Easy Bass Fishing Rigs for Beginners – Texas Rig & Wacky Rig

Bass Fishing with 30 Year Old Lures Texas Rig Fishing a Craw Worm - Realistic Fishing

Bass Fishing with a Soft Plastic Frog & Braided Line (Spinning Reel)

Bass Fishing with 30 Year Old Lures Texas Rig Fishing a Craw Worm - Realistic Fishing

In the first episode this week I am giving it a go with some bass fishing using a 30 year old lure. I’m doing some Texas Rig Fishing with a Stanley Craw Worm. You’ll find that soft plastics like craws and worms will last for a long time, especially if you keep them stored in a cool dry place. These craw worms are over 30 years old and yes, they still catching bass. A big thank you to the subscriber who sent them in to the show. I am really happy to catch a few summer bass on these vintage Craw Worms. So next time you come across some old fishing lures, consider giving them a try. Lures and lures and if they used to work, they probably still do and you just might find yourself catching a couple of bass.
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Catching a Monster Bass on a Texas Rig Worm

Big Summer Bass on a Texas Rig Worm I caught a True Monster Bass - Realistic Fishing

Bass Fishing with a Soft Plastic Frog & Braided Line (Spinning Reel)

Bass Fishing with a Soft Plastic Frog and Braided Line Spinning Reel - Realistic Fishing

In this episode I’m bass fishing with a soft plastic frog  using braided line on a spinning reel. A soft plastic frog type lure is fished on top by keeping the rod tip high and reeling it in. It can be fished from the bank or from a boat.  I usually like to fish this type of frog near the weeds in shallow water. In this video I end up catching two nice largemouth bass. One of the bass was strong enough to actually bend my hook! Sometimes a smaller frog like this one is less intimidating to a bass than a large hollow body frog type lure, and it can defintely catch those small and mid-sized bass as well.

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Why Do Boaters Fish Where Bank Fishermen are Already Fishing?

Why do Bass Boats Fish at Pressured Parks Beginner Bass Fishing Tips - Realistic Fishing

Why Do Bass Boats Fish at Pressured Parks? Beginner Bass Fishing Tips

Why do Bass Boats Fish at Pressured Parks Beginner Bass Fishing Tips - Realistic Fishing

The first episode this week is a bit of a Public Service Announcement as we look at why Bass Boats fish at pressured public parks and discuss a few beginner bass fishing tips about why it might be hard for you to catch a bass from the bank. Not everyone realizes that if someone in a boat went fishing through the area shortly before you arrived at that spot, it could be difficult to catch a fish. This is what they call Pressure. A fish can change its feeding behavior based on the amount of times a fish is caught. The number of lures a bass sees can actually change how the bass reacts to them.  The fish will eventually become disinterested seeing lure after lure. This makes it more difficult to catch that bass. So if you’re in your boat that day, think of the person just starting out. When that beginner makes time to visit the park in hopes of catching their first bass, do them a favor and let them, by taking your boat somewhere else.

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Bass Fishing at a New Pond with Topwater – Realistic

Bass Fishing at a New Pond with Topwater - Realistic Fishing

Bass Fishing with a Topwater Frog (Toad) and Helping Turtles!

In this week’s first episode I’m  out bass fishing with a topwater frog – toad – and helping the turtles. Some people call this version of a soft plastic frog a toad. Unlike a hollow body frog type lure, this topwater lure is rigged with a single hook. If you stop reeling this lure will sink which can come in handy when you’re bass fishing. I caught this bass by the bank even though I wasn’t paying attention. The lure started to sink and the bass chased it down once I started moving it again. Another lure I tried is a Structure Bug but I had no luck. I also end up helping a few turtles who were stuck in the water and in the road. Hopefully by moving them off the road they won’t meet their maker.

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