Mark Zona is not shy when it comes to fishing tubes for smallmouth bass. He likes a big tube, a big head and fishes it hard and aggressive to trigger the apex smallmouth in a system and get them in a froth to create some of the most vicious reactions strikes you can get on a bait most anglers consider a finesse presentation. Yeah he’ll fish it on a spinning rod and reel with braid and fluoro, but he’s snapping it and cracking it with an aggressive presentation to get those bass going.
In this short video he walks us through how he rigs a tube, his favorite colors and why a big head is better most of the time than a small jighead for catching bigger smallmouth.
Check out his other video on how he fishes this tube with the “cracking” technique for big smallmouth bass.