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January 14, 2020


Glenn: I got one more question for you. And this is pretty universal regardless of
what your skill level you’re at, whether you’re just starting out or say if you’ve been in
tournaments for a while and you still trying to getting better. And that question is, how do I get better
at bass fishing? What kind of advice can you give to somebody
who’s asking that? Ott DeFoe: That to me is really a pretty easy
one. The single biggest thing is to go fishing
every opportunity you get, and to always keep an open mind when you are out there fishing. And if you have that crazy thought that says,
“I’m throwing a worm and I need to tie on buzz bait.” Tie on buzz bait because there’s something
in your gut, a natural intuitive instinct that told you to try something different. And if it’s wrong, you tried it, you won’t
regret having tried it. But if you don’t try it, and then you go home
where you just didn’t catch any fish dragging your worm around, you’re going to go back
and say, “Well, I really wish I would have tried that buzz bait today.” So always just listen to that gut when you’re
learning, when you’re trying to become a better angler because you’ll have those times when
you have a thought, you toss something else on and your very first cast, you catch a bass
with it. And that’s going to give you confidence to
always trust your gut and whatever those conditions are telling you to do and whatever knowledge
you have that you’ve read or you’ve watched or whatever it may be, that once you have
that thought, that you’ll trust it and more times than not that’s going to help you. Gerald Swindle: To get better at anything
you have to challenge yourself to learn something new and do something out of your comfort zone. If you’re comfortable fishing a worm and that’s
all you ever do, that’s good as you’re going to get. Challenge yourself to learn to throw something
different. Throw a spinner bait. When you feel comfortable with that, go tie
on a chatterbait, when you get comfortable with that, tie on a square-up crankbait. Every time you get comfortable with something
and you feel like you’ve kind of got the hang of it, challenge yourself to learn one more
technique, and one more technique, because the more you learn, the more you catch. Glenn: The more variety more… Don’t be a one trick pony is what i’m hearing. Gerald Swindle: Right. You want to have several tricks in your hat
and you wanna be able to use them. And then, once you get perfected of those
techniques, you will learn that when you see those situations occur on the water, you say,
“This is the perfect situation for crankbait,” tie it on you’ll be successful. Kevin VanDam:Well, today there are so many
resources available. I mean, since the advent of the internet and
YouTube channels, things like that, you can literally research and find out about all
these new lures and techniques and how to fish them. You know, I’ve done tons of videos on,, you
know how to fish different baits or things like that, or different scenarios, how to
use your electronics and all that. The bottom line is, is there’s a ton of information
out there, and that’s great, but you still have to go out and apply it. So there’s just no substitute for time on
the water. You can be an armchair expert, you can learn
all about how to fish a drop shot or whatever, but until you actually go out and do it, you’re
not going to be an expert at it. And that’s what it takes, you got to go out,
if you want to learn something new, to go out and focus on that technique or that bait
and don’t do anything else. That’s the best way to learn something new,
it’s just just going out there and focus on it. Brandon Palaniuk: The number one thing that
never changes is time on the water. No matter your skill level, where you’re at
in the country, how old you are, there’s no substitute for time on the water. And you can’t’ only go on the days that are
nice. Like, you can’t only go on sunny days, you
can’t be a fair weather fisherman. Because if you do that, then you’re only training
yourself to catch fish under those conditions. And so for like us as tournament anglers,
we don’t get to pick the weather that we fish under, right? We just get to pick the dates that we fish
and whatever mother nature throws at us for whether we have to adapt to. And so I always encourage people to go fish
on the nastiest days. If you have an off day and you have the chance
to go fishing, go do that. Because what happens is, the more experience
and more time you have on the water, the faster that light bulb goes off. And so when you see those conditions again,
and you see those variables, it’s just like a math question. You’re adding this and you’re subtracting
this and eventually, you have this equation to say, “This is what I need to do. This is what I need to throw, this is where
I need to go.” And you can only get that by time on the water,
because everyone’s going to have their own little personal twist. So if you want to get better, no matter what
