Fishing with Johnny Johnson – Buzzbait Time!

– We ought to go down the bank
a little bit more, I guess. Oh, oh! Little buzzbait bass!That’s what
I’m talking about, son. Oh, that was funny.
He hit it right at the boat. I was just getting ready
to take out and hit another one. Come on. I know you didn’t
get a chance to fight. Uh, come here. I got ya. He came blasting
right up in front of me and nailed that bait. Let me tell ya something,
folks, we’re at Roosevelt Lake,
it’s the middle of the day, when everybody thinks
the topwater bite’s not there.
And guess what we’re throwing. We’re throwing a buzzbait
made by Persuader
American Angling,and, uh, this is
a cool little buzzbait,I like it. Um, we’re seeing a lot
of the dragonflies and stuff,you know,
going across the water,and, of course,
the water is coming down. That’s the one thing
I don’t like about it,but it’s showing
a lot of brush,and we’re gonna fish around
some of that stuffand see if we can’t catch
some nice buzzbait fish. But this particular bait
has a blade in a blade. It’s got a little quad blade,it’s a little plastic blade
inside of a metal blade. And the noise this thing makes
is unbelievable. It has–I don’t–it’s hard
for me to describe it,but it’s more of
a “whoosh” type sound. When you see the bass
chasing shad,and you hear that–all the shad
jumping out of the water,that “whoosh” that you get,that’s the same sound
that this thing makescoming across the water. It’s not as loud
as a regular buzzbait. But what’s cool about it is,
I’ve tipped it offwith a little
Yamamoto grub there,uh, chartreuse,to kind of match the hatch
of the–of the, uh,dragonflies and stuff
that are coming across. There’s blue ones, and I’ve seen
some big black ones. And, boy, when I see
those big black ones out,with the little chartreuse
on ’em, boy, I’ll tell ya,I’m gonna throw this
and see what I can’t catch. But what happens is,
is, they’re lower in the lake,but still,
it’s going into fall,and these fish
are all over the place. You could catch ’em, like I say,
spooning or crankingor spinnerbaiting,
or, you know,topwater’s a lot of fun. And you get up there
way shallow,you almost can’t get
shallow enough. I’m sitting
in 2, 3 foot of waterwith my boat,and, uh, I had
another one come upand jump all over it
and missed him;he kind of jumped over
the bait. But, uh, we’ll go down
the bank,see if we can’t catch
a few fish on this thing. Now, I’ll tell ya,
I’m using a brand-newprototype rod from Taipan Rods
I’m trying out for them. And, uh,
it’s a buzzbait rod. And what I love
about this rod,it’s got a real flimsy
tip on it. Not a real flimsy, but it’s like
a medium heavy rod. It’s got a real stiff butt
to it, you know?The backbone to it
is unbelievable. But it’s got
just enough tip on itto where, like,
when that fish just hit,the fish could suck the bait in
where the hook’s at,and the tip will flex
just a little bit. But it’s still stiff enough
to be able to set the hookreally good on those fish. Pair that up with
a 65-pound braid linewith a buzzbait,
and you’re good to go. I’m gonna have to put
a new grub on. They will tear those grubs up. But that’s okay. Maybe I’ll see
if I can flip it overif it doesn’t
come on top of a. . . That–oh,
got to get a new one. But that’s the ticket for today,
and we’re gonna try to seeif we can’t catch
some buzzbait fish,some topwater action for you
today here at Roosevelt Lake. Got him!
