Using Pink Lures For Big Bass! Ft. Smallmouth Crush

Using Pink Lures For Big Bass! Ft. Smallmouth Crush


Have you used pink bass fishing plastics before? Pink is an amazing color for all species of bass, but especially smallmouth! If you are looking to get out on you local river, lake or pond, you should definitely consider bringing some good old pink lures along for the ride!

Today we have Travis of @SmallmouthCrush on the channel with some awesome tips on using pink lures to help you catch some Monster Bass!

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Video transcript:

Travis:
Not too bad. Yo, it's Smallmouth Crush on behalf OF MONSTERBASS. I want to make a video about a color, that you may need, that you might want to think about using. Because, I certainly use it year round and it's a great fish catching color and as soon as I get this Smallmouth in, I'll show you.

Travis:
So this creature wants...Hey! There we go. And as you can see pink, that's right, pink is the color of the Smallmouth bass. Not bad. We're going to talk about... That's all coming up.

Travis:
So I'm using a pink Ned rig. This is a Z Man, TRD. They make a great Ned rig bait. There's a lot of different Ned rigs on the market and they work, but the Z man TRD really holds up. It's durable, has some pretty good buoyancy and it has some great colors. And a lot of times we want to think natural colors. Your Green Pumpkin's with some different Fleck in it, perhaps your watermelons. And those are great choices, but sometimes you need to show those fish just something a little different and this pink color, for me personally, has caught thousands of bass, with a pink plastic.

Travis:
We're going to see if we get some studs on it today. Now I'm actually working a bank here that's pretty steep. It drops off to about 10 feet of water out here and these Smallmouth are kind of roaming the edge of this bank. And I find that a Ned Rig is a real efficient way...

Travis:
There he is. Oh, [inaudible 00:02:42] Okay. He fooled me. He's not a giant, but it's a Smallmouth and Smallmouth are known to fool you when they bite. But he wanted it. Let him go. I think we're going to get a big one here.

Travis:
Well, let's talk about the setup a little bit. I do like a seven foot, medium light rod, and I'm throwing a Ned Rig. Especially these smaller Ned Rigs with these lighter weights. I'm only using a size 1/10 head. So the weight is as light as I can get away with. Now, it's fairly calm out here today. If it was a little bit more wind, and the wind was carrying my line a little, I would probably step it up just a little bit on the weight. But, because it's fairly calm I'm able to do a weight with that 1/10 sized head and I'm just working that on the bottom really slow. You see I'm giving it little hops, that stickiness sometimes, meaning I'm just letting it sit there. Slower the better with a Ned Rig.

Travis:
My plan is just to go down this bank... And they could be up a little bit shallow, or they could be out here a little bit deeper towards the main river channel.

Travis:
Now, I do use braid as my main line. This is light braid, this is only five pound. It's yellow, so it's high-vis which is... Again, V is important to see those light bites. I mean, I'm throwing such a small bait and working it slowly. Always keep my eye on the line to see if it's going to jump a little bit. And then I do have an eight pound fluorocarbon leader that I tie onto this rig.

Travis:
And so this pink Ned Rig is really just given a different look to the baits. A lot of people come through here and throw a green pumpkin, watermelon, or some type of natural color. And for some reason chartreuse, bright chartreuse, and pink is just a color that seems to drive Smallmouth crazy. Keep in mind, I'll also use this color for Largemouth and Spotted bass. So it's not just Smallmouth that love it.

Travis:
So I just make a nice long cast. Try to keep the rod up a little bit. Then I'm just hopping this, dragging it, and of course stopping it every once in a while. Just feel that bite. Sometimes it's just a little tick. Sometimes you're going to know you have a fish biting. Really depends on the game that you're used too.

Travis:
Now it's really important to make sure that that plastics on your rig straight. I want that bait to look as natural as I can. The biggest mistake that I see with people that are fishing Ned Rigs is that their plastic is crooked or it doesn't lay straight.

Travis:
Ned rigging and using a pink Ned Rig works year round. Now listen, I'm way up north right now. Can you believe it's May and the trees are just starting to turn green? Water temp. is still in the forties, so that's another reason why I really like this Ned in these types of conditions. Now throughout the year, if you get a day where there's a cold front that comes through, water temp. drops, and things just don't feel right, picking up a Ned Rig could really help you change things up.

Travis:
I just moved down this bank towards this bridge and we have a little bit of current. Bridges can really provide a lot of good fish cover and so it's a perfect place to throw this Ned, around the bridge. Of course we still have some really good rock underneath us here and so I'm going to pick apart this section.

Travis:
Decent, decent is good. Okay. Well, we knew there was one hiding under here anyways. Perfect.

Travis:
Look at that cool one, that's a pretty bass. It's got some tattoos on that guy. Look at that. That's awesome. Cool color job broheim. You wanted the pink one.

Travis:
Well, I caught a few on the pink Ned.

Travis:
I certainly would recommend giving it a try. Hopefully this video made you think a little bit. Getting away from some of the standard colors that you oftentimes see anglers use. Try something crazy like this. It definitely is a color that works across the country. It will give you a little bit of confidence if you start catching them and you can put it in your arsenal of baits to use. Especially when conditions get a little tough or you're fishing around a lot of people, certainly give these a try.

Travis:
Don't forget to subscribe to the MONSTERBASS channel. Let me know in the comments what you thought about this bait, if it's something you want to use in the future. Let me know how you plan on fishing it, where. And if you want to see how the rest of my day goes, head on over to my YouTube channel "Smallmouth Crush" because we're going to continue to catch a few fish on this gorgeous day. And as always until next time, we'll see you guys on the water.

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