This is one of the best baits pitching bass fishing you will come across for when bass are laying under overhanging cover. Finding the right bait to glide under cover will get you closer to the fish, and will help you catch more bass. This post goes over one of the best baits I’ve discovered for getting underneath tree’s, docks, and brush. Hopefully, you can use this bass fishing pitching bait to put a few more fish in your boat that others can’t reach. Included in this write up is pictures, video, and details about how to catch more bass under overhanging cover. Enjoy!
Best Bait Pitching Bass Fishing – Overhanging Brush & Cover
Finding the best bait pitching bass fishing overhanging cover is key to catching more fish. Encountering bass lying at the base of tree trunks, under shady overhanging brush, and under docks makes it hard to get to them effectively. Nothing is more frustrating than seeing bass, and you can’t get your bait to them. If you’ve ever been in this situation, here is your magic bullet. The Fat Ika. The key is to rig the fat ika in a funky fashion with the right hook, and this bait will glide underneath some really nasty stuff. The fat ika can literally glide backwards. Here are the details of how to use a Fat Ika in these situations to get Kraken Bass.
The fat Ika is a cool bait designed to look like a tube without the hollow body. It fishes really well on a texas rig with the skirt tail on the back end. The key to get it to glide backwards under heavy cover is to texas rig it weightless with the hook eye coming out of the skirt. The fat ika works well because it is heavy enough to throw easily on a bait caster weightless. Plus, the bass eat it because it looks so natural. The magic happens with this bait through its backwards glide. The gliding action will get you back to the base of tree trunks and such when rigged backwards as shown below with the skirt out front.
Best Bait Pitching Bass Fishing – Rigging
Here’s what you need and how to set your self up for success with fishing a fat ika for pitching under cover. The biggest struggle I had with this bait was finding the right hook. I literally went through a dozen different styles to realize you want a 4/0 twistlock swimbait trokar hook. It gives you the huge gap you need to stick more fish, and doesn’t affect the backwards gliding action of the bait. All you do is twist the skirt side of the bait onto the twist lock. Next, texas rig the hook point into the butt of the bait. Check out the video below to see how to do this, or just check out the picture above for a visualization of what I’m talking about.
Video Pitching Bass Fishing – Overhanging Brush & Cover
In this video you will see how the Fat Ika is one of the best pitching baits for bass fishing. Especially for getting under trees, and other items. Plus, I’ve got some underwater footage of this pitching bass fishing set up to see the gliding backwards action. Thank you for watching, and don’t forget to subscribe on the YouTube channel for more bass fishing technique videos.
Pitching Fat Ika Additional Thoughts
The fat ika has really been a game changer for me in a lot of situations. The density of the bait really enables you to cast it well on a bait casting set up. The natural fall weightless texas style will really help you in clear water situations to get more bites. I’ve used this bait successfully on several clear water desert reservoirs including Lake Mohave, Lake Powell, and Sand Hollow. I’m excited to use it more this year at a lot of other spots I know it could work well.
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