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**Insane Underwater Footage** Fish Attacking Lures And Bass Fishing Tips!

Watch these bass attacking all kinds of lures! They’re ambushing jigs, swimbaits, jerkbaits, and even topwater! We’re studying their behavior to understand what makes them lash out. When we know what causes them to let one lure pass by and then suddenly eat the next, we can adapt our fishing. Studying underwater footage will make you a better angler and let’s face it, watching a giant bass explode on a Whopper Plopper is pretty fun too!

Triggering a feed response is more than just using the right lures, its knowing what it takes to get a fish to feed. Its amazing to see the similarities regardless of the lure. The same hop of a jig that causes the bass to lash out with fool a mid column fish when you twitch the jerkbait. There is something about that break in cadence, that extra twitch or hop, that causes those fish to lash out.

Below you’ll find links to all the baits in the video. We’ve included the exact colors we were using along with any upgrades, including hooks on the S-Waver and trailers on the jigs. All of the links go directly to Tackle Warehouse where you can see detailed photos and descriptions of each item.

-S Waver 168:
Color: Lite Trout
Hook Upgrade- Owner ST-56 (size 2):
Ring Upgrade- Owner Hyperwire Split Ring (Size 4):

-Dirty Jigs Pitchin Jig 1/2 oz:
Colors: Magic Craw, Molting Craw
Creature Trailer- Sweet Beaver:
Color: Magic Craw Swirl
Twin Tail- Yamamoto Double Tail Grub:
Color: Cinnamon Black Purple

-Megabass Vision 110:
Color: HT-Ito Wakasagi
-Jackall Rerange 110:
Color: HL Silver Shad

-Whopper Plopper 110:
Color: I Know It
-R2S Rover 128:
Color: Abalone Shad
-Bubble Walker 65:
Color: Ghost Minnow

Budget Jig/Waver Combo…
Rod- Shimano SLX 7’2″ Heavy:
Reel- Shimano SLX 150 (HG):
Line- Power Pro 65 lb Braid:
Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 20 lb:

Budget Jerkbait Combo…
Rod- St. Croix Bass X 6’8″ Medium:
Reel- Reel- Shimano SLX 150 (HG):
Line- Sunline Assassin 12 lb Fluorocarbon:

Budget Topwater Combo…
Rod- Shimano SLX 7′ Medium Heavy:
Reel- Shimano SLX 150 XT (XG):
Line- Power Pro 40 lb Braid:

Want TacticalBassin Apparel?

We have a variety of apparel items and custom lure designs available! Everything from hats, to hoodies, to crankbaits! Its all available direct through Tackle Warehouse with fast shipping. See it here…

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:

If you plan to do any shopping, using our links before doing your shopping at Tackle Warehouse is the single greatest way to support us! You won’t be able to even see a difference but they’ll know you’re one of us!

#underwater #underwaterfishing #bassfishing


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  1. Incredible footage man! Yes, I certainly did learn a few things about different retrieval techniques with different types of lures. Ive fished my whole life but when it comes to artificial baits,you've got to have a certain technique in order for the bait to do as intended.

  2. Everything all these guys have said. This is amazing. I want to learn how to fish these lures properly. Will be looking for instructional videos on how to actually work these lures couple with the underwater footage. Thanks a trillion!!!!

  3. Rrrreeeeeeeeeeeèeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeèeeeeeee eeeeeeee

  4. Another absolutely marvelous video of underwater actions by bass. It really helps to see the fish reactions to a bait. You are right about getting in the practice of "one more" as I've visually watched fish take one of my lures just as I was about to speed it up for recovery. I've seen bass take for example a spinnerbait 3-5 feet from the boat or shore because I believe I was keeping the speed steady all the way until I had to pull it up. I think sometimes they are so close to us and we just don't know it. Varying speed or a final twitch or two are also good practices with the best rule of thumb being "stay with your cast all the way until you have to pull out the lure." I know I have to be as committed to each and every cast as a bass commits itself when it decides to strike. That's the best way for me to catch more fish. Thanks so much for your hard work and dedication to bringing us these awesome incredible underwater videos (as with all your vids) and your accurate information with them. Take care, stay safe and great fishing to you.

  5. good stuff man.
    im here cuz 2 days ago doing some nice time fishing 5:30-7:30 pm zone when water settled down, became calm, sun starting to set, quieter all around and bass were hitting non stop. what i noticed was as i reeled in one with lure stuck to outside of mouth, i saw 4 other bass follow him in giving chase !!!… all the way to the shore trying to take it from him. i think they wanted the meal/lure too. iv never seen that before. one was large one of bunch maybe 2.5 pds.
    it was like hungry agressive seagulls in parking lot chasing food people throw out.

  6. my favorite part about this footage is the sound of the force being exerted during the strike. when the bass smashes that jerkbait you hear an audible thump which is gnarly

  7. Matt I have a question, How do you keep the pike off your line when bass and pike are in the same places, I loose a lot of lures as i don't use leaders ?

  8. i learned something for sure. Ive been bass fishing since age 6 and seeing that bass blast the other one over envy I was amazed. That is why I never miss a video. Thank You Matt and Tim for all your hardwork. I know this video is older but I scroll through the videos you have posted to find the ones i haven't seen yet just because watching your content has made me able to target and catch big bass more then small bass nowadays. You guys really know bass fishing.

  9. Bro, he definitely had his mouth open and tried to eat when the other fish got there first lol, he wasn't trying to hit the other fish or knock him out of the water, he was going for the lure for sure

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