In this video, professional angler Luke Clauson shares his expert insights on how to catch bass in Florida by identifying the best vegetation for fishing using a Texas-rigged swimming worm. He talks about the challenges of fishing in fields of pads and why isolated mats are an excellent target for fishermen.
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Clausen shares his favorite techniques for fishing with the Z-Man Turbo FattyZ, including swimming on the surface, straight reeling subsurface to cover water, and slowing down and dropping into cover into areas holding fish.
He also highlights the importance of hooking fish deep in the mouth around vegetation and the benefits of using a straight shank hook on a swimming worm presentation to help prevent vegetation from sliding down the line and unhooking the fish. Watch to learn how Luke approaches catching bass with this fun and efficient technique.