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I just made the biggest decision of my fishing life – of my fishing career – this is big news and it’s time to share with you! I am moving to Alabama to pursue my dream of bass fishing on Lake Guntersville, Lake Pickwick, Lake Chickamauga and more! SUBSCRIBE https://www.youtube.com/user/mikeybalzzfishing

This does not me an I am leaving beautiful Lake Okeechobee forever. I will be spending time in Florida fishing for bass and shooting videos but I am taking a huge leap and headed to buy my first house in a fishing mecca of the world!

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I’m afraid if this continues it could kill Lake Okeechobee – one of the best freshwater fishereis in the country. Who is doing it? The REAL STORY is not in the news but you’ll hear about the toxic algae blooms on the coast. Killing grass on the lake has increased annually since 2010 and it’s not just invasive species being targeted anymore. Lake Okeechobee water levels have marched up – a story that should have made news in 2013 but was passed over until the crisis we find ourselves in now. I don’t have the answers and you need to remember no matter what “real story” you listen too there is an agenda and bias behind it. This is how I’ve watched the killing of Lake Okeechobee unravel since 2010 when I first arrived in South Florida. There isn’t one person to blame for the destruction of the lake but Okeechobee has been victim to a wide range of interests and politics which all in in all jeopardize the future of Florida’s greatest freshwater fishery!

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I have tones of fishing stuff all stacked up in my garage. Swimbaits, soft plastics, creature baits, punching baits, buzzbaits, Ratt l Traps – so much stuff. I let you take a look at my bass stash and what I have stock on in my garage – my go to baits and tackle for fishing bass all over Florida ~ raw and uncut. Do you have the same stash, what does your stash look like, what did I miss? Take a raw look into the garage bait cache of Mikeybalzz!

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Huddleston Swimbait http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Huddleston_Deluxe_68_Special_Weedless/descpage-HD68W.html?from=mkfish

Gambler BB Cricket http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Gambler_BB_Cricket_3_12pk/descpage-GBC.html?from=mkfish

Culprit Incredi Craw http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Culprit_Incredi_Craw/descpage-CULPINC.html?from=mkfish

 

Camera – GoPro Hero 4 http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/GoPro_HERO4_Silver_Camera/descpage-GPS4.html?from=mkfish

 

GoPro Shoulder Mount http://amzn.to/2lkPI0t

Floral Hat http://amzn.to/2oASb5H

Lapel mic http://amzn.to/2q6VUZB

Re Fuel Gopro Battery – 6hrs of Action http://amzn.to/2q4mYdC

SD Card for all day http://amzn.to/2q4mFPS

D&M Buzzbait http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/DM_Custom_Baits_Hot_Rod_Buzzbaits/descpage-DMHR.html?from=mkfish

D&M Punch Craw http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/DM_Custom_Baits_Punch_Craw_425/descpage-DMPC.html?from=mkfish

Gambler Why Not http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Gambler_Why_Not_7pk/descpage-GWN.html?from=mkfish

Crazy square bill and jig fishing on a private Florida lake in the scorching summer sun! Charlie and I whack over 20lbs of Florida strain largemouth fishing mid depths on a sunny calm day out on the lake. Charlie told me there were giants in here and he was right! We only fished for 4 hours and caught some big fish even a 5lbs bass on while the drone was flying! It’s always fun hanging out with friends and hunting for big bass and that’s what happened today. We even found a sunken canoe with treasure bass on it! It’s always an adventure going out on Florida lakes with the potential for big bags – the week before Charlie caught 2 30lbs limits in one day! That’s insane, flat out!

Conditions: partly cloudy, upper 80’s and calm

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Reel Shimano Curado http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Shimano_Curado_200_I_Casting_Reel/descpage-SCI.html?from=mkfish

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

Camera – GoPro Hero 4 http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/GoPro_HERO4_Silver_Camera/descpage-GPS4.html?from=mkfish

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

GoPro Shoulder Mount http://amzn.to/2lkPI0t

Floral Hat http://amzn.to/2oASb5H

Lapel mic http://amzn.to/2q6VUZB

Re Fuel Gopro Battery – 6hrs of Action http://amzn.to/2q4mYdC

SD Card for all day http://amzn.to/2q4mFPS

Hummingbird Sonar http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Humminbird_Helix_9_Sonar/descpage-HX9.html?from=mkfish

Gambler Megadaddy http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Gambler_MegaDaddy_5pk/descpage-GMEGDAD.html?from=mkfish

Square bill crankbait http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Strike_King_KVD_HC_Square_Bill_Silent_Crankbait/descpage-SKKVDHC.html?from=mkfish

 

Douchebags are real and in this video I ran inot a real one. Bass fishing is made worse by these kind of people adn fishing in general. Don’t be that guy. But in this case I won and found what he didn’t want me to find and scored a massive bag of largemouth bass because of it.

