Bass Fishing Tips for Tubes

Bass Fishing Tips for Tubes
Tubes are soft, plastic hollow baits that are popular with bass fisherman because they can be customized for different water bodies and fishing situations. Tubes are often used in bass fishing tournaments, when the fish have a variety of baits to choose from and the competitive fishermen need to present them with something new and different in order to get them to bite. Anglers rig tubes in a variety of ways and insert different tackle inside the tube.


Difficulty: Moderate

Things You’ll Need:
  • Multiple tube sizes
  • Jig head
  • Spinning tackle
  • Fishing pole
  • Fishing line
  • Effervescent antacid tablet
  • Cotton ball
  • Fish attractant
  • Rattler
  • Casting spoon
  • Spinnerbait
Step 1
Insert a jig head inside a three-inch hollow tube rigged on a spinning tackle for fishing in clear water. This tube set-up will skip well, so it is a strong choice for fishing off docks or shores where there is vegetation hanging overhead.
Step 2
Insert a broken effervescent antacid tablet into any size tube to tempt bass with bubbles when the tube comes into contact with the water. You can also dip a cotton ball in fish attractant, which is available at sporting goods stores, and place it in the tube's body. The fish attractant will slowly disperse from the cotton ball out of the tube, attracting bass.
Step 3
Insert a rattle, available at sporting goods stores, into your tube when you are fishing in dark water or water covered by heavy vegetation.
Step 4
Insert a casting spoon into any size tube and turn it into a spinner by running the casting spoon's snap through the tube's walls. Tie the line at the top of the spoon. This tube can now be cast a long distance and will have a lot of action and buoyancy.
Step 5
Take off the silicone skirt from a spinnerbait and use a tube to replace it.

Tips & Warnings

Where you position a jig head inside the tube will have an impact on the tube action. Put the jig head in the front of the tube if you want it to drop faster in the water with less spin. Place it in the back of the tube If you want to decrease the speed of the tube in the water and create more spinning action.

Article Written By Elizabeth Grace

Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Elizabeth Grace is a freelance writer. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in public relations from Pepperdine University, and has 15 years of experience developing marketing campaigns for universities and multinational corporations.

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