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    Cold Water Jig Fishing for Bass | Bass Fishing

    February 4, 2020

    Glenn: That was a pick-up. It just got light. I just lost the weight. There we go. Cold water jig fish. All right. Not a huge one, but I’ll take it in the wintertime. Hey folks, Glenn May with
    and today let’s talk about fishing jigs in deep cold water. I know it can be a little bit of a daunting
    task for some folks, and it’s a little bit of art and a lot of science, so let’s get
    down to it. We’re gonna go through the different pieces
    of gear to use. What rods, reels, line, etc., even the jigs,
    and then talk about really how to find the fish and finally how to catch them because
    there’s some big lunkers out there. And hopefully, after you see this video, you’ll
    be able to go and catch some of them. So let’s start off with the gear. Right here, got a baitcaster here that’s a
    7:3:1 gear ratio. I would recommend something between a 7:1
    and a 7:5, or a 7:1 gear ratio. What seems to happen every time when you catch
    a fish deep, they go Polaris on you. They go straight up and they head for the
    surface, and sometimes they do it really fast, and you need a fast gear ratio to catch up
    to them and keep that line taut as it comes up. So that’s why I use fast gear ratios. The line I’m using, I use Seaguars usually
    InvizX but sometimes AbrazX line, 17 pound fluorocarbon. That I prefer when you’re fishing deep because
    what you’re doing most of the time is you’re fishing rocky structure, or you may have rock
    cover both in the form of boulders or big chunk rock. Sometimes you’ll have some wood down there
    so it’s either a treeline or maybe you’re fishing a stump row, something like that. But rarely are you gonna have vegetation. Braid doesn’t do well on rocks. As a matter of fact, rocks is kinda like Braid’s
    Kryptonite. It actually nicks up and frays the line faster
    and you actually cut it at times. So I don’t use Braid in the situation. AbrazX works great. It’s fluorocarbon so it has that sensitivity. You maintain a better connection to that jig. You’ve got that sensitive straight-line connection
    to it. And it’s also really abrasion resistant against
    all that rocks and stuff that you’re gonna be dragging it across. It holds up really well, so that’s why I use
    AbrazX. Now the jig, I wanna talk a little bit about
    the jig. These jigs come in all kinds of different
    sizes, different shapes, different types. But for fishing deep water what I really prefer
    is a football jig, specifically, well, for several reasons. Football jig, you notice the weight is in
    the front, so it’s weight forward. You’re gonna need that because it will fall
    straight down. It falls vertically. If you’re using that jig that says “Designed
    for vegetation.” It has that cone nose, that bullet head nose,
    it can swirl and spin and dive off to one side, and it won’t get that straight drop
    that you need. Plus it’s not all weight forward. The weight’s distributed a little bit further
    back. So a football jig does the trick there. Plus, the action of this football jig when
    you pull it across the bottom, it has this kind of wobbly side to side action, which
    you’re trying to mimic a crawfish. So, it really looks like a crawdad, kind of
    crawling across the bottom meandering, making it’s way across the bottom. So a football jig does a perfect job of that. If you notice, this is a really big football
    head jig. Look at the size of that head, man. I use between a half ounce and one-ounce size
    jig. This is a three-quarter ounce. Several reasons for that. First of all, in this time of the year in
    fishing deep, the fish aren’t suspended up. They typically aren’t in the mood to chase. You’re looking at colder water temps. I’m talking about temps that are under 50
    degrees, sometimes getting into the low 40s and upper 30s. Bass aren’t gonna race up and chase after
    a jig that’s falling when under those conditions, so a slow fall is not a critical component. Keeping it on the bottom and maintaining contact
    with the bottom is. Especially a lot of times when you have this
    cold-water conditions, you have adverse weather. And when you’re out in these conditions, trying
    to maintain contact in the bottom with a jig is really difficult, especially when it’s
    windy. So, a heavy jig is in tall order for that. You can keep it on the bottom, maintain contact
    and it helps you detect those subtle bites. So, with the trailer here, if you notice,
    it’s a different kind of trailer. Typically what I like to use is a Rage Craw
    trailer. It’s got those flanges on the craws and it
    makes it flippity-flop as it falls and gives it action as you crawl it across the bottom. Cold water situation, crawdads aren’t super
    active. They’re moving really slow and lethargic. That’s what the cold water does to them, so
    a bait that has a lot of movement and action to it looks out of place to the bass. It’s just not natural. So, I’m not using Rage Craws. Instead, I’m using a trailer that has a lot
    less action. It’s more just straight fall. This one happens to be a V&M Cherry Bug trailer,
    but you can also use a Zoom chunk trailer. That’s a dynamite trailer to use, especially
    when you’re fishing cold deep-water jigs. There we go. Keri: Yee-haw. We got a fish. We have a smalley or largey? Glenn: We got a largemouth. Keri: Got a largemouth. A nice largemouth too. Glenn: There we go. Keri: Nice fatty. Glenn: Look at that. Keri: Look at the light color. Glenn: Boy, he is cold. Keri: I bet he is cold. Glenn: Cold water jig fishing. Come on, get the jig out. Look at that. Keri: You could barely see his stripe. Glenn: Yeah. Keri: He’s so light. Glenn: He’s deep. Keri: Nice looking… Glenn: So let’s talk now about how do you
    find these fish? Because, boy, if you just talk deep water
    jigs, well yeah, you could start looking them on the map, find some deep water and just
    start fishing. Maybe you can some points and some humps and
    ridges and just start fishing those and maybe you’ll catch some fish that way. But really, there’s a methodology behind it
    and it begins with map study. What you want to do is look at where are the
    spawning flats and the spawning areas on the lake. If you’re familiar with the lake and you fished
    it for a while, you may even know where those right away. But if you don’t, and even if you still do,
    get the map out. Find those spawning flats and those spawning
    bays, and now start to work your way out to deeper water. Look at those secondary points, those humps,
    those ridges, those ledges, all the way out to the main lake. And even in lakes that aren’t a reservoir. You’re still gonna have those shallow areas
    and deeper areas. Try to find those deeper areas that are nearby,
    relatively nearby to those flats and the spawning areas. That’s what you wanna find. You can find deep spots and ridges all over
    the lake, but the ones that are relatively close to the spawning areas, that’s the key. Bass really have only two things they need
    to do in life, eat and spawn. So if they can find an area where the food
    is nearby where they can go spawn, they don’t have to go very far to spawn and they can
    get the food in their immediate area around that, they’re not gonna go far. That’s an ideal place for them to set up house,
    so that’s what you wanna look at. They’re not gonna roam three or four miles
    unless they have to, so don’t go too far away from those spawning areas. Deep is relative. In my neck of the woods, when it gets to wintertime,
    fish are finding…they’re 45 to 55 feet deep in some lakes. In some reservoirs out west in California,
    you could look in a triple digits. Whereas in Louisiana, 10 to 15 feet is really
    deep in some of those areas, so keep that in mind. But what you’re looking for on the map is
    two things. First of all, you wanna find points. Long tapering points would be great, even
    sharp points even better. You wanna find ridges, humps, sunken islands,
    ledges, channel swings that come up close to the shoreline. Specifically, when you’re looking at the map,
    I want those contour lines to be nice and sharp close together. Almost a black solid line. Those kinda sharp drops, that’s what’s important
    for deep jig fishing, because the fish can move up and down the water calm real easy. And as long as there’s some cover or some
    kinda structure nearby that they can be associated with, boom, you found yourself a hotspot. So I like to find those points. Hopefully, a channel swing that comes by a
    point. Now you’ve got one section that’s really sharp
    drop, the rest of it’s tapering where they can roam on when they need to, that’s the
    kinda stuff I like to look for because it provides a variety of different topographical
    areas for the fish to set-up on. Look at that. Good fish. It’s a good fish, honey. Keri: Gotta watch up with him, he’s heading
    out here. Glenn: He’s coming right out to deep sea. Nice. Keri: He hit it right when it hit the water
    up there right at the edge. Glenn: He was right there. Believe it or not, in this cold water. Do you want me to grab it for you? Keri: Yeah. Can you get the net? Please? Glenn: Net coming up. Keri: Hurry, hurry, hurry. He is not happy. Glenn: Well that works. Keri: Well that does work. Look at that. Wow, he’s a nice one. Glenn: That’s a good fish. Good fish. Keri: Nice. Hit it right when it hit the water right at
    the end. Glenn: Yeah, I saw where you cast. Keri: Oh, he’s heavy. Glenn: Oh yeah. He’s a good one. Keri: He’s got some weight to him too. Hi guy. Got you right in the nose. You are cold. Take a picture. Glenn: Cold water fishing. So, find those areas and mark them. Put them on your GPS. Get out there. And what I like to do is I like to go over
    the top of them and scan them as long as they’re deeper than 20 feet deep, because I don’t
    want to spook them when bringing a boat over them. I’ll scan over that and I’m looking for bait
    fish or any kind of bait fish activity anywhere in the lake, and I try to get an idea of where
    that bait fish is holding on. Say for example, they’re positioned in 30
    feet of water. Now, I look on that map and I look for all
    the different places I’ve marked that intersect with 30 feet, those are the spots I’m gonna
    check first, or say it’s 40 feet, 50 feet, whatever it is. See, there’s an approach to this than just
    haphazardly fishing in areas that look good. Okay, so a little bit of homework ahead of
    time will help you be more productive on the water. So, once you find those areas and you’ve scanned
    over them and you’ve taken a look, maybe you can find some additional cover on those areas. Say, for example, some stumps or some boulders,
    make sure you mark those because those are spots within a spot that fish could be holed
    up on. Now, let’s get into how to fish it, and this
    is, like, really important because it’s all about catching the fish. So, go up on your piece of structure, you’ve
    got your big jig here. First thing I’d like to do is I position the
    boat out deep and I cast up into shallower water, and what I wanna do is I wanna drag
