Fishing Balsa Baits - Matt Herren
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Fishing Balsa Baits - Matt Herren

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Bassmaster Elite Series angler Matt Herren returned to The Bass University in Gadsden, AL to discuss a 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 why you should carry some in this 47-minute bass fishing class.

  • 1:00 Why has there been a decline in basla bait availability?
  • 1:41 Making a balsa bait and what makes each bait special (and more expensive)
  • 8:00 Seasonal considerations for fishing balsa baits (Pro tip for fishing spring and fall balsa baits)
  • 11:19 Different balsa crankbaits and when to fish them
  • 17:50 Balsa topwater baits and when they shine
  • 23:48 Making more complex balsa baits and what they means compared to plastics
  • 26:19 Rod, reel & line for fishing balsa baits
  • 32:04 Matt Herren's advice for being a better bass fisherman
  • 33:18 Balsa bait question & answer

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