skill level you are, you just need to spend time on the water. Even if it’s on the bank, it doesn’t have
to even be in a boat, you just need to spend time on the water fishing. Edwin Evers: My advice would be to fish with
as many different people as you can. No matter how good or bad you think somebody
may be, you can learn something of everybody. If I went fishing with you tomorrow, Glen,
I’m going to learn something of you, you’re going to learn something of me. And it may be, you may learn from me, “Hey,
I sure don’t want to do it that way, the way Ed was doing it,” but you’re still learning
something. The more people you can fish with, the more
things you can learn, you know. Sign up in a club or something like that where
you can fish with multiple people. The more time you can spend on the water,
obviously, you’re going to get much better. When it all comes down to it, it’s just bass
fishing. So many times we try to make it so complicated,
and it’s really not. Glenn: Always be learning about something
new. Edwin Evers: Always. Always, always. If you’re if I’m talking to a tournament angler
here that’s maybe good with this technique or that technique, for me, I was really bad
at jerkbait fishing at one point in my career, I was really bad with a spinning rod, I wouldn’t
even carry one. So I really worked at honing my skills with
those baits, and that’s all I’d fish with. At one point, my career I was horrible in
Florida. I’m still not very good in Florida, but I
spent a lot of winters down there trying to learn it back in my single days to become
better in Florida. So you can take it as far as you want to,
but make yourself get better at those things, you know, offshore fishing. One of the things I always tell anybody is
just drop your jig over the side of your boat below the trolling motor. Look at the size of your jig on your Lowrance,
then that’ll really tell you what size of everything else you need to look for. If you’re struggling with offshore fishing,
get it all, get the rest of everything else out of the boat. Get that shallow spinner bait, that shallow
square bill, put your Carolina rig or football jig, deep diving crankbait in your boat to
where you don’t have anything to fall back on, you know, after you’ve been out there
for two hours and you hadn’t had a bite. But, you know, I’ve always said with that
offshore fishing, and we’re kind of going off on a tangent here, but I’ll find them
with my electronics before I ever make a cast. I mean, you will see me go to an offshore
event and I will be behind the wheel of that NITRO 12 hours of the day, you know, because
I have that much confidence in my electronics, and when I see them on my electronics, that’s
when I’ll turn around and fish. So many people fish all the way around a point,
which may take an hour. I’m going to idle that entire point, waypoint
to a couple of groups I see here, a couple of fish I see, then turn around and go catch
those fish. Keith Poche: There’s really only one answer
and a lot of people may not want to hear this answer, but I had to live it. I had to go through a nasty experience. It’s just time on the water. It’s just, you know, research as much as you
can research and put in the time. You can’t take away from time on the water. Time on the water and experience situations
and patterns will definitely grow your knowledge efficient and how to catch them, what not
to look for, what to look for. It’s like any other sport, with basketball,
football. I mean, we went to practice every day during
the week. We lifted weights, I mean, you don’t just
show up and are naturally good. There’s techniques, there’s things you have
to do, and the only way to do that is to practice. And that’s what it takes to go out. If it’s just learning how to skip underneath
a dock, or how to throw a crankbait or whatever, throw a, you know, a walking topwater bait,
going out there and actually doing it and doing it and doing it until you get good at
it, that is 100% the only way you’re going to get better. Chris Zaldain: How do you get better at any
other sport? Honestly, you practice. You practice, practice, practice. And man, I remember growing up in high school
after sixth period, I’d go out in my little float tube and just work on fishing. And actually, to get to more specific, I remember
growing up swim day fishing, I would go out in my kick boat float tube and only bring
one rod, one reel, one lure, and you were absolutely forced to work on that particular
technique. So how do you get better at a particular technique
or how do you get better at bass fishing in general? Is go out there with one rod, limit yourself
to one rod, you’re forced to learn that specific technique. It’ll make you a better fisherman. Glenn: That’s perfect advice. I think we’ve all of us have done that. That’s a great way of learning. Chris Zaldain: Yes. Absolutely Glenn: Thank you so much for your time. I appreciate it. Chris Zaldain: Thank you, Glenn.

