How Fish React To Different Lures **Underwater Bite Footage**

Let's head under water and look at how fish react to a worm, a swimbait, and a jig. Tim presents all 3 baits to a variety of bass and watches their reactions. Its amazing how differently each fish reacts . Some lash out immediately, others ignore one bait entirely and then come to life for the next. Take a look and then share your take aways with us at the end.

The biggest "tell" about how a bass will react to a bait is its dorsal fin. If that fin starts standing up or moving rapidly you know you've got a fish that's fired up for a bait. If you make a change and the dorsal settles, its time for another switch. Its always best to have a variety of baits tied on and ready so you can adapt quickly to each fish's temperament.

Some of our key baits for sight fishing (and fishing in general) are a dropshot worm, jig, small swimbait, and large swimbait. Below is a breakdown of the specific baits Tim is using in the video. Comment below and let us know what you learned from watching how these bass react.

Dropshot...

Bait- Roboworm 6" Fat Worm: http://bit.ly/2awYSxM

Hook- Owner Mosquito Light Size 2: http://bit.ly/2zQVKx3

Weight- Tungsten Dropshot 3/16 oz: http://bit.ly/2kppo3p

Jig...

Jig- Z Man Micro Finesse Jig: http://bit.ly/2UcGaBP

Trailer- TRD CrawZ: http://bit.ly/2U9vx6P

Large Swimbait...

Mattlures Hammer Tail Bluegill: http://bit.ly/2FsZhA3

Small Swimbait...

Megabass Dark Sleeper 1/4 oz: http://bit.ly/2TyR1GT

Camera Used To Capture Footage...

GoPro Hero 7 Black: http://bit.ly/2RsLpjB

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Bed Fishing Tricks With Amazing Underwater Footage!

Let's head underwater to watch spawning bass eat bluegill swimbaits, jigs, and a variety of finesse baits. We're watching their behavior and learning how to adapt bait selection and equipment to catch bigger bed fish. If you're fishing during the spawn but don't consider yourself an "excellent bed fisherman", this video is for you!

Most anglers think of a big white creature bait and shallow water when its time to go bed fishing. The reality is sight fishing season is as diverse as any other time of year. There are a variety of baits for various conditions, sizes of fish, and water clarities. Knowing when to use each bait, how to lure strikes, and when to set the hook, is going to make you a much more efficient bed fisherman.

Below is a breakdown of the baits and equipment discussed in the video as well as some key color recommendations that break the norm. Don't be afraid to get out of your comfort zone, throw some different baits, and catch a new personal best this Spring!

Sunglasses- Eye Surrender (Amber and Copper Lenses): http://bit.ly/2glE3eN

Ned Rig Baits...

-Roboworm Ned: http://bit.ly/2j9F0Xy

(Desert Craw, Green Pumpkin Perch, Prism Shad)

-Z Man Finesse TRD: http://bit.ly/2hs4RtR

(Green Pumpkin, Mud Bug, The Deal)

-Z Man TRD Craws: http://bit.ly/2U9vx6P

(TW Delta Green Pumpkin, Blood Worm, Canada Craw)

-Ned Head- Ned LockZ HD Jig Head 1/6 oz: http://bit.ly/2kIgRYK

Dropshot Worms...

-Strike King Dream Shot: http://bit.ly/2KNXuK9

(Green Pumpkin, Ghost Shad, KVD Magic)

-Z Man Trick Shots: http://bit.ly/2TqJwAR

(Bad Shad, Green Pumpkin Goby, Twilight)

-Reaction Innovations Shiver Shot: http://bit.ly/2JCpY7S

(Magic Craw Swirl, Sungill, Smallmouth magic)

-Dropshot Hook- Owner Mosquito Light Size 1: http://bit.ly/2zQVKx3

Jigs and Trailers...

-Dirty Jigs Pitching' Jig 1/2 oz: http://bit.ly/2amL3of

(Bluegill, Canterbury Craw, Go To)

-Dirty Jigs No-Jack Flippin Jig 1/2 oz: http://bit.ly/2fx8YBI

(Bluegill, Magic Craw Swirl, Warmouth)

-Reaction Innovations Beaver Trailer: http://bit.ly/29W3RZW

(Green Pumpkin, Green Pumpkin Red, Magic Craw Swirl)

-Reaction Innovations Smallie Beaver: http://bit.ly/2dR6CkP

(Green Pumpkin, Magic Craw Swirl, Spanish Fly)

Swimbaits and Bluegill Imitators...

-Keitech 2.8 Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

-Mattlures Ultimate Bluegill: http://bit.ly/2aAuAz5

-Mattlures U2 Bluegill: http://bit.ly/2s1dqyf

-Megabass Dark Sleeper: http://bit.ly/2TyR1GT

-Storm Wildeye Sunfish: http://bit.ly/2psTO6t

-Basstrix Bluegill: http://bit.ly/2dPHA4e

Fishing the spawn is all about boat positioning. Our Talons make a huge difference! The advantage of Talons over a trolling motor is that the prop is never turning but you're still able to sit perfectly still. If you've considered Shallow Water Anchors give Talons a look.

