Pike Minnow Sport Reward Fishing & Columbia River Smallmouth Bass

Learn effective bait and lure techniques for earning money by participating in the Northern Pike Minnow Sport Reward Program for the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Earn $5-$8 per fish or, you might catch a tagged fish worth $500. Then, fish the Columbia River for Smallmouth Bass which is also a great way to catch Pike Minnow. Yamamoto Luminous White Single Tail Grubs are the hot bait. Learn more about Pike Minnow Fishing at www.PikeMinnow.org
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Fishing Flipping Jigs for Winter Bass

Fishing jigs is a great technique for cold water winter bass fishing. Jig fishing is always good for targeting big bass, but learning how to fish jigs in cold water can be a challenge. Anglers don’t often get that many bites during the winter when fishing a jig, but they are usually big bass. In this vlog video, we are on a Texas lake fishing 1/2 and 3/8 oz flipping jigs in natural colors and black and blue. These fish are positioned around heavy cover like docks and wood that are positioned not far from main lake creek channels. This will allow bass to move back and forth from the creek channel and move more shallow to forage on shad, bluegill and crawfish that are hiding in the cover in around 4-6 feet of water. When fishing these jigs in the winter, it’s best to give some short hops off the bottom but let the jig sit on the bottom for a few seconds. Try to target big pieces of cover and let the jig skirt flow in the water on the bottom. Big bass find a jig very appealing because of the big profile it puts out when the skirt is relaxed. We filmed this right before a big cold front was coming in and in was under misty and cold conditions and dirty stained water. I hope these tips and techniques help you catch some big bass in the cold weather, see you on the next fishing adventure!

Justin Rackley, known as Lakeforkguy in the fishing world, creates fishing and outdoor videos on youtube and other social platforms. LFG provides fishing tips and techniques for mostly largemouth bass fisheries but also travels to other freshwater and saltwater fishing spots to explore new fish species and fishing techniques to show as many fishing places as possible and help you catch more fish. Lakeforkguy likes to hang out on any fishing vessel or go bank fishing with his other YouTube Fishing friends and vlog with his Wife Stephanie and french bulldog Winston.

3/8 and 1/2 oz Home made flipping jigs

Shimano Antares HG –

G Loomis GLX 854 Jig and Worm

50lb Power Pro Max Cautro (Main Line)
20lb Seagar Blue Label Leader Line

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Metabones Speedbooster 4/3 EF Mount –

Canon 24-105mm L Lens –
Rokinon 14mm WIDE –

Sony UWPD11/42 Lavalier Microphone –
Gopro Chesty Lav Mic (Cheap) –
DSLR Shot Gun Mic –

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Top 5 Smallmouth Bass Fishing Lures

In this Top 5 Lures video we will talk about my top 5 smallmouth bass fishing lures. Since smallie fishing is right around the corner, and I try to keep these Top 5 Lures videos seasonally relevant, this is the perfect time to get in a mindset of smallmouth fishing; whether that be from the river, or in a lake. We’ll also talk about rigging and retrieval for these lures, and tactics to help you hook up on active fish when you head out to the water.

Tips up, tight lines and have fun fishing!


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Gear I Use —

Spinning Rods
Shakespeare Micro Series 4’6″ Ultralight/Slow
Abu Garcia Silver Max 7’0″ Light/Moderate
Daiwa Triforce 7’0″ Medium/Moderate
Abu Garcia Vengeance 7’0″ Medium Heavy/Fast
Okuma Celilo 8’6′ Heavy/Moderate Fast
Fenwick Eagle 10’6″ Medium Heavy/Moderate

Spinning Reels
Okuma Alaris 20
Abu Garcia Silver Max 10
Abu Garcia Silver Max 30
Abu Garcia Silver Max 40
Okuma Avenger 45
Pflueger Trion 35

Casting Rods
Fenwick Eagle 7’0″ Medium/Fast
Abu Garcia Silver Max 7’0″ Medium Heavy/Fast
Dobyn’s Fury Series Flippin Stick 7’6″ Medium Heavy/Fast
Fenwick Eagle 9’0″ Medium Heavy/Moderate

Casting Reels
Abu Garcia Silver Max LP
Lew’s Laser MG Speed Spool LSG1SHMG


Content Creation Gear

GoPro Hero 2018
Akaso 7000 Action Camera
Windows Movie Maker