Amazing UNDERWATER Bass Fishing Footage of Tim CATCHING a BIG SPOTTED BASS!

Let’s head underwater to watch as Tim fishes for a BIG Spotted Bass with a variety of baits and talks us through what is happening! Want to learn how to catch these big bass? Watching bass behavior underwater is the fastest way to become a better fisherman.

Time on the water has always been the most efficient way to become a great angler. Now that we can head underwater with a GoPro and actually watch the fish’s movements and behavioral patterns the time involved in becoming a great angler is shorter than ever before! These videos are more than entertainment. They’re a first hand look at the mannerisms that we can’t see from the surface.

Tim uses 3 different baits to approach this Spotted Bass…

2.8 Keitech:
Revenge Dart Hedz:

Dirty Jigs Football Jig (Supermat Brown):
Yamamoto Double Tail Grub:

6″ Osprey Tournament Talon (Reverse Hitch):

Need the gear to throw these baits? Here is what Tim was fishing with for this bass:

Keitech Combo…
Rod- Dobyns 742 Spinning Rod:
Reel- Daiwa Certate Spinning Reel:
Line- Sunline 6 lb:

Jig Combo…
Rod- GLX 893C:
Reel- Shimano Aldebaran 50:
Line- 50 lb Sufix 832:
Leader- 15 lb Assassin:

Osprey Swimbait Combo…
Rod- 7’6” Expride Heavy:
Reel- Chronarch MGL 150:
Line- 65 lb Sufix 832:
Leader- 25 lb Sunline Assassin:

Tim’s Sunglasses for Sight Fishing- Eye Surrender:
Camera Used- GoPro Hero5:

Spotted bass are amazing predators. They’re smarter than largemouth and stronger than smallmouth. What they lack in size they make up for in aggression and in recent years, giant spotted bass have began dominating fisheries across the country, especially lakes like Bullards Bar, Lake Berryessa, Lake Shasta, and Lake Oroville. If you have the opportunity to experience Spotted Bass fishing you need to take the time to try it!

This particular fish is actually a bed fish. This is a giant female Spotted Bass that took over as soon as her male abandoned the nest. She is ready to defend her nest at all costs. Watch how her behavior changes from one bait to the next as she works aggressively to push and carry them away from the bed before finally consuming the baits to stop them. Bed fish of any species can be very aggressive but even in this situation, nothing compares to a Spot.

Its amazing what can be learned from watching underwater bass fishing. Leave a comment and tell us what you learned from this underwater video.

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29 thoughts on “Amazing UNDERWATER Bass Fishing Footage of Tim CATCHING a BIG SPOTTED BASS!

  1. hey guys Clear Lake was tough and giant… A little overwhelming to say the least pulled a couple shorts… Decided to fish Sonoma close to where we were staying… crushed it from topwater smallmouth to my first spotted… thanks again keep up the videos they give me confidence on those tough days… let me know if you guys come south could be fun

  2. Nice video! Can you make a video about backreeling? Many people don't know much about it. When I'm fighting a big fish on a spinning reel I always backreel! I have the drag set at a higher resistance than normal when backreeling though. One advantage of backreeling is you have greater control over the fight: You can let go more line when needed but if your drag is set tighter you can pull the fish if, for example, he's headed for a dense bush or somewhere you don't want him to go (of course you risk a line break, but you'll do this as a last resort). If you don't backreel and you have the drag more loose and a fish heads for a bush you can't stop him unless you adjust the drag, but you may not have time for that…

  3. If only I applied that back reeling tip you guys have given us to a nice fish I lost last weekend at a super tough lake… well I think I will get another opportunity to try it out if I keep working hard there so thanks guys!!! Awesome vids you've been throwing out.

  4. Recently got the swimbait itch so I ordered a few hudds not too long ago. I took a 68 out of the bag only to find the back part on one side of the fish was peeling 🙁 Any thoughts from anyone to salvage the hudd? Just my luck 😒

  5. Awesome to see you back Tim. Great underwater footage. They absolutely have different personality s Some your Completely wasting you're time. Unless your Matt who catches A Giant after 8 hours??? watched you last bed fishing video and wound up with one in the local Winchndon Courier Newspaper. OnlineNow. may be 6 1/2 lbs 2 1/2 inch yum realistic craw. Off a bed in ten inches of water. I might have said this already but I haven't had a working router in a week! I tried to send the picture to you e mail but I'm computer illiterate!

  6. you know when there fins start going ,they start coming back to the bed faster and faster your doing the right things! Love the underwater footage.

  7. all i can say is dx dobyns cham ex my fav rod for sure next to loomis nrx check out the channel guys if you get a chance i got some absolute monsters being posted for the next few days Biggens

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