Minn Kota Talons: http://bit.ly/2F0QBSP

(We use 15' Talons)

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How To Sight Fish When Its NOT EASY!

Got Wind? Got Murky Water? Don't worry! You can still catch those fish! We've talked in the past about how to target bed fish that you can't see at all by flipping likely cover. In this video we're talking about how to catch them when conditions get tough. 

We've all been in the situation where our plan is destroyed by weather. Either the wind picks up, or the water gets muddy, or visibility is lost due to cloud cover or algae, and we're left high and dry. When this happens most anglers simply quit sight fishing and move on to other patterns. Don't be that guy! 

If you're the only guy that can still sight fish during a "tough" day, you're going to be the guy that wins the tournament, or who gets that trophy fish you've been dreaming about. The key is to move quickly, look very thoroughly, and not get hung up on only targeting big bass. 

Good glasses are KEY during tough conditions! We've said this before and we'll say it again, spending a ton of money on glasses doesn't make them the best. If you haven't tried a set of Eye Surrenders in either Amber or Copper lenses, it will make a world of difference for you when the conditions get tough and you're trying to see into darker than normal water. Here are the glasses...

Eye Surrender ESE Sunglasses: http://bit.ly/2glE3eN

If you're in a tournament that is expecting 30 lbs and the conditions get tough, drop the expectation to 20 and just focus on catching. If they're expecting 20 lbs, drop to 12-15 lbs. By targeting slightly smaller fish you'll find that you become very consistent when everyone else is hitting rock bottom, just trying to catch tiny fish. 

This is the one time that we break our own rule and start using very bold lure colors. Whites, Chartreuses, and pinks are all great choices. Remember, this typically isn't the time for giant baits. Focus on smaller profiles that are easier to see so you can capitalize on ever opportunity that presents itself. Here are some of our favorites for those tough days...

Dropshot- Reaction Innovations Shiver Shot: http://bit.ly/2JCpY7S
(White Trash or Morning Dawn)

Texas Rig- Reaction Innovations Smallie Beaver: http://bit.ly/2dR6CkP
(White Trash)

Shaky Head- Strike King Fat Baby Finesse Worm: http://bit.ly/2jqIGEJ
(Fire Tiger, Morning Dawn)

Swimbait- Keitech 3.8 or 4.3: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
(Male Perch, Sight Flash, Sun Gill)

Stick Bait- Yamamoto Senko 5": http://bit.ly/2axAmNS
(Chartreuse/Shad Laminate, Morning Dawn, Cream White)

The next time tough conditions present themselves don't back down. Move into the shallows, look as deep as you can, and be the guy that makes it happen instead of the guy talking about what could have been!
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Spawning Bass Tips! Muddy Water? Cold Water? No Problem!

Forget the old rules! This isn't about white baits and spawning coves! Muddy Water? Cold Water? Get ready!! its about finding bass before everyone else, in places no one else looks, and catching fish when no one else even knows the spawn is happening! 

We all grew up reading about how to catch bass during the spawn. We don't need to cover the basics again (we already did that in previous videos). Today we want to completely change the way you approach spawning fish. 

Let's talk about cold water spawns, targeting bass in muddy water, and even false spawns in the Fall. Get ready!

The Glasses We Wear...
Eye Surrender EyeWear ESE Glasses: http://bit.ly/2glE3eN
(Copper or Amber Lenses)

The Baits In the Underwater Clips...
Strike King Rage Baby Menace: http://bit.ly/2DSrZK3
Mattlures Ultimate Bluegill: http://bit.ly/2aAuAz5

Some Of Our Favorite Sight Fishing Baits...
Little Creeper Baby Trash Fish: http://bit.ly/2yDvkKG
Keitech Fat 2.8 Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
Dirty Jigs Guppy Head: http://bit.ly/2nyUJRS
Basstrix Bait Fry Bluegill: http://bit.ly/2dPHA4e
Strike King Baby Menace (Texas Rigged): http://bit.ly/2DSrZK3
Dirty Jigs 1/4 oz Finesse Football Jig (Beaver Trailer): http://bit.ly/2d2apsm
Fat Baby Finesse Worm: http://bit.ly/2aKei5y
Reaction Innovations Man Bear Pig: http://bit.ly/2s51oIV

Budget Combo that can handle all of the baits listed above...
Rod- Exage 7'6" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2mGp1Vc
Reel- Shimano Casitas 150: http://bit.ly/2geKxsp
Line- 65 lb Power Pro: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b
Leader- 20 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9
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