Another week night bass fishing tournament is in the books. Caught a lot of bass just not the right size! The Ohio River is definitely tough but figuring out that bite is why we love this sport so much! Hope you enjoyed the episode!
Took a mini vacation to do some fishing in the Hiwassee River. I wanted to catch some smallmouth bass since there is not any around where I live. Caught more rock bass than smallmouth but still enjoyed fishing. mostly used 6 1/2 ft medium pole with abu Garcia reel and shallow rebel craw crank bait.
Let’s head underwater to watch as Tim fishes for a BIG Spotted Bass with a variety of baits and talks us through what is happening! Want to learn how to catch these big bass? Watching bass behavior underwater is the fastest way to become a better fisherman.
Time on the water has always been the most efficient way to become a great angler. Now that we can head underwater with a GoPro and actually watch the fish’s movements and behavioral patterns the time involved in becoming a great angler is shorter than ever before! These videos are more than entertainment. They’re a first hand look at the mannerisms that we can’t see from the surface.
Tim uses 3 different baits to approach this Spotted Bass…
Revenge Dart Hedz:
Dirty Jigs Football Jig (Supermat Brown):
Yamamoto Double Tail Grub:
6″ Osprey Tournament Talon (Reverse Hitch):
Need the gear to throw these baits? Here is what Tim was fishing with for this bass:
Tim’s Sunglasses for Sight Fishing- Eye Surrender:
Camera Used- GoPro Hero5:
Spotted bass are amazing predators. They’re smarter than largemouth and stronger than smallmouth. What they lack in size they make up for in aggression and in recent years, giant spotted bass have began dominating fisheries across the country, especially lakes like Bullards Bar, Lake Berryessa, Lake Shasta, and Lake Oroville. If you have the opportunity to experience Spotted Bass fishing you need to take the time to try it!
This particular fish is actually a bed fish. This is a giant female Spotted Bass that took over as soon as her male abandoned the nest. She is ready to defend her nest at all costs. Watch how her behavior changes from one bait to the next as she works aggressively to push and carry them away from the bed before finally consuming the baits to stop them. Bed fish of any species can be very aggressive but even in this situation, nothing compares to a Spot.
Its amazing what can be learned from watching underwater bass fishing. Leave a comment and tell us what you learned from this underwater video.
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Todays adventure took us to the Trinity River outside of Huntsville Texas. We were targeting white bass with all artificial lures, according to my guides for the day the fishing was slow. We still managed to catch several keeper white bass. The highlight of the trip for me was catching a 4 pound largemouth on ultra light tackle!
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