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River Jet Boat Bass Fishing

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!



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 –

SNAPCHAT – LakeForkGuy


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35 thoughts on “River Jet Boat Bass Fishing

  1. Do you always catch and release? Northern MN fisherman here we do alot of walleye fishing and man their yummy lol

  2. The funny thing is that I was thinking. Now watch them catch the one that broke off. Great video.

  3. Bro I love your channel I watch it every day. My wife and I are headed to falcon lake in a Couple weeks, It will be end of feb first of march any suggestions LFG??????

  4. LFG I really appreciate the little text tips at the bottom of the screen. Really helps for a beginner like me.

  5. I love how when a guy is in back of boat buy himself ,he always c cast toward the front of boat were two guys are trying to fish

  6. that was awesome, when I was a kid this guy was fishing at the lake near us a fish got his whole pole. about 15 min later my dad catches a 12 lb catfish. after getting it in he noticed another line, pulling it in revealed a rod and reel. unfortunately the guy had left already. But a couple weeks later we seen him again @ the lake and asked him about loosing his rod. he told us that what hurt the worst was it was a gift from his grandfather that passed. The look on his face was priceless when my dad handed him his rod back.

  7. any where shallow and flowing and with anything that rattles…. that is the trick in the colorado.

  8. @1:36….dude replace or at least repair your intake grates!!! I know your boat will run as is, but it'll run so much better with those fixed and take a look at your impeller/liner while at it. Otherwise, Great video

  9. my friend has a new g3 with a Yamaha jet motor not really impress. boat rocks around to much

  10. I can't stand watching someone throw crappie back….I'd have put that slab crappie in the skillet

  11. Talk about lucky, that is what I am calling you now Justin you are Mr. Luckey, AEWSOME VIDEO, the best of 2017 by far!!!

  12. WOW!!! now that's a great fishing story…and hard to believe. Still can't believe that big was in that bass mouth…Awesome!!!! your the man LFG!!!

  13. maybe. try medium heavy rods and 20-40lb braid and ull never break line or need a net.

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