A beginner’s guide to glide bait fishing

A beginner’s guide to glide bait fishing

Bassmaster Elite Pro Chris Zaldain shares his approach to glide bait fishing. From his background in California to bodies of water across the country, Chris shares a few key tips to help you get the most out of your glide bait setup. Good luck and good fishing, and be sure to tag @megabassamerica in your fish catches on Instagram!
 

  • Don’t be afraid to target the primary areas in your local waters. Big baits have big drawing power, so don’t be surprised to see fish of a different class in familiar waters!
  • When fishing the I-Slide 135 and I-Slide 185, try working the lure with your reel, instead of jerking with your rod
  • Your reel handle turn cadence will power big, side-to-side gliding action
  • Make sure your rod and line setup are strong enough to handle big baits and big bites!
  • When choosing a rod, make sure it has both power and a forgiving, parabolic bend like the Orochi XX Leviathan
  • When you hook a fish, winch them straight into the boat–the more time you give them, the harder they’ll fight, and the better chance they can throw the hook!