There he is!♪ Come on. ♪ He’s right up there
next to those bushes. Not a giant–
oh, I lost him!Not a giant fish,
but he was right up therenext to those bushes. Let’s see if there’s
something else in there. Giving it too much
oomph there. Try to get him
out of those trees. But he was right there
along those bushes,right along the–right along
that line right there. You know, one of the tickets
to even getting biton this thing is,
what I like about thisparticular buzzbait
that I’m throwing,it’s a little bit different
than an average buzzbaitthat you would normally
take out of the package–just throw and reel it in. Every once in a while,
I’m giving it a little twitch,just a little quick twitch
to get it to do that”whoosh” sound. And that “whoosh” sound
is what I think isattracting these fish
to the bait. Like it’s running from them. You know, just a couple little
twitches of the rod tip. And you know
what’s really importantabout throwing
a buzzbait, too,how to bring it back properly
and stuff,first of all, I like
to throw that buzzbait–get one that you can,
you know,work it as slow as you can
to keep it on top of the water. That’s first and foremost
before you startreally cranking it across
real fast. The other thing is,is that when
you throw it out there,you want to–in order to–
don’t let your buzzbait sink. Try to time it when
it’s gonna hit the water,and keep that bait up on top. So I’ll throw it out there,soon as it hits the water,
boom, I’ve got my rod tip up,I’ve stopped my bait,and I’m bringing it right across
the top right there. I’m not wasting any time
of letting it sink downinto the water column,
because then it takes youfour or five turns and
you’re pulling it 5 or 6 feetbefore you bring it
back out of the water. So the thing
that’s really importantis to keep that rod tip up
when you cast. – The problem with braid–
and I love braid lineon these buzzbaits because
you got instant contact–is, you got to have
a tip on your rodthat it–that it will allow
the fish to suck the bait inbefore you set the hook. And sometimes you can get
a little overzealous,a little fast on the hook set,
and the fish doesn’tget the bait all the way
in its mouth,because you see the blowup. That’s one of the toughest
things about throwing topwater.
You got to allow that fish
to be able to turn its head.
And it’s even hard
for me sometimes,
so you got to let him turn
or let him get that bait
before you really set the hook. But what I love about the braid
is, I can set the hook,it’s instant. But the other problem
you have with braidis–you got to be careful withis ripping the hook
out of the fish’s mouthand, uh–because there’s
absolutely no stretch. ♪ Fence line coming in
the water. See that?Ugh!
Nice fish. Oh, that’s a good fish, folks! Oh, oh!Almost fell down. Oh!♪ Come on. Yeah, look at that fish, folks! Yeah, a little buzzbait bass. Look at that, huh?Beautiful fish. Those are the kind of fish
you catch up shallowthis time of year, man. Look at how healthy that fish
looks, right there, huh?Beautiful Roosevelt Lake bass. That’s another thing nice
about braid line,you can swing ’em in,
but, I’ll tell ya what,he tore that thing up again. I’ll tell ya, one of the reasons
I like fishingshallow flats like this
this time of yearis, usually,
if you find those fishin the shallows like this,they’re active, they’ll hit,
you know, they’ll bite. And it’s a lot of fun,
you got to get upand try the flats
once in a while,and, uh, it seems like
we’re getting ona little
something-something here;they’re around those bushes. And I’m doing something
that not a lot of guys do. And that is, I’m throwing
a black buzzbait. And the purpose of that is,
is, listen–You can throw white
if they’re chasing shad. If you see ’em chasing shad,
go to white, whatever. But because of the, um,dragonflies on the water,
things like that,you know, you could throw
a frog, whatever. A lot of guys
like to throw the black. This works just as well. And, for some reason, adding this little
chartreuse-tip tail to it
where it wiggles
on top of the water,
they just blast it
that much harder.
And they see it–number one,
we’re in dingy water, okay?
They see it really well. But they can feel
that vibration,they’re up shallow,
and they see that tail,and they just clobber it. But black for me
has been really good. I mean, I’ve had
a lot of success on black,and I think a lot of us
get caught upinto the whites and the pearls
and stuff like that,and they work great too,
but in saying that,I’ve gone behind people
with the blackbecause the fish just–
it’s somethingthey don’t see every day. But, uh, you know, we’re
catching a few fish doing that,but buzzbait fishing’s
a lot of fun to do,and in the fall–whoo. Midsummer, even. And we’re here
in the afternoon. We’re talking 12:00,
1:00 in the afternoon,so, you know,
we’re catching ’em. It’s a bluebird day sky,the water’s pretty much flat,and you wouldn’t think that
you’d get anything,really, on reaction, but, hey,
we’re catching themon buzzbaits, and it’s fun when
you’re fishing in this brushwith buzzbaits. One of the reasons
braid works really goodin this stuff is because
you’re having topull ’em out
of a lot of this brush. And braid–you’ve got
the confidence to do it with. – Oh, man,
that’s a good fish!Right there. Oh, yeah! Those are the ones
you want, baby. Yeah!
Lookit there. Another buzzbait bass. I love it. When they come up
and crush this bait,there’s nothing like it. Nothing like it. That is a beautiful little fish,but he’s–boy,
look at the sore on his back. That eagle that was over there
might’ve been–might’ve been trying to get that
little dude here and there. But look at the size of
his mouth compared to his body. He’s a little hungry, that’s why
he’s up here shallow eating. You know?♪ You know, one thing
to really think aboutwhen you’re doing
this kind of fishingis, we have a flat,
slick day today. And, uh, you know
it’s that time of yearwhere the fish start
schooling up. But you’re gonna go to
probably pockets and areaswhere you get
bit, bit, bit, bit,and then it slows down,and that’s what’s
basically happened to us. So they’re schooling up,
a lot of it. Especially after seeing
the school that I saw there,they’re pretty much schooling up
and roaming up and downthe bank, and you hope
to catch ’em just right. But the other thing is,
is, you know,the bait we’re throwing today
is a great baitfor this calm, slick water. And–but I’m gonna say this,when you get into an area
and you geta little chop on the water,
a little bit of breeze,you might want to go something
a little bit noisier. You know, you go with
those aluminum bladesthat chirp a little bit. You can go to some
with clackers on it,and, uh. . . This blade is awesome, it still
has a little squeak to it. But it’s definitely great for
my calm water and I’m loving it. But, uh,
I can tell you this,you know, we’ve even thrown
the triple blade by Persuader,but you can also get some
that make the noise,the squeak that you want
for the heavier water.
And what I mean by that is,
when the wind’s
blowing a little bit,
you get a little bit of breeze,
you want to make a little bit
more noise, you can do that. ♪ – Hey, folks,
for my tip of the week,one thing that’s really
important to rememberabout buzzbait fishing, it’s not
always just cast and wind,cast and wind, cast and wind. Remember, you can add
a little action to that baitjust by throwing it out there,
bringing it in,kind of slowing it down
and chirping it a little bit. I call it “chirping” it,
however you want to do it,but givin’ it a few little tugs
and keeping the blade going,
but fast, slow, fast, slow. Things like that
attract a bass,and it makes the bait
look injured a lot of times. And they come up
and crush it. I’ve caught so many fish
doing that. So remember,
you can throw it out there
and just wind it in
at a steady retrieve,
but don’t ever think
that you can’t
do a little stop and go,
stop and go with that bladeand make it chirp a little bit. I’ll tell ya what, you’ll be
a little bit surprisedif you do that
by a bush someday. Oh, oh!Oh, yeah! I saw that fish, folks! Oh, God, yeah!Look how far–I was getting
ready to bring that in. Look how far–I saw him
come out from under this tree,and I slowed my bait down,and he came up and ate it!That’s a 5-pounder. That’s what I’m talking
about, son. Look at that. I almost wish I hadn’t have
shown this bait, man. That thing is awesome!That’s a great bait. Oh, my goodness. Oh. I can’t believe how close
that fish came. We’ve had two fish
blow right up at the boat,and they are not afraid
of all of this. I mean, that’s crazy. That’s when, for this bait,
fishing gets fun, folks.
Oh. I’ll tell ya what,
you want a heart-stopper?
Throw a buzzbait
all the way to the boat
and don’t bring it
out of the water real fast
until you get
right to the boat.
When they blast it
right at the boat. . . yeah. That’ll get
your heart pumping, baby. I love it. Oh, my goodness,
buzzbait bass. Are you kidding me right now?Oh. Oh, you see what lives in here?You see what lives in here? You see why
you need the braid?
You can throw this
with 17 or 20-pound
test fluorocarbon line–
sure, go ahead.
But I’m telling you right now,I’m glad I got the braid on
in this stuff. What’s so neat about this is,this is calm enough,
how it comes across the water,and it really is
not all that noisy. It’s kind of a–a different
kind of a presentationfor a buzzbait, for sure. So you’ll have
to check that out,but that’s a heck of a blade
right therefor this calm water,
without a doubt. And you can see, it comes
through the water so nicewith the way that
the head is made on these. You know, it’s flat. so when you’re reeling,
you’re not getting all thatpressure against
the bait at all. It just slicks right through
the water really nice. I really love this bait. And it casts good. You know,
I get a long cast on it.
Makes a difference–
and I’ll tell ya something else,putting the grub on that
helps with that. You want a little bit heavier
cast–even if you don’t wantthe tail on it,
you can still geta grub, put it on
the shank of the hook,and tear the ribbon part
of it off,and you can get
a little bit heavier–it’ll make it
a little bit more heavyso you can cast it farther. – Got him!
Got him. That’s what
I’m talking about, son. Come on. Little flick shake bass
right there, folks. Little flick shake bass. I’m want to tell you
what happened right here. Oh, my goodness. I pulled out my little
flick shake rigbecause I saw a school of these
bass running through herewhen I was throwing my buzzbait. Alls it is, just a–that’s exactly what it is
right there,just a little flick shake, man. I’m telling ya. That’s just a 1/4 ounce.
I’m throwing a Senko on it. And. . . That fish came up
and whapped it. And there’s more in there. The thing is, is, there’s
a lot more fish in here. I don’t want to spook ’em all,
but. . . I’m just wacky-rigging it
right there. And that fish came out
and got it. Now let’s see
if I can get another one. See if there’s another one
in there for me. There was all kinds of them
in there a minute ago. I ran over ’em
and I’m like,”They’re not–
they’re chasing the buzzbait,”but they’re not grabbing itbecause we’re
right on top of them. “So I pulled this out
of my rod locker, thinking,”Well, I’ve got
something else I can try. “And, uh. . . without even thinking,
just pulled it outand thinking, “Well, a lot
of times when you see ’emschool up like that,
you can catch ’em doing this. “Oh, there he is!Another nice fish. And I was just getting back
to the pocket of this grass. There we go. ♪ – Got him!That’s what I’m talking about
right there, son. ♪ Stopped and chirped it. Stopped and chirped it. ♪ Come on. That’s a good fish. Little–not a bad fish,
right there. He came up and ate it. I stopped and chirped it. Oh!Come on, fish,
don’t do that to me. Ugh. I’ll tell you what,not a bad little fish. Buzzbait bass. You know, I caught that fish
stopping and chirping it,and that’s–that’s really cool. I’ll tell you what,
Roosevelt Lake offersa lot of different kind of
fishing here this time of year. And you can have so much fun,
like I said,from spooning to topwater. Uh, and if I can give you
one piece of advice,don’t ever be afraid to go in
2 to 3 foot of water. Because those bass
will get up on them flats. And they’ll be up in there
chasing stuff. We just caught him
out of the grass. Boat’s sitting in
3 feet of water. You can’t be afraid
to do that stuff,just pull your motor up
and watch your graph real closeand have some fun. But you’ll definitely
catch some fish. Having some buzzbait fun
right here at Roosevelt Lake. Thanks for joining us
on the water. We’ll catch you next week. I’m Johnny Johnson.

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- We ought to go down the bank
a little bit more, I guess. Oh, oh! Little buzzbait bass!That's what
I'm talking about, son. Oh, that was funny.
He hit it right at the boat. I was just getting ready
to take out and hit another one. Come on. I know you didn't
get a chance to fight. Uh, come here. I got ya. He came blasting
right up in front of me and nailed that bait. Let me tell ya something,
folks, we're at Roosevelt Lake,
it's the middle of the day, when everybody thinks
the topwater bite's not there.
And guess what we're throwing. We're throwing a buzzbait
made by Persuader
American Angling,and, uh, this is
a cool little buzzbait,I like it. Um, we're seeing a lot
of the dragonflies and stuff,you know,
going across the water,and, of course,
the water is coming down. That's the one thing
I don't like about it,but it's showing
a lot of brush,and we're gonna fish around
some of that stuffand see if we can't catch
some nice buzzbait fish. But this particular bait
has a blade in a blade. It's got a little quad blade,it's a little plastic blade
inside of a metal blade. And the noise this thing makes
is unbelievable. It has--I don't--it's hard
for me to describe it,but it's more of
a "whoosh" type sound. When you see the bass
chasing shad,and you hear that--all the shad
jumping out of the water,that "whoosh" that you get,that's the same sound
that this thing makescoming across the water. It's not as loud
as a regular buzzbait. But what's cool about it is,
I've tipped it offwith a little
Yamamoto grub there,uh, chartreuse,to kind of match the hatch
of the--of the, uh,dragonflies and stuff
that are coming across. There's blue ones, and I've seen
some big black ones. And, boy, when I see
those big black ones out,with the little chartreuse
on 'em, boy, I'll tell ya,I'm gonna throw this
and see what I can't catch. But what happens is,
is, they're lower in the lake,but still,
it's going into fall,and these fish
are all over the place. You could catch 'em, like I say,
spooning or crankingor spinnerbaiting,
or, you know,topwater's a lot of fun. And you get up there
way shallow,you almost can't get
shallow enough. I'm sitting
in 2, 3 foot of waterwith my boat,and, uh, I had
another one come upand jump all over it
and missed him;he kind of jumped over
the bait. But, uh, we'll go down
the bank,see if we can't catch
a few fish on this thing. Now, I'll tell ya,
I'm using a brand-newprototype rod from Taipan Rods
I'm trying out for them. And, uh,
it's a buzzbait rod. And what I love
about this rod,it's got a real flimsy
tip on it. Not a real flimsy, but it's like
a medium heavy rod. It's got a real stiff butt
to it, you know?The backbone to it
is unbelievable. But it's got
just enough tip on itto where, like,
when that fish just hit,the fish could suck the bait in
where the hook's at,and the tip will flex
just a little bit. But it's still stiff enough
to be able to set the hookreally good on those fish. Pair that up with
a 65-pound braid linewith a buzzbait,
and you're good to go. I'm gonna have to put
a new grub on. They will tear those grubs up. But that's okay. Maybe I'll see
if I can flip it overif it doesn't
come on top of a. . . That--oh,
got to get a new one. But that's the ticket for today,
and we're gonna try to seeif we can't catch
some buzzbait fish,some topwater action for you
today here at Roosevelt Lake. Got him!
There he is!♪ Come on. ♪ He's right up there
next to those bushes. Not a giant--
oh, I lost him!Not a giant fish,
but he was right up therenext to those bushes. Let's see if there's
something else in there. Giving it too much
oomph there. Try to get him
out of those trees. But he was right there
along those bushes,right along the--right along
that line right there. You know, one of the tickets
to even getting biton this thing is,
what I like about thisparticular buzzbait
that I'm throwing,it's a little bit different
than an average buzzbaitthat you would normally
take out of the package--just throw and reel it in. Every once in a while,
I'm giving it a little twitch,just a little quick twitch
to get it to do that"whoosh" sound. And that "whoosh" sound
is what I think isattracting these fish
to the bait. Like it's running from them. You know, just a couple little
twitches of the rod tip. And you know
what's really importantabout throwing
a buzzbait, too,how to bring it back properly
and stuff,first of all, I like
to throw that buzzbait--get one that you can,
you know,work it as slow as you can
to keep it on top of the water. That's first and foremost
before you startreally cranking it across
real fast. The other thing is,is that when
you throw it out there,you want to--in order to--
don't let your buzzbait sink. Try to time it when
it's gonna hit the water,and keep that bait up on top. So I'll throw it out there,soon as it hits the water,
boom, I've got my rod tip up,I've stopped my bait,and I'm bringing it right across
the top right there. I'm not wasting any time
of letting it sink downinto the water column,
because then it takes youfour or five turns and
you're pulling it 5 or 6 feetbefore you bring it
back out of the water. So the thing
that's really importantis to keep that rod tip up
when you cast. - The problem with braid--
and I love braid lineon these buzzbaits because
you got instant contact--is, you got to have
a tip on your rodthat it--that it will allow
the fish to suck the bait inbefore you set the hook. And sometimes you can get
a little overzealous,a little fast on the hook set,
and the fish doesn'tget the bait all the way
in its mouth,because you see the blowup. That's one of the toughest
things about throwing topwater.
You got to allow that fish
to be able to turn its head.
And it's even hard
for me sometimes,
so you got to let him turn
or let him get that bait
before you really set the hook. But what I love about the braid
is, I can set the hook,it's instant. But the other problem
you have with braidis--you got to be careful withis ripping the hook
out of the fish's mouthand, uh--because there's
absolutely no stretch. ♪ Fence line coming in
the water. See that?Ugh!
