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    Best Rigs For Scuplin Fishing
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    Best Rigs For Scuplin Fishing

    January 18, 2020


    This week on the Tackle Box
    we’re gonna talk to you guys a little bit about
    what we’re doing today. We’re fishing for
    sculpin basically on this twilight trip. And a really easy rig
    to use for sculpin is the double dropper loop rig. And all that is is
    taking two buck tails, space them far enough apart
    in case you catch a big fish, and that way if you
    get one big fish it doesn’t cover
    both buck tails. So you wanna spread
    them far enough apart so you catch two big fish on
    the two separate buck tails. On the bottom you’re gonna
    be using a large sinker, anywhere from 10 ounces,
    maybe even 12 ounces, depending on the current. I’d make sure you have
    everything with you from 6 to 12 ounces
    just in case, because like I said, you
    never know in the depth you guys are fishing
    and the current. Now if you wanna
    target one big fish or one big sculpin,
    then go up to six ounce or four ounce B52 buck tail. Just put some dead
    squid on the back of it right on the bottom, and
    that’ll work out good too. As far as rod and reels,
    something like this works out nice,
    something kinda light. I have 65-pound spectra, and on top of that I
    have 25 to 30-pound mono. Don’t use fluorocarbon
    because you’re gonna fish right on the bottom,
    especially at night. So save the money
    on the fluorocarbon, just use straight mono. But something light like
    this will work out fine. This is all you need
    for sculpin fishing or twilight fishing. Let’s get back on the water and show you more
    exciting action right here on Sport Fishing.

    Beach Tennis exercise/drill for training by Antomi Ramos; Lob-smash-defense; Tenis Playa ejercicio
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    Beach Tennis exercise/drill for training by Antomi Ramos; Lob-smash-defense; Tenis Playa ejercicio

    January 17, 2020


    We are going to present you one exercise for everybody. This exercise you can use for develop your technique and for warming up as well Try to use one ball, and to keep the ball in the game without risking and progressive according to speed and force I play drop shot to you, you play lob to me, than I smash and you make defense, then we repeat everything. Bravo Antomi! All the best from us!

    How to Make a Beach Bag
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    How to Make a Beach Bag

    January 16, 2020


    hi guys it’s alyssa from online fabric
    store today I’m going to show you how to make a phifertex peach bag this bag is
    perfect for Beach trips because the open weave of the phifertex allows sand to
    pass through while keeping your stuff secure so let’s get started
    the materials you will need are one yard of phifertex fabric I am using a red
    standard solid outdoor fabric a dritz loop turner pins or clips thread
    scissors chalk a ruler the template which can be downloaded for free on our
    website and iron and board and a sewing machine print cut and tape together the template
    use it to cut out the phifertex also from the outdoor fabric cutout two 19
    by 5 inch rectangles – two 19 by 8 inch rectangles and – two 35 by 4 inch strips fold the long strips in half with right
    sides facing and clip the edges sew up the edge flip the strap right-side out using a
    Dritz loop Turner iron it so the seam is directly in the center and it lays flat
    make sure to use a low heat setting on your iron take the long edges of all
    four rectangles and iron them in a quarter of an inch to hide the raw edge
    you may need to pin this in place click the top edges of the phifertex a
    and a half of an inch and sew them down so you hide the raw edge clip the two eight inch rectangles a
    half of an inch away from where the phifertex notches in to create the
    bottom of the bag do this to both sides sew these pieces on by stitching up both
    long sides of the rectangle don’t worry about the short edges for now they’ll be
    sewn on when you construct the bag then clip the five inch rectangles a half of
    an inch away from the top of the phifertex on both sides also clip each
    end of the strap three inches away from the center of the bag on both sides in
    between the phifertex and the outdoor fabric sew these pieces on by stitching up both
    long sides of the rectangle fold the bag so the right sides are
    facing clip up the edges make sure that the trim pieces line up with each other
    sew both edges fold the bottom corners closed so the
    seam that you just sewed is in the center and clip it down so this on both
    sides finally flip the bag right side out and now your bag is complete thanks for
    watching this OFS project like and subscribe to our channel for
    more crafting videos tips and tricks see you next time you

    Winter Bass Fishing Tips to Catch More Bass Now | Bass Fishing
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    Winter Bass Fishing Tips to Catch More Bass Now | Bass Fishing