    the jig over that piece of structure. Drag it. Not hop, skip, jump, make all this movement
    like you normally would when the water temperature is warmer. That’s when the crawdads are more lively. Of course you’re gonna have that kind of action. It’s cold. The water temperature is really cold like
    I mentioned. The crawdads move really lethargic, so the
    only thing you got to do here is keep it on the bottom. Crawl it. Crawl it slowly. I’ll either do that with my reel handle or
    what I really like to do is take my rod and move it with my rod because I can watch the
    rod tip. It gives me an idea of how fast I’m really
    going. If I’m moving it with the reel, you kinda
    have to think in your head how fast it’s moving because you’re just moving line. So I move the rod tip. Plus, as I get the rod tip further out away
    from me to the side, you get more sensitivity. You can feel those real subtle pickups, and
    this is where you really have to focus. Those pickups, what you’re doing is you’re
    presenting a bait that looks vulnerable and that’s not gonna move fast. And it’s also big, so it’s lot of protein. Lots of calories. That is candy for bass. Very opportunistic. They don’t have to rush down, chase it down,
    and hammer it. So, your strikes aren’t gonna be really strong
    because they’re not going after it. They’re just gonna swim up to it and go, and
    they may even stay in place. So your bites are gonna be really soft. Moving the rod to the side, moving with the
    rod, you’ll feel you’re bumping along the rocks. They’re vibrating. You can feel all coming up through the AbrazX. Bump, bump, bump, bump, bump, and then it
    might go to a thud, thud, thud, thud, or it just might get lighter. You’ll just kinda like stop bumping and it’s
    lighter as you’re pulling along, you’re like, “What happened?” Probably a fish picked it up. It’s that subtle. So, pay real close attention to the feel,
    and also what where the line is entering the water. Sometimes all you’ll see is just the line
    doing a little pop or might just start to move off to one side. And if you didn’t do that, something on the
    other end is, so set the hook. So you have to maintain focus, and it’s hard
    to do when it’s cold out. So, you got to really stay in tuned to what
    you’re doing. But drag it over the piece of structure, once
    you do that, multiple casts are key to this technique because a lot of time it’s the angle
    that’s important when you’re deep jig fishing. The piece of structure, you pull it and make
    sure you’re going to some sorta pattern, so you crisscross as you go around it. So, you make a very methodical approach and
    cover it at different angles because sometimes all it takes is getting across that sweet
    spot in the structure and at the correct angle and boom, you’ll pick up a fish. Really? Nice. Keri: Another nice large one. Glenn: Wow, you got the magic touch today. You need the net on that one too? Keri: Yeah, please. Glenn: Come here net. There you are. Keri: Look at me. Look at me. Look at me. I got the magic touch today. All right. Glenn: Cold water fishing. Keri: And this fish is cold. Glenn: Cold water jigs. Keri: Not as big as the last one, but I’ll
    take it. Glenn: Now, once you catch a fish, bring some
    buoys along. Marker buoys, because what I do is I’ll kick
    a marker buoy over the side of the boat. That’s not the position where the fish are. I mark it right next to the boat because now
    I’ve got the angle relative to that structure figured out that’s where I picked up a fish,
    so I wanna replicate that. So mark it. Put the buoy down. Now, you can keep that boat next to that marker
    buoy and keep making casts with that angle with this jig. And a lot of times you won’t be fast and heavy
    action, it’s not like you can catch a fish every single cast. But, you will increase your likelihood of
    catching more fish off that piece of structure now that you figured out what cast you need
    to make. Once you clear out that area and catch a few
    more fish and the bite dies off, then move down and go to the next piece of structure,
    be it a point or a hump or ridge, and just rinse, lather, repeat. With that kinda methodical approach, that
    is going to help you catch a lot more fish. But one of the thing that I want to talk about
    here, besides dragging it, and this is what I talked about before, they want this vertical
    drop because the structure has that real sharp drop. A lot of times what you’re doing is you’re
    pulling it right along, along, along, and then you hit to that drop and it boom. It falls 5, 10, 15 feet, whatever it is. The fish are sometimes gonna be positioned
    right along that edge or right on what I call the knee, right in the bottom where it connects
    to the bottom of the lake. If you’re using a different kinda jig like
    I said that kinda swirls and goes down, what happens is that it’ll swim out and land away
    from that knee, or it’ll pull away from that ledge. Make that cast. Pull up to the edge of that drop, and when
    it starts to drop hit the button and let her freefall. Just peel out some line if you need to. Peel it out. Peel that line, because you want it to fall
    straight down, a vertical drop right along that edge. That’s why that football jig works so well
    because it does fall straight down, but you have to work it too. That vertical drop is critical to keeping
    it in the strike zone. So, that’s how I fish at deep water, in cold
    water. Maintain confidence, keep your focus, and
    by all means, stay warm and have a lot of fun catching a lot of big bass. Hope that helps. For more tips and tricks like that visit

