Amazing Underwater Bass Fishing Footage of Tim Catching a BIG Spotted Bass!

Let's head underwater to watch as Tim fishes for a BIG Spotted Bass with a variety of baits and talks us through what is happening! Want to learn how to catch these big bass? Watching bass behavior underwater is the fastest way to become a better fisherman.

Time on the water has always been the most efficient way to become a great angler. Now that we can head underwater with a GoPro and actually watch the fish's movements and behavioral patterns the time involved in becoming a great angler is shorter than ever before! These videos are more than entertainment. They're a first hand look at the mannerisms that we can't see from the surface.

This particular fish is actually a bed fish. This is a giant female Spotted Bass and she's ready to defend her nest at all costs. Watch how the behavior changes from one bait to the next as she works aggressively to push and carry them away from the bed before finally consuming the baits to stop them. Bed fish of any species can be very aggressive but even in this situation, nothing compares to a Spot.

Tim uses 3 different baits to approach this Spotted Bass...

2.8 Keitech:

Revenge Dart Hedz:

Dirty Jigs Football Jig (Supermat Brown):

Yamamoto Double Tail Grub:

6" Osprey Tournament Talon (Reverse Hitch):


Need the gear to throw these baits? Here is what Tim was fishing with for this bass:

Keitech Combo...

Rod- Dobyns 742 Spinning Rod:

Reel- Daiwa Certate Spinning Reel:

Line- Sunline 6 lb:


Jig Combo...

Rod- GLX 893C:

Reel- Shimano Aldebaran 50:

Line- 50 lb Sufix 832:

Leader- 15 lb Assassin:


Osprey Swimbait Combo...

Rod- 7'6” Expride Heavy:

Reel- Chronarch MGL 150:

Line- 65 lb Sufix 832:

Leader- 25 lb Sunline Assassin:


Tim's Sunglasses for Sight Fishing- Eye Surrender:

Camera Used- GoPro Hero5:


Spotted bass are amazing predators. They're smarter than largemouth and stronger than smallmouth. What they lack in size they make up for in aggression and in recent years, giant spotted bass have began dominating fisheries across the country, especially lakes like Bullards Bar, Lake Berryessa, Lake Shasta, and Lake Oroville. If you have the opportunity to experience Spotted Bass fishing you need to take the time to try it!

Catching Big Bass On Little Baits

Matt and his Dad hit the water for some fun fishing but ended up locating a school of big bass! Come along for the ride as they catch quality spotted bass and largemouth on finesse tackle. 

The key to success this day was locating aggressive schooling bass, then keeping them biting by cycling through a variety of baits and cast angles to continue to trigger their feeding mentality. 

When targeting agressive prespawn fish its important to fish quickly and aggressively while the fish are actively feeding. All feeding periods come to an end so catch as many fish as possible during the bite window. Once the fish "cool off" give them a break for a few minutes then try to reactivate the school once more before moving on in search of a new school. 

Gear Shown In the Video...

Revenge Darthedz:
Coolbaits Underspin:
Keitech 2.8 Swimbait:
Alabama Rig:
Skinny Dipper Swimbait:
Matt Allen Swimbait Head:

Finesse Casting Setup...
Rod- NRX 852C JWR:
Reel- Aldabaran 50:
Line- 10 lb Braid:
Leader- 8 lb Mono:

Finesse Spinning Setup...
Rod- Dobyns 742:
Reel- Stradic CI4+ 2500:
Line- 10 lb Braided:
Leader- 8 lb Mono: