BASS tournament professional angler Mike McClelland's fascination with jerkbaits started when he was a young tournament angler, and after his pattern started to give out, his partner for the day suggested the go "really catch them" with a weighted jerkbait. Since then, Mike has gone on to work with
Bassmaster Elite Series professional bass tournament angler Kelly Jordon is at the Rod Threading Device (RTD) booth at ICAST 2018. Kelly is demonstrating the ease of running fishing line through the rod guides with the RTD. It puts fishing line on your rod FAST! If you fish in low light
BASS Elite Series anglers join Mike "Ike" Iaconelli for The Bass University Live from ICAST 2018. John Crews, owner or Missile Bait company and Caleb Sumrall, 6th Sense pro join Mike Iaconelli at ICAST 2018
Bassmaster Elite Series tournament bass fishermen Jamie Hartman joins The Bass University in Lawrenceburg, Indiana to talk about fishing offshore. Jamie Hartman is the type of angler that doesn't want to be up on the shore, beating the banks for bass. He'd rather be offshore on the humps, breaks and
FLW Pro bass fishing tournament angler John Hunter is back on the water to talk about how to fish with Bladed Jigs (or chatterbaits), which he calls a hybrid between a spinnerbait and a squarebill. John will talk about the different retrieves, how
Mark Zona presented this bass fishing instructional seminar in Kokomo, Indiana. In this 48-minute video, Mark is talking about smallmouth bass in lakes. Zona is an accomplished angler, but he's also spent time fishing 1-on-1 with the best anglers in the world, and with all that experience, he has a load of
FLW bass fishing tournament angler John Hunter is back on the water to talk about bladed jigs (sometimes called a chatterbait) and the tackle/gear you will need to fish one effectively. John begins with the seasons where the bladed jig excels. He then goes into the importance of color selection and weight.
Professional bass fishing tournament angler Aaron Martens was relatively early to adopt finesse fishing techniques. He fishes them with tournament-winning results and consistency that has won him 3 angler-of-the-year titles. He believes that the drop shot and rhino head (the
Bill Lowen grew up fishing the Ohio river and has been fishing current for over 35 years. He joined The Bass Univeristy in Kokomo, Indiana to talk about catching bass in current. Current just doesn't exist in rivers, but that's what most people think about when talking about current.
Bassmaster tournament angler James Elam has competed on the Elite Series since 2013. He's qualified for 3 Bassmaster Classics, won 2 Open Championships and even finished 2nd and 4th in his Bassmaster Classic appearances. In this seminar, he speaks to a class in his hometown of Tulsa, OK. With so much success in
Bassmaster Elite Series bass fishing tournament pro John Crews is with the Bass University in Tulsa, OK to talk about what makes bass bite? There are many factors that are perhaps over-emphasized in eliciting a strike from a fish, and others are under-empasized. John begins by talking about stepping back and refocusing.
Bassmaster Angler-of-the-Year Aaron Martens joins The Bass University to talk about cranking with high speed reels. When Aaron was just getting started in fishing, a 5:1 gear ratio was considered fast, then there were 6.3:1 reels and it took a while to get into 7:1 and now 8.5:1 reels. Aaron
Bassmaster Classic champion Mark Davis joins The Bass University for the first time to talk about swim jigs. As Mark points out, the chatterbait somewhat displaced the spinnerbait and, perhaps, a more refined version of the chatterbait is the swim jig.
Swim Jig Fishing Equipment
Fishing for bass with a swim jig is
Jeff Kriet is a Bassmaster Elite Series tournament angler who has been fishing BASS events for well over 20 years. He has amassed well over $1M in tournament winnings, having finished over half of his tournaments "in the money". In his many years of tournament fishing competition, he has also