    Jig Fishing for Beginners
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    Jig Fishing for Beginners

    February 3, 2020

    hi and welcome to another video from me
    mark carp of the northwest carp and anglers diary fishing blog today we’re
    gonna look at jig fishing for beginners so if you never tried jig fishing before
    you think you might want to give it a go maybe you’re a carp angler you’ve just
    given up for the winter and you still want to get a couple of hours fishing in
    jig fishing on the canal is a great way of doing it so I’m gonna look at a
    couple of jig heads we’re gonna go through what they are we’re gonna look
    at a couple of soft plastic lures that will get you started a look at jig
    fishing in general on a very basic level so stay tuned for that and we’ll start
    with the jig head itself okay so the jig head what exactly is a jig head well
    this is you can see that it’s a hook and the
    hook has a right angle there okay so it’s not just a normal straight hook where you would have an eye on the end it’s it’s angled okay and the hook goes in a jig, it’s set in a jig and molten lead is poured around there so it creates a ball of weight
    okay and that’s basically what a jig is and we mount soft plastics on that for lure fishing the jig gives it weight and can you fish it down near the
    bottom because it’s right angled and the weights here when you tie your line on
    there and it falls through the water line going to your rod the hooks always on
    top okay so you can literally you can knuckle drag these along on the bottom
    and then really really good okay so it’s it’s measured in two different ways
    weight of the jig in grams okay so you’ll hear people talking about say a 2 3 5
    gram weight and hook size now hook size for light lure fishing that I’m doing
    today 1/0 2 4 and 6 and 8 they’re the general hook sizes you use that for light lure fishing with soft plastics between one and four
    inches okay generally I use probably 6 4 and 2 the most for lures between 1 and 3 inches so that’s a jig head that’s a big
    one that’s ten grams it’s merely for demonstration purposes today I wouldn’t
    use anything like that on the canal and there is a reason for that
    we’ll talk about that next okay so why wouldn’t I use a 10 gram jig head for light lure fishing? well in light lure fishing there is a general
    rule of thumb that says stay low so go slow okay now what that means is keep the
    Jig head as lower weight as possible because when you’re pulling that back
    through the water a heavy jig head will have to be wound in faster
    okay and you want your lure to go as slow as possible you got to keep it in the
    take zone down where the fish will have it a slow target is an easy target for the
    fish so you want a light jig head this is more like the one i’d use that’s I think a
    size four hook and the jig head is three grams you can see you for
    argument’s sake you want it to keep a bait six inches off the bottom you can
    wind that a lot slower than a 10 gram okay to keep it in place so the slower the lure goes the better the target it is for the fish so stay low to go slow
    this is my motto and that’s something you should always remember generally as
    a rule of thumb I don’t use jig heads that are over three grams in weight so
    its one to three grams for me on the canal that’s it for jig heads
    remember the hook size will be two four six eight and in grams between one and five
    let’s say I don’t go over certainly don’t go over five grams for light lure
    fishing and hook sizes 1/0 down to eight but
    generally 2 4 and 6 okay so that’s your jig head as you can
    see on this little one as well you tie it off there where the eye of the hook is and
    it’s right angled – they are all right angled like that
    this is called a ball jig head now you can’t get others, you can get
    things called flex heads and stuff like that but for most of your lure fishing
    this will do and as it’s a starter video we’ll stick to this one and we’ll cover the others another time okay so ball jig head so let’s take a look at some of the
    soft shads we’ll use and we’ll try rigging one up okay
    that’s coming next okay so there’s an awful lot of lures you can rig on a jig
    head these are the few of them this one is what we call a shad it’s got a
    paddle tail a long body that’s a two inch kopyto in red
    the hook will go through there the jig head or ball jig head will be there the
    hook will come out here and that will be drawn back and the paddle tail at the back will
    thrash about if you can work that slowly it looks like an injured fish and an
    injured fish is an easy target in colored water the paddle sends off
    vibrations and if the water’s colored even with colored water the fish can home in
    on the vibrations and you still catch even in colored water with these kind of things
