Summer Senko Fishing for Monster Bass | Bass Fishing

Woman: Oh, there you go. Glenn: Right there. Woman: Yeah, I saw that. Glenn: I was reeling it in. Woman: Yeah, I saw that. Glenn: Oh, goodness. Woman: Get him in the boat. That’s a nice fish. Look. . . Oh, I thought he threw it. Nicely done. Get him in the boat. Look at that. Glenn: Oh, and it fell out of his mouth. The General…Woman: Look at that fish. Glenn: Holy moly, that’s a good fish. Alright. Hey folks, Glenn May here with BassResource. com. It’s summertime, dog days of summer. We’re looking at 100 degrees today. It is really warm and guess what?We’re catching quality fish up shallow and
I want to talk to you a little about that. We’re using Senko-type baits to catch these
fish and I want to talk you through how we’redoing that, how we’re rigging it, what gear
we’re using, and then I’m going to show youa little bit about how we’re actually catching
these fish. Okay, so let me talk to you a little bit about
what we’re using today. Today we’re using Berkley PowerBait MaxScent,
The General. It’s this puppy right here. And I’m fishing at basically three different
ways. One of it is like this. This is just your typical weightless way of
fishing a Senko-type bait. Another way to fish it, which is very effective,
is wacky-rigged. There’s a lot of different ways people wacky-rig,
but for the most part, I just use what I’mfishing. There you go, now I’m wacky-rigged. It’s very straightforward, simple, easy to
do. I use the equipment that I already have. I’m not a big fan of having one-trick ponies
in my tackle box because I know there’s alot of different jigs you can get. There’s a lot of different hooks you can get. You can get certain bands that go around here
and tools to put the bands on and all thisstuff to rig, wacky-rig. I don’t do that, again, because it just clutters
up my tackle box because if I’m not fishingit this way, then I just got stuff in my tackle
box that I’m not using. So wacky-rig is just weightless, like, this
is how I’m fishing The General today. If I want to add a little weight to it, I’ll
just put a little bullet weight in the frontand I’m good to go. Just repurpose stuff that I already have. There you go. Alright. Woman: Just like that. And I lost my General. Glenn: Yup. That doesn’t help. Woman: No. Ah, you little sucker. Got you right in the cheek. There we go. Glenn: The General strikes again. Woman: He’s a little guy, but I’ll take him. Glenn: Yeah. Woman: Acrobatics. Glenn: Another rig I’m using to get in those
thick bushes and cover where the fish arehiding this time of year is a Texas rig, The
General. And here I’m using a quarter-ounce tungsten
weight with a bobber-stopper in the front. I’ve got it rigged with Berkley FireLine Ultra
8 30-pound line as a braid, so this is perfectfor fishing in that cover. It’s got lots of sensitivity, abrasion resistance,
it’s really powerful, so I can fish in allthat cover and I don’t have to worry about
my line. That’s what I’m using and also I have that
rigged up on a seven-foot, medium heavy powerrod, with a fast-action tip. This is your workhorse kind of rod. There’s all kinds of manufacturers that make
them. Make sure you got a few of them in your boat
because you can fish all kinds of lures onthem with it and this time we’re fishing that
Texas rig General. And on it, I have this reel. This is the Revo SX baitcasting reel. This is an awesome reel, smooth casting. Paired with this FireLine, you can cast really
far and it’s got over 24 pounds of drag, whichI really like because let’s face it, a lot
of the baitcasters that come out today aresomewhere between 12 and 15 pounds of drag. This has 24 pounds. This is perfect for horsing those fish out
of deep cover, back in the weeds, back inthe bushes, where you’re going to find them. You can get them out paired with this FireLine. This is a great combination that you can use
to get all those fish out and now worry aboutbreaking them off or getting them wrapped
up and not getting them out. So that’s what we’re using today. Now that I’ve shown you what we’re doing,
how we’re rigging it, let me show you howto fish. There you go. Nice. They’re in here. Woman: Come here, you. Glenn’s getting the net. Come here baby, come here. Come here. Ooh, come on Glenn. Come on, Glenn. There we go. There we go. He’s got a sore on his tongue. Yeah, he does. Glenn: So the thing about summertime is in
the early morning and in the evening hours,the fish are gonna be shallow, they’re gonna
be roaming around and actively chasing baitfish. So you can catch them on fast-moving baits
like Topwater, such as buzz baits and poppersor you can fish them on the spinner baits,
crankbaits, and you’re gonna catch fish doingthat. But when the sun gets really high and right
in the middle of the sky and you’ve got theseshadows, you can see it on my face, well,
that’s when the fish bury up in the cover. And I know a lot of people think that the
fish go out deep, they’re going to go fromsuper shallow, now they’re going to go 500
yards out, even further to the deeper partsof the lake. The main points, the ledges, the humps, the
channels, that sort of thing. Well yeah, there’s a population of bass that
are out there that are that deep and you cancertainly fish them and catch them, but a
