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:
Rod- Dobyns 742 Spinning Rod:
Reel- Daiwa Certate Spinning Reel:
Line- Sunline 6 lb:
Rod- GLX 893C:
Reel- Shimano Aldebaran 50:
Line- 50 lb Sufix 832:
Leader- 15 lb Assassin:
Osprey Swimbait Combo…
Rod- 7’6” Expride Heavy:
Reel- Chronarch MGL 150:
Line- 65 lb Sufix 832:
Leader- 25 lb Sunline Assassin:
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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