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Underwater Jig Fishing! Underwater Footage + Big Bass Catch!

Up Close Underwater Footage of Bass eating Jigs! Ever wonder what the “tick” is? Check this out! If the footage isn’t enough just wait to the end when the GIANT bites and we catch her!

So many anglers take a “swing first, ask questions later” approach to bed fishing. While this works once in a while it does a lot more harm than good. It can turn the fish “negative” very quickly, destroying your chances of a legitimate catch. Not to mention you may snag the bass in the process.

Watch closely and you’ll notice how many times this bass bites without getting the hook. Its important to pay attention and not swing on the wrong pick up. Wait until the bass has fully engulfed the bait. You’ll notice in the above water clip that Matt loads the road before swinging on the smaller fish, this is to confirm that is has the hook and not just the tails.

Keep in mind, if they spit out the bait, as long as you haven’t “stung” the bass it will bite again. There is no hurry to swing on the first bite. Its a much safer bet to wait for the right bite, set once, and get solid hook placement than it is to swing for the fences early and lose the bass altogether.

The gear…
Jig- Dirty Jigs 5/8 oz Canterbury Flippin Jig (Go To):
Trailer – Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver (Tramp Stamp):
Rod- Shimano Expride 7’6″ Heavy Casting:
Reel- Shimano Curado 200K:
Line- 65 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro:
Leader- 18 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

Camera Equipment…
GoPro Hero 5 Black:
Super Suit Dive Housing:
Green Water Filter:

Other Bed Fishing Baits We Recommend…
Fat Baby Finesse Worm:
Keitech Little Spider:
3.5″ Tube:
Basstrix Bait Fry:
1/2 oz Pitchin Jig:

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  1. You guys produce some great videos and tons of them. I have gained a ton of knowledge from them. Thanks for that, however this is one of my favorites because the music is freakin awesome ! Lol great entertainment I must say

  2. Did you guys fish Havasu??? I have lots of memories fishing Havasu as a youth with my family every summer on vacation. It's beautiful, the Colorado River is amazing as well. So much fun!!!! Thanks guys!!!

  3. In the underwater footage it seemed like the swim jig caused the fish to bite but didn’t lead to a catch. In the second half you appear to be catching quite a few with the swim jig. Did you do something different?

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