100 Comments

  • Reply Steven Preston April 10, 2019 at 10:41 am

    Practice Practice Practice . it'a the only way your going to be proficient . Accuracy is all important so get out as much as you can . Don't be afraid to change baits. Know what to throw for the conditions your facing .

  • Reply Vince Tripp April 10, 2019 at 11:05 am

    Practice, Practice, Practice….Chris Zaldain

  • Reply Camden Kozikoski April 10, 2019 at 11:17 am

    I like how he says listen to your guy because that can make you a better angler and this is my entry for the contest

  • Reply Fishin2The Max April 10, 2019 at 11:20 am

    Always enjoy BassResource videos! No exception here.

  • Reply Blake Mohr April 10, 2019 at 11:24 am

    Time on the water is invaluable, but only if you make an effort to remember key details about what you did and didn't do to be successful under those particular conditions.

  • Reply Kenneth Oliver April 10, 2019 at 11:27 am

    How to get better at bass fishing: I found the best advice to be consistent with what I have learned over time. Guessing can work by accident, but what is most effective is researching new techniques and practicing them a lot. Experimenting with a commitment to time on the water and being willing to learn from others will expand your knowledge and increase your catch. Once you learn something new, just keep practicing and the more time on the water you spend, the more you will enjoy fishing for and then actually catching more fish.

  • Reply Robbie Smith April 10, 2019 at 11:40 am

    Always try something different and spend more time on the water with different people.

  • Reply Steve glasson April 10, 2019 at 11:41 am

    Done

  • Reply Randall Hamrick April 10, 2019 at 11:45 am

    Thanks! Always works to go with your gut instinct and spend time fishing!

  • Reply Manuel Kanian April 10, 2019 at 11:47 am

    You definitely don't want to do it the way Ed was doing it.

  • Reply Reece Willis April 10, 2019 at 11:58 am

    Loved everything about the video had Ott defoe one of my favorite pros

  • Reply victor simonsen April 10, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    like the learning something new and time on the water

  • Reply Donn Hanshew April 10, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    I am guilty of only fishing the "fair weather" days. Mainly because I hate getting the inside of the boat soaked and having the dry everything out.

  • Reply mrwil341 April 10, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Like this video great info

  • Reply Eric Anderson April 10, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Keith Poche explained it best for non tournament anglers to understand comparing bass fishing to other sports and practicing day in and day out is great. Edwin also mentioned learning techniques that your not good at by just practicing those techniques. great video. Its great since you already have videos on those techniques that we can reference prior to trying to fish them.

  • Reply Greg Vincent April 10, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    Great video. So much info.

  • Reply Kent Miller April 10, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    One of the top informational videos you guys have done. You don't make the team without practice. The pros practice, that should be a clue.

  • Reply Richard Doxtater April 10, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    For many of us with full time jobs and a family to take care of, time on the water can be limited. We must try to cram in as much as possible in a relatively short time. It makes the learning curve that much longer.

  • Reply Michael Breed April 10, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    If you had to select one technique to use that would be effective in the greatest variety of conditions, what would it be? I know versatility and time on the water are critical, but you need to have that one "go to" technique that works more often than not.

  • Reply Shannon Nadeau April 10, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    I love BP’s analogy of time on the water/experience leading to an equation with varying factors giving you an answer for what should work. That’s exactly how I try to approach each day on the water. Of course the bass don’t seem to know math…

  • Reply Daryl Prindle April 10, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    I like that advice of going with your gut feeling. The trouble is that my gut has been perpetually leading me wrong. lol Thanks for the continuing education videos. Verry helpful.

  • Reply Jeff Jones April 10, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    This is so true. If you don't try different things, you won't get confidence and won't catch consistently!

  • Reply Tom Gifford April 10, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    Thanks again Glenn, another great video. Great advice, time on the water. There's no such thing as too much fishing. I'm going to limit the number of rods I take out this year.

  • Reply yuskyul April 10, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    The consensus seems to be time on the water but I do like try stuff you are not comfortable with so you don't get in a rut.