    January 16, 2020


    Keri: Here, you little feisty thing. Come hither. You are a feisty thing. There you are. You are a feisty one. Not happy at all. That one’s not having that in his mouth. Another little drop shot bass come over. Hey there, little guy. He was, like, almost behind the boat. They’re cold. Glenn: Hey, folks. Glenn May here at BassResource.com and today,
    I want to talk about winter bass fishing strategies. It’s really interesting to me in the wintertime
    because a lot of guys put away their rods and reels for the winter and won’t fish until
    the springtime. And you know, I think that’s a mistake because
    the fish are still biting and a lot of times, the bass, they’re about the biggest they’re
    going to be year-round. So, your chances of catching a trophy fish
    are pretty good. Albeit the bite isn’t super fast, so, you’ve
    got to keep that in mind. But today, I want to talk about this. You really have to have a little bit of different
    approach to wintertime fishing armed with a really good set of knowledge on bass behavior
    during the wintertime to up your odds in catching some of these trophy fish. So, that’s what we’re going to go through
    today. Let’s get into some of the fishing strategies
    and things you need to know about, starting with locating these bass. There’s two main things to focus on during
    the wintertime. That is deeper water and bait fish. For the most part, let’s talk about deeper
    water first. Bass, as a general rule, are deeper during
    the wintertime than they are during, say, the spring and summer. So, the best way to find them is twofold. One is if you’re familiar with the lake and
    you have been successful during pre-spawn fishing or during the fall then you’re pretty
    close already to where the bass are going to be. Just like in pre-spawn where you’re, kind
    of, a step away from the actual spawning flats, take your position where that pre-spawn is
    and take a step back, a little bit deeper. And that’s probably a good starting point
    for wintertime fishing. They’re gonna be a little bit deeper away
    from those pre-spawn areas but not too far away from them, as a general rule. It’s a good starting point. Another way to find them is use your depth
    finder, look around, find that structure. Here you’re looking for underwater humps,
    you’re looking for underwater islands, ridges, long tapering points, those kind of things. Typically I’d start around that 15 to 25-foot
    range. In the neck of the woods I’m in, the dead
    of winter, you’re looking at 50 plus, seriously, 45 to 55-feet water in some bodies I fish
    on is where the bass hang out. So, as a general rule, just back up a little
    bit from those pre-spawn areas and start there to find them. The other thing is find those bait fish. Bass are not gonna wander far from the bait
    fish. So, what I like to do is look around with
    my graph and see if I can’t find balls of bait fish and figure out at what depth are
    they hanging out at, and then I look for that intersection of structure. Say they’re hanging out in 20 feet of water,
    well, I’ll look for those long tapering points, for example, and I’ll start fishing right
    about 20 feet of water and see if I can hook up with any bass that way. Same thing with the ridges and the humps and
    ditches and that sort of thing. So, that’s, as a general rule, a good way
    to start out finding those bass. They’re not gonna wonder far from those bait
    fish. Now, if you’re unfamiliar with the body of
    water, then a good map, a good topographical map combined with the map on your GPS unit,
    if you have a boat, can help you find those areas. Again, you’re looking for those underwater
    structure areas that can intersect at different depth levels where those bait fish might be
    hiding. So, see if you can find those on maps, mark
    them first before you go out fishing so it speeds up your time to find and locate those
    fish. Keri: There you go. That’s much better. Glenn: There we go. Keri: Much better. A little 8-incher. Glenn: He’s a little bit bigger than that. He’s a little bigger than that. Keri: Maybe 10. Glenn: Welcome aboard, big guy. He is cold. Keri: Look at that. He’s cold? Glenn: Cold. You’re cold. Got him right in the cheek. That’ll work. Okay. Let’s talk a little bit about lure selection. It’s actually a lot easier in the wintertime
    to figure out what lures to use because, as a general rule, bass aren’t gonna be hitting
    top-water baits, they’re not gonna be aggressively chasing down fast-moving baits, like crankbaits
    and spinnerbaits. So, that leaves you to slower-moving baits
    and baits that stay or hug on the bottom or stay near the bottom. So, my lure selection choice would start off
    with jigs, two different kinds of jigs. One is your typical, you know, rubber-skirted
    jig, football head jig, because you’re fishing structure not cover for the most part, so
    you’re fishing rocky areas so football head jig is perfect for that, or ball-headed jig,
    but I like to go with football. And with that, you’re imitating a crawdad. And crawdads during the wintertime are a bit
    lethargic, they’re moving slow, they are affected by the winter, the cold water, so they move
    slow. They’re not hopping and jumping up off the
    bottom and moving around so just crawl it on the bottom, just drag it along the bottom. You can do this with your rod, just drag,
    just move your rod and watch your rod tip. Or what I like to do a lot of times is I just
    take the boat and I drift over those structure areas I just talked about, just dragging that
    football jig. I usually go with a little bit heavier jig,
    like a half-ounce jig, sometimes up to a three-quarter ounce if I’m fishing really deep. That just allows me to maintain bottom, contact
    with the bottom. I can really feel if there’s any light pickups
    when the bass grab them. The other kind of lure I like to use is a
    hair jig. Hair jigs do a great job of imitating bait
    fish. And during this time of year, the bait fish,
    more than any other kind of fish in the lake are affected by colder temperatures. The colder it is, the more they struggle to
    stay alive, particularly if you have, like, threadfin shad. If you don’t have that, even the perch and
    gobies, those fish will struggle at times when the water gets really cold, they’ll get
    real lethargic and move slowly because they’re trying to conserve energy. So, a hair jig can really imitate that action. Hair jig, you can either drag it right on