    but their brilliant baits, a shad bait is basically an imitation fish of some kind
    okay and way they work let me just get my jig head back that I showed
    you before the little 3 gram one right there’s a three gram jig head now
    I’m right-handed so I’m gonna take this in my right hand and that’s the rubber shad, that’s the top of
    the fish that’s the belly at the bottom and you just go in through the nose with
    the hook because it’s soft it feels like latex these rubber shads we call them rubber but it’s soft plastics they are like latex and you just feed the hook around ok pull it out further down the fish and then just push into place and that’s it
    as you can see that’s now rigged jig heads on, hooks out the top tie your line on there and as general rule for perch fishing i’ll use
    fluorocarbon if there’s no pike around otherwise put a wire trace on
    you can crimp a wire trace on there or twist it put some kind of this snap lock on it or
    something I use something called a fas-snap for mine so I can quick change
    but i’ll come to them later okay so that’s the shad and it’s rigged up and
    that’s it ready to go you tie that to your fluorocarbon line which I’ve got on here I’ve got a different type of lure on this setup at
    the moment but there you can see the fluorocarbon coming off here, this particular one
    is a crayfish it’s a crazy fish nimble this one it
    looks like a bit like a crayfish which i’ll knuckle drag along the
    bottom as can see it’s on a jig head that’s a one gram jig head with a size
    six hook and a one and a half inch lure there is my little clip my fas-snap,
    I don’t know if you can see it better against the black of my coat that’s my fas-snap so I can just clip that on
    and off of the snap and change to a kopyto shad with ease okay so crayfish
    imitations are another good lure you got things called tubes, imitation flies
    stuff like that, there’s all sorts of things you can rig on a jig head okay but mainly
    the best starting point really is a small fish imitation a small shad they work
    pretty well okay so another lure you should have in your box besides crayfish and rubber shads is this one this is a curly tail yellow one it’s on a very
    very light jig head so only one inch one this one/one and a half inch it
    looks like a body of a grub and it’s got this little curly rubber tail at the
    back you can do the straight retrieve with that the tail will flap about at
    the back looking like it’s swimming or you can twitch it up off the bottom and let it flutter down again and down there generally the two types of retrieve you’ll use when you start just like jig it up and down or just a
    straight retrieve try both swap your lures around do both retrieves on those and and eventually you’ll find the fish and start catching them. that’s the basic
    starter point so that’s a nice one that the curly tailed grub, it works really
    well okay so you’ve got the shad, curly tailed grub and the crayfish of some kind there the three lures I would start lure fishing with, they’re the basics to get
    you going. okay so now you’ve seen the basics of the the jig heads and the rubber shads let’s take a look at the gear i’ve got today. I’ve got a rod 0.5 to 8 grams very light the weight rating of the rod relates to
    the size of the jig heads it will take okay so 0.5 to 8 and I’m generally using 1
    to 3 grams so my rods well within its limits okay
    the real daiwa exceler 1000 size lovely beautiful reel these got a lovely smooth
    clutch on it and I’ve got braid on mine yellow in colour I don’t think it matters
    what colour the braid is to be honest you can get it in green or orange but I’ve got yellow on today and at the business at the moment I’ve got this little
    crayfish on that we saw before which you can swap out for anything else, I can put on
    the curly tail grub or a kopyto shad anything but I’m starting with a crayfish today obviously I have got the fluorocarbon the fluorocarbon is attached to the braid via what I call the shock leader knot
    now I’ll put that on at the end of the video the shock leader knot because I’ve already covered it before I use it in my carp fishing for fishing at range and
    its great for attaching braid to mono, shock leader knot it’s called
    and it will be on at the end of the video so watch out for that
    okay, right I think we better do some fishing don’t you, lets see if we can get a fish on this mad looking crayfish lure ok so curly tailed grubs, rubber shads of some kind like the kopyto crayfish nimbles or any kind of crayfish imitation
    they all reasonably work the same way there the three lures I
    would start with for jig fishing get those three in your box use straight
    retrieve or twitch them along the bottom you know vary your retrieve when you use them and try all three experiment with different colours try not
