Advanced Bass Fishing Tips – How To Catch Entire Schools Of Fish!

Quit wasting time and quit catching the small ones. Tim explains our exact system for triggering schooling bass into feeding and then walks through each move we make to keep those bass aggressively feeding until the biggest fish in the school begin to bite.

Most bass anglers have the opportunity to fish for large schools of fish but very few even realize it. Ever reeled in a bass and had other bass follow it in? Ever caught a bass, sat down, retied, etc… and then cast out and got bit again right away? If you were prepared these are both scenarios where you may have been able to catch bass after bass after bass, and maybe even have caught the biggest bass of your life!

The key to this style of fishing is preparation. You need to be prepared to effectively target schooling bass and you need to have the mindset prepared to adjust rapidly in order to keep the school feeding. Below is a list of the lure styles we use to target schooling fish.

Agressive Baits…
Deep Crankbait- Strike King 6XD:
Lipless Crankbait- Lucky Craft LV-500:
Jerkbait- Jackall Rerange 110:
Soft Jerkbait- Zoom Super Fluke:
Swimbait- 4.8 Keitech Fat:
Spoon- Strike King Flutter Spoon:
Spinnerbait – Bling Spinnerbait 1/2 oz:

Subtle Baits…
Dropshot- Roboworm 6″ Straight Tail Worm:
Shaky Head- Zoom Trick Worm:
Ned Worm- Z Man Finesse T.R.D.:

Tim’s All-Around Combo…
Rod- 7’2″ Med/Heavy Zodias:
Reel- Curado 200K 7:1 Ratio:
Line- 50 lb MaxCuatro Braid:
Leader- 15 lb Sunline Sniper:

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Wafeeq Iqbal says:

hey guys just wanted to let you know 3 years ago i caught my first bass and ever since ive been using youtube to help me learn how to fish and nobody teaches me how to fish as well as you guys do keep doing what your doing

Rich Shackelford says:

Great video. Thanks for the tips Tim

Cheapeskate Fishing says:

I was using one of those big swim baits the other day and the bass I caught was smaller than the Throw them big baits…Good video

Dink Master says:

Hey guys I am fishing a really grassy small lake with super warm water what would be best to catch the fish and it is super pressured

Sean Mccolpin says:

Excellent video and explanation! Thank you guys for the great videos and tips!

SunWukong Monkey King says:

Hello Matt and Tim, I just want to let you guys know that you guys are truly my number one favorite YouTube channel. I just want to thanks you guys for everything you taught me. I learned more from you guys in one video then from an entire day of school work. I low key want you guys to have less subscriber because then everyone will be using your technique and their would be less LMB for me to catch LOL but I would also love for you guys to reach 1M subscriber and I know you guys can. Soon everyone will realize that you guys are the real deal. I would used your tips and tricks and out fish any of my friends/family. They would ask me “what is your secret?” and I wouldn’t tell them. YOU GUYS ARE MY SECRET! Again Thank you for everything!!!

curiouskinds says:

New Tactical video just in time for my morning poop. Great!

Herb Steiner says:

How are y’all being affected by the wildfires? Is the Clear Lake area being evacuated? Stay safe guys.

Billy Craighead says:

Guys I want to tell you I love Tactical Bassing.I 48 years old and I have been bass fishing since I was 7.over the years I have had a lot of questions.Just by watching the videos you guys have cleared up so many things and most of all you guys have made me a better fisherman.I watch every video every week.I just wanted to get that out there.Keep up the good work guys.Matt I hope you continue to get better and I look farward to hearing from you and Tim.I love you guys.

828 BIGBAITS says:

Do you need a 300 size reel for Hud 68 and 6 inch huds or can you use a 200 size like the new tranx 200

National Bass League says:

Same goes for a tidal river?

michael poplin says:

great video so helpful its hard not to just start trying to slay them when u find a school that takes a big man to stay calm and collective.

JerkJerkPause says:

What species were the 100 fish you got? I haven’t seen that video yet

Scott Spilman says:

Just wanted to know if you have tried and if so, what your thoughts are on the new Mattlures hammer tail shad.

RJ Wolf says:

Tim what do you think about the lv 200? I just bought 3 of them for 18 bucks @tacticalbassin

acdelta57 says:

Awesome Vid as always! Still waiting for a video showing how y’all find them on electronic/what you look for specifically. I saw that nice arch in this vid, sometimes I idle around thinking my lake doesn’t have any fish. I rarely see arches

Terence Sullivan says:

Hope you and your families are safe from the Mendo Complex Fire. Thanks for the video.

Unedited Gamer says:

I know y’all are primarily bass fishermen but I’m sure you have caught other species of fish while trying to catch bass. I moved about 10 months ago from a town with a giant lake (Clear Lake Iowa) which just insane amount of bass to North Dakota for work no real bass here and my bass fishing techniques do not carry over at all unfortunately. Mostly Pike, and Walleye here with the occasional trout.

I would like to suggest a short video on lures that are good for a range of fish more general purpose lures that are effective for a wide range of species and bass.

Jerome Torrez says:

Comon we need better content ya it’s cool that you talk about that stuff but you need to use that method an show ya while your talking enough with that boring talking and no action how do we really no it works unless we see for ourselves

Brian McCarty says:

Great video Tim! Thanks for the tips on how to attack a school! Cant wait to try it out!!

Kyle Ragan says:

Hey I was wandering if I should pick up the dobyns fury or dobyns colt?

Sal Messina says:

Hey Tim like the video as usual. I have Humminbird Helix 12 units I have a hard time locating what fish look like on the graph can you help me

Bradley Kerswill says:

Great video. I would love it if you did a video or two on tips for tournaments. Like tournament strategy and such. Also a vide on the propfish and propfrog

kfm05 says:

Are we just assuming that this school stays in place? Do I really have enough time to prepare myself after catching that first fish before the rest of the school drifts off and I have to find them again?

Michael Wimmer says:

SOLID video and instruction. SOLID!!!!

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