    the bottom and here, you’re trying to make it look like, say, a goby just hanging out,
    just dragging along the bottom or a sculpin. And sculpin don’t have air bladders so they’re
    not gonna lift up off the bottom. So, don’t do that, they won’t look natural. Just drag it along the bottom just like you
    did a jig. You can also use a hair jig when you find
    those balls of bait fish sitting over structure and let that hair jig drop through that bait
    fish down to the bass that are sitting down underneath and it looks just like a little
    bait fish that’s dying and struggling to stay alive and that triggers that predatory instinct
    with the bass and they’re gonna engulf it. So, great bait to use, both on the bottom
    as well as suspended fish during the wintertime. 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 hey, I’ll take it in the
    wintertime. Another type of bait I like to use are the
    metal blades…metal baits. The metal baits, those are things like spoons
    and also blade baits. Spoons, what they do is they don’t even look
    like anything, you know, in the natural wild, right? But they imitate that dying bait fish action,
    which is what the bass are really keying on. Again, these bait fish are struggling to stay
    alive and a lot of them are dying, so what they do is they, kind of, flutter. They fall. They try to stabilize themselves and dart
    back up and they fall again. And that’s exactly how you fish a spoon, you
    get it down towards the bottom, you jig it up and let it flutter back down on slackline. And that action is what the bass, they’re
    triggered on biting, so a spoon can be very, very effective. Blade baits are a little bit different. They’re smaller. They do look like a bait-fish profile and
    they vibrate a lot. So, those are great. You rip them up off the bottom, again, flutter
    back down, but a lot of times, the bass will hit the blade bait as it comes off the bottom
    versus a spoon when they hit it on the fall. For that reason, I like to also take a blade
    bait and bring it along the bottom contours over structure. Sometimes I’ll take the boat and I’ll put
    it in shallow water, throw it out deeper and bring that blade bait uphill, just crawl on
    the bottom letting it move along just real slowly, it can look, you know, like an innocent
    little bait fish that’s wandered off from its school. Easy target for the bass. So, blade baits and spoons. My next choice would be finesse baits using
    either a split shot or a drop shot rig. These baits are, for example, I will use a
    3-inch minnow-type bait and put it on a drop shot. I’ll use a shorter leader this time of year
    because a lot of times the bass are hanging out right on the bottom so I want to get that
    bait right down near them so I’m using an 8 to 10-inch leader versus, you know, an 18
    to 24-inch leader that I do in the summertime. So, a shorter leader. And I move it nice and slow again. You’re trying to imitate a dying bait fish,
    so they’re not gonna move real fast. So don’t shake the tip really hard and make
    all this movement. You just want to make it nice, and easy, and
    slow. And again, I do the same thing as I do with
    the jigs, I just drag it along the bottom with the rod tip down pointed at the water
    and watch for that bite. Because you’re moving really slow, the bass
    doesn’t have to, you know, chase after it and annihilate it, so a bite is gonna be more
    subtle. Watch for that bite. It’s gonna be very soft. It may just feel like a little spongy feel
    on your drop shot. Another bait I like to use is a 3-inch tube. I’ll put that on a split shot and do the same
    presentation, but here, again, I’m looking for, like, a bait fish or a crawdad that’s
    crawling on the bottom. Same presentation but different bait. And I also like to use finesse worms, 4-inch
    hand-poured finesse worms. I can use them both on a drop shot and a split
    shot. Same presentation. Color-wise, I like to stick with green pumpkin,
    and the browns, the natural colors because the bait’s moving slower, it gives a little
    more time for the bass to examine it so you want it to look natural to them. So, those are the baits I use during the wintertime. Keri: Oh, you’re pulling like you’re mean. Glenn: There you go. That’s a bit better. Keri: Pulling like you’re mean. Glenn: That’s a good fish there. There you go. That’s a largemouth. Keri: Boy, oh, boy. You are not happy with me. Glenn: There we go. That does the trick. Keri: That does the trick, drop shot fish. There we go. There we go. There we go, much better fish. Much better. That’s what we’ve been waiting all day for. Glenn: That’s a good one. Keri: Thank you, dude. Got a little belly on him. Glenn: Yeah. That works. Keri: Got a little fish, drop shotting. Here you go, baby. Thank you for the play. That was fun. Slowly just saunters off. Glenn: One other tip I want to give you for
    bass fishing during the wintertime is use your electronics, really learn how to use
    your electronics. Get it off the auto mode and understand how
    to interpret what those electronics are telling you because a lot of times here, you’re not
    fishing visible structure. You’re not fishing docks or stumps that are
    sticking out of the water or lily pad fields, that sort of stuff where you see it. Here, you gotta use your underwater eyes to
    see that structure, so you need to be able to find and understand the difference between,
    say, chunk rock and gravel or a hard bottom and a soft bottom, besides just the contour
    changes. Really understand what kind of bottom that
    is. And then be able to pick out your lure. A lot of these presentations, such as jigging
    spoons, using blade baits, using drop shot, you know, you’re sitting right over the spot
    in deeper water and you can use your electronics to watch that bait come down through the water
    column. And a lot of times, you can see the bass react
    to it and you can adjust your tactics. It’s almost like sight fishing that you see
    in the springtime. You can watch bass react to your lure and
    change your presentation to get them to bite. If you can really understand your electronics
    and understand what you’re seeing, it’s very similar. It’s like sight fishing. So, take the time to understand your electronics
    because it’s a valuable asset during the wintertime. Armed with these tips, you’re gonna catch
    yourself a big fish during the wintertime. Understand it’s gonna be slow, but when you
    do catch a fish, it’s gonna be a big one. For more tips and tricks like this, visit
    BassResource.com.

