Any time Greg Hackney isn't up in a tree stand, he likes to be fishing bushes. It can be great habitat for bass from January through the start of deer hunting season. In this bass fishing instructional seminar video, Hack Attack breaks down pre spawn through the summer in two iterations: once to talk about where to look for the bass, and again to talk about the tackle he uses to catch bass during those seasons or phases of the spawn. Learn how bass migrate and hold on bushes in the pre spawn and post spawn, and how bass setup in the bushes during the peak spawn. After the bass are done mating, Greg shares his jig fishing tips for the shad spawn. Before answering student questions, Hackney goes through his favorite jigs, soft plastics, trailers, weights, line, rods & reels for fishing and flipping bushes during these times. Lastly, Greg answers several questions from The Bass University students about other forms of vegetation, braid vs fluorocarbon fishing line, the best all around trailer and when to stick with or abaondon a bush flipping pattern based on water level and phase of the spawn.
If you want to get started flipping bushes for bass, using that tackle that BASS Bassmaster Elite Series tournament angler Greg Hackney uses, you can purchase tackle & lures for flipping bushes from Tackle Warehouse. If you're interested in flipping for smallmouth bass, shallow cranking or shallow electronics, check out all Greg Hackney's bass fishing classes.
Greg Hackney is a bass fishing tourment professional with 25 years of tournament experience. He's fished the BASS, FLW & MLF tours, winning BASS's angler ot the year award in 2014, FLW's Forrest Wood Cup Championship in 2009 and the MLF General Tire World Championship in 2018. In total, Greg Hackney has 11 top-level tournament wins. At the time of this writing, he's amassed around $4m in tournament winnings. Hackney is know for flipping and pitching shallow water cover, like bushes, trees, grass and other vegetation. Flipping jigs and soft plastics in these types of cover are responsible for a great deal of his tournament success.