lot of those fish that are up shallow in themorning, they don’t go far. What they do is they bury themselves up in
this cover that’s right around nearby. Look around, see what’s in your lake. It could be docks. It could be logs. It could be down trees. It could be flooded bushes. It could be hydrilla, milfoil, any kind of
weed patches, such as the lily pads. That’s where the fish are gonna go and it’s
not because they want to get out of the heator because they want to get out of the sun,
but it’s because that’s where the baitfishgo to hide from their predators. And wherever you find that baitfish, that’s
where the bass are. If the baitfish move, the bass will go with
them all the time. And so this time of year you’re going to have
a lot of those fry that are growing up, tryingto get big for the winter and they’re going
to be. . . Just go to a place where there’s a lot of
weeds. Go look. You’ll see all those little fry and little
bait fish running around in there, littlebluegill and whatnot. Well, if you see that, you can bet the bass
are there too. So the key about fishing on bright sunny days
like this is looking for the shadows. Not so much the sun, but where are the shadows?Because that’s where the bass are gonna set
up shop, where they can ambush their prey. So say you’re fishing in a long line of docks,
if one side of the docks is sunny and theother side is shady, just fish the shady side. You can be a lot more effective that way and
be more productive and get that whole stretchof docks in a lot shorter time and catch a
lot more fish because you’re not wasting anycasts on the sunny side. Same thing when you’re looking at weeds, when
you’re looking at flooded bushes. Pay attention to where that bite is. I bet you it’s on the shady side. That’s the first cast that I always make is
on the shady side. Now the two ways I’m doing it today is with
the weightless General and then also withthe Texas-rigged General to get in there. So I like to fish a lot with the weightless
because I like to get in and around the outsideof that cover before I go in deep. So I’ll be fishing that and see if I can’t
entice them to come out and hit it, say forexample beaver huts. We have a lot of those in this lake and those
fish will be in there. You can entice quite a few out of them by
casting to the outside edges of that hut andthen we’ve you’ve caught those, go in with
the weighted Texas rig. And I like to use that to get in there and
go a little bit deep. Sink it down where they’re buried up inside
those nooks and crannies of that beaver hut. Same thing with the weeds. Get up there where they’re buried in there. You can use that with this weight. I’m not using a heavy, heavy weight. I’m not punching. I’m using an actually pretty light weight
because what I like to do is once I get itin that cover, I like to work it real slow,
real slow. Just throw it down there, let it hit the bottom,
and then crawl it over the top so those limbsor those branches or if I’m in the weeds,
crawl up through those weeds. If I get over a branch, like get that line
over the branch, I like to bring it up overthat branch and then just shake the bait just
a little bit and then let it flutter rightback down. So I don’t need a real heavy weight to do
that, otherwise, it will just drop real fastand it won’t match the speed of how I’m fishing
the bait. Key thing during the summertime is when you
come up against a little spot where there’ssome weeds or a little patch of bushes or
a string of docks, if you catch a fish offthat, stop and fish it again. Make sure you keep making casts to that because
if there’s one bass there, it’s very likelythere’s quite a few. There’s probably a concentration of baitfish
there and there’s a whole wolf pack in therefeeding on them. So I can’t tell you how many times I’ve caught
multiple fish out of the same exact spot duringthe summertime. They just congregate that way. So don’t…I see a lot of guys do this. They’ll catch a fish and by time they unhook
them and take pictures and all that stuff,they’ve drifted off the spot and then they
just keep on going down the bay. Don’t be that guy. Turn around, come back to that spot where
you just caught that fish and throw again,see if you can catch some more out of that
spot. This is why I have it rigged up a couple of
different ways because I can catch them oneway and then if it’s not working or if I only
catch a few off that, then I can flip overto this and flip it another way and catch
some more fish. You’d be surprised how that little change
of presentation you can pull a lot more fishout of the same exact spot. Woman: He thinks he’s big. Glenn: Good job. Woman: He thinks he’s big. He’s mad. Glenn: You can get him. Woman: He’s mad. Glenn: You got him hooked in the roof of the
mouth. Woman: I got him hooked somewhere. Right through the nose, I believe. Now you can do a snapshot because I got the
bait. Glenn: There you go. Woman: Here you go. Glenn: Bring it right up to the camera. So anyway, that’s how I fish it during the
summertime. Just be prepared, summer’s all about taking
advantage of those opportunities. Be versatile. Pay attention to where those bites are and
you’ll catch a lot more fish. I hope those tips help. For more tips and tricks like this, visit
bassresource. com.

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