    How To Get Crispy Fish Skin | 1 Minute Tips | Bart’s Fish Tales
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    How To Get Crispy Fish Skin | 1 Minute Tips | Bart’s Fish Tales

    January 15, 2020


    Guys, today I’m going to show you how to create crispy delicious skin on your fish fillet So guys here I’ve got a beautiful piece of cod, and if you buy a fish fillet make sure the skin is undamaged Rub the whole skin with some oil A bit of salt Pepper Use a super clean and non-sticky frying pan Put a bit of oil in the pan, on medium to high heat Put edge of fish fillet, skin side down into the pan And don’t move your fish fillet So when your fillet is cooked for 2 3rds, you can see a bit of colour, you flip it over And I turn back the heat to medium low and never turn your crispy skin back again because then it will be becoming rubbery and not crispy anymore And ta-dah a crispy skin So guys, good luck and enjoy and if you want to see more tips, click on the link

    Man Peeing Outside On The Beach!!!
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    Man Peeing Outside On The Beach!!!

    January 15, 2020


    Beautiful Sunset out here at Hug Point! Way up high, looking down over the rocks. Cute little couple down there… Awe, look at them. Just enjoying all of Nature, and everything
    it has to offer. (MAN GOING PEE OUTSIDE) Sure is beautiful. Ahhhhhhh!!! Peaceful. (URINE SPLASHES BUSHES)

    Top 5 Bass Fishing Lures for New Water | Bass Fishing
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    Top 5 Bass Fishing Lures for New Water | Bass Fishing

