BASS Open champion and 2017 Bassmaster Classic angler Charlie Hartley has been fishing bass tournaments for a quarter of a decade. Between BASS and FLW, he's fished in nearly 350 bass fishing tournaments. In this video, Charlie Hartley shares his passion for fishing by talking about finess flipping.
Charlie grew up in
Bass tournament angler Chris Zaldain loves finesse fishing. One of the reasons is that it catches all kinds of bass, all species (including the commonly saught-after largemouth, smallmouth and spotted varieties) as well as all sizes. Chris shows a photo of a 12lb. largemouth he caught in California with a
In this 45-minute bass fishing instructional video, BASS tournament anglers Fred "Boom Boom" Roumbanis and Pete Gluszek are down at Lake El Salto, a big fish paradise, on a trip hosted by Angler's Inn Fishing Resort. Fred is a master of fishing swimbaits for bass. Growing up,
Bassmaster Elite Series tournament bass fishing pro Paul Mueller joins The Bass Univeristy on the water to talk about finesse swimbait fishing. Paul Mueller is the 2014 BASS Nation National Champion and 2-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier and he loves cold water finesse fishing.
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Gerald Swindle, 2-time BASS angler of the Year, is out fishing for some deep summer bass with his Summer Ledge Fishing Starting Line Up Lures. Gerald is going to take you step-by-step through elimating lures and keying in on the right bait, according
Pete Gluszek, the Dean of the Bass University welcomes FLW professional tournament angler Brandon Cobb. They talk about targeting largemouth or spots, and how the seasonal change separates the two species. Lake Hartwell also has a couple of types of grass right now, and Brandon shares why it's there and
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
Bassmaster Classic Champion and angler-of-the-year bass tournament angler Mike "Ike" Iaconelli is talking about a hot new technique that's catching lots of hard-to-catch bass. The technique is spybaiting or fishing spybaits (also spelled "spy baiting" or "spy baits" or known as "spin baits" or "spinbaiting" in different circles). When Mike
BASS tournament professional angler Mike McClelland's fascination with jerkbaits started when he was a young tournament angler, and after his pattern started to give out, his partner for the day suggested the go "really catch them" with a weighted jerkbait. Since then, Mike has gone on to work with
When the water temperatures get hot, the bass fishing can cool down. Pete Gluszek discusses the techniques that he often uses to trigger strikes from lethargic summer bass. Pete also covers effective patterns that dominate summer time conditions including: feeder creek patterns, docks, ledges, matted vegetation, and topwater triggers.
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
Brian Latimer is back on the water with The Bass University to teach you how to fish a jigging spoon. Lots of anglers aren't familiar with or have never fished a jigging spoon. Brian grew up fishing this bait and has a lot of confidence in its ability to catch
If you want to catch more fish in tough conditions, but don't want to noodle around all day with 6lb line and a tiny worm, Aaron Martens has some suggestions for a nice compromise that will have your covering water quickly, potentially with baitcasting tackle, and catching bass that may
One of our most popular presenters, "Dollar" Bill Lowen, is back with The Bass University in Kokomo, Indiana to talk about seasonal shallow water cranking. Bill grew up fishing the rivers, and most of the fish were shallow by necessity all year long. Bill Lowen wants to share with Bass