Catching a giant smallmouth bass aka "Smallie" may be one of the most exciting things about bass fishing! Smallies are well known for being very aggressive and a blast to catch; they are also notorious for being difficult to locate from day to day. Consistently catching these big Smallmouths is
Jamie Hartman is back with The Bass University to talk about fishing finesse jigs. A finesse jig is a very versatile bait that catches a lot of fish. Whether it's a smallmouth, largemouth or spotted bass, they will all bite a finesse jig. If you're looking for a great alternative
Michael Iaconelli (aka Ike), the 2003 Bassmaster Classic bass fishing tournament champion, new MLF Bass Pro Tour angler and host of "Fish My City" on Nat Geo WILD joins The Bass University TV on the water to talk about his emergency plan when a day of fishing is going off
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
In this seminar, Mike looks at the hottest new trending fitness techniques sweeping across the country. Mike dissects the Neko Rig, the Ned Rig, The Backslide, and the Finesse Swimbaiting. He also analyzes all of the equipment, rigging, and presentation methods along with describing when and where to throw each
Mike "Ike" Iaconelli is on the water teaching you about one of the most popular finesse tactics out right now, the dropshot.
Focusing on 3 inch to 6 inch swimbaits, Justin will share his expertise on how to use swimbaits throughout the year to land the kicker-sized bass that you are searching for during a tournament!
Carl Jocumsen is on the Harris Chain in Florida in January. He's going to go over how he uses his Humminbird Solix electronics to locate offshore grass clumps, which is how he finished well in the first Bassmaster Open of 2019.
0:35 Sonar transducer and display setup
Bass tournament angler Chris Zaldain loves finesse fishing. One of the reasons is that it catches all kinds of bass, all species (including the commonly saught-after largemouth, smallmouth and spotted varieties) as well as all sizes. Chris shows a photo of a 12lb. largemouth he caught in California with a
FLW bass fishing pro and Bassmaster Open angler JT Kenney begins the seminar by addressing a student's question about tannic water. JT fishes a lot of this water in Florida and shares with you his experience concerning color and bait selection for this blackish clear water, which is caused by
John Crews is on a new lake that has no contour map. He's going to show you how he uses his electronics to determine the structure/contours and begin to identify the available cover. This particular lake is deep and clear and appears to have characteristics of a quarry lake. Because
FLW Lake Seminole champion Brian Latimer joins The Bass University to talk about rigging Elaztech baits (like Z-man soft plastics). These baits are known for being flexible and durable, and Brian has some tips to help you get the most out of your Elaztech soft
Bassmaster Elite Series Angler Seth Feider discusses the ultimate finesse bait for smallmouth fishing, hair jigs. If you have clear water, smallmouth and fish 15' of water or less, this seminar is for you! In this video, Seth discusses:
Selecting size and color of marabou jig
Fishing line, rod & reel tackle
Our most popular piece from the 2018 Bassmaster Classic was Munenori Kajiwara talking about Japan Import Tackle. Pete Gluszek and Pat Renwick welcome Munenori back for the 2019 Bassmaster Classic with more imported Japanese secret baits for catching bass. Munenori bring everything from ultra-finesse, finesse fishing lures like you've never seen,