    January 15, 2020


    Hey, folks. Glenn May here with BassResource.com. And, you know, I fish a lot of different lakes
    all over the country. And it’s funny when I fish a brand new lake
    that I haven’t been on before and I need to understand like what’s the structure made
    up of? What’s the bottom contours? What kind of vegetation does it have? What’s the mood of the fish, the water clarity,
    that sort of thing? It’s funny. I usually end up about the same five lures
    every single time. So, today, I want to talk to you about the
    top five lures I use to find fish in any given body of water. Starting with the jig, one of these right
    here. So, if a body of water has crawfish, bluegill
    or shad, fishing the jig is a good choice of lures to start with. You can crawl a jig really slow over rocks,
    over the bottom. You can swim it through the grass, you can
    fish in six inches of water and 60 feet of water. You can fish a jig vertically, you can fish
    it horizontally. Really, there’s not too many lures that cover
    the whole water column as well as a jig. So, it’s always a good choice to have with
    you when you’re fishing a brand new body of water. Now, if a lake has a lot of cover of vegetation
    and it’s not very deep, I’ll go with a lighter, like a 1/4-ounce, a 3/8-ounce skirted jig. If it has a thicker cover, then I’m going
    to have to go up a little bit, go with a 1/2-ounce jig. With the heavier cover, I like to use a heavier
    line like a Seaguar Smackdown 50-pound braid. That way if a fish wraps you up in that heavier
    cover, you’d be able to get them out without them breaking off. But if you’re in that lighter vegetation and
    stuff, you don’t need something as heavy. I can even go down like 15-pound line on something
    like that and not worry about getting stuck or hung up. As far as water clarity, if the water’s clear,
    then go with more natural colors such as green pumpkin or a little bit clear colors, you
    know, the browns, the green hues, that sort of thing. And if it’s stained or muddy, then I will
    go with something like dark colors, with bright accents, something like a black and blue jig
    or a black jig with say, a chartreuse trailer or something like that. I know it sounds weird. It’s like dirty, muddy water and using a dark
    color wouldn’t stand out as well. But actually, it’s a dark silhouette that
    shows up there and that’s what the fish will key on. So that’s what I use, one of the lures that
    I use for finding fish in a brand new body of water. The second lure I use to find fish in lakes
    I’ve never been on before is something like this, a Texas rig plastic. In this case, in case you’re wondering what
    it is, it’s a Rage Tail Space Monkey. But a Texas rig plastic bait is something
    I use to find fish on unfamiliar waters. Well, I think a jig can work 12 months out
    of the year. I do think that a Texas rig plastic in the
    spring and summer actually works better. Now, for me in the spring, that often is a
    weightless or slightly weighted Yum Dinger. Fishing the Senko or Yum Dinger is a dynamite
    way to get shallow skittish fish that are wary of predators or just started moved up
    in the shallows. It’s a great subtle bait to use to catch those
    fish. But a Texas rig worm, lizard, creature or
    a bug bait, it can be equally effective for probing cover. Fishing these lures in bass-holding spots
    like grass, lay-down trees, docks, brush piles, and more can even yield monster fish during
    the spring and summer. The next bait in my arsenal is this, the ChatterBait. The ChatterBait has proven to be an extremely
    versatile bass fishing lure for covering lots of water. It fishes great around grass especially, but
    it can be skipped under docks, it can be fished around flooded timber, flooded bushes, weeds,
    lily pads, all sorts of things. You can fish it fast or you can crawl it at
    a slow pace. You can even dredge it on the bottom, but
    what I found is that it works in dirty water and clear water equally well, which can make
    it better than other lure choices, which is why I use it a lot in these kinds of lakes. Now, sometimes a spinnerbait or a crankbait
    lose their effectiveness if the water gets too clear or the fish get really pressured,
    but it seems bass get conditioned to those lures faster for some reason, I don’t know
    why, but a ChatterBait produces in cold water and warm water equally well and even in pressured
    fish in clear water, plus you can cover a lot of water quickly when you’re searching
    for bass, you’re trying to figure out the lake, you can’t do that fishing really slow. So a ChatterBait is an excellent choice for
    figuring out a lake. All right, the next bait I want to show you
    that I like to use a lot, is one of these, paddle tail swimbait. The paddle tail swimbait is an extremely versatile
    asset to have, especially when you’re fishing shallow or deep water, as well as around covered
    and open water in all four seasons of the year. You can scale the size and depth easily by
    changing the jig heads and paddle tail sizes and you can change… They come in all kinds of colors. So, for these reasons, it’s extremely effective
    at covering water and finding fish. It does lose some of its effectiveness in
    dirty water, but I like it a lot in clear water. It’s a staple for me in the winter as much
    as it is in the summer and I’ve been fishing it and more around things like deep brush
    piles and under around docks and all kinds of deep underwater structure. I mean, it has all kinds of applications that
    we’re still just learning about it. Flooded bushes are one of my favorite pieces
    of cover to fish with this. It’s easy to fish. You just cast it out and use a slow, steady
    retrieve to bring the lure back. There’s a ton of great swimbait fishing options
    available to anglers now. I often use a RageTail swimmer and work it
    up or down on size, depending on how deep on fishing and the type of cover that’s available. The next kind of bait that I like to use when
    fishing these type of waters are top waters such as a frog or a toad. Now, I won’t fish a topwater in the winter,
    but it can really excel at finding fish in large areas in the spring, summer, and fall. I can cover flats, I can fish pockets, I can
    probe points, I can find fish that will not commit to other more subtle presentations. And even I can get fish to rise and show themselves. At least I know where they are at. I usually want the water to be at least in
    the 50s before grabbing a topwater. And usually, I want stained to clear water
    to fish it. So, I won’t rank it quite as high as the versatility
    and some of the other bass lures that I just mentioned. But buzz baits, frogs, and poppers are my
    favorites because they make a lot of commotion. The fish can hone in on them and get it. And so I always have a topwater rigged and
    ready to go when I’m fishing new waters. So, those are the top five baits I use to
    find fish when I’m fishing and a brand new body of water. Now, I know there’s a lot of other baits out
    there that can work better throughout the year at times, for example, lipless crankbaits,
    drop shots, Ned Rigs, things like that, they all have their place and time. But these are the top baits that I use day
    in and day out on different bodies of water that are productive for me. And you got to start somewhere. So, start with those and you can have a lot
    more success. For more tips and tricks like this, visit
    BassResource.com.

    Summer Worm Fishing Tips for Bass Fishing (These Work!) | Bass Fishing
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    Summer Worm Fishing Tips for Bass Fishing (These Work!) | Bass Fishing

