High Speed Cranking Main Topics
0:50 Crankbait techniques
1:35 Why high gear ratio?
12:50 Line selection for cranking
14:40 Rod selection for cranking
16:40 Rod lengths
29:25 Hooks & split rings for high speed cranking
32:05 Crankbait customization
Bassmaster Angler-of-the-Year Aaron Martens joins
Catching Winter Bass with KVD
Cold Water Fishing with Crankbaits and Jerkbaits
7-time BASS angler-of-the-year, 4-time Bassmaster Classic champion & 2001 FLW angler-of-the-year Kevin VanDam aka KVD has over $6m in career bass fishing tournament earnings. In this seminar, his first with The Bass University, VanDam discusses cold water power fishing tactics, which
Tournament bass fishing champion and guide Pete Gluszek introduces a crankbait he helped design, Pete's Quite Killer. Pete explains why this thin, silent, tight-wobbling crankbait is key when fishing gets tough. This shallow-running crankbait is great to fish in pressured waters around vegetation, blowdown trees, shallow docks and more.
In this seminar, Pete talks about some of the greatest old school bass catching lures, the conditions to fish them, and techniques to put bass in the boat. Many baits and techniques lose popularity over time, but Pete will discuss some of the, perhaps forgotten, baits and presentations that
An in-depth breakdown for fishing with crankbaits from deep to shallow.
In this 20-minute on-the-water bass fishing instructional video, FLW angler and Bassmaster Elite Series tournament rookie Mark Daniels Jr. talks about one of his favorite baits, the original Rat-L-Trap.
Rat-L-Trap Fishing Basics
Daniels starts by talking about Rat-L-Trap basics for beginners, like color and size selection. There are
Rip rap is traditionally what people call rocks, cynderblocks, chunks of concrete or any sort of stone-like material that's used to stop erosion around shorelines, bridge pilings, etc. They are also great habitat for bass! In this on the water bass fishing class video, Pete Gluszek will share tips for
In a world dominated by dropshotting, with swimbaits being the new hot technique, old standards like spinnerbaits and crankbaits are often forgotten. Not by Wesley Strader, he has them on the deck during almost every tournament and his record speaks for itself. Strader will teach you why you shouldn't disregard
Bassmaster Elite Series angler John Crews joined the Bass University in Edison, New Jersey in January. John was there to talk about being consistent by being versatile and vice versa. Making the right adjustments will allow you the consistency you need to be a successful weekend angler and an accomplished
Bassmaster Elite Series angler Matt Herren returned to The Bass University in Gadsden, AL to discuss an old school bait, that many anglers have put away, and many young anglers have never thrown. Proven fish-catchers, balsa baits have often been displaced by plastic-bodied plugs in the modern tackle box. Learn
Learn What Makes Bass Bite
1:05 What really matters to bass?
3:20 Bass senses
8:15 Bite factors
11:00 Advantages of baits
17:10 Action options
26:05 Size options
31:20 Sound options
41:20 Color selection decisions
46:55 What makes "scents"?
How and when to use smaller profile baits such as jigs and soft plastics to power flip with for BIG results!
Deep diving crankbaits are a very important tool for catching bass relating to deep cover and structure such as ledges, points, brush piles, roadbeds and more. Deep cranking is a major strength for Elite Series pro John Crews and in this class you will learn in-depth information from John about
In this 49-minute bass fishing educational video seminar, Bassmaster Elite Series tournament angler and recent Bass Open champion Mike McClelland talks about catching fish in cold winter conditions. McCleland talks about the importanct of safety, warmth and overall preparedness for cold weather fishing. Mike discusses the advances in electronics and what