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Fishing Tips : Using Bait Fish for Bass

Fishing Tips : Using Bait Fish for Bass


Today we’re going to show you how to rig bait
fish for bass. Generally for bass, bass fishing is done with generally shiners, golden shiners,
or even perch or goldfish where it’s legal. Now the first thing you want to do is when
you hook up your rig is generally use one ought or two ought hook. These are small hooks
just for example. You’re going to tie that hook on with a clinch knot, or what ever knot
you feel comfortable tying. We’re going to trim the tag end off, if I don’t hook myself.
Here we go, and now what we do is we place the split shot about eight to ten inches above
the hook. I bite it down to clamp it down, it’s a small split shot. Just for example.
And then there’s all kinds of different bobbers you can use. Corks, bobbers, whatever you
feel comfortable using. You definitely want one that’s going to be able to keep the fish
somewhat stable. And you want to put the bobber up generally about two and a half feet from
the hook. And now you’re going to hook up your shiner, your golden shiner right behind
the dorsal fin, and there you go. There’s your rig. You’ve got your bobber, your split
and you’ve got your minnow on your one ought or two ought hook. And then then there’s another
right that you can use if you hook it through the lip, with a weedless hook. Hook the minnow
through the lip, put the weed guy on it, and that’s just another option of hooking it on.
And that’s how you set up for bass with a minnow.

30 comments on “Fishing Tips : Using Bait Fish for Bass

  1. yep, i used little minnow blue gills(really small) and i threw it out on a big catfish slip bobber and i got some good sized fish. 15 lbs at the max

  2. If you wanna bait fish for bass use grasshoppers. Bass and catfish love them. The downside is, so do perch and turtles.

  3. Good Video but can not see the hooking do to words being in the center of the screen during the Demonstration…

  4. people,even if you say positive or negative comments, he will NEVER,EVER reply to your comments.but im not telling you to stop commenting or anything.

  5. @s4il most people that use live bait for big largies know what their doing and dont just fish with live bait and its a good way to catch big as bass and if you want to use lures your decreasing your chances of catccing the big ones and tend to catch all the other little guys around, so its just a different tactic.

  6. @glenandgibbert "Your Decreasing your chances of catching the big ones" should i floor you in knowledge to where you will understand what im saying, Or make it hard for you, by using terms only people who are also going to school and majoring in Fish Biology would be able to understand? I wish there was a way for you to take back what you said, cause any SERIOUS bass fisherman like myself would read your comment you posted, and just do a /facepalm.

  7. @s4il your not a serious bass fisherman then sorry. not gonna fight on youtube about the different ways of bass fishing with you because thats for tools. i fish nonstop with lures but when conditions are bad im not gonna sit there and not catch shit on lures, im gonna throw on a gill and stick the giant thats lookin at your lures wondering if your alright… like i said, different tactic. facepalm πŸ˜›

  8. @glenandgibbert Not looking to fight you, lol. Just trying to figure out why you took a pop shot at me first. remember you started this. You mentioned using Gills, and sticking big bass on em, ever heard of the swim bait made by Matt Lures, to be more specific the Ultimate Gill? Just trying to help. I would almost bet those same bass your catching on gills would hit a fast moving swim jig, with a large profile trailer in gill pattern. Just google matt lures and u will see what im talking about.

  9. @s4il ya i love the u2 gill! but when the waters so hot they tend not to chase after it. thats when i like to tone it down with an injured bluegill and a float because the bass tend to decide to eat it or not. and they usually do if its the right size. no hard feelings i just get pissed when people hate on vids that arent meant to fullfill everyones likings… anyways no problem and tightlines πŸ™‚

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