River bass fishing is one of my favorite ways to fish. Bass are usually shallow around cover and frog fishing and fishing a jig are primary techniques. In this winter fishing vlog, I’m joined by my friend Grant and our river largemouth bass fishing guide Carson. We are fishing the Colorado river located in central Texas. Carson’s jet engine bass boat is set up perfectly for fishing the shallow backwater areas that can’t be accessed by a traditional fiberglass bass boat. After a series of warm night, the water surface temps have arrived in the lower 60’s, making some of the bass start to move up into shallow backwater ponds to begin spawning. We are flipping jigs and casting chatterbaits and spinnerbaits around the banks and catching bass very shallow. Grant casts into an old pond an immediately gets a few bites. We cant access the pond by water, so Carson uses the aluminum jet boat to launch the boat into the other side of the pond. Once we get into the pond, you get some quality bites and end up catching a big bass on a topwater frog. It turn out it was the same largemouth bass that Grant had break his line just a few minutes earlier! We had to work for our bites which is typical for pre spawn bass fishing just before the start moving on beds, but we still caught some nice bass and saw some cool wildlife.
I fished this river is a kayak a few years back and it was work out!
WATCH THE KAYAK VIDEO FROM THIS RIVER
GRANT’S NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL!
CARSON’S BACKWATER GUIDE SERVICE INFO
Justin Rackley, known as Lakeforkguy in the fishing world, creates fishing and outdoor videos on youtube and other social platforms. LFG provides fishing tips and techniques for mostly largemouth bass fisheries but also travels to other freshwater and saltwater fishing spots to explore new fish species and fishing techniques to show as many fishing places as possible and help you catch more fish. Lakeforkguy likes to hang out on any fishing vessel or go bank fishing with his other YouTube Fishing friends and vlog with his Wife Stephanie and french bulldog Winston.
River Fishing JIGS
7/16oz Jewel Finesse Jig –
1/2 War Eagle Finesse Jig
Shimano Antares HG –
G Loomis GLX 854 Jig and Worm
50lb Power Pro Max Cautro (Main Line)
25lb Seagar Blue Label Leader Line
DSLR Camera (Panasonic GH4) –
Static Shot (Gopro Hero 4 Black) –
Metabones Speedbooster 4/3 EF Mount –
Canon 24-105mm L Lens –
Rokinon 14mm WIDE –
Sony UWPD11/42 Lavalier Microphone –
Gopro Chesty Lav Mic (Cheap) –
DSLR Shot Gun Mic –
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