I am going to be using a vibrating jig anytime I am fishing around emergent grass and also when fishing docks. The swim jig is my go-to when I am fishing around wood, shallow grass, lily pads and reeds.
Fishing places that are full of grass I feel the choice becomes simple for line choice. One type above all others is the absolute strongest, most abrasion resistant, and the absolute best choice for winching fish out of heavy cover, braided line.
We as bass anglers are lucky to have so much great technology available to us. One of my favorite pieces of technology is the FishSens SondeCAM HD Underwater Camera. There are four times when it can make a huge difference in finding and catching more largemouth.
An underwater camera is a great tool for someone who wants to better understand what they are seeing on their electronics and for me, it helps get a clear picture of one of the most important things in bass fishing: bottom composition.
This time of year, anglers all over are fishing for bass they can see in the shallows. Some bass will be easy to catch and some are nearly impossible, like those that are in the act of spawning instead of just guarding their beds. There are a few things that I do to determine if the fish is going to bite and if they are worth spending time fishing for.
Does SondeCAM underwater camera spook the fish? That is definitely a legitimate question and one that needed to be tested. Especially since many people have seen just how sensitive fish can be to a bait dropping near them or to movement in the boat.