This Simple Tip Fools Summertime Bass Into Biting And Works Everywhere!

Sometimes you need to Fool Summer Time bass and this is the easiest way to do it!

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  1. I am a huge fan of fishing a jerkbait in warm waters. And it doesn't get much warmer than where I am! I found that ripping and burning them through the water is the best way to go. It drives those fish nuts!

  2. I figured this out fishing a swim jig one day- but I never thought about applying it universally. I will definitely give it a shot- not having a lot of luck lately. I've been getting a couple bites really early in the morning- usually fishing a buzz bait, plopper, or walking bait- depending on conditions. But once the sun gets up and it starts getting hot- the bite dies. I know where they are- but they will only bite if you get it right on the tip of their nose- and even then, about half of them will just turn away. And it's really hard to get anything in there that accurately- they're in super thick cover.

  3. We’ve done this on spinner baits for 35 years or more, on clear water giant smallmouth in Ontario. We’d have to add more lead back in the day along with trailer hooks! Great tip Matt. Thanks

  4. Works really good down here in Central FL. My buddy and I were dragging big worms a few years ago – water temp was 95 degrees, F. Zero bites from the worm, even from bush piles. When we started burning the spinnerbaits and crankbaits through the brush we caught bass on just about every cast.

  5. Tonight I'm camping across from the Dismal Swamp in VA. Tomorrow I have a place to move. Then I can start fishin' again and that swamp canal looks awesome for bass. It's got miles of canal with public access and random openings in the trees. Probably flipping paradise with all the stuff in the water and floating pads. It's a long cast but it's possible to cast across it. And there are lots of piers and public saltwater spots for redfish and flounder other fish. Should be good.

  6. I stroke a jerk bait like you recommend for other lures. Except I really pull it quickly so I feel it quiver. Then let it sit a second. They’ve been smoking it lately that way. BTW I use your tips for catching big brown trout.

  7. Love the tip about pausing before you take your bait out of the water. I can't believe I never thought of that. U know how many times I've done that pull my bait out of the water and there was a fish.

  8. Experienced this by accident just a few days ago. Was bank fishing in the heat of the day where the traditional wisdom says go slow/finesse. I threw a TX rigged worm and got the line over a twig so I burned it back in to recast and had a fish just destroy the worm out of nowhere. So I started working the shore line shallow and burned the weedline and I got hit so many times when they were spitting on everything else. This technique works and also reminded me of something I heard Jimmy Houston say a long time ago and that was never give up on a cast even if it does not go where you wanted it to go.

  9. Awesome video. I’ve caught 2 good bass recently reeling my jerkbaits back to the boat. Stroking a shakeyhead was the key to catching fish another day. This video will give me the confidence to try these tactics a lot more. The water in the mid Atlantic is hot already.

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