    to get too into buying lures because it’s addictive, you’ll literally end up
    spending a fortune on them I didn’t actually want to buy any lures this year and I’ve ended up with more so I’ve ended up with a little lure box as well
    , I just bought this one so be careful because it can get addictive so now you’ve seen the
    three basics let’s go and see if we can catch some fish okay so first perch of the year just
    fallen to the old crayfish I’ve been fishing a couple of minutes and wham, straight in that’s a decent start I’m happy with that
    I quite often struggle on this stretch like so that’s it that’s a great start
    let’s get him back one tip I will give you for jig fishing if you’re fishing the
    same area use your landing net as a keep net, don’t release your fish if you’re gonna keep fishing the same spots cos if the fish are in a shoal, the ones
    that have been caught, quite often it can spook the rest so I’m gonna put
    him in my landing net and dip it in the edge and I’m gonna try the same area and
    see if we can get another one out that’s set up, i’ll just drop this in the
    edge check my bait, the crayfish has slipped down a bit there so I’ll just put
    my back and I’m gonna re-rig this so I take the hook out and that’s a good
    thing about soft plastics as well is that you can just pull the hook out
    and put it back in again so I go in through there feed it round come out
    near the bottom I’m just not far enough okay come out further round and there we go its all ready to go again
    you can re-rig your soft plastics anytime you want that should be good for another fish
    let’s see if we can catch one time right here we go
    fish number two of a day another perch not quite as big as the first one but
    it’ll do I’ve just been joined by Chris one of my
    viewers so he’s going to be on camera shortly we’re going to see if we
    can get him a perch or two as you can see they are loving these crayfish
    that’s the lure it’s just taken yep jig fishing
    if you’ve never done it before it’s not that hard I’m gonna see if we can get
    Chris a fish or two so as you can see had a couple of fish today already behind me is one of my viewers that’s chris and we’re going to try and get him a perch so he’s literally just started lure fishing so if we can get him something today that will be great so I’m going to concentrate on Chris for a
    while so you’re not gonna see me catching many more fish but the little crayfish I’ve been using has had a couple already as you’ve seen and hopefully, I’ve set chris up with one as well so hopefully he’ll get one too so let’s see how Chris gets on not quite what we’re after chris has got his first perch let’s go and have a look, first perch of the day yeah well done mate I believe that is your first light
    lure fishing perch yeah ever yep right you wanna get him unhooked mate let’s get him in the net with the rest I’ve set chris up with a little
    one-and-a-half-inch crayfish the same as I’m using he’s just gonna pop them in
    the net now oh here we go there’s another one so they seem to be getting smaller well
    there yep another one bites the dust and again it’s on the old errr old crayfish so we’re doing well today lets get him in the net and again one for you as well, well done
    mate. we are doing alright, I wonder if it’s got anything to do with the light levels it
    just seems to be starting to fade a little bit doesn’t, you know it just seems to have gone a little darker and maybe it’s coming on because it’s dusk or they think it’s dusk what do you think it’s good yeah not very big but as you can see he’s errr he’s mullered that crayfish let’s put him in the net with the
    rest well times moving on and it’s weigh in time for
    me here’s the fish we’ve had today as you can see we’ve had about 10 up to about 3/4 of a pound well we’re ending with a small one there
    we go you’ve seen loads of these on my videos before haven’t you that little crayfish nimble even the small ones will have a go at it I’m gonna pop him in the net, me and Chris
    are gonna carry on fishing for the rest of the day but that’s it for now for jig fishing so you’ve seen the jigs you know what they’re all about hook size weight size and why we try and stay low to go slow especially in winter
    because the fish are cold-blooded and their body temperatures only just above that of
    the water so when it’s cold they don’t really don’t really want to chase
    so stay low so go slow and use as small a jig head as you can and get yourself some crayfish, some rubber shads or soft plastic shads on some curly tail grubs I
    haven’t used them today we’ve just concentrated on the crayfish just to get
    Chris some fish and he’s caught, I’ve caught we’ve done well so thanks for watching
    like subscribe check out my community tab as well and join us on the live
    feeds on Wednesday night so take care of yourself and tight lines

