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BIG Swimbaits vs. BIG Bass! Underwater Fishing Footage!

Giant Bass, Big Swimbaits, crystal clear water, EPIC FOOTAGE!! These fish are so aggressive they even hit the camera! We’ve captured a lot of underwater footage over the last few years but nothing like this! Watch these monsters come unglued on these big baits.

Its amazing to watch the interaction between these two bass. They seem to get super aggressive and calm back down, and in some instances calm each other down. Bait placement and movement seemed to be the key. Even movement that doesn’t appeal to use seemed to trigger a feeding or defensive response in these fish.

The baits…

Keitech Fat Swing Impact 6.8 and 7.8:
Owner Beast Hook (8/0 and 12/0):

Alternative hooks and similar baits…

Owner Beast Flashy Swimmer:
Matt Allen Swimbait Head (3/4 & 1 oz):
Basstrix Swimbait 7″ & 8″:
Smashtech 7″ Convict Swimbait:

Swimbait Setup…
Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 966:
Reel- Shimano Tranx 300:
Line- 80 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro:
Leader- 30 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

Budget Swimbait Setup…
Rod- Dobyns Fury 806:
Reel- Shimano Cardiff 300A:
Line- 80 lb Power Pro Braided:
Leader- 30 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

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  1. Y'all may never see these comments, but I'll leave them anyway for others; 1. Awesome underwater videos, I'd love 💘 to see a behind the scenes video of exactly how you do these videos. 2. I had different take aways, a. the bass didn't take the lure as often nor as hard as I would expect, b. when they took the bait, they weren't getting hooked up c. I think a stinger hook on the back would quadruple hookups.

  2. Maybe the EWG hook (also is weighted) feels unnatural? This shows how picky fish are when they are at times when they are not eating anything in sight.. i appreciate the time spent on this video.. would be cool to see a comparison if the would have hot a smaller swimbait.

  3. Great video! Didnt hear you mention those are spawning bass, the smaller one is more aggressive because it is the male (first line of defense) and the larger one is the female. Her behavior will change and become more aggresive once the male is caught or somehoe removed from the bed. Alot of great info and learning opportunities are missed here! Either way crazy footage

  4. Great footage! I was wondering about the hookup ratio of these lures? Seems like the Bass spat them out quite a few times. It appears that they might need a little extra scent added to them?
    The other thing that would be helpful to know, was how many times were these fish hooked on? Or were they just allowed to attack the Swimbaits purely for the footage?

  5. Do Bass have taste buds or a sense of taste or is this all a reactive thing when it comes to them hitting a lure of any kind? I ask because it seems as though once they get a taste of them, unless they hit with reckless abandon, they immediately loose interest.

  6. Am I missing something, or are the Bass not taking the hooks? Is the fisherman not setting the hook? I've always fished trout, new to the Bass thing. Sorry for my ignorance.

  7. This footage is so sick, you guys are the masters of underwater footage. What camera are you guys mainly using for underwater? A gopro of sorts I assume? I want to get some footage in the only clear lake I have around my parts, It's a strip pit in central IL.

    You guys are mainly using your camera on a pole right? I know you had at least one diving video, but all the others are not correct?

    Keep up the great work, most informative channel for catching big bass.

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