  • Reply Lance Evans April 10, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    I love how many guys said “spend more time on the water.” I’m all for that!

  • Reply warren tryon April 10, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    Time on the water is key. Also, trying under different weather conditions. Great advice.

  • Reply Paul Tiffany April 10, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    All great answers!
    Ott's answer – YES. So many times I've made a change and it was the exact thing to do. However, more times, it was just one more thing that didn't work but it is still part of solving the puzzle.
    Gerald's & Chris's answer – YES. I've heard that several times – force yourself to try new techniques even if it means refusing to use a more sure thing.

  • Reply Trish Cannon April 10, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    Practice makes perfect. Fish every chance u get, with different people & different baits/lures. Follow ur instincts.

  • Reply Eddie Blanco April 10, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    Great info!.. Just a bit of info from each of these pros really helps and makes so much sense..thanks guys!

  • Reply Randy Robertson April 10, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    Always trust your gut…… unless your partner is killing them on something else.

  • Reply Scott louis April 10, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    I like that advice to just go fishing, I`m always most comfortable fishing

  • Reply Enrique Martinez April 10, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    Saw someone stretching their leg at 3:36

  • Reply Randy Robertson April 10, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    "Use one rod , one lure". one summer i "only used one lure" (4 inch plastic ring worm) . this forced me to think more about the fish than just the bait. i learned more about fishing that summer because of that.

  • Reply Bobby Higgins April 10, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    Experience is a great teacher. Learn from every trip and learn different techniques. One thing I did not hear was "log" your trips so you can really remember success and failures.

  • Reply silver90500 April 10, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    I think I knew the answer before I even watched this video. Time on the water, turns on the prop.

  • Reply Tim Zdrazil April 10, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    As always the common theme in all of their answers is time on the water and force yourself to learn new things. I am actually shocked that none of them mentioned Marshal programs. You can now be a marshal in all FLW and BASS tour events. Front row seat is a great way to learn new things.

  • Reply davin grau April 10, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    that's what i tell my wife, i gotta go fishing as much as possible so i can get better. she doesn't buy it. hahaha

  • Reply Jim Hookey April 10, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    Good  thoughts on practice makes perfect, just do it!

  • Reply Jeff D April 10, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    Time on the water, practice, practice and more practice. I've got snacking on the boat down to a science….now for the fishing part!

  • Reply Bruce Corney April 10, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    Brandon P makes a great point
    Some of my best days have been in foul weather. Versatility seems to be a recurring theme from past videos, which he touches on

  • Reply Kenny Carberry April 10, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    "Fish every opportunity you get" Amen!

  • Reply Chase Daniel April 10, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    What Keith Poche said, all this research is no substitute for time on the water!

  • Reply Kenneth Rich April 10, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    Great advice….Personally, I have even thrown in the kitchen sink.

  • Reply Ray Clary April 10, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    These guys are absolutely correct the more times on the water the better you will get. Ben there and done that!!

  • Reply Neil Parry April 10, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    Keith Poche relating it what most of did as kids playing sports… If you want to be good at something, YOU HAVE TO PRACTICE.

  • Reply Juan P Gonzalez April 10, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    good job🎣 I hope to put more time in the water this year.

  • Reply Richard Rebro April 10, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    It always takes practice. I've experienced this myself. You need to get out as much as you can to gain confidence whether it be on a boat or on the bank

  • Reply Jeffrey Keiffer April 10, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    A few anglers make the point that nothing beats time out on the water and put to practice what you learn from resources and I couldn't agree more.

  • Reply Francis Aumand April 10, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    Time on the water and learning to fish different baits are two important things form this video.

  • Reply GARY S April 10, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    Swindle says it best "challenge yourself". I try to do that every time while on the water. Also time on the water is very important.

  • Reply Joshua Tousey April 10, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    the biggest census is time on the water!! Every time out you learn something, even if it is what didn't work that time!!

  • Reply Rusty Smith April 10, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Sounds like Nike… Just do it. Gotta love it.

