IMO the only lure you need to catch bass in spring is a Ned Rig – it’s among the most versatile fishing lures to catch bass and you can do a wide range of techniques with it! In this video I introduce you to the NEW Power Ned Worm and we review it’s design and how to fish it.
In this video I catch a GIANT bass using a finesse fishing technique on a spinning rod – one crazy fight and teetered on the edge of scary! I was using a drop shot rig on a spinning or spin cast rod and reel with a small soft plastic worm (finesse).
In this fishing video we discuss the things no one tells you about fall fishing and what I consider my cheating rig – a micro swimbait + jig rig. Fall fishing patterns and techniques all revolve around bait – whether it’s shad or herring and finding that bait on the lake you’re fishing and having a range of fishing lures that mimic the forage are key to catching fish. I teach you about the finesse swimbait rig I love for fall – blade baits, jigs, topwater lures, ned rigs, spinerbaits, chatterbaits, and even a worm rig that works on any spotted bass like lake like Lanier.
No one has this fishing lure as of yet. I finally prototyped and designed a ned rig jig that has everything to fish big bass and heavy cover and will end bait slippage when fishing docks or just power fishing a Ned Rig. We head out to Lake Guntersville to test out my homemade jig and see how it performs around grass, fishing rock and other types of structure and cover for bass. My goal was to take the things that I don’t like about a Ned Rig – the finesse hook, the lack of a good keeper, the inability to throw it on a bait casting fishing rod – and turn those things around to make a more heavy cover, more functional, fish anywhere type ned rig jig. I also wanted it to be better suited for mag ned fishing and fishing soft plastic worms like like senkos or my Gambler Ace stick baits. We test the prototype on one of the best bass fishing lakes to see if my homemade lure catches bass and will make the cut!
Late spring and summer fishing is here and that means swimbaits, crankbaits, jigs and tons of other fishing lures and fishing techniques to catch post spawn bass moving into summer patterns. I got a bunch of baits from Tackle Warehouse to get my fishing rods rigged up for this lure transition and I go though each lure and how to fish it out on the lake.
There is only one lure you need to catch bass in spring and honestly the way it triggers fish it’s like cheating!!! The Ned Rig is one of the best fishing lures for a couple reasons – it catches small fish and giant bass but also any angler can fish it from a beginner to an expert angler. It’s a finesse style technique that catches all species of bass and especially in late spring fishing a Ned Rig is just like cheating because the fish can’t resist it! I rig my ned rig jig with a small soft plastic worm stickbait that I cut down – a Gambler Ace and it’s tough to beat a color like green pumpkin. Since the water was not super clear and we were fishing for smallmouth and largemouth bass I used some chartreuse dip on the tail as well.
A Ned Rig jig and a soft plastic is a perfect technique to catch spring bass moving up to spawn. The versatility of the lure really makes it shine and it’s finesse features allow it to catch fish in nearly any conditions – clear water, deep water fishing, skipping docks…it’s one of the most adapatable spring fishing techniques that works for any angler. There’s a little trick I figured out that I don’t even think the pros are doing on Lake Guntersville where you flip a ned rig on light action fishing rod like a spinning rod to holes in the grass – you need clear water but basically you’re triggering spawning and staging bass using those sandy areas as pathways. It catches fish and any angler can do it – it’s easy!
It doesn’t matter where you’re fishing, googans exist everywhere. A reminder, what is a real googan – someone that doesn’t want to put the work in to find fish. So I’m out ledge fishing and I understand a lot of fishing holes are community spots but this guy pulled his boat up right next to mine and we even crossed fishing lines!!?! I don’t own the lake but I don’t think I would’ve done this to someone?
On a more fun subject we had a blast summer fishing using our electronics and noticing some bait fish to locate and dial in the bass. One thing I recommend is trying to fish during low light periods such as morning or sunset – it truly changes the way the fish behave and you will catch more fish.
Want the fishing rods, fishing reels, and fishing lures used int he vids? Find them all at Tackle Warehouse below:
Should I be banned from fishing? I’m getting spoiled by mega bags bass fishing in Florida. We almost caught 40lbs fishing a crankbait and now we came out today and had to slow down and throw a neko rig and ned rig but still caught 5 fishing pushing 30lbs – absolute insane mega bag. It was an interesting example though of how you have to adapt daily to different fishing conditions and bass that are just in different feeding moods every time you go to the lake. The fish would not react to the crankbait like I wanted them too and I turned to fishing soft plastic worm rigs insanely slow over hard bottom like shell and sand. Another amazing day on the water in Florida!