Professional bass fishing tournament angler Rob Jordan is on the water on Lake Lanier to fish clear water ditches for spotted bass. In this bass fishing video, Rob shares his 3-tiered approach to looking for spotted bass in clear water and how he likes to locate them and catch them.

  • 0:21 3-tier approach to spotted bass fishing depth ranges
  • 1:32 Starting up shallow in ditches and where to look for them
  • 2:45 Baits for shallow water spotted bass fishing
  • 3:35 What is "shallow" for spotted bass on a clear lake and what is a spotted bass's comfort zone for depth in a clear lake?
  • 5:14 Rob Jordan on modifying a Rapala DT-6
  • 8:46 How heavy rain runoff effects the fish in clear water and what baits to use 
  • 10:01 What else to watch on your electronics while fishing ditches
  • 11:15 Key to fishing moving baits in the winter and how it changes as you move into spring
  • 12:09 Rob Jordan on making contact with the bottom with the crankbait when fishing ditches
  • 16:16 Jerkbait fishing in shallow and midrange depths in clear water
  • 22:42 What is a ditch and what is the best time of year to fish them? Rob also talks about how a spotted bass's spawning is far more flexible than a largemouth.
  • 28:43 Deep water spotted bass fishing on clear water lakes
  • 33:25 Special considerations for fishing deep water timber edges
  • 37:33 Seeing bass on your 2D electronics sonar in deep water and whether or not to try to stay right on top of them and video game fish
  • 43:00 Watching how spotted bass respond to your presentation on your electronics and make the right adjustments
  • 45:08 Fishing line choice and finicky spotted bass
  • 48:21 Recap of tips for fishing clear water lakes for spotted bass in the winter
  • 50:06 Rob Jordan hooks up with some Lake Lanier spotted bass

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