Original PowerBait Catches Bass When I Can’t Get Fish to Bite

Original PowerBait Catches Bass When I Cant Get Fish to Bite - Realistic Fishing

Original PowerBait Catches Bass When I Can’t Get a BITE! Bass Fishing

Original PowerBait Catches Bass When I Cant Get Fish to Bite - Realistic Fishing

In the first episode this week we have some success. Finally, the Original Powerbait catches a bass when I can’t get a bite! When the bass fishing is slow, I start to throw all sorts of stuff at em just to get a bite. The Powerbait Lugworm (original formula) finally came through and I caught a bass after trying for two days. Watch me strike out the first day only to go back for more. Persistence + PowerBait finally got it done on day two. If you can’t get a bite, throw everything you got at em. I got luck on a Lugworm wacky rig. Hopefully you can find a few bass too.

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My Favorite Bass Fishing Rig When I’m Desperate

YUM vs PowerBait Wacky Rig Bass Fishing Catch 45 More BS - Realistic Fishing

Desperate Fishing for Summer Bass and Bluegill (Realistic Fishing)

Desperate Fishing for Summer Bass and Bluegill - Realistic Fishing

In the first episode this week we ask – are you feeling desperate to catch bass or bluegill during the summer? Realistic Fishing knows how you feel. Over the last few days I have been struggling to catch even one bass. Catching bluegill isn’t exactly a picnic right now either. After days of catching nothing I finally got lucky on a wacky rig Yum Dinger. With fog on the lens, I am able to get a 3/4 lb bass to end the dry spell. When the bass and bluegill fishing isn’t satisfying, all you can do is try again later. In this case one night made all of the difference. A one fish difference.

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Fishing for Bass & Bluegills with Artificial Lures

Bass Fishing in a Pond with a Spinner and Crankbait Summer Bass - Realistic Fishing

Fishing Lures from You! Realistic Fishing Fan Mail Unboxing (Thanks)

Fishing Lures from You Realistic Fishing Fan Mail Unboxing - Realistic Fishing

The first episode this week is an unboxing. Thanks to the Realistic Fishing Fans we have another fishing fan mail unboxing and these lures are from you! This unboxing includes plenty of bass fishing soft plastics, as well as a few unique items. Its always fun opening up boxes and looking at fishing lures. I might not be able to fish with all of them, but I still enjoy showing them on the show. I appreciate the variety of mail and the many forms of support that help keep the show up and running. Check out the awesome unboxing of bass fishing lures from you.

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Which Bait is Best for Fishing in a Small Creek?

Which Creek Fishing Bait is the Best Summer Fishing in a Small Creek - Realistic Fishing

Which Creek Fishing Bait is the Best? Summer Fishing in a Small Creek

Which Creek Fishing Bait is the Best Summer Fishing in a Small Creek - Realistic Fishing

In the first episode this week we find which creek fishing bait is the best for summer fishing in a small creek. I am out trying different baits while fishing a creek. I try Impulse Mayflies, Crappie Nibbles, and Gulp Minnows. The mayfly lures catch a total of one fish. The crappie nibbles and gulp minnows catch many more. I do catch a good variety of fish too, including sunfish, bluegill, shiners, and a chub. When the summer is too hot to fish at the lake, maybe try fishing in a creek. If you already do, which bait do you think is the best?

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What do I Fish with When the Bass Won’t Bite?

Bass Fishing from a Jon Boat Realistic Fishing with a Texas Rig - Realistic Fishing

Bass Fishing from a Jon Boat – Realistic Fishing with a Texas Rig

Bass Fishing from a Jon Boat Realistic Fishing with a Texas Rig - Realistic Fishing

In the first episode this week on Realistic Fishing I am bass fishing with a Jon Boat with a Texas Rig. The hot summer weather can make bass fishing tough. I start out fishing a topwater frog (toad) with no luck so I switch to a Rage Tail Structure Bug. I catch a nice largemouth bass behind a stump in the water. I also lose a fish because I forgot to check my line for fray. After tying a new rig and fishing for a while without a bite, I finally get one more small bass. If you try fishing from a jon boat this summer, this just might be realistic texas rig fishing for you too.

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Fishing for Bass & Catfish at the Dam

Bass or Catfish What Kind of Fish can I Catch Below the Dam - Realistic Fishing

Bass Fishing with Live Bait at the Dam – Light Tackle Spinning Rig

Bass Fishing with Live Bait at the Dam Light Tackle Spinning Rig - Realistic Fishing

In the first episode this week I’m in Chattanooga bass fishing with live bait at the dam. To catch bass early in the morning, I’m using light tackle and a spinning rig. Joe from Chatt Cats Fishing invited me down for a quick trip and he knew where we could catch a few fish. That morning the bass were taking live bait as it drifted in the current. I was fishing 6 lb test on a light spinning rig and we ended up catching 12 fish total which really made for a good morning. If you are out there fishing at the dam and you just can’t get a bite, you might need some live bait. At times, the summer bass can be slow and quite picky.
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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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