  • Reply Héctor Rodríguez Martínez April 10, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    Hi everyone trust your gut is a sound advise thanks

  • Reply Lou Araujo April 10, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    I love what Keith Poche had to say about there being no substitute for time on the water. You need to get out on the water and try different techniques and keep working them until you get good at them.

  • Reply Jack Herron April 10, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    I have been fishing and learning all my life and I'm 77 years old .

  • Reply MyTopSpinner April 10, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    When you throw everything in your tackle box and no bite but your family catches them on lures you dont even think a bass will bite

  • Reply Chris Jones April 10, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    youtube is for learning how to on a certain lure so you have a good idea how to use it

  • Reply David S April 10, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Just go fishing where ever whenever. The hardest thing is to force yourself to learn other ways to fish. But I have found that is what works for me… so yes I believe what they are saying, there are no short cuts in anything you do that will make you better.

  • Reply TNVolFisher April 10, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    Dynamite……the one technique that always works

  • Reply Marcus Huddleston April 10, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Great advice, but hardest thing to do, time on the water!

  • Reply Kenneth Wickett April 10, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    the more you fish the more you learn,

  • Reply Kevin Camacho April 10, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    I try to just focus on practicing with a bait in clear water when the lake allows it. Once in a while a bass will disrupt my practice.

  • Reply John April 10, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    Yeah baby, fish more often is the key

  • Reply TJ Duran April 10, 2019 at 10:54 pm

    Time on the water and I agree with Edwin Evers to go fishing with someone to learn from

  • Reply Jeremy windwalker April 10, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    like KVD says "go fish"

  • Reply V1hyp April 10, 2019 at 11:13 pm

    "fish whenever you can and try different things"

  • Reply Jared Boom April 10, 2019 at 11:27 pm

    Fish, fish, and fish some more. Gotta be on the water to truly learn how to really catch fish

  • Reply BULLRIDER71342 April 11, 2019 at 12:37 am

    The greatest part of learning new techniques is sharing and practicing with our kids

  • Reply Michael Kollar April 11, 2019 at 1:22 am

    Amen Brandon Palaniuk! We can't be fair-weather fishermen and women. Get out there in all types of weather.

  • Reply Bassin' With Tytato April 11, 2019 at 1:23 am

    I find it funny Edwin Evers goes from how to get better at bass fishing, to an in depth conversation about how to fish offshore in a matter of seconds

  • Reply shawn g April 11, 2019 at 1:25 am

    TOW = Time On the Water

  • Reply Andy O'Reilly April 11, 2019 at 1:37 am

    It sounds like the 10,000 hour rule time on the water = success

  • Reply Kollouff DeVorlon April 11, 2019 at 1:46 am

    time on the water is the common theme

  • Reply Allan Palmer April 11, 2019 at 2:05 am

    Time on the water! That’s what I need!

  • Reply Rick ROBINSON Robinson April 11, 2019 at 2:09 am

    Expand your knowledge, but there absolitely no substitute for experience on the water. Dont get stuck using the same lures, same tactics, get on the lake and learn something each time. Learn from others… experience it all… enjoy the freedom of fishing.

  • Reply thisisbumireally5764 April 11, 2019 at 2:14 am

    This video is really driving home kind of what I have been thinking. I see that texas rigs for example are really good and drop shoting is a great go to. However, I just don't get the feel of a strike I wish I could see more videos on what it feels like when a bass taps on a lure and then you pull. My taps have only yielded weeds to me. I also don't know about if it is a raining day what the best way to fish a lake is when it is raining. I have read that if it rains the fish hunker down and are hard to get. So I agree with a lot of this video but it isn't that easy. The last guy really makes me want to practice just a 1 rod trip trip and and practice one rule. Although this guy in the middle says about practice your tech too. I will say, I have grown to know one lake by me. I fished it about 30 times last summer and 15 the summer before, and now I kind of know what to expect and where with what lure. So learning a lake is definitely possible.

    TLDR?
    I need to practice drop shoting until I get fish consistently. But I also want to learn my depth finder better, to hopefully save myself some time.

