This grappling lure is a unique one

It's actually got just like that one big clank to it Instead of that loud vibration, fast-moving kind of thing, it's got a clank Listen to this That sounds like a slow dance to me, doesn't it? Ah, yeah, that's just slow-dancing a little right there Instead of all those fast moving beads and lots of noise, this one is definitely one that you're just gonna wanna kinda just slowly dance it

But when those girls aren't looking to move too fast, the slow dance of a big clank like this, that could be the dancing step you need That slow clank is telling me how to fish this one I'm gonna fish this one a little more towards the bottom It's got a nice sink to it, a nice rattle to it, and I'm gonna fish it right off the bottom, nice and slow, occasionally giving it a yo-yo, letting it flutter down, letting it flutter out, but giving it that nice, slow approach Slow dancing specialty right there

And here's another one This is the Booyah One Knocker One Knocker because it's got that one knock It's a little bit, little bit louder, you can move it a little bit faster, but it's got that really nice fall to it, where at side-to-side, barely have to move it and it's rattling, but you get that yo-yo That's right

And that is a really, really unique sound, a really unique lure You can fish it a little bit faster, because it's got a little faster clank to it, but you don't need to do too much to this, just a straight flutter up and down This is a great yo-yo lure If it does that, if you go up and down, that's an up and down lure That's a lure you wanna jerk up and down

I'll let it flutter down, I'm gonna pull it up Kind of like a jig, almost a vertical jig This is a perfect lure for that Just let it sink, let it flutter on down, yank it up, let her flutter down, yank it up Look at that guys, that is a new dance step altogether

That could be the one that attracts your next dance partner right there We're gonna call that one the Texas two-step Two steps Yeah, baby And yet another one

Again, so many specific, so many different lures and with all each with their own unique style and sound to it This is a Berkley Warpig This is a great lure It's got that flat nose on it, so when it drops down, it's heavy in the front end It's gonna go down fast, it's gonna sink fast, and it's gonna sit on the bottom nice and operating like this

Then you can definitely jerk it up Now listen to this one Side to side, got a real nice sound to it, but it's also got a different sound on up-and-down It's got the one knock and the rattle This is a fast pace lure doing a lot of dancing, this is a salsa lure right here

This baby dances the salsa When you've got that sound, that great side-to-side sound where you know you can move fast, but you've also got a really loud, fast up-and-down sound to it, dance the salsa with this one Let this thing fall right to the bottom, jerk it up and rip it along Adjust your pattern with this one, go nuts with a lure like this, you can do so many things by reeling it fast, yo-yo-ing it, jerking it There's so many dance moves that a lure like this can do

This is definitely your salsa baby Yeah That's right When these girls wanna dance to this, there's nothing better than a whole bunch of energy and excitement that a lipless crankbait can give you And put that excitement into it, guys

That's what these lures are for, they are built for speed and excitement They are built to dance That's what they're made for, guys There is nothing exciting about walking in a straight line Add a couple of steps to it

Teach yourself how to dance, teach yourself how to dance a lipless crankbait, and, I promise you, you're gonna find those results Especially in the springtime, when those girls have just finished up their spawn, they're hungry and they're looking for a partner to dance with, show them the lipless lover Well, there you go, guys This year, when it comes to that post-spawn transition, hopefully, you now have a few new dance steps in your arsenal This spring, make sure you've got your dancing shoes on, because all the big girls could be waiting to dance with you

Well, folks, I really hope you did enjoy that, and I hope you learned a little something If you did, make sure you smash the heck out of that like button, and share, share, share, share And stay tuned to KastKing, to BassResourcecom, and yours truly SawGrassBassin for plenty more tips, tricks, and techniques in the near future Have a nice time, guys, from beautiful north Florida, I'm dancing with the big girls, it's Captain Mikey signing out

The future is bright, you keep those lines tight

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Fishing Tips for Beginners

Fishing is an easy sport to pick up; we can get you started with just a few tips You'll need a rod and reel with the right rigging

When you tie on your hook or lure, use a knot that won't come loose on the first tug Thread your line through the eye of the hook or lure about six inches and fold it back on itself Holding both pieces of line, rotate the hook ten half turns until the line is twisted Insert the end of the line between the hook and the first twist, making a loop Bring it back through that loop, and pull on both pieces of line; that will tighten the knot and snug it up against the eye

Trim the end leaving about a quarter inch Don't just bite it off; it's really hard on your teeth I'm using a weight and bobber and a nice, juicy worm; this is good for bluegill, catfish, carp, crappie, and trout If you thread the worm onto the hook it's less likely to be picked off by the smaller fish

The Best Spinnerbait Blade Types | Bass Fishing

Glenn: Hey folks, Glenn May here with BassResourcecom, and I'm here with Hank Parker with another edition of Hank Parker Fishing Tips

This week's question, Hank, it comes from Sean from Chicago, and he wants to know why do spinnerbaits have different styles of blades? Hank: Well, good question Just for a rule of thumb, the ol' Colorado blade, the first blade that I've ever seen on a spinnerbait is a deep cup, rounded blade and it offers a lot of vibration An Indiana blade is kind of a reduced, elongated version of a Colorado, but it doesn't have near the vibration, but it's got a little more flash than does a Colorado blade And then the Willow Leaf, the elongated, pointed Willow Leaf, it doesn't have much vibration at all but a lot of flash So that Willow Leaf will come through vegetation a lot better than a Colorado or an Indiana for that matter

And so you use an Indiana blade when you want a compromise, like I do, between vibration and flash You use the Willow Leaf when you want to come through that aquatic vegetation, you don't want to get hung up When you have got really off-colored water and you want a lot of thump and a lot of vibration on that spinnerbait, you use a Colorado blade So that's how it works for me Colorado for maximum vibration, Indiana blade for a good all-around compromise where you got flash and vibration, and then the Willow Leaf for when you're fishing aquatic vegetation

So those are the three applications that I make with the three different types of blades Glenn: Sean, I really hope that answers your question, and for more tips and tricks, head on over to hankparkercom, where you'll find lots of tips and tricks and articles and videos to your heart's delight It's a fisherman's dream And if you want to get notified of any more tips we post from Hank, just subscribe to our YouTube channel

Thanks a lot, and have a great day

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