I love to fish for bass on any lake with a gigantic crankbait. There’s a variety of fishing lures out there that dive deep and draw an epic reaction from fish when it goes by – and these things are pretty large, many weigh over 1 ounce. The trick is however you never know how a fishing lure will work until you actually get it out on the lake to fish for bass. What we’re going to try to do here is go through a review and break down of the #realfishing features of each one of these gigantic crankbaits – how they really fish wne you get them underwater and which ones I absolutely LOVE!
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Fishing a tournament – mental game, pull out an epic trophy bass late in the day weighing over 8lbs; who doesn’t love fishing a bass tournament! No doubt it turned out pretty clutch. We caught a ton of fish using a wide range of techniques – drop shotting, longlining, Texas Rigged worm, spinnerbait,. Alabama Rig and a Neko Rig. Overall the bass were schooled up and fishing for them required using your graph to identify how the groups had shifted throughout the day. My worry was guys fishing spawning and pre-spawn fish in the grass – there had seemed to be a lot of big fish caught earlier in the week focusing on more traditional bass fishing techniques – topwater, flipping, sight fishing. However we focused on fishing for bass that were offshore staging to come in to spawn and it paid off with this crazy win!
Weather: morning lows in the lower 60’s, highs reaching the mid to upper 70’s; slight breeze in the P.M. and pretty much clear blue skies all day long.
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One of the craziest bass I’ve ever caught while fishing in Florida and the 2nd biggest ever! An EPIC fishing video: fishing for bass with light fishing line and catching a trophy using a technique called long lining.
Fish are setting up to eat prior to spawning this time of year and that means big schools of hungry fish. Today it seemed like more and more of them showed up every hour and we managed 2 solid catches a 6lbs 9oz and an 11lbs 6oz along with others that didn’t quite make the cut.
Weather – cooling temps in the evenings, highs in the upper 70’s to low 80’s. Partly cloudy with a very slight northeast breeze.
Spent time fishing with Lake Okeechobee Hammer Matt Wieteha teaching him a bit about what I’ve learned on fishing for bass off the bank. A hot, flat summer day in Central Florida where the bite was tough but panned out into a 20+lbs limit of bass and a pretty stellar day hanging out with good people.
Techniques used were crankbaits, Neko Rigs, Texas Rigged plastics, and drop shot. Big fish tended to come on the wacky rig setup and bigger crankbaits.
I’ve been catching giants with crankbaits and using a technique called long lining or strolling. Here’s a break down of how I’m using these tools to target bass schooled up in deep water haunts. All the gear and fishing tackle used in the video can be found below. Help support the vids and the raw fishing content – no posers here, only real fishing techniques, real on the water content, and authentic fishing content.
I caught a 10lbs 14oz bass on a cranbait fishing in central Florida waiting for a friend. A pre spawn fish out in deeper water I fished the crank in a unique technique called longlining. Wish I would’ve brought my net but managed to land her by hand and catch it all on the GoPro. All equipment and tackle details below, check them out!
Had my littler brother down for some fishing and he caught his personal best largemouth bass at 8lbs longlining a crankbait. He was stoked and so was I but little did we know that PB would only last a couple days when we would double up on near 9lbs giants together. Stay tuned for the second part of the vid where we catch more giant bass during his trip to Florida!
Moving into post spawn can be hit or miss fishing. Especially with fish moving towards deeper water my experience has been you’re either catching dinks or you’re on a mega bag. That has a lot to do with the attitude of the fish – they’re beat up they’re done spawning but at the same time temps are stabilizing and the weather is starting to push those fish towards their summer haunts.
One thing I’ve struggled with is getting bigger fish to bite during this period even though I can often see them down there on my graph relating to wood or hard bottom spots as well as bottom contours.
When this happens – and it’s usually after I’ve tried dragging a big Gambler Lures worm, a football jig with an O Beast or a Mega Daddy, even drop shotting Roboworms – I’ve found going to the opposite end of the spectrum can light them up.
So what does that mean? It means throwing big fast moving baits that move a bunch of water and fly by the fish forcing them to pull the trigger on biting. My go to are crankbaits like the 10XD and the 6xd and I like to toss it at hard targets – wood, shell, any isolated target.
Words can only go so far – check out what I’m talking about in the vid: