10 crazy awesome facts about bass fishing on Lake Okeechobee that fans always ask me. I collaborated with my friend Captain Joey Berg to go thru fishing tips, seasonal lake patterns, your YouTube questions, and break down Lake Okeechobee myths and facts so if you are fishing for bass you know where and how to start. We talk about what type and what size fishing line, what are the best color soft plastic worm colors to use on the Lake, what are the facts about summer fishing versus bass fishing in winter, as well as the craziest times to catch GIANT bass during the year. These are all facts and tips I wish I would have known when I arrived in Florida LOL! So I hope they can help to lead you to more fun on the water and a better more diverse fishing experience!!!
There are few techniques for bass fishing in summer that I love as much as this one. The NEKO RIG has caught me so man fish in the hot summer months it’s INSANE. It’s such a simple technique and basically allows you to deliver a wacky rigged fishing lure at depths bass normally don’t see such a rig. The other reason I love this technique is it catches small fish up to mondo huge bass! It’s perfect for clear to moderately stained water and in most situations should be fished where you find open hard bottom. Not a lure you want to throw into heavy cover but more geared for targeting pods or schools of fish setup on offshore structure. We break down the 3 soft plastic baits I use, the terminal tackle, how to set up the Neko Rig, and what types of fishing rods work best to fish the Neko Rig.
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Fishing for bass is a contact sport on Lake Okeechobee and sometimes you end up bleeding from injuries – especially when you punching for bass! Well that’s what happened to poor Bass Quest when grabbing a 7+lbs Lake Okeechobee bass that I had punched out of heavy cover and he ended up bleeding all over the place! In summer you can’t beat targeting heavy cover using the pitching technique to present fishing lures to fish setup in water around heavy cover. When it comes to fishing techniques it’s one of my favorite and it’s such an intensely INSANE way to catch fish on any lake.
Sorry Bass Quest for making you bleed!!!
Key fishing lures were a punching rig with a Hawg Tech Tungsten weight and a Gambler 4″ Flippn Tube paired up with a 5/0 Owner Hook.
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.
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!
Fishing lures like poop for catching bass – totally! The road trip continues with a twist on fishing lures for bass, rigging up, smallmouth bass techniques, and a plan for tomorrow’s trip to the lake! Totally epic bait shop wraps up with a giant Yeti Cooler and some secret fishing spots but all I can think about is smallmouth bass fishing – will the poop lure work?
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!
I have goosebumps from a totally unscheduled fishing stop on my road trip north at Kentucky Lake. Bank fishing for bass I managed to catch my PB spotted bass fishing a drop shot rig in a small bay right next to the dam. Headed on a road trip to my brother’s wedding and some epic smallmouth bass fishing in Michigan I just randomly stopped and got a hotel for the night down the road from Kentucky Lake, grabbed a fishing liscense, and went out OG style trying to catch my first Kentucky Lake bass – I would’ve never known it would be my PB!!! This is just the beginning of a road trip series chronicling my trip to search for my PB smallmouth bass with my buddy Benjamin Nowak. So stay tuned!
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We finally broke dirty 30 in the new boat!!! And it’s bizarre how bass eat this bait but we did it with the Mag Ned Rig. Part 2 of an epic post spawn day on the lake fishing for bass, we rolled up on a shell bar early afternoon , wind started to blow, and the fish began to bite. Probably had 32lbs including a MASSIVE 9lbs+ caught on the bizarre but giant slaying Mag Ned Rig. They just eat that bait! Also caught some studs on the Neko Rig which is perfect for sluggish fish looking for a big meal with finesse during the late spring post spawn time of year!
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