    This was a helpful video just to hear that the pros kind of feel the same way about it. Time on the water.

  • Reply Paul Dowden April 11, 2019 at 2:59 am

    Seems like the number one answer is "Time on the Water". I think that's another way of saying , any time you can go fishing "GO"! That's good advice!

  • Reply James Zubko April 11, 2019 at 3:06 am

    Time on the water, and when you're on it become proficient with one technique at a time; practice practice.

  • Reply franklin hill April 11, 2019 at 4:23 am

    thanks for the infor nice video

  • Reply Carlos Ayala G April 11, 2019 at 4:33 am

    Another great video from BassResource and the anglers. How do you get good at bass fishing? Well the answer is time and time. Time is everything from the first time you hit the waters to the rest of your life. Every time I hit the waters I learn something new and I keep getting better at it every time. For example, I myself will cast a flipping bait such as a YUM Christie Craw in a shallow water covered with bushes and grass all around. If I can clearly see the fish not hitting the bait then I will throw in a YUM grub and CABAMM!! They strike! So it's a matter of process and time. Let me get started from what I have learn from every angler. Ott DeFoe mention something very cool that reminded of myself. "If you have that crazy thought that says I wanna throw a buzz bait, tie on a buzz bait , there's something in a natural instinct that told you to try something and if it's wrong you've tried it and you won't regret trying it. But if you don't try and instead dragged a worm and didn't catch a thing your going to regret it ". That is so true because there's sometimes that I come home and tell myself what would off happen if I had the patience to throw a popper instead of a swimbait. So always always listen to your brain as it may be right. Gerald Swindle said: "challenge yourself to throw something different". Exactly, one specific bait can be a killer in one day and the next it may be trash. Trying different baits teaches myself what is good in that day and what fish wants. Kevin VanDam, one of the coolest anglers in the world said: "There's a ton of information out there and that's great, but you have to go and apply it". That is a fact for sure!! If you want to learn something new is go out there and focus and learn about that specific bait. Brandon Palaniuk mention something really important that caught my attention. He mentioned "you can't go fishing in just sunny days or days you want too, because what happens is the more experience and the more time in the water the faster the light bulb will light up, so when you see those variables again you know how to handle business". It's all about time, if you want to get better you got to experience every weather type that God gives us to experience it and know what lure works best, period. That way the next time you fish in a rainy day you will know what lure works best and get the most bites possible, make worth your money. Edwin Evers, just a great angler of all time said "fish with as much people you can". That simple. Love the advice from him because you learn something everyday and more if your with someone that has an experience in bass fishing. I got to experience that one day in a bass tournament where I got the opportunity to be in back of boat with another great angler. I remember all I used for bait was a YUM Christie Craw and didn't catch a thing. So my angler buddy gave me a green pumpkin senko and boom!! I was catching more than him lol! But I learn that you got to try different baits. Also I remember him telling me why i don't get backlashes when I throw a bait, well I told him that all i was doing was watching youtube videos and trying it myself adjusting the breaks on a bait casting reel and setting the drag to the balance weight of the bait. It was just a great time I remember. Keith Poche says: "time on the water". I agree with you Keith. Time on the water is the only type of research you can do on your home lake, river or pond to really understand what the fish are doing. Don't go 1 time a year because you will forget what you learn from the very beginning of time but instead go 350 days of the year if you can. You know what I mean, it's just a matter of tie in the water. Chris Zaldain, I love the example he gave. "How do you get better at any sport"? Heck yeah, how do you get better at Basketball? Well you practice practice and practice. There's a say that my english teacher always used to say "practice makes perfect". That's not necessary true because nothing is perfect but you get the meaning out of it. practice makes you better. Understanding your position in basketball is just the same thing as throwing and understanding the weather conditions and bait types to use. You know all this is great information and just get excited to see every video that comes up in BassResource because you guys are the only ones that spread so much information about bass fishing and I want to be very thankful. That's why I do this long paragraphs because am thankful for all the info you spread to us beginners and also to professional anglers. So thank you very much!🤗🎣

  • Reply mike dunaway April 11, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    glen, i really like these videos ! as an armature fisherman i listen for the things that all the pros have in common and then i go out and try it.it usually works.Whether its a technique or a certain bait color ,ect.and i agree there is no better way to become better than T.O.W.!

