Mark Zona, Bassmaster color commentator and host of "Zona's Awesome Fishing Show", returns to The Bass University for another on the water bass fishing instructional video. In this video, Mark talks about the tackle needed and how to fish the technique known as "cracking a tube".
Cracking a Tube Main Topics
How do you get the maximum performance, maximum speed or maximum gas mileage from your boat? How do you get to shallow water honey holes? A hydraulic jack plate can help. In this on-the-water video, Mike Iaconelli and Pete Gluszek talk about the benefits of the TH Marine Atlas hydraulic jack
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
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
Matt Lee is on the water ready to walk you through his new Legend Boats V20.
Join Pete "The Dean" Gluszek on the water as he explains how to use the wind as your friend in catching bass.
Mike Iaconelli is on the water showing everyone how he breaks down an area and makes it smaller and smaller until he narrows it down onto the "sweet spot."
While some top-level bass fishing tournament trails have outlawed the umbrella rig, and some states have a limit of the number of baits that can have hooks, the umbrella rig (aka Alabama rig) is a great way to catch numbers of fish and trigger bites from big bass. The rig
Mike Iaconelli and Pete Gluszek are on Toledo Bend in the spring, with water temperatures in the 60s, with the water falling and a cold front moving in. The fish are moving to the bank, but because of the dropping water, and cooler weather, they aren't locking onto beds.
1:13 Where do
Kevin VanDam prefers to use heavier-than-average weights when it comes to fishing tubes and finesse swimbaits. Like everything else within his finesse fishing arsenal, Kevin's approach is to make more casts, create contact with the cover and generate reaction strikes from larger bass. Tubes and Finesse Swimbaits work almost anywhere
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
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.
Peter Gluszek, the Dean of The Bass University, is on the water with a flipping stick and some big tungsten weights, ready to punch through some grass mats. In this on the water class, Pete will take you around to different types of grass you might encounter. Pete uses mostly
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