    January 15, 2020


    Keri: Is he still on? Glenn: Yeah, he’s got me wrapped. There we
    go. Come here, you. That worm right there. Had a little bit of a backlash, I was picking
    it out and he grabbed it. There we go. That’ll work. Let’s let you go, buddy. Come on. Have
    a nice day. Hey, folks. Glenn May here with BassResource.com.
    Today I want to talk to you about fishing plastic worms during the summer. I’m talking
    6-inch, 7-inch ribbon tail worms just like this one here. That’s what we’re talking about.
    The plastic worm has been around since the ’70s and it catches fish year round, but it’s
    especially productive during the summertime. One of the reasons is that you can fish it
    in 6-inches or 60-feet deep, anywhere in between and it fishes in pretty much anything you
    can find in any body of water. Weeds, rocks, docks, pilings, roadbeds, you can fish offshore
    structure like points, humps, sledges, rock piles, all kinds of stuff out there, you know,
    even shallow water, dense cover, dense weeds, lily pads. I can go on and on and on, but
    that’s one of the reasons why this little thing is so productive. You can fish it in everything, plus it doesn’t
    give off any unnatural movement to the bass. It looks natural. It looks like a normal,
    you know… It doesn’t have any telltale signs it’s artificial and because it’s made out
    of a soft plastic, when the fish bite it, it feels normal to them, when they get it
    in their mouth, so it catches a lot of fish. One of the things about summertime is that
    bass can be both shallow and deep. I know the common thought is that, you know, in the
    springtime the fish are all up shallow, they’re up there spawning, and then in the summertime,
    they all abandon the shallows and go deep. That’s not true. Yes, it’s true that there’s
    not as many bass up shallow as they were in the springtime, but not all bass abandoned
    the shallows. Now, it’s also true that bass are deep during
    the summertime and those are hot spots during the summertime. I’d definitely go fish them.
    I just want you to understand that they are also shallow. A lot of times people say, “Oh,
    you know when the water temp gets above 80-degrees, it starts to lose its ability to hold dissolved
    oxygen and the warmer the water is, the less oxygen’s in the water. That means, hey, bass
    abandoned it and they’re not going to be there.” Don’t get hung up on one piece of information
    and think that that’s going to dictate where the bass are going to be. It’s not true. A
    lot of people make that mistake. For example, if you’ve got a lot of weeds, hydrilla, milfoil,
    lily pads, that kind of stuff, those produce oxygen in the summer and you can have oxygen-rich,
    shallow water as a result. Or you have those weeds will get a big canopy
    over the top of them and when that happens, it creates shade underneath, which does several
    things. One of them is that it can cool the water underneath it 5 degrees or more. So,
    even though the temperature gauge on your boat says one thing, it’s a lot cooler underneath
    the canopy of that vegetation and it’s holding more oxygen. In addition with that shade,
    the fish are going to…it gives them more ambush points for bass to feed on prey. Also,
    that type of weeds, that attracts invertebrate, insects, which in turn attract baitfish and
    wherever the baitfish are, that’s where the bass are. So, that’s really the key thing
    during the summertime, is finding the baitfish. Bass will follow them all over the lake in
    different depths during the summertime. So, keep that in mind when you’re trying to
    find them. This is why the worm is such a good lure during this time of year because
    you can fish in both shallow and deep, wherever the bass are and you’re going to be successful.
    So, what I’m going to do today is I’m going to talk to you about the different ways you
    can fish it during the summertime and I’ll start off with two different types of gear.
    I’m thinking, you know, your rigs that you want to use, your equipment. This here is,
    if you don’t have a lot of money, you’re just starting out fishing, this here is the one
    you want to have. What I have right here. This is a 7 foot, medium heavy power fas5-action
    rod. This is your altering vehicle of rods, but it’s especially good for throwing worms.
    Rigged with it, I’ve got the reel here. It’s not a super high-speed reel, you don’t need
    that for this type of fishing, so anything from a six one to a seven three to one ratio
    works just fine. What you’re looking for is a good drag. Anything over say 13, 14 pounds
    of drag because what I like to do is I have wrench it down tight and I set the hook. Once
    I got that fish hooked and then I back off on the drag and I let the drag do its job. But to me, the drag doesn’t come into play
    until after you have the fish hooked, and you’ve got to get a good strong hook set.
    So, I lock it down pretty tight. That’s why I like to have a good strong drag. I don’t
    want it to slip on the hook set. I’m using 15-pound Seaguar InvizX line. It’s abrasion
    resistance. It’s pretty transparent in the water. It’s super, super sensitive and it’s
    universal. You can throw it in anything. You guys might think braid is the answer to everything
    and actually, it’s not. Rocks, for example, is braid’s Kryptonite. Rocks will fray up
    braid and will ruin it quickly. You can break off a lot of fish and rock using braid, not
    so much when you’re using InvizX. InvizX is universal, you can throw it in anything. So, that’s what I use when I’m fishing, especially
    in the summertime,. You don’t know what you’re going to come up against. You need a line
    that you can throw it in anything and not worry about it getting nicked and frayed.
    Tied with it, I’ve got the 6-inch worm and I’m using a 2/0 extra wide gap hook and the
    weight here, this is just a little tungsten. This is a 1/8-ounce tungsten weight with a
    bobber stopper to hold it in place. Now, let me talk about that a little bit. I’m using
    1/8 ounce. That is really, really light. Now, why is that? Look at the body in this thing.
