John Murray was in Boxborough, MA a few years back to share some of his favorite lures and techniques for catching smallmouth bass. Some are "old school" techniques that he learned growing up, and they still catch fish. There are also the "new school" techniques that are more finesse-oriented. In
In this seminar, Mike looks at the hottest new trending fitness techniques sweeping across the country. Mike dissects the Neko Rig, the Ned Rig, The Backslide, and the Finesse Swimbaiting. He also analyzes all of the equipment, rigging, and presentation methods along with describing when and where to throw each
Josh Bertrand has been fishing the Bassmaster Elite Series since 2013, and some of his favorite fishing is up north in the Great Lakes. In part, because Josh loves catching big 4lb smallmouth consistently, and the Great Lakes is a prime location to land those big smallies. In this
Power fishing vs. finesse presentation can be a tough decision on the water. In this 7-minute on-the-water bass fishing instructional video, Bassmaster Classic champion Mike "Ike" Iaconelli talks about how, even if a place looks like a great power fishing opportunity, there are situations where a finesse approach might be
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.
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
Spro pro John Crews joins The Bass University to talk about deep diving crankbaits in this remastered bass fishing video class seminar. Learn how to get the most out of your big-billed deep plugs by understanding the composition of the bait and the tackle you need for the best bait
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
Cashion fishing rod pro John Crews joined The Bass University this winter in Gadsden, AL to talk about selecting the right fishing rod for each technique. If you're unsure of what rod power, rod action, butt length or guide types you need for a certain bass fishing technique, John will
There's a big misconception within a large portion of the bass fishing community that shaky heads only catch small fish. While they will certainly catch small fish, Bryan Thrift is here to tell you that they catch big, tournament-winning fish as well. In this on the water bass fishing instructional
FLW Lake Seminole champion Brian Latimer joins The Bass University to talk about rigging Elaztech baits (like Z-man soft plastics). These baits are known for being flexible and durable, and Brian has some tips to help you get the most out of your Elaztech soft
Key Topic in this Finesse Fishing with Aaron Martens Class
0:16 Drop shot and rhino head
3:45 Why fish a dropshot
7:05 Baits for dropshot rig fishing
13:25 Reel settings
28:25 Rhino head or dropshot?
29:50 What is
Lots of anglers are now depending on their electronics to locate bass. While electronics are a piece of the puzzle, Bassmaster Elite Series angler John Crews prefers to find his bass with a rod and reel, cranking high percentage areas. John likes to seek and destroy with both shallow and
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
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Gerald Swindle believes in simple fishing techniques and he loves jig fishing. In this 56-minute bass fishing instructional video seminar, 2-time-Angler-of-the-Year Gerald Swindle (G-man) will tell you why he always has a ballhead jig tied on, and why he believes in it as much as any bait in the tackle
Kevin VanDam shares well over an hour of crankbait fishing secrets! KVD is arguably the greatest tournament angler, and perhaps the best cranker in bass fishing history. Bassmaster Elite Series champion Kevin VanDam owes a great deal of his tournament success to fishing a crankbait. KVD believes in paying attention to detail,
In this remastered bass fishing instructional class video seminar, Gerald Swindle, aka G-Man, is sharing with The Bass University students how the simple way of how to fish a jig. Gerald shares his approach to color selection, sizes, trailer selection, rod selection, reel speed, line choice, skirt materials and other considerations