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
Bassmaster Elite Series bass fishing tournament pro Jamie Hartman is back on the water to talk about a killer smallmouth technique using a jig he helped design. The bait is called a Riot Baits Lil' Creeper Jig. In this 13-minute instructional video, Jamie discusses the equipment
Scott Canterbury is a long-time FLW $1m+ winner, who joined the Bassmaster Elite Series in 2019. Scott had a great rookie year by finishing 2nd at Winyah Bay on his way to being named the 2019 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year 2019 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship tournament on
Professional bass angler and fishing guide Dave Mansue would pick a jig, if he could only use one bait. The reason? More tournament money has been won on a jig than any other bass lure. There are several different types of jigs, and Dave talks about the characteristics to look for
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.
Swimming Jigs is often a misunderstood technique! Fred ‘Boom-Boom’ Roumbanis has developed several tactics for these horizontal presentations, along with his Pepper Custom Signature Series Swim Jigs!
Bryan Schmitt, who recently finished second in the Bassmaster Open tournament on the Harris Chain in Florida, joins The Bass University to talk about the tackle he uses to fish a swim jig for bass. Bryan talks about the rod size and action he likes, the type and size of
Main Swim Jig Fishing Topics
1:20 Swim jig fishing equipment recommendations from Mark Davis
4:15 Swim jig types
15:20 Shad spawn and why it's important for swim jig fishing
23:35 Fishing swim jigs deep
26:50 Swim jig fishing speed
Bassmaster Classic champion Mark Davis joins
Professional bass fishing tournament angler Scott Suggs wants an "idiot proof" bait, you take it out of the package, your fire it out, wind it in, and if you don't catch fish, you essentially have the wrong spot, the wrong color or the wrong season. With the wake bait, Scott
2018 Bassmaster Elite Series Angler Matt Herren joined The Bass University for the first time as an instructor in Gadsden, Alabama. Matt is a long-time bass tournament angler who has been fishing the Elite Series since 2009 and BASS invitationals since 1994! Matt spent many of his formative years fishing
In this 3-part bass fishing instructional video, professional bass tournament angler Mike "Ike" Iaconelli talks about one of his favorite techniques, fishing matted vegetation (or any other type of heavy matted floating cover).
Video 1: Punching Heavy Cover Tackle and Technique
Iaconelli starts by talking about punching components, which include, but are
Jason Christie will identify factors that trigger the movement of bass from winter patterns and discuss staging areas on various bodies of water. Jason will also break down his four favorite power tactics for catching giant bass during the pre-spawn phase: jerkbaits, spinnerbaits/ bladed jigs, swimbaits, and jigs.
Fresh off the Bassmaster Open win on the James River, we're releasing Mike Iaconelli's seminar from January 2019 on fishing micro jigs, like the Missile Jigs Ike's Micro Jig. Micro jigs are ultra finesse jigs that are usually fished on spinning tackle, and they
Ish Monroe's nickname is the BBS, or "Big Bass Specialist". One of Ish's best specialty techniques for catching tons of big bass is the punching technique. In this class, Ish will walk you through the proper rigging, bait selection, rods, reels, and presentation tactics required to effectively catch more big