The fishing road trip is wrapped up and now it’s time to break down the patterns, baits, as well as the rod and reel arsenal we used to catch smallmouth bass up in Michigan! The pattern highlights really focused on 2 different baits, a jerkbait and a Ned Rig. I caught my PB smallie on the jerkbait right off the bait but when fishing Lake Huron got super close to beating it fishing the Ned Rig. These are a different class of smallmouth bass and triggering bigger bites was key in making this an epic trip. The break down and recap on techniques and everything we did and figured out when it came to fishing these giant spring smallmouth bass is layed out in the video. Hope it helps someone making the trip to the lake searching for the right rods, reels, and tackle for capturing giant smallmouth bass.

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Megabass Jerkbait https://goo.gl/bRCVZj

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Gambler Fat Ace https://goo.gl/vpK425

Damiki Stinger https://goo.gl/a82Vf2

 

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I fish for bass in Florida and shoot video of my time out on the lake whenever I go out. I’ve captured tons of giant fish with my GoPro and post my edits every week on YouTube. I go fishing on many lakes like Lake Okeechobee, Rodman Reservoir, Lake Rousseau, Lake Kissimmee, Lake Toho and more. My goal is to capture my experience on video to help other anglers pursue fish on their home waters all over the country. I love punching mats, flipping, fishing offshore, and throwing big swimbaits but also enjoy more finesse fishing as well like drop shotting, jig fishing, Neko rigs…if bass bite it, I want to have it tied on to my rod and reel. Find all products used in the videos at http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/?from=mkfish

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I always share secrets and YouTuber Bass Quest threw down on some advanced lipless crankbait fishing. One of bass fishing’s oldest lures, a lipless crankbait can catch them anywhere and at anytime. The key though is the style of bait your fishing and technique you’re using to fish it. Bass Quest runs through all the details he looks at in lure choice and lays out what he uses to catch bass all year round.

We also continue our road trip fishing trip in Michigan with a fish fry and hang out with 2nd place finisher in the Uploaded Fishing bass boat competition.

Prep for the 2nd day of smallmouth bass fishing and what will become my best day of smallie fishing ever with 2 great YouTube anglers!

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Lipless Cranks

Red Eye Shad http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Strike_King_Red_Eye_Shad_Silent/descpage-SKRESS.html?from=mkfish

LV 500 http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Lucky_Craft_LV_500_Lipless_Crankbaits/descpage-LCLV500.html?from=mkfish

Ratt’l Trap http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Bill_Lewis_Rat-L-Trap/descpage-RT5.html?from=mkfish

Duo G-Fix http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Duo_Realis_G-Fix_Vibration_Tungsten_Lipless_Crankbait/descpage-DUOGFXL.html?from=mkfish

Damiki Tremor http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Damiki_Tremor_65_Lipless_Crankbaits/descpage-DTS.html?from=mkfish

My first ever Michigan smallmouth fishing ULTRA CLEAR natural lakes on my fishing road trip to the north!!! Big thanks to YouTuber Benjamin Nowak for making this happen – it was a grind but that’s what makes fishing for bass such a passionate and emotional sport! Keys for the day were fishing hard baits rip baits however my first ever ULTRA CLEAR lake bass was caught on a Ned Rig right at the end of the day. It’s finally spring in Michigan and these fish are a pre spawn and staging to spawn mode.

Stay tuned for some advanced Lipless Crankbait tips from YouTuber Bass Quest and then day 2 of the #SeekingBronze tour which will turn out INSANE!

