We linked up with Halo Fishing Rods for a fishing rod challenge on Lake Guntersville. Walt is an absolute stick out on the lake so we learned about summer bass behavior as well as the technology that makes up some of the fishing rods I love. What was most interesting to me is how the Ti series fishing rods – the ones I use for fishing a Mag Ned Rig or other soft plastic worm lures – have a solid tip vs. a tubular tip, creating a soft fast taper for casting and loading up during a hookset.

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Halo Ti casting rod 7′ 3″ MH http://bit.ly/30ihBa4

Halo Ti casting rod 7′ M http://bit.ly/30ihBa4

Halo Rave casting rod http://bit.ly/2XC53gR

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Burner Craw I caught the 6 pounder on http://bit.ly/2LLK9p5

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My Costas http://bit.ly/2uv7Zeg

My Lowrance HDS Live http://bit.ly/2K7qn5U

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You told me it would happen and today it did. Bog the rescue pitbull fell in the lake and almost drowned. We were fishing and the dog tried to transfer boats and fell in the water. He went under 2 times and I could not grab his collar so I dove in after him. There is a lot of current in the river so I was scared he would get caught in it and he was freaking out – scary moment to say the least. I am just glad he is alright and we will be looking for a dog life jacket as well as being super careful when we bring Bog the dog to the lake to go fishing!

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Lojo Fishing called to fish with one goal – catching his first smallmouth bass. The challenge was on and it turned into quite an adventure. First all we could get to bite were small largemouth bass. Then we got stopped by the lake police and after that they started chewing our lures. Did Lojo catch his first smallmouth bass????

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Hot fishing lure in the video was the Nichols Ned Jig with a Gambler Lures Ace – check out the links below to everything we used at Tackle Warehouse:

Weedless Toadstool Micro Ned Head http://bit.ly/2JDlMYM

Ace soft plastic worm (cut it down at the worm sack) http://bit.ly/2CAFCjd

Braid for spinning rod setup http://bit.ly/2U98XvSb

Flourocarbon fishing line for leader 8lbs test http://bit.ly/2YjSLXd

Contour map I use (C-Map) http://bit.ly/2HTgx4D

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If there is one fishing technique I love it’s flipping and punching heavy cover for bass. And right now on Lake Guntersville the mats are stacked with bass to target with heavy Hawg Tech tungsten weights, a heavy action fishing rod, and big braid. You can do it too by targeting matted vegetation on your home lake or body of water, all you need to do is find vegetation that makes a canopy for bass to live under. We go through how to catch fish in heavy cover late summer though fall and you’re going to love they way they bite !!!

Stinger punching soft plastic lure http://bit.ly/2Gd3fzk

Hawg Tech tungsten weights http://bit.ly/2UNRO7g

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C Map for finding ditches and creeks http://bit.ly/2HTgx4D

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There are always 2 sides to a story but it looks like the trophy bass master Mike Long may have cheated and lied about some of his angling records, fishing tournament wins, and just flat out behaved unethically while bass fishing – basically he’s a fraud. Long is a famous figure in bass fishing history and marks a point in the timeline putting trophy California fishing on the map as well as playing a huge role in popularizing big swimbait fishing across the U.S. His 20+lbs fish made the cover of Bassmaster back in the early 2000’s and he still plays a role in fishing defining the direction of trophy bass fishing as well as the Cali swimbait and tournament scene.

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The rain took a break and we went finesse micro swimbait fishing on Lake Lanier with Tim from Hammond’s Fishing Center! Tim taught me about “blow thrus” and other lingo anglers use to describe various cover and structure on the lake. The water is rather clear and the main forage is blueback herring. Tim explained that the herring will eat the eggs of the bass and using that micro swimbait like a Little EZ on a ball head and slow rolling it on the bottom mimics the bluebacks. This finesse rig is pretty cool and I think it would be perfect for targeting bass on Smith Lake as well as rocky areas during summer and winter.

Thanks again to Tim and Hammond’s Fishing – check them out https://www.hammondsfishing.com/

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8lbs flourocarbon fishing line http://bit.ly/2YjSLXd

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I love exploring tackle shops in the U.S. so we stopped at Hammond’s Fishing Center on Lake Lanier and did a walk thru. This tackle shop is crazy – it looks like a log cabin and is piled high with fishing lures, fishing rods, and even crazy epic live bait tanks with Herring, Minnows and more!!!! Tim owns Hammonds and he’s a good friend so he tooks some time to walk us through the shop and tell us a bit about fishing Lake Lanier, spotted bass, largemouth bass, and local custom swimbaits that I thought were crazy cool!

You can find out more about this crazy tackle shop Hammond’s Fishing Center right here http://hammondsfishing.net/

Stay tuned for our next episode when we get out on the water with Tim for some bass fishing and fishing tips for Lake Lanier and catching magnum spotted bass!!!

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I got the most insane sight fishing bite fishing for bass in a tiny clear creek on Lake Lanier. It was unbelievable!!! Reeling in a Nichols Ned Rig Jig with a Gambler Ace I had two bass follow the bait all the way to the boat. I flipped the bait back out while looking at the fish and it bit!!! Absolutely insane!!! Probably the best sight fishing bites I have ever had. We caught some other spotted bass on a range of techniques from throwing Sebile swimbaits to casting micro swimbaits on ball jig heads. Lake Lanier is super clear and the creeks were no exceptions so using light line and more finesse fishing techniques was key.

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Nichols Ned Head we caught the sight fish on http://bit.ly/2JDlMYM

Gambler Ace http://bit.ly/2CAFCjd

Sebile Magic Swimmer Swimbait http://bit.ly/2VGaYAy

Micro Swimbait from Scottsboro Tackle http://bit.ly/2EXYZ71

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I finally got my Lowrance HDS LIVE units installed so I’m going to set up the ultimate scanning screen the pros don’t want you to know about. Sonar is a powerful tool and the new dual mounts offer anglers a lot of information to take in while fishing. In this tutorial we break downs some basic Lowarance sonar screens you will need for every day fishing as well as the ultimate down scan idling screen for finding offshore bass and cross referencing different sonar reads to get the best idea of what the fish are doing and how they are set up.

C-Map http://bit.ly/2HTgx4D

Lowrance HDS Live http://bit.ly/2K7qn5U

Bass Boat Technologies Dual Graph Mount https://www.bassboattech.com/

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