    It’s just slender body, there’s just a ribbon tail on the bottom, and that’s it. If you’re
    used to throwing creature baits, those are thicker bodies, they have appendages on them
    and that slows down the fall. You need a heavier weight to bring that down.
    If you’re used to throwing those, lighten up because this slender profile, it falls
    through the water column a lot faster. So, a lighter weight is necessary and use as light
    as weight as you possibly can get away with. The reason being is in the summertime, a lot
    of the bites come on the fall. So the longer that bait is falling, the more it’s in the
    strike zone, the more chances are you going to get bit. If you have a heavier weight on
    there, it’ll just go right through, the water column hits the bottom and you’ve lost your
    chances of getting bit. So, start off with 1/8 ounce weight, the tungsten weight that
    I’m using here and heavy up as you need to. If you throw in heavier mass cover heavy vegetation,
    you might have to go to a 3/8 ounce, ¼ ounce, something like that. But the lightest you can get away with the
    better. And that’s the reason why I put a bobber stopper on this because I don’t want
    the weight to separate from the bait. The weight is a tool to put the bait where I want
    it to. If you’re throwing it in some light cover or some bushes, you see some submerged
    bushes that I have here. If you throw it in that the weight’s going to go down through
    and it’s going to leave the worm up at the top here and it’s not going to get down to
    where the fish are. So, you’ve got to get that weight so it sticks with the worms. So,
    a bobber stopper works fine. It doesn’t pinch the line. That’s why I don’t use toothpicks
    or anything like that. You don’t want to damage the line. Bobber stoppers are meant for this
    type of application. Use them. [00:08:49]
    [Silence] [00:09:00] Keri: There you go. It might not work. You’re
    in 10 feet. Glenn: [inaudible 00:09:13] Keri: Well, you might as well put them down.
    It’ll catch sooner or later. Nice. Glenn: He’s got a big head. There we go. All
    right. I’ll put him down here. So, that’s how I fish most of the time. Now,
    if I were throwing in some really heavy cover like matted vegetation and thick lily pads,
    hydrilla, for example, milfoil, or I was throwing around a lot of thick bushes, then I’d heavy
    up a bit. Now, I’m going to go to something like a 7.5-foot rod, heavy power, probably
    a fast-action steel rod and I’ll be using braid on that one because that’s not rocks.
    So, I’ll be using braid, probably 50-pound Seaguar Smackdown Braid on it with a strong
    reel, again, at least 15-pound drag if not stronger. Setup’s basically the same but I
    might go a little bit heavier now because I’m throwing a heavier cover. So, there I’m going to be using maybe a 3/8
    ounce weight, maybe even up to 1/2 ounce to get it into those weeds, get in the pockets.
    That’s what you’re looking for. Get it in those pockets and let it fall down in there.
    So, a little bit heavier weight is probably necessary in those cases. All right, so that’s
    the setup. That’s how I rig it. And now, I want to tell you how to fish it. Keri: That’s a bigger fish. It’s over here. Glenn: There you go. There you go. That’s
    a good one. You want me to grab him or you got him? Keri: I think I got him pretty good. Glenn: Oh, yeah, you do. Keri: Yeah. Nice fish, better than the ones
    I’ve caught all day. He wants to just swim to the camera. Glenn: Reel him in. Keri: My reel came undone. Come here, dude.
    Come here. That was just a happenstance cast. Yeah, you weren’t going nowhere. And I had
    you weirdly hooked, but I had you hooked. Glenn: Oh, good. All right. So, let’s get into the different
    types of ways I fish with this worm during the summertime. Now, these techniques work
    whether I’m fishing deep or fishing shallow, just so you know. So I’m not going to be too
    specific on what depth I’m fishing at. It’s more about the technique. So, the first way
    to fish a worm and it catches a lot of bass is you just want it to fall straight down,
    through the cover, near the cover, next to a dock, whatever. You want it to fall really
    slow because that’s when the bass are going to hit it, is during that fall. So, all you’re
    going to do is cast it out, let that lure fall on slack line until it hits the bottom.
    Notice right away I cock the reel, even though it’s kind of a slack line. I want to be ready
    to set the hook. Let it fall all the way down. Now, when it’s
    falling, you’re not going to feel the bite. And that’s the hardest part about fishing
    plastic worms is detecting the bite because that straight down fall and slack line, what
    you have to do, you have to watch the line. That’s the only way you’re going to detect
    a bite. So, you’re looking for that line to jump, pop, twitch… Sometimes, it’ll just
    accelerate all of a sudden out of nowhere for no apparent reason or it will start swimming
    off to one side. That is one of the key things during the summertime. It just starts swimming
    away one direction or another. You won’t even feel the bite. You got to watch your line,
    pay attention for that sort of thing. And it always happens on the fall when that happens.
    So throw it out slac kline, cock that reel handle and then watch that line to see if
    anything happens. There we go. Strong fish. That’s a real strong
    fish. Here we go. Give me your face. He’s been eating. Keri: Oh. He has been eating. Glenn: Man, hooked him right at the roof of
    the mouth, too. You think he wanted that? He been eating. Took that worm. Here we go.
    Just saw it swimming off. Never felt the bite. All right dude. Let’s not fall over. All right.
    I’ll let you go. Once it hits the bottom, just reel up, and
    you want to lift up on it and let it fall back down again. And this time, I’m following
    it down with the rod and I’m reeling up the line, so I’m keeping a little bit of tension
    on the line. Not much. I still want it to fall straight down, but at least here I can
    feel the bite a little bit better. But, again, you have to watch the line. That’s the key