Reel Shimano Curado http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Shimano_Curado_200_I_Casting_Reel/descpage-SCI.html?from=mkfish

Strike King 6xd http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Strike_King_Pro_Model_6XD_Crankbaits/descpage-SK6XD.html?from=mkfish

Strike King 10xd http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Strike_King_10XD_Crankbait/descpage-SK10XD.html?from=mkfish

Gambler O Beast http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Gambler_O_Beast/descpage-GOB.html?from=mkfish

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

Camera – GoPro Hero 4 http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/GoPro_HERO4_Silver_Camera/descpage-GPS4.html?from=mkfish

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

GoPro Shoulder Mount http://amzn.to/2lkPI0t

Floral Hat http://amzn.to/2oASb5H

You need this graph – Lowrance 12 Ti:
http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Lowrance_Elite_12_Ti_Sonar/descpage-LET2.html?from=mkfish

Reins Tungsten http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Reins_TG_Tungsten_Slip_Sinker_Heavy_Weight/descpage-RTGSS.html?from=mkfish

JTK Hair Jig http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Gambler_Hair_Jig/descpage-GHJG.html?from=mkfish

Lapel mic http://amzn.to/2q6VUZB

Re Fuel Gopro Battery – 6hrs of Action http://amzn.to/2q4mYdC

SD Card for all day http://amzn.to/2q4mFPS

Rode Mic http://amzn.to/2rLNGZm

Shimano Zodias 7’2″ MH for Neko Rig http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Shimano_Zodias_Casting_Rods/descpage-ZDC.html?from=mkfish

Powell Max 3D Crankbait Casting Rod 7’11 MH Composite http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Powell_Max_3D_Crankbait_Casting_Rods/descpage-3DCC.html?from=mkfish

HogFarmer Tremoring Hog Ties http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/HogFarmer_Baits_Tremoring_Hog_Ties/descpage-HFSH.html?from=mkfish

Gambler Swimbait Head 3/4oz and 1oz http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Gambler_Swimbait_Heads_4pk/descpage-GSBH.html?from=mkfish

Powell Max 3d Casting Rods http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Powell_Max_3D_Casting_Rods/descpage-3DC.html?from=mkfish

Gambler Crawdaddy http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Gambler_Crawdaddy_4_10pk/descpage-GBCD.html?from=mkfish

Dobyns Champion Extreme MH 795 http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Dobyns_Champion_Extreme_HP_Full_Handle_Casting_Rods/descpage-DCX.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

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

Weather, hot and sunny partial clouds, slight breeze.

Windshield Camera Mount Clamp http://amzn.to/2s6Dxs6

Donny Bass and I finished 2nd in the Roland Marin Marine Series Tournament on Lake Okeechobee doing what we love to do – punching heavy cover for big fish! Full day video and weigh in, all the deets and all the fish using big tungsten weights to target big bass on the bass capitol of the world Lake Okeechobee.

One of the best tournaments in Florida paying over $5k for the win. We managed 2nd place thanks to some awesome punching and flipping fish staked up in the mats. Go to baits was a Gambler Crawdaddy and Why Not (links below), heavy braided line, and heavy action fishing rods.

Conditions: sunny with partial clouds, highs in the 80’s and fish staging up to spawn.

Caught it all on video with the GoPros, another epic tournament finish with my friend Donny Bass make sure to check him out https://www.facebook.com/donny.bass.3

Products and cams in the vid!

Reel Shimano Curado http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Shimano_Curado_200_I_Casting_Reel/descpage-SCI.html?from=mkfish

Camera – GoPro Hero 4 http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/GoPro_HERO4_Silver_Camera/descpage-GPS4.html?from=mkfish

Floral Hat http://amzn.to/2oASb5H

Reins Tungsten http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Reins_TG_Tungsten_Slip_Sinker_Heavy_Weight/descpage-RTGSS.html?from=mkfish

Gambler Crawdaddy http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Gambler_Crawdaddy_4_10pk/descpage-GBCD.html?from=mkfish

Dobyns Champion Extreme MH 795 http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Dobyns_Champion_Extreme_HP_Full_Handle_Casting_Rods/descpage-DCX.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

Music creds 2 tracks from Meluran!

Took my best friend fishing and we caught a bunch of peacock bass and some snook with swimbaits targeting bedding areas just before the full moon. What people don’t know is peacock bass behave a lot like blue gill or bream because that’s their closest relation. We managed to fish for bass at just the right time.

Weather was hot balmy summer conditions, no wind no rain and temperatures in the 90’s. The whole key was these fish were spawning and locked on beds and we could sight fish for them which made it amazingly fun!

All baits and gear are listed below:

Little EZ Swimbait http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Gambler_Little_EZ_/descpage-LITEZ.html?from=mkfish
GoPro Hero5 http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/GoPro_HERO5_Black_Camera/descpage-GPB5.html?rom=mkfish

Jig head http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Gambler_Trophiez_Swimbait_Heads/descpage-GTSBH.html?from=mkfish

Shimano Sahara Spinning Reel http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Shimano_Sahara_FI_Spinning_Reels/descpage-SH.html?from=mkfish

Rapala X-Rap Olive Green http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Rapala_X-Rap/descpage-RXR.html?from=mkfish

GoPro Shoulder Mount http://amzn.to/2lkPI0t

Floral Hat http://amzn.to/2oASb5H