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I have had a blast lately sharing some of my underwater bass pictures here on MLO and trying to tell a story through series of pictures. I have also had lots of requests for more underwater bass pictures so here are a few more bass pictures to share with everyone.


BES3In the sequence of pictures of above I was able to capture the action of the bass swooping down to eat a 5″ bass colored Decoy swimbait.

Decoy Chase - ©MikeLongOutdoors

Decoy 2 - ©MikeLongOutdoors

Decoy 3 - ©MikeLongOutdoors

Decoy 5 - ©MikeLongOutdoorsIn the series of pictures above this bass chased the 5″ Decoy swimbait right up to the camera and finally hit the swimbait just out of the shot.

Fast Trout Miss 1 - ©MikeLongOutdoors

Fast Trout Miss 2 - ©MikeLongOutdoorsFast Trout Miss 3 - ©MikeLongOutdoors

Fast Trout Miss 4 - ©MikeLongOutdoorsIn the pictures above I was just able to catch this monster bass around 14 lbs. come out of nowhere to chase down this 2 lb Rainbow Trout. It was an incredible site to see in person let alone capture on film.

Swimbait Swimming w-bass 1 - ©MikeLongOutdoors - 2Not every photo shoot ended in a swimbