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

Hey folks, Glenn May here with BassResource. com. And today, I wanna talk to you about setting
the hook on crankbaits. There’s an actual technique to this, and it
might not be what you think. And if you’ve been fishing crankbaits for
a long time and think you got it down pat,you might wanna watch anyway, because I’ve
got a few tips for you, as well. Crankbaits, by their nature, have these little
tiny treble hooks. They’re not very big. They’re thin wire, so if you set up on a fish
like you would if you’re jig fishing or wormfishing where you just reel down and boom,
pop them as hard as you could, you’re probablygonna lose that fish. For two reasons, one, you can bend the hooks
out potentially. And I’ve done that on big fish. I’ve bent the hooks on them. And also you can just rip the hooks right
out of their face, okay?They don’t have a whole lot of grip. They’re not very deep. They’re not very long. They’re small hooks. And you can just rip it right out. So don’t set them up that way. I’m gonna tell you how to do it, and then
I wanna teach you a little bit how you cantrain yourself to get this technique down. So first, the right way to do it. When you’re reeling and there’s a fish, bites,
all you do is, it’s a quick, kind of, a snapset. It’s not square up, set down, and reel back,
and lean into it. Don’t hit it that hard. You’re reeling, and you just kinda lift up,
like that. It’s a quick lift. It’s, kind of, a quick snap, almost a snap,
just a quick pull, kind of, a hard pull likethat. That’s all you need. You don’t need it any harder than that. And sometimes the fish slam it so hard they
hook themselves. If you feel a really hard bite, you may not
even need to set the hook. But that’s all that is, all right?Now, the problem with trying to learn a new
technique, especially with a hook set is,we’ve come conditioned. As soon as we feel the bite, bam, cross his
eyes. Hit it as hard as you can. It’s a reflex. So, how do you train yourself to get the right
form down?You’ve seen videos. You’ve watched plenty of them. You know what you’re supposed to do, but how
do you actually learn how to do it?So here’s my advice for you. Cast your lure out, and you’re reeling it
in, think to yourself, “If a fish bites, don’tset the hook. “Yeah, you heard me. That’s what I just said, “If a fish bites,
don’t set the hook. “Keep reeling, reeling, reeling, that way just
keep telling yourself, because that reflexis gonna kick in as soon as the fish bites. It will, unless you keep telling yourself,
“Don’t do it. Don’t do it. Don’t do it. “Keep on yourself, mentally and finally when
a fish will bite. Resist the urge to set the hook. Just feel the fish at the end of the line. What’s gonna happen is you’re gonna learn
how long the fish will hang on until he letsgo. Now, granted, some fish, like I said, will
hook themselves. You’ll actually land a few doing that. That will happen. And some people say that’s the way to fish
crankbaits. I don’t believe that because I’ve lost fish
with not setting the hook like the way I toldyou. But what’s important is for you to experience
how long it is between the strike, and whenthe fish lets go. That is important, because when you do that
a few times, now you’ve kinda trained yourself,”Hey, I got a little time. There’s a window in there, so I don’t have
to automatically knee jerk, reflex, boom,set the hook right away. “Now, you have time to stop and think, “What’s
the proper technique now for setting thishook?”So now what I want to do, after you’ve done
this three or four times, you’ve got the feelfor it, cast out there. When you feel that fish bite, wait a second. How am I supposed to set the hook?Oh yeah, that’s right. Glenn said, “Kind of a quick pull-up. “That’s what it is, not hard, hard hit. It’s a quick pull. That’s what I should be doing, okay?That’s how you train yourself. You’ve gotta reset, kinda start over on setting
the hook, and how that fish bites. But that is what’s gonna help you learn how
to set the hook better on crankbaits. You’re gonna land more fish that way. You’re gonna catch a lot more fish. I hope that helps. For more tips and tricks like this, visit
BassResource. com.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQGJyTcusis

Hey folks, Glenn May here with BassResource. com. And today, I wanna talk to you about setting
the hook on crankbaits. There's an actual technique to this, and it
might not be what you think. And if you've been fishing crankbaits for
a long time and think you got it down pat,you might wanna watch anyway, because I've
got a few tips for you, as well. Crankbaits, by their nature, have these little
tiny treble hooks. They're not very big. They're thin wire, so if you set up on a fish
like you would if you're jig fishing or wormfishing where you just reel down and boom,
pop them as hard as you could, you're probablygonna lose that fish. For two reasons, one, you can bend the hooks
out potentially. And I've done that on big fish. I've bent the hooks on them. And also you can just rip the hooks right
out of their face, okay?They don't have a whole lot of grip. They're not very deep. They're not very long. They're small hooks. And you can just rip it right out. So don't set them up that way. I'm gonna tell you how to do it, and then
I wanna teach you a little bit how you cantrain yourself to get this technique down. So first, the right way to do it. When you're reeling and there's a fish, bites,
all you do is, it's a quick, kind of, a snapset. It's not square up, set down, and reel back,
and lean into it. Don't hit it that hard. You're reeling, and you just kinda lift up,
like that. It's a quick lift. It's, kind of, a quick snap, almost a snap,
just a quick pull, kind of, a hard pull likethat. That's all you need. You don't need it any harder than that. And sometimes the fish slam it so hard they
hook themselves. If you feel a really hard bite, you may not
even need to set the hook. But that's all that is, all right?Now, the problem with trying to learn a new
technique, especially with a hook set is,we've come conditioned. As soon as we feel the bite, bam, cross his
eyes. Hit it as hard as you can. It's a reflex. So, how do you train yourself to get the right
form down?You've seen videos. You've watched plenty of them. You know what you're supposed to do, but how
do you actually learn how to do it?So here's my advice for you. Cast your lure out, and you're reeling it
in, think to yourself, "If a fish bites, don'tset the hook. "Yeah, you heard me. That's what I just said, "If a fish bites,
don't set the hook. "Keep reeling, reeling, reeling, that way just
keep telling yourself, because that reflexis gonna kick in as soon as the fish bites. It will, unless you keep telling yourself,
"Don't do it. Don't do it. Don't do it. "Keep on yourself, mentally and finally when
a fish will bite. Resist the urge to set the hook. Just feel the fish at the end of the line. What's gonna happen is you're gonna learn
how long the fish will hang on until he letsgo. Now, granted, some fish, like I said, will
hook themselves. You'll actually land a few doing that. That will happen. And some people say that's the way to fish
crankbaits. I don't believe that because I've lost fish
with not setting the hook like the way I toldyou. But what's important is for you to experience
how long it is between the strike, and whenthe fish lets go. That is important, because when you do that
a few times, now you've kinda trained yourself,"Hey, I got a little time. There's a window in there, so I don't have
to automatically knee jerk, reflex, boom,set the hook right away. "Now, you have time to stop and think, "What's
the proper technique now for setting thishook?"So now what I want to do, after you've done
this three or four times, you've got the feelfor it, cast out there. When you feel that fish bite, wait a second. How am I supposed to set the hook?Oh yeah, that's right. Glenn said, "Kind of a quick pull-up. "That's what it is, not hard, hard hit. It's a quick pull. That's what I should be doing, okay?That's how you train yourself. You've gotta reset, kinda start over on setting
the hook, and how that fish bites. But that is what's gonna help you learn how
to set the hook better on crankbaits. You're gonna land more fish that way. You're gonna catch a lot more fish. I hope that helps. For more tips and tricks like this, visit
BassResource. com.


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