Nice fish. Oh, that's a good fish, folks! Oh, oh!Almost fell down. Oh!♪ Come on. Yeah, look at that fish, folks! Yeah, a little buzzbait bass. Look at that, huh?Beautiful fish. Those are the kind of fish
you catch up shallowthis time of year, man. Look at how healthy that fish
looks, right there, huh?Beautiful Roosevelt Lake bass. That's another thing nice
about braid line,you can swing 'em in,
but, I'll tell ya what,he tore that thing up again. I'll tell ya, one of the reasons
I like fishingshallow flats like this
this time of yearis, usually,
if you find those fishin the shallows like this,they're active, they'll hit,
you know, they'll bite. And it's a lot of fun,
you got to get upand try the flats
once in a while,and, uh, it seems like
we're getting ona little
something-something here;they're around those bushes. And I'm doing something
that not a lot of guys do. And that is, I'm throwing
a black buzzbait. And the purpose of that is,
is, listen--You can throw white
if they're chasing shad. If you see 'em chasing shad,
go to white, whatever. But because of the, um,dragonflies on the water,
things like that,you know, you could throw
a frog, whatever. A lot of guys
like to throw the black. This works just as well. And, for some reason, adding this little
chartreuse-tip tail to it
where it wiggles
on top of the water,
they just blast it
that much harder.
And they see it--number one,
we're in dingy water, okay?
They see it really well. But they can feel
that vibration,they're up shallow,
and they see that tail,and they just clobber it. But black for me
has been really good. I mean, I've had
a lot of success on black,and I think a lot of us
get caught upinto the whites and the pearls
and stuff like that,and they work great too,
but in saying that,I've gone behind people
with the blackbecause the fish just--
it's somethingthey don't see every day. But, uh, you know, we're
catching a few fish doing that,but buzzbait fishing's
a lot of fun to do,and in the fall--whoo. Midsummer, even. And we're here
in the afternoon. We're talking 12:00,
1:00 in the afternoon,so, you know,
we're catching 'em. It's a bluebird day sky,the water's pretty much flat,and you wouldn't think that
you'd get anything,really, on reaction, but, hey,
we're catching themon buzzbaits, and it's fun when
you're fishing in this brushwith buzzbaits. One of the reasons
braid works really goodin this stuff is because
you're having topull 'em out
of a lot of this brush. And braid--you've got
the confidence to do it with. - Oh, man,
that's a good fish!Right there. Oh, yeah! Those are the ones
you want, baby. Yeah!
Lookit there. Another buzzbait bass. I love it. When they come up
and crush this bait,there's nothing like it. Nothing like it. That is a beautiful little fish,but he's--boy,
look at the sore on his back. That eagle that was over there
might've been--might've been trying to get that
little dude here and there. But look at the size of
his mouth compared to his body. He's a little hungry, that's why
he's up here shallow eating. You know?♪ You know, one thing
to really think aboutwhen you're doing
this kind of fishingis, we have a flat,
slick day today. And, uh, you know
it's that time of yearwhere the fish start
schooling up. But you're gonna go to
probably pockets and areaswhere you get
bit, bit, bit, bit,and then it slows down,and that's what's
basically happened to us. So they're schooling up,
a lot of it. Especially after seeing
the school that I saw there,they're pretty much schooling up
and roaming up and downthe bank, and you hope
to catch 'em just right. But the other thing is,
is, you know,the bait we're throwing today
is a great baitfor this calm, slick water. And--but I'm gonna say this,when you get into an area
and you geta little chop on the water,
a little bit of breeze,you might want to go something
a little bit noisier. You know, you go with
those aluminum bladesthat chirp a little bit. You can go to some
with clackers on it,and, uh. . . This blade is awesome, it still
has a little squeak to it. But it's definitely great for
my calm water and I'm loving it. But, uh,
I can tell you this,you know, we've even thrown
the triple blade by Persuader,but you can also get some
that make the noise,the squeak that you want
for the heavier water.
And what I mean by that is,
when the wind's
blowing a little bit,
you get a little bit of breeze,
you want to make a little bit
more noise, you can do that. ♪ - Hey, folks,
for my tip of the week,one thing that's really
important to rememberabout buzzbait fishing, it's not
always just cast and wind,cast and wind, cast and wind. Remember, you can add
a little action to that baitjust by throwing it out there,
bringing it in,kind of slowing it down
and chirping it a little bit. I call it "chirping" it,
however you want to do it,but givin' it a few little tugs
and keeping the blade going,
but fast, slow, fast, slow. Things like that
attract a bass,and it makes the bait
look injured a lot of times. And they come up
and crush it. I've caught so many fish
doing that. So remember,
you can throw it out there
and just wind it in
at a steady retrieve,
but don't ever think
that you can't
do a little stop and go,
stop and go with that bladeand make it chirp a little bit. I'll tell ya what, you'll be
a little bit surprisedif you do that
by a bush someday. Oh, oh!Oh, yeah! I saw that fish, folks! Oh, God, yeah!Look how far--I was getting
ready to bring that in. Look how far--I saw him
come out from under this tree,and I slowed my bait down,and he came up and ate it!That's a 5-pounder. That's what I'm talking
about, son. Look at that. I almost wish I hadn't have
shown this bait, man. That thing is awesome!That's a great bait. Oh, my goodness. Oh. I can't believe how close
that fish came. We've had two fish
blow right up at the boat,and they are not afraid
of all of this. I mean, that's crazy. That's when, for this bait,
fishing gets fun, folks.