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Baits and Gear in the vid:

Ned Rig Jig https://goo.gl/x1tCAA

Megabass Jerkbait https://goo.gl/bRCVZj

Powell Spinning Rod 7 3 ML https://goo.gl/zVPmrk

Gambler Fat Ace https://goo.gl/vpK425

If you’re crazy about fishing for bass this bait shop will make you drool. Franks Great Outdoors in Michigan makes me feel like a kid in a candy shop. Not to mention that before even walking in to the shop we met a guy that makes a crazy fishing scent and he threw Benjamin and I some swag to take smallie fishing. The road trip series continues as we get close to a shot at my PB smallmouth bass. This bait shot blew my mind though! Every aisle made me drool and want to grab all kinds of crazy fishing lures that. There is something here for every technique for bass and my mind was blown – absolutely insane selection right next to some of the best bass fishing in Michigan. Like epic bait shops? You’ll be drooling as we check out Frank’s Great Outdoors! Stay tuned for more as we get the inside VIP tour before heading out for PB smallie fishing!

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It’s the final fishing tournament with the old bass boat before we move all the gear and graphs to the new Triton fishing rig! Fished a super clear lake with my good buddy Charlie who is a stick out there! Different format tournament than your standard fishing derby – got to sleep in and rig rods in the morning . Had time to shoot some video about the rigs we’re using out there too and what catches fish in super clear water situations during the transition between spawn to post spawn. But all in all it’s the final voyage with the old fishing boat. She will be missed but change is good! Can’t wait to get the new girl out there and break her in with some giant bass!

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Gear in the vids:

Reel Shimano Curado http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Shimano_Reels_Casting/catpage-RLCSHIMANO.html?from=mkfish

Sunline FC Sniper http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Sunline_Super_FC_Sniper_Fluorocarbon/descpage-SLFCS.html?from=mkfish

You need this graph – Lowrance HDS 12 Carbon:http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Lowrance_HDS-12_Carbon_Fishfinder_Chartplotters/descpage-CAR2X.html?from=mkfish

Pegs for your weight (these are the best) http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/6th_Sense_Peg_X_Stoppers_9pk/descpage-6SPEG.html?from=mkfish

Power Pro Slick 65lbs Braid http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Power_Pro_Super_8_Slick_Braided_Line_Timber_Brown/descpage-PSBT.html?from=mkfish

Power Pro Braid http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Power_Pro_Super_8_Slick_Braided_Line_Timber_Brown/descpage-PSBT.html?from=mkfish

Gambler Fat Ace Stick Bait http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Gambler_Fat_Ace_5pk/descpage-GFA.html?from=mkfish

My Costas http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Costa_Del_Mar_Blackfin_Sunglasses/descpage-CDMBF.html?from=mkfish

Best all around hook 4/0 http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Owner_Wide_Gap_Plus_Black_Chrome_Hooks/descpage-O5139.html?from=mkfish

Insane – I won a new bass boat with a fishing video on Uploaded Fishing! But before all that went down YouTuber Benjman Nowak and I struggled catching bass through some crazy winter fishing conditions in Florida. The trip started off strong with double up 11 pound fish but it was all downhill from there…until day 3. No more ice on the boat, temps breaking 60 degrees, a mild night gave us a shot at one more big fish before we had to get Ben on a plane back to Michigan.

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All the gear and cams used in the making of this vid:

6th Sense Cloud 9 C25 Crankbait http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/6th_Sense_Cloud_9_Series_Deep_Diver_Crankbaits/descpage-6SC10.html

Mustad Triple Grips (Change your hooks!!!!!) http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Mustad_KVD_1x_Strong_2x_Short_Triple_Grip_Treble_Hook/descpage-MKVDEST.html?from=mkfish

Sunline FC Sniper http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Sunline_Super_FC_Sniper_Fluorocarbon/descpage-SLFCS.html?from=mkfish

You need this graph – Lowrance HDS 12 Carbon:http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Lowrance_HDS-12_Carbon_Fishfinder_Chartplotters/descpage-CAR2X.html?from=mkfish

Gambler Culling Scale http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Gambler_Digital_Culling_Scale/descpage-GDCS.html?from=mkfish

My Costas http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Costa_Del_Mar_Blackfin_Sunglasses/descpage-CDMBF.html?from=mkfish

Lucky Craft Spybait My Costas http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Costa_Del_Mar_Blackfin_Sunglasses/descpage-CDMBF.html?from=mkfish

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