John Murray was in Boxborough, MA a few years back to share some of his favorite lures and techniques for catching smallmouth bass. Some are "old school" techniques that he learned growing up, and they still catch fish. There are also the "new school" techniques that are more finesse-oriented. In
In this hour + on water bass fishing class, Gerald Swindle talks about the equipment needed and demonstrates the technique of flipping grass. Swindle talks about baits, rods, reels. etc. that you will need to flip for bass in the grass. With nearly an hour of demonstration of the technique,
Mike Iaconelli and Pete Gluszek recorded this question & answer video segment around 2016, but it was recently discovered in the BU Vault, and we're bringing it to you now. Watch as Mike and Pete talk about preparing for club tournaments and improving your standings.
0:20 How do I
The Bass University's own Greg DiPalma hosts this unique in-class/on-the-water hybrid seminar on dropshot bass fishing. In the first in-class seminar portion, Greg talks about his equipment, favorite baits, leader lengths, weights, hooks and more. He then covers 2 times he relies heavily on a dropshot: bed fishing for spawning
Mike Iaconelli is back with The Bass University for another installment of Bass University Basics. In this video, Mike "Ike" Iaconelli will help you select the right size lure for the season, conditions, forage size, etc. You'll learn all the important considerations of "match the hatch". Learn how water clarity
Ned Kehde loves finesse fishing. Through the years, he's fished with some of the earliest finesse anglers, shared knowledge with them, and documented some of the finer points of catching bass on light line with subtle baits. Of course, he's now most known for popularizing the Ned rig, which he
Mike "Ike" Iaconelli is on the water to do a demonstration of a hot finesse fishing technique called the chicken rig. This rig is unlike any other finesse rig. It has elements of several other techniques, namely the Neko rig, the shakey head techniques, but with decided advantages over both.
Mike Iaconelli is back on the water telling you how to fishing around cover. Whether your fishing logs, branches, bridges or grass Ike will walk you through how to pick that visible cover apart.
Previously, bass fishing tournament angler Paul Mueller located some areas of interest in Finesse Swimbait Fishing & Sonar Electronics. In this video, he's up on the deck and fishing for some of the smallmouth bass that he's located with his electronics. This on the water
The Ned rig is a great finesse fishing technique, but it excels in open water situations. What about when you want to fish a finesse technique like the Ned rig around vegetation and skip it around cover without getting hung up? Mike Iaconelli introduces a new finesse bass fishing technique developed
In this interview, filmed at the 2021 Bassmaster Classic, Taku Ito is talking about the techniques he used a Lake Fork, and the techniques he intended to use for smallmouth on Lake Champlain. Taku finished 7th fishing finesse techniques on Lake Fork, and 31st at Lake Champlain, but his smallmouth techniques
Ike's class on finesse fishing with soft plastic baits is more than a seminar on how to fish a few finesse presentations. It is an in-depth look at Ike's best techniques for each zone of the water column: Bottom, middle, and top. Mike will also show you how
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
Bryan Thrift is out fishing on Lake Norman to demonstrate a great clear water finesse fishing technique. When the conditions aren't great to get bit on a regular-sized football jig, but you know the fish are there, sometimes downsizing your presentation with a finesse football micro jig will get you