Have you seen water this clear? Tim found schools of giant bass and panfish holding on current seams in fast moving water. He's sight fishing them as they feed in the current. If you've ever seen water this clear you know how intimidating it can be but by adapting your equipment and carefully selecting the right bait you can catch some truly GIANT fish. The best part of all is you get to watch them bite!
As Tim explains in the video the fish are holding on the seam between fast moving current and the eddies. He uses a 1/4 ounce Ned rig to get the bait down as quickly as possible then bumps it down the current toward the bass. The concept is very similar to back bouncing a bait for salmon or steelhead.
The key to fishing in water this clear is gear selection. Light fluorocarbon is essential as is a rod and reel that can withstand the screaming runs that these big smallmouth make in current. If your line is too heavy the fish refuse to bite, too light and you'll break off. The same goes for rods and reels. Too heavy, you'll break off every time but too light and you'll never gain control of the fish. Below is a breakdown of the tackle Tim was using to catch this awesome limit of bass!
Bait- Roboworm Ned Worm: http://bit.ly/2j9F0Xy
(TW Black Blue Pumpkin, Desert Craw)
Hook-Z Man LockZ HD Head 1/5 oz: http://bit.ly/2kIgRYK
Ultrex Trolling Motor: http://bit.ly/2vFQypW
Rod- G Loomis Conquest 902S: http://bit.ly/2BiGUNi
Reel- Shimano Stella 3000: http://bit.ly/2U8Pkzg
Line- Sunline SX1 Braid 12 lb: http://bit.ly/2FngUkQ
Leader- Sniper Fluorocarbon 5 lb: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju
Rod- Megabass Levante 2019 Whipsnake: http://bit.ly/2Ibeo70
Reel- Ultegra 2500: http://bit.ly/2nfApml
Line- 10 lb Power Pro: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b
Leader- 6 lb Sunline Sniper: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju
Budget Friendly Combo...
Rod- Dobyns Fury 7' Med Light: http://bit.ly/2e7HZPF
Reel- Shimano Nasci 2500: http://bit.ly/2g278cC
Line- 8 lb Sunline Sniper: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju
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