Oh. I'll tell ya what,
you want a heart-stopper?
Throw a buzzbait
all the way to the boat
and don't bring it
out of the water real fast
until you get
right to the boat.
When they blast it
right at the boat. . . yeah. That'll get
your heart pumping, baby. I love it. Oh, my goodness,
buzzbait bass. Are you kidding me right now?Oh. Oh, you see what lives in here?You see what lives in here? You see why
you need the braid?
You can throw this
with 17 or 20-pound
test fluorocarbon line--
sure, go ahead.
But I'm telling you right now,I'm glad I got the braid on
in this stuff. What's so neat about this is,this is calm enough,
how it comes across the water,and it really is
not all that noisy. It's kind of a--a different
kind of a presentationfor a buzzbait, for sure. So you'll have
to check that out,but that's a heck of a blade
right therefor this calm water,
without a doubt. And you can see, it comes
through the water so nicewith the way that
the head is made on these. You know, it's flat. so when you're reeling,
you're not getting all thatpressure against
the bait at all. It just slicks right through
the water really nice. I really love this bait. And it casts good. You know,
I get a long cast on it.
Makes a difference--
and I'll tell ya something else,putting the grub on that
helps with that. You want a little bit heavier
cast--even if you don't wantthe tail on it,
you can still geta grub, put it on
the shank of the hook,and tear the ribbon part
of it off,and you can get
a little bit heavier--it'll make it
a little bit more heavyso you can cast it farther. - Got him!
Got him. That's what
I'm talking about, son. Come on. Little flick shake bass
right there, folks. Little flick shake bass. I'm want to tell you
what happened right here. Oh, my goodness. I pulled out my little
flick shake rigbecause I saw a school of these
bass running through herewhen I was throwing my buzzbait. Alls it is, just a--that's exactly what it is
right there,just a little flick shake, man. I'm telling ya. That's just a 1/4 ounce.
I'm throwing a Senko on it. And. . . That fish came up
and whapped it. And there's more in there. The thing is, is, there's
a lot more fish in here. I don't want to spook 'em all,
but. . . I'm just wacky-rigging it
right there. And that fish came out
and got it. Now let's see
if I can get another one. See if there's another one
in there for me. There was all kinds of them
in there a minute ago. I ran over 'em
and I'm like,"They're not--
they're chasing the buzzbait,"but they're not grabbing itbecause we're
right on top of them. "So I pulled this out
of my rod locker, thinking,"Well, I've got
something else I can try. "And, uh. . . without even thinking,
just pulled it outand thinking, "Well, a lot
of times when you see 'emschool up like that,
you can catch 'em doing this. "Oh, there he is!Another nice fish. And I was just getting back
to the pocket of this grass. There we go. ♪ - Got him!That's what I'm talking about
right there, son. ♪ Stopped and chirped it. Stopped and chirped it. ♪ Come on. That's a good fish. Little--not a bad fish,
right there. He came up and ate it. I stopped and chirped it. Oh!Come on, fish,
don't do that to me. Ugh. I'll tell you what,not a bad little fish. Buzzbait bass. You know, I caught that fish
stopping and chirping it,and that's--that's really cool. I'll tell you what,
Roosevelt Lake offersa lot of different kind of
fishing here this time of year. And you can have so much fun,
like I said,from spooning to topwater. Uh, and if I can give you
one piece of advice,don't ever be afraid to go in
2 to 3 foot of water. Because those bass
will get up on them flats. And they'll be up in there
chasing stuff. We just caught him
out of the grass. Boat's sitting in
3 feet of water. You can't be afraid
to do that stuff,just pull your motor up
and watch your graph real closeand have some fun. But you'll definitely
catch some fish. Having some buzzbait fun
right here at Roosevelt Lake. Thanks for joining us
on the water. We'll catch you next week. I'm Johnny Johnson.


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