    to it. So, do that until you’re away from cover, just keep lifting the rod tip up and
    dropping the lure back down, reel up your slack, rinse, lather, repeat until you get
    back to the boat. Unless you pull away from a cover, once you’re away from cover, then
    just reel it back straight into the boat. That’s the first way to fish it. Now, another
    way to fish it is very similar. This works really well in the summertime. Now, throw
    it out, let it fall like I just showed you. But remember when I just showed you, I lifted
    it up slowly and let it fall back down slowly. In the summertime, this technique works really
    well and once it hits the bottom, you want to rip it up off the bottom and let it fall.
    Let it fall all the way down and then give it another pop and then let it fall all the
    way down, and then another pop, and let it fall all the way back down. What you’re doing
    here is you want to rip it up off the bottom. It often produces violent strikes from bass
    in the summertime. They’ll be following the bait all the way down and all of a sudden
    it “Boom!” takes off and it looks like it’s trying to get away from them and they’ll just,
    reaction strike. They’ll nail it really hard. So, when you’re fishing it that way, hold
    on tight because you can get some real violence strikes. But that’s an excellent way to fish
    it during the summertime. Now, let’s go the opposite. Let’s say a big
    front’s come through, dog days of summer and fish are kind of lethargic, they don’t want
    to bite. What do you do then? Well, throw it out there again. You can flip or pitch
    it same, different thing. There’re same, you know, different ways of casting it. Cast it
    out, let it hit the bottom. Now, reel up to it. And you want to feel a little bit of tension.
    You want that line to be tight between you and the bait and just let it sit. Don’t move
    it. That’s right. Don’t move it. You gotta be patient with this one. What you’re doing here is the bait may seem
    dead to you, like it’s not moving at all. But really what’s happening because you have
    tight line, you’ve got wind action and wave action that’s lapping away at the line and
    causing that bait to move just a little bit. You might have a little bit of current on
    the water. It’s causing that bait to twitch and move a little bit. And if you’re holding
    it with your hands, especially out away from your body, try doing this. Hold your hand
    steady. Just like this, you know, for two minutes. And try not to move it at all. Okay?
    You’re not gonna be able to do it. So, you’ll have a little bit of movements. And all of those little bit of movements combine
    to make that bait just move, quiver, kind of slowly move across the bottom of the lake.
    And a lot of times when the fish are real finicky, just that little subtle movement
    is all they need to suck it up off the bottom and swim off with it. So, you have to be a
    real line watcher when you’re doing that. They’re not going to thump it. Usually, the
    line just picks up and starts walking away. Kind of seems like a lazy way to fish it,
    but it really isn’t. It requires a lot of concentration. You’re not sitting there and
    slack line, so you constantly have to pay attention that you’ve got a tight line between
    you and the lure, and you just have to be on alert for that subtle, subtle pickup and
    you’ll catch a lot of fish that way in the summertime. Now, another way to fish this is you want
    it to look like a little creature bait going on the bottom of the lake. Let it sit on the
    bottom. Here, you want to hold your rod tip out a little bit to the side and you just
    want to drag it to about 90 degrees in front of you and then reel up the slack and then
    drag it again with the rod tip. Okay. The reason why you’re doing this, a couple of
    things. First of all, with the rod tip out to the side, you’re going to feel the bite.
    You’re going to feel that pickup. Sometimes it’s a real subtle pickup and that’s the hard
    part in the summertime. They just sometimes are very, very subtle, so havingit out to
    the side makes it easier to detect that bite. But also moving it with the rod tip helps
    you control the speed of it crawling along the bottom. You can do it fast, you can do it slow, just
    barely crawl along the bottom or move along really fast. But the rod now, you’re looking
    at it, you can see how fast you’re moving it. If you do it with your reel, it’s real
    difficult for you to visualize how fast that bait is moving on the bottom. You’ve got different
    gear ratios and if you have a lot of line down here versus a little bit of line that
    changes the speed, just don’t do it that way. Move it with your rod and you’ll have a lot
    more control over it, plus you’d be ready to set the hook when you feel the bite. Finally, another way to fish it is… This
    is great when you have lots of weeds, submergent weeds such as milfoil, hydrilla. What I’ll
    do is I’ll throw it out there and let’s say its 2 feet under the water. I’ll just let
    it sink a little bit, bring my rod tip up and I’ll just slowly reel it back, just slowly,
    reel it over the top. If I see a pocket, a little hole in those weeds and I’ll drop it
    right down in it. Let it fall right in. A lot of times you’ll get a bite when it falls
    right in those holes. Bring it back up through the hole and just bring it over the top. What
    you’re doing is the fish are buried down in those weeds and they’re looking up and they
    see something go by them. It’s not like a crankbait or super violent or high profile
    bait. It’s real subtle and a lot of times they’ll just dive right out of that cover
    and inhale that bait. [00:20:02]
    [Silence] [00:20:12] Look at that. Oh, swim in the worm. Swimming
    in it. Keri: He wanted to chase it. Glenn: There we go. There we go. Swimming
    the worm. That’s how we do. Swimming it. Keep it right there. So, those are the primary ways that I fish
    plastic worms during the summertime. I hope it works for you. For more tips and tricks
    like this, visit BassResource.com.