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The Truth About Bass Behavior: Underwater Secrets

Understanding how bass really behave is often different than what we think or have been told. Watch for yourself 5 important bass behaviors to understand. Links to favorite lures are below.

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Links to some of my favorite lures from Omnia Fishing – a great online site from Minnesota. A bunch of terrific anglers who love to help you find the lures you are looking for. You can even search by lake!

Damiki Jig Head:
Baby Z Too for Damiki Rig:

Strike King Thunder Cricket Bladed Jig:

Swim Jigs
KVD Tour Grade Swim Jig:
Hack Attack Heavy Cover Swim Jig:

KVD Squarebill 1.5:
KVD Squarebill 2.5:
KVD Squarebill Hard Knock:

Soft Plastics
KVD Dream Shot:
KVD Half Shell:
KVD Perfect Plastics Rodent:
Rage Tail Menace Grub:
Rage Bug:

KVD Splash Popper:
Strike King Tri-Wind Buzzbait:
KVD Sexy Frog:
KVD Sexy Dawg:

Rod and Reels:
Lew’s Pro SP Skipping/Pitching Reel:
Lew’s Mach Crush Spinning:
Lew’s XD Crankbait Rods:
Lew’s KVD Graphite Casting Rods:
Lew’s KVD Composite Cranking Rods:
Lew’s KVD Spinning Rods:
Lew’s KVD Baitcast Reels:
Lew’s KVD Spinning Reels:

Books on the Outdoors I have read and enjoyed:
Jay Yelas: A Champion’s Journey of Faith, Family, and Fishing:
Kevin VanDam’s Bass Strategies Revised Ed:
Rootbeer Lady: The Story of Dorothy Molter by Bob Cary:
Ely Echoes by Bob Cary:
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  1. I guess I just don't think like a bass. I've been fishing for 50 years. All kinds of fish including largemouth. I just cannot consistently catch fish. Instead I get skunked more often than not.

  2. Thank you for all your footage. I go as a co angler I'm always left with the back of the boat. You've given me a whole new idea of how to catch that my boater could have missed. Thank you

  3. Y3ars ago there was a guy I think named Doug Hannan who did a lot of underwater video of fish behavior. I really got a lot out of your content and thank you for communicating in such a concise manner rather than the rambling that YouTubers often use

  4. Steve i consider myself a seasoned bass fisherman, i study this fish daily. I have more tackke and gear than many pros. But you never know it all and never too old to learn. Your presentation is remarkable, and sheds alot new light on my favorite past time. Thank You.

  5. I have to differ fishing in MN. I kayak fish and I fish Trophy Bass in the middle of thick Pad fields on lakes. So, wide and so thick people laugh at me saying I won't catch fish and 10minutes later a large 7lb + busts out of the water taking a frog. I'll find Bass underneath shoreline brush. Big bass will ambush their prey from underneath which I use a lure they don't make anymore, because the company said that too many reported it didn't catch fish, and when they heard I caught tons of fish on it they couldn't believe it. So, if I lose those lures, i can't replace them since they don't make it no more. Some bass hang off big rock structure in deep water. Smaller bass, (Young) will be all over, but Trophy Bass will truly be in deep or shallow thick structures, because they love easy meals. Some of my top Bass in the 6-7lb range thick in the middle of Pad fields ranging from 2ft-10ft on a frog or Worm.

  6. Ok, so bass are social and like to hang out together, have you tried catching 1 of these bass while they're hanging out to see what happens to the rest of them? Maybe after 1 is caught they disperse? If you fish you've seen bass follow the one you've caught to the boat, do they all go back to where they were hanging out? I doubt it. Could be something to check out if you haven't. Would be interesting to see what they do.

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