    NEW Savage Gear HighRider 170 – The Flagship!
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    NEW Savage Gear HighRider 170 – The Flagship!

    February 1, 2020

    Hi guys Was the presentation of the float tube I’ll just show you one more quick thing To see the available space As you can see 4 boxes fit in each bag And there’s still space left And yet an extra bag on the back Space does not lack to carry everything

    “Toothy Lake Monster” Bass Fishing Lake Umatilla Florida
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    “Toothy Lake Monster” Bass Fishing Lake Umatilla Florida

    February 1, 2020

    He got it! Uh oh Get off the reeds! Get off the reeds! It’s a nice one Alright! Yeah! First fish of the day guys Flipping the worm in the reeds Alright! See you later buddy Didn’t even know he was on there Alright!
    Caught two little ones off camera This one is a little better one than the first
    one I caught on camera No that’s a little smaller
    than the first one I caught on camera Sweet! There’s a bite That was a pickerel Time for a new worm finally The camera wasn’t on and I didn’t get the
    hookset Nice descent little bass here Senko Alright! Chain pickerel Look at the teeth on that guy Holy moly! He inhaled that thing Wow didn’t know they were in here Look at the head on that guy Look at that He’s got the head of a big one
    but man he’s little Got to get the grippers for those jaws Woohoo! Alright There he is on the new molded swimbaits I gotta come up with a name for these guys Look at the head on that guy man Little skinny for the size of his head I don’t know if he is running out of food
    or what Look at them teeth Oh yeah nice one See ya later buddy Well thats gonna do it for today’s video guys I appreciate you watching I had a good day at Umatilla Caught 5 or 6 but only got a couple on camera I gotta get more batteries It’s kind of hard to film all day fishing
    with two hours worth of batteries but we’ll get er going Alright guys Still waiting for them to fire up on the schooling bait fish Its like 94 degrees and it’s a couple
    days from November here in Florida so it’ll be a little while before they start getting on the fall pattern Alright guys Over and out POW!

    The new  Minn Kota Talon Shallow Water Anchor
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    The new Minn Kota Talon Shallow Water Anchor

    February 1, 2020

    Anchors have been around as long as man and
    fish have collided in skinny waters. Doing battle in a test of will, skill and
    perseverance. In the interest of winning that battle, man
    has come up with all sorts of ways to hold the boat in place to precisely target his
    prey. From stakeout stick to concrete-filled can,
    holding tight is the holy grail. So it’s no wonder that eventually man made
    a mechanized device to accomplish what once took pounds of concrete and long, cumbersome
    sticks. Enter the shallow water anchor. Fast forward to 2017, because at Minn Kota,
    we just can’t leave well enough alone. We just took the Talon to a whole new level
    – literally, and figuratively. You’ll see what we mean shortly – or longly,
    as the case may be. Anyway, here are fifteen reasons why the new
    Talon from Minn Kota is indeed the ultimate shallow water anchor. #1 – Our electro-mechanical design makes Talon
    easy to rig, operate, maintain and love. No mess, no fuss, no muss, and quicker, quieter
    deployment. #2 – Talons deploy vertically – as in, straight
    down. So fight that fish around the back of the
    boat. Stand your ground and know that we’ll never
    get in the way of you and putting that fish right where it belongs – in your tender, loving
    hands. #3 – Rough Water and Soft Bottom settings
    allow you to adapt to your conditions like a chameleon. #4 – The word, “Talon”, alone evokes the image
    of a fish being effortlessly plucked from the water by a predatory bird, which makes
    you feel powerful, brave and fierce. You’re welcome. Ready for #5? How about 5 ways to control your unit: foot
    switch, wireless remote, our smartphone app, directly from your Humminbird® unit, or right
    on the Talon control panel. #6 – The sleek, new design is more aerodynamic
    and, dare we say, sexy. #7 – Everywhere you go, you will be the object
    of much discussion and deliberation among fellow boaters and gas station customers until
    one of them gets up the gumption to ask, “what are those things sticking up off the back
    of your boat?” #8 – Do you have an 8-foot garage door like
    67.4% of American families? Well, Talon’s unique, telescoping design gives
    you a 94% increased chance of fitting a 12′ Talon in your garage without tilting. Speaking of tilting, our optional Tilt Brackets
    allow you to easily and quickly tilt your Talon into your boat – getting them out of
    the way for storage or even passing under bridges or spelunking into caves. That’s #9 for those keeping score at home. Boom. #10. Lights. Yes, work lights make the back of your boat
    more than a co-anglers quarters. It’s a nocturnal workshop. A rigging wonderland. A literal beacon of light in the predawn darkness. #11 – Solo boat launches are a piece of cake. Just unhook your boat, back it in, press the
    button, Talon down and park your rig. #12 – as in 12 feet deep. We also have an eight foot and a ten foot
    version, but wait, there’s more. 13 is an unlucky number and we’re fishermen,
    after all, so we’re skipping 13 and leaving the bananas at the dock. #14 – we’re almost there. And before we get to one last, really big
    thing, how about a lot of little things – like a standard LED depth indicator, built-in wave
    absorption, and a deployment notification system that will keep you from taking off
    with Talons down. Finally. #15. How about 15 feet? Yes, the new Talon has a version that plunges
    to unheard of depths. A full 50% further than the competition’s
    deepest model. We’re unlocking more lake, and allowing you
    to Talon down in more places and in more ways than ever before. Whew. Well, there it is. 15 reasons. To get even deeper, just go to

    Fly Fishing in Italy, Sarca river, Trento I got a big Brown Trout! イタリアのトレントでフライフィッシング
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    Fly Fishing in Italy, Sarca river, Trento I got a big Brown Trout! イタリアのトレントでフライフィッシング

    January 30, 2020

    I got to the beginning of fishing I’m at Sarca river that runs through Northern Italy This section is called “No kill” area meaning catch and release only area I saw two angler’s cars so the water may already be rough There is no doubt that this water is a great spot Brownie? It looks hybrid or…marble trout? I got a nice brown at Sarca river in northern part of Italy We can see many rising around here and my wife also got a nice brown trout Was that brown? Anyway, I think air temperature is around 15℃ But water temperature is very low Because mountain has snow and the snow meltdown going to the river I’ll release See? Super speed I made it! Not that bad, right? I’m an Italian hunter! It’s getting windy so I finished fishing I want to go to more upstream tomorrow

    CGR Undertow – RAPALA PRO BASS FISHING review for Nintendo Wii U
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    CGR Undertow – RAPALA PRO BASS FISHING review for Nintendo Wii U

    January 30, 2020

    I’m gonna go ahead and tell you this is
    the best damn fishing game I’ve played since Odell Lake. And that wasn’t even a fishing
    game, so that doesn’t even make sense. I just really like Odell Lake. The MECC was
    legit. I should probably also tell you that, when
    it comes to games like this, everything’s relative. Which is to say…yes, Rapala Pro
    Bass Fishing is actually a decent fishing game. But that doesn’t mean it’s a good
    game. Just released to the Wii U, Rapala Pro Bass
    Fishing is the latest entry in the Rapala series of fishing games…that sell most of
    their copies at Walmart. You set sail as some hotshot young angler who’s out to make a
    name for himself. Or herself, to be…fair and equal. Although to be honest, girls probably
    have better things to do. So there’s tournament play, which puts you
    in competitive professional tournaments, which are evidently a thing. And there’s also
    free play, which is where the true essence of fishing comes out. You just pick a lake,
    jump on the boat and…sail around. So much freedom in this game, it’s inspiring. No matter how you choose to play, though,
    the fishing is pretty much the same. And to the game’s credit, it really uses the GamePad.
    Like, almost too much. Steering is done with tilt. Casting is done by flicking the GamePad.
    Reeling in a fish is a minigame with tilt and flicking. And the GamePad screen acts
    as your tackle box and fish radar. And some of that stuff actually works. Specifically, anytime the game uses the GamePad
    as a second screen, it’s usually a good thing. Having the fish radar thing on the
    GamePad as you’re sailing is awesome, and before you cast, you can use the touch screen
    as your tackle box to change your rod and lure. That stuff is awesome…what’s less
    awesome is tilting to steer, which is pointless, and all the motion involved in casting and
    reeling. In fact, I think that’s probably the game’s
    biggest problem. It feels so gimmicky with those forced motion controls…like an early
    Wii game that didn’t know any better. It’s nice to see developers of a niche game like
    this actually try some things with the GamePad, but next time…a button press will work just
    fine, thanks. Um…there are also some presentational issues. The game looks…meh.
    But, uh, it’s something about the narrator. Can’t really put my finger on it. Oh, that’s right! He keeps…using a weird
    dialect. It’s Rapala Pro Bass Fishing, a surprisingly okay fishing game for the Wii