  • Reply Anthony Gregorio April 11, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    At first glance you’d think these guys were stock car drivers.

  • Reply Jerome Dwojak April 11, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    Glenn, from what I'm hearing from the pros is first be on the water, two try different things while fishing, three utilized the resources like the web, maps and and sonar. And also learning something new from the folks who spend alot of time fishing.

  • Reply Al Perry April 11, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    mORE GREAT TIPS

  • Reply Horace Reid April 11, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    I got to go fishing more and keep trying different techniques caus I got all the baits LOL ( LTB)

  • Reply Donald Ledet April 12, 2019 at 2:17 am

    every time i go i will try about anything i have with me on the boat.

  • Reply Hallie Maddox April 12, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    Time on the water, various conditions, different depths. It's like how to get to Carnegie Hall…practice, practice, practice. I grew up pond fishing, so fishing on a river is hard for me. Go with someone who does it all the time and learn.

  • Reply Mike Cloud April 12, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    notice activity on the water .. don't be afraid to change baits but give each one a thorough work out ..

  • Reply Brad Nelson April 12, 2019 at 11:52 pm

    It sounds like an 'earn as you learn' philosophy but one which allows for fun as a major part of the equation!

  • Reply 12ernie April 13, 2019 at 2:22 am

    Great video!

  • Reply BassGeek April 13, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    Time on the water. That's it.

  • Reply Patrick Macnamara April 14, 2019 at 4:49 am

    I really enjoy the ask the pros videos. It’s awesome to see that, though they are from different areas, have different styles and strengths, the same theme shines through each time. Really reminds you that bass fishing is best when you keep it simple, something that is becoming less and less common in today’s industry

  • Reply Larry Lambert April 14, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Never stop learning and fish often.

  • Reply JJ Golden April 15, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    Ott Defoe give great advice. Just need more time to fish!!!

  • Reply Carlos Ayala G April 15, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    "Always trust your gut"by Ott DeFoe. I try to throw everything from my tackle box before the day ends. If something is not biting in 20 to 35 minutes then I switch to the next and if something is triggering those fish to bite then I will use the same lure in different locations. Period!

  • Reply Tdubya48 April 16, 2019 at 12:32 am

    No substitute for time on the water for sure! Work on techniques that you struggle with. My go to is a spinnerbait but I sucked at jig fishing. So I worked on that until I got confidence in it. I haven't fished a tourney in years but I'm getting the itch to give it a go again.

  • Reply Freedom Fishing Network April 16, 2019 at 2:49 am

    Love the BassForecast app! Glad you mentioned it in your comments

  • Reply Ed Sweeney June 20, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    My opinion………this is one of the best you have done on the general perspective of improving.

  • Reply Stoney Lonsome August 23, 2019 at 2:08 am

    This is so right- time on the water is the best teacher in the world but- imo- it teaches you even more if you follow up with research. Every morning I'm up by 3:30-4:00 AM and on the water- but when I come home I watch video after video, read issue after issue of Bassmaster mag., talk to ppl I know who have fished for much longer than me- anywhere I can find information I'm seeking it out and soaking it in. Yeah I'm a little obsessed but, I'm certainly not the first guy to be and there are lots of resources out there for us to take advantage of nowadays- fishing apps, YouTube, magazines, etc. and it pays off- landed a 4.8 lb large mouth this afternoon fishing a technique Glenn showed me in another video on this channel- swimming a worm back instead of dragging it. I was fishing an ole monster in redbug and had been dragging bottom with it for a while, no bites- so I decided to swim it and just as it got to the bank I felt just a little tick- set the hook and got the shock of my life.

  • Reply Electrick Flame January 14, 2020 at 6:35 am

    Gerald Swildle nailed it!

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