Bed Fishing Tricks With Amazing Underwater Footage!

Tips And Tricks
Let’s head underwater to watch spawning bass eat bluegill swimbaits, jigs, and a variety of finesse baits. We’re watching their behavior and learning how to adapt bait selection and equipment to catch bigger bed fish. If you’re fishing during the spawn but don’t consider yourself an “excellent bed fisherman”, this video is for you!

Most anglers think of a big white creature bait and shallow water when its time to go bed fishing. The reality is sight fishing season is as diverse as any other time of year. There are a variety of baits for various conditions, sizes of fish, and water clarities. Knowing when to use each bait, how to lure strikes, and when to set the hook, is going to make you a much more efficient bed fisherman.

Below is a breakdown of the baits and equipment discussed in the video as well as some key color recommendations that break the norm. Don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone, throw some different baits, and catch a new personal best this Spring!

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Ned Rig Baits…
-Roboworm Ned:
(Desert Craw, Green Pumpkin Perch, Prism Shad)
-Z Man Finesse TRD:
(Green Pumpkin, Mud Bug, The Deal)
-Z Man TRD Craws:
(TW Delta Green Pumpkin, Blood Worm, Canada Craw)
-Ned Head- Ned LockZ HD Jig Head 1/6 oz:

Dropshot Worms…
-Strike King Dream Shot:
(Green Pumpkin, Ghost Shad, KVD Magic)
-Z Man Trick Shots:
(Bad Shad, Green Pumpkin Goby, Twilight)
-Reaction Innovations Shiver Shot:
(Magic Craw Swirl, Sungill, Smallmouth magic)
-Dropshot Hook- Owner Mosquito Light Size 1:

Jigs and Trailers…
-Dirty Jigs Pitching’ Jig 1/2 oz:
(Bluegill, Canterbury Craw, Go To)
-Dirty Jigs No-Jack Flippin Jig 1/2 oz:
(Bluegill, Magic Craw Swirl, Warmouth)
-Reaction Innovations Beaver Trailer:
(Green Pumpkin, Green Pumpkin Red, Magic Craw Swirl)
-Reaction Innovations Smallie Beaver:
(Green Pumpkin, Magic Craw Swirl, Spanish Fly)

Swimbaits and Bluegill Imitators…
-Keitech 2.8 Swimbait:
-Mattlures Ultimate Bluegill:
-Mattlures U2 Bluegill:
-Megabass Dark Sleeper:
-Storm Wildeye Sunfish:
-Basstrix Bluegill:

Fishing the spawn is all about boat positioning. Our Talons make a huge difference! The advantage of Talons over a trolling motor is that the prop is never turning but you’re still able to sit perfectly still. If you’ve considered Shallow Water Anchors give Talons a look.

Minn Kota Talons:
(We use 15′ Talons)

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Equipment We Recommend…

Minn Kota Ultrex Trolling Motor:
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