500th Episode of Realistic Fishing!!! (Brought to you by Carl’s Jr.)

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This week in Realistic Fishing starts off with – the 500th episode of Realistic Fishing, brought to you by Carls Jr. (why do you keep saying  that?).  In this video I discuss what I have learned from all of my experience with YouTube fishing. You may be surprised at the main thing I’ve learned, I know I was.

Is it Real or is it an Ad? Influencer Marketing Takes Over

It seems one of the most prevalent things I have learned is that marketing is currently the #1 influencer of fishing videos on YouTube. Influencer marketing has become the norm in the YouTube fishing space and it has become a rare thing to see a big fishing channel out there who is NOT trying to sell you something 24/7.  Did they give up on fishing for fun or teaching someone else how to fish in exchange for something?

Times change and so do people, and the evolution of YouTube fishing videos is interesting. I know why people may go that route and to each his own, but it has definitely been something to see how the majority have become ads to some degree. Can you trust the information you’re getting is their unadulterated opinion or experience – or is it influenced in any way by the brands working with that channel?

See what I say about it all in the video below.

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Texas Rig Fishing for the Biggest Bass of the Year! RAGE CRAW BASS

Texas Rig Fishing for the Biggest Bass of the Year RAGE CRAW BASS - Realistic Fishing

In the second episode of the week I am Texas Rig fishing for the biggest bass I’ve caught so far this year using a Rage Craw! This bass might have actually been a personal best but wouldn’t you know, I didn’t have my scale. Even with the unfortunate lack of a scale, I couldn’t be happier!

Texas Rig Bass Fishing with a Rage Craw

I was happy that I managed to catch three largemouth bass before the one hour fishing trip was over. There is a reason the Rage Craw is one of my all time favorites, and if you know Realistic Fishing, you know its not because they pay me to say so. If you have any soft plastic craws that you can Texas Rig, now is a great time to try for a really big bass. When Texas rig fishing for bass, you can catch all sizes of bass – big, small, and everything in between. Watch it go down in the video below.

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Bass Fishing From the Bank with a Crankbait can Catch a LOT of BASS!

Bass Fishing From the Bank with a Crankbait can Catch a LOT of BASS - Realistic Fishing

In the final episode of the week, we’re fishing from the bank. Some people always seem to ask why I don’t take the boat out more often. When you’re short on time, why waste time prepping the boat and getting it in the water? You’ll have more time with your line in the water when you can fish from the bank. Some days I just want to get to it because fishing for bass from the bank with a crankbait can catch a LOT of bass, especially this time of year.

When Fishing from the Bank, Timing Can Be Everything

Public Parks like the one in this episode receive a lot of fishing pressure. People show up while I am fishing and instead of getting frustrated or leaving, I move over to give them room to fish as well and I am so glad I did because I had one of the best days of fishing this year! I ended up catching six Largemouth bass in one trip. While bank fishing at only one park on a 20,000 acre lake, this is no easy accomplishment. Who needs a boat when you can catch a lot of bass like this? Timing and persistence contribute a lot to today’s catch of so many fish.  See how I do it in the video below.

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