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In most tournaments, Ish Monroe doesn't have a spinning rod on his boat. That's because on most bodies of water where top-level tournaments are held, spinning techniques don't consistently catch tournament-winning bass. Sure, you may catch a big fish, maybe a couple, but to win tournaments, you need to target the biggest fish. In this remastered bass fishing class seminar video, Ish Monroe shares his philosophy and tackle for targeting big, tournament-winning bass. Learn what baits Ish throws, where he fishes them and tips on how he gets them to the boat.
- 0:16 Ish Monroe only has baits on his deck that will win the tournament, no spinning tackle down South or West Coast
- 3:42 Ish Monroe's premier big fish catching technique
- 5:25 Frog Fishing is a great way to win single day or 2-day tournaments
- 6:39 Flipping a jig = fishing to win
- 8:26 Punching vegetation - getting where the big bass are by working harder
- 11:26 The problem with hooksets and punching weights
- 15:19 Other places you can fish a punching rig
- 17:01 Ish Monroe's baits for night tournaments
- 20:50 The importance of casting angles in bass fishing
- 22:55 Flipping jigs catches big bass
- 23:54 Fishing brush
- 25:30 Making color changes
- 27:47 Does Ish Monroe use garlic scent?
- 31:26 Do you leave a spot if you're catching small keepers?
- 32:08 Building confidence in baits that catch bigger fish consistently
- 35:03 The difference between flipping a soft plastic and a jig, for example