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How to Bass Fish with a Plastic Worm

Here, Bass Pro Fisherman Scott Martin shares his tips on how to properly bass fish with a plastic worm. How many of you just throw out your reel and start reeling?  Well, that’s not the right way to fish with a plastic worm!

Recap of Video:

Main points of video above:

1. You can’t fish a worm to slow, but you can fish it too fast.
2. Plastic worms are meant to look like a worm or a leach, not baitfish.
3. The worm needs to crawl on the bottom.
4. Mke a long cast, then move the bait with your rod, not your reel.
5. Throw out line, after you bait hits the bottom, reel a bit of the excess line in.
6. Use the rod to pull in the line. Then reel down taking in the excess slack.
7. Repeat. Pull, gather up slack.
8. Pick the right size line for the area you are fishing in.
9. Use a proper size weight for the depth of the water you are fishing in.

Just how do I put that plastic worm on a hook and make it weedless anyway?

Find out in MonsterFishandGame‘s video below:

Have questions, tips or comments?  Leave them below.

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How to change your line on a bait casting reel

In the video below Pro Bass fisherman Scott Martin shares how to change the line on your bait casting fishing reel.

If you are ever out on the lake and discover you need a line change, save yourself $20 and the time to go to the marina and do it yourself!

Recap of Video:

1. Take off old line in a hand over hand motion. Do not throw the line in the lake! Properly disposed of old line to keep wildlife safe.
2. Take your new spool of line and thread it threw the eyes of your rod down to your reel.
3. Put line through the hole on the bait caster.
4.  Loop line through hole (he’s using a Okuma that has tiny holes inside).
5. Start reeling slowly.
6. Once you have it started put the spool into a tackle bag or somewhere to where it can easily spin.
7. Stand over bag and start reeling. Fill the reel.
8. Reel is full when spool is not over full and not over top of the metal spool.

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Top 5 Baitcasting Fishing Reels

These are my new favorite baitcasting fishing reels for this year.  It’s not always about how much money you spend as it is about personal experience with the reel.  Endurance, ease of use and results are the most important thing with baitcasting fishing reels.

Check out the mini-list below, these are some of the best for the avid bass master fisherman (and woman).

To read the FULL REVIEW on each reel, click the Text or Image.

So, let’s get started!

1. Abu Garcia REVO Rocket Low Profile Reel, Right Hand


2. Abu Garcia SMAX2 Silver Max Low Profile Baitcast Reel


3. Shimano Curado E Reels – 300EJ


4. Shimano Citica 200G6


5. Lew’s Tournament Pro Speed Spool Baitcast Reel


This is just a small list of my top five baitcasting fishing reels… If you have any questions or comments, OR, if you have some experience with one of these reals, let me know in the comments.