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**Crazy Underwater Footage** Big Bass Attacking Bluegill Lures!

Come underwater and watch these bass attacking bluegill! We’re using a variety of bluegill imitating swimbaits and plastic worms to elicit reaction strikes. Early Spring signals the start of the war between bass and bluegill, let us show you how to take advantage of it and catch more bass in today’s underwater video!

Once bass turn their attention to the shallows, bluegill become an immediate threat. Instinctively, bass begin to erratic them from their shallow haunts. Knowing this, we can stay one step ahead of the bass. By imitating bluegill we are able to draw on the bass’ natural aggression and ultimately catch more fish.

In today’s underwater footage we used a variety of bluegill imitators. From worms to swimbaits, we’ve linked all of the baits below in the order they appeared in the video. All of the links go directly to Tackle Warehouse where you can see detailed photos and descriptions of each item. We’ve also included rigging components where relevant.

Hard Baits…
-Jackall Gantarel:
Color: RT Ghost Gill, RT Spawn Gill

Dropshot Worms…
-Big Bite Baits Smallie Smasher:
Color: “Green Pump Org Blk Purp Prl”

-X Zone Lures Finesse Slammer:
Color: Bluegill

Soft Swimbaits…
-Megabass Dark Sleeper 3″ 1/2 oz:
Color: Haze

-Storm WildEye Live Sunfish 3″:
Color: Bluegill

-Little Creeper All-American Sunfish:
Colors: Male Bluegill, Female Bluegill

-Savage Gear Pulse Tail RTF Bluegill (JigHook):
-Savage Gear Pulse Tail LB Bluegill (Weedless):
Colors: Bluegill, Ghost Gill

-Mattlures Hammer Tail Bluegill:
-Mattlures U2 Bluegill:
Colors: Male Bluegill, TW Baby Gill

3″-5″ Swimbait Combo…
Rod- Shimano Expride 7’2″ Heavy:
Reel- Shimano Curado 200K (HG):
Line- Power Pro Maxcuatro 65 lb Braid:
Leader- Sunline FC100 Shock Leader 20 lb:

Budget Small Swimbait Combo…
Rod- Shimano SLX 7’2″ Heavy:
Reel- Shimano SLX XT (HG):
Line- Power Pro 65 lb Braid:
Leader: Maxima Ultragreen 20 lb Mono:

Budget Dropshot Combo…
Rod- Shimano Intenza 7’6″ Light:
Reel- Shimano NASCI 3000:
Line- Sunline Sniper 6 lb Fluorocarbon:

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TacticalBassin Apparel and Lure Designs:

Major Equipment We Use Daily…

Trolling Motor- Minn Kota Ultrex 112:
Electronics- Humminbird Solix 15:
Anchors- Minn Kota Talons:
Net- Frabill Conservation PLD 2612:
Camera- GoPro Hero 9:

Favorite Tools and Gear…

Favorite Storage Box:
Favorite sunglasses:
Favorite Pliers:
Favorite life jacket:
Favorite Scale:
Favorite Lure Retriever:
Favorite Braid Cutters:
Favorite Split Ring Pliers:

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  1. Anyone down here want to take a guy from the Northwest bass fishing ??? I've been wanting to catch big bass for a long time now, and now that I'm down here,… I haven't found anyone to take me fishing…yet.😢😊

  2. Just yesterday I put on my jointed bluegill bait with very low confidence. (Watched this video night before) popping it off the bottom slow retrieve and it got slammed. When I went to grab this monster my swivel failed and bent out of the keeper. It swam off with the lure still stuck in its mouth. Upset and feeling pretty bad about it all. Hate if for the fish most of all. So that said. When you put one of these baits on. Make sure your equipment can handle a those big fish. I will definitely tie to the lure from this point. Thanks for the awesome videos. Every time I watch them I get pumped up and ready to go fishing. You guys have been my bass fishing teachers for as long as you’ve been on YouTube. The best hands down. Keep it up. Thanks.

  3. I had good luck at the end of summer going into fall on those cheap Storm bluegill lures you get in 3 packs. I just take the bottom treble off like you guy's showed me, I just hop them around like a swim jig or something and they were nailing it. I also love the dark sleeper, Ive only caught 4 on a dark sleeper but all were over 4 pounds.

  4. The thing I was surprised by and learned from this awesome video is that I thought I'm suppose to reel those Bluegill baits to make them look like a real fish swimming. Then, I watch this video and see that the technic is to hope them off the bottom

  5. Cool piece of advice I read is catch a blue gill or perch and rub it all over the lure so the bass tastes the fish the lure is mimicking.

    We'd like to thank Louie the largemouth, big bass Bobby and the rest of the sunfish school for demonstrating feeding behaviors during the spawning season.

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