Summer bass love to move offshore and today we’re going after them! We’re fishing ledges, current breaks, humps, and island tops in search of big bass on Chickamauga. Most anglers focus on the bank because its comfortable and easy to fish what they can see but the vast majority of fish are behind them. Come along for a fun day of fishing and see the kind of bass that live away from the bank in Summer.
Offshore bass can be caught with a variety of techniques. Truthfully, they can be caught on just about anything but there are a few techniques that really shine for this style of fishing. A few that come to mind include small swimbaits, wobble heads, spoons, crankbaits, and big worms. Today the guys focused on fast moving baits. Tim spend most of his time with a lipless crankbait while Matt focused on a swing head jig (wobble head) and occasionally mixed in a deep crank.
While today was a grind, that 10+ lber shows the exact caliber of fish that live on these off shore haunts. If you’re a bank fisherman, focus on the bass that hug the shallow cover and shadow edges but if you’re a boater, take advantage of that offshore bite. Get out of your comfort zone, head out deeper, and you just might connect with the bass of a lifetime!
Below are a breakdown of the baits, colors, and equipment that the guys were using in the video. The links go directly to tackle warehouse where you can see detailed photos and descriptions of each item.
Tim- Lucky Craft LV-500 (Aurora Black): http://bit.ly/2aAUUbd
Matt- Azuma Z Boss 24 (Grand Shad): http://bit.ly/2poLKUC
Jighead- Dirty Jigs Pivot Point Football 3/4 oz 4/0 Hook: http://bit.ly/2jOY1Ns
Creature- Zoom Z Craw (Junebug): http://bit.ly/2vW7Jo5
Other Great Colors: Green pumpkin, Tilapia, Blueberry
-Netbait T-Mac 6.5″: http://bit.ly/2jndwj9
Tim’s Lipless Combo…
Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 906 CBR: http://bit.ly/2og0BmK
Reel- Shimano Curado 150 DC XG: http://bit.ly/2yHtsp4
Line- Sunline Sniper 14 lb Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju
Matt’s Wobble Head Combo…
Rod- Shimano Zodias 7’5″ Heavy: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Reel- Shimano Curado 150 DC HG: http://bit.ly/2yHtsp4
Line- Power Pro Maxcuatro 65 lb Braid: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 20 lb Mono: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9
NEW Tactical Bassin Apparel…
TacticalBassin Reaper Hoodie: http://bit.ly/2TwBWs7
TacticalBassin Shadow Hoodie: http://bit.ly/2FVD9Rs
TacticalBassin Sun Shirt: http://bit.ly/2TvFMBD
TacticalBassin Hooded Sun Shirt: http://bit.ly/38cVi9G