Yeah, we’ve all been there. The gentle morning light and active bite give way to bright skies and uncooperative bass. Professional bass angler Jacob Wheeler isn’t known as a slow fisherman; he prefers fishing fast and triggering bass into biting but also recognizes the need to SLOW down from time to time.
Welcome to the “couch” technique for tough bites. As the name implies, Jacob forces himself to sit down on his bow butt seat and slowly work a Texas-rigged worm through grassy areas. He reveals a critical component of this system that’ll draw additional bites from the otherwise uninterested bass.
- Gene Larew Tattletail Worm
- VMC Ike Approved Wide Gap Hook, 4/0
- VMC Tungsten Worm Weights, 1/4oz
- Sufix Invisiline Castable Fluorocarbon, 14lb
- Lowrance HDS-12 Carbon Fishfinder/Chartplotters