We're not sure if it's a "punchshot" or a "punch shot", but it's sometimes called a "Jika Rig", and it catches bass! Mike Iaconelli shares what he learned about this hot technique from his recent fishing trip to Japan with Morizo Shimizu. In this 23-minute bass fishing instructional video, Bassmaster
Bobby Lane is a Elite Series professional bass tournament angler and first-time on-the-water Bass University instructor. Bobby has won well over $1m in BASS tournaments, including an Elite Series win. He's also made 10 Bassmaster Classic appearances, as of the time of this writing. An impressive resume. On top of
West Coast Bassmaster Elite Series Pro angler John Murray discusses catching big smallmouth. On some bodies of water, they're the most fun to catch, and in a tournament situation on those bodies of water, the best chance you have at winning. John talks about the specifics of his favorite baits
JT Kenney is on the water to talk about the tackle he uses and demonstrate how to fish the Mag Ned rig, which is an upscaled Ned rig, using the Nichols JT Magnum Ned Rig Jig Head. If you've ever wanted to
Pete Gluszek is on the water for Bass University talking about basics for beginners. Previously, Pete was fishing in a small pond, talking about locating bass from the bank in a pond or small lake. In this video, Pete is out on
Mark Zona has done countless instructional videos on the traditional way of fishing a tube, a tube and an exposed hook jighead pushed up into the cavity of the tube. Today, he's joined The Bass University to talk about another way to fish a tube for bass.
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Elite Series bass fishing tournament rookie Jamie Hartman is on the water to talk more about fishing dropshot rigs. If you missed it, be sure to watch Jamie's video about dropshot tackle and knots for largemouth and smallmouth. In this video, Hartman shares a lot of
Most anglers refer to powershotting as a technique with baitcasting tackle and heavier line. Mark Zona's definition is more like power dropshotting. You're still using spinning tackle, but you're power fishing. Watch this full 22-minute video to learn more.
0:46 Traditional powershotting vs. Zona's powershotting (power dropshotting)
If you follow tournament bass fishing, you know that a lot of tournaments are won fishing tailraces (the area just below a hydroelectric dam). You may wonder what attracts bass to this area, why bass are easier to target in tailraces, or how pros catch bass and win tournaments in
In this episode of BU Vault, Jeff has fished up some juicy on the water swim jig tips with Mike and Pete. Learn about swim jig fishing, where it originated, great places and times to fish it, the tackle you'll need, selecting the right swim jig and customizing it out
In this video, bass fishing tournament angler Kurt Dove talks about fishing jerkabits in every season. He talks about how largemouth and smallmouth differ in the summer. He discusses the areas that are key for locating smallmouth bass and the depths to target with the bait. Kurt shares the details
Pete Gluszek is back on the water, after launching is boat and having a great day on the water fishing, he's ready to put his boat back on the trailer. Pete is headed into the marina and talks about everything from "no wake zones" to avoiding damage to your boat.
Lots of people ask professional bass fishing tourmanent champion Mike Iaconelli, "When should I switch from power fishing to finesse fishing techniques?". Power fishing is fishing baits fast, big heavy jigs in cover, winding and ripping big crankbait or spinnerbaits, etc. This is Ike's favorite way to fish. In this
Lots of folks think of cold water, winter and early spring fishing when they think about fishing jerkbaits for bass. Kurt Dove is hear to dispell the myth that these hardbaits are only for those cold water lethargic bass. Dove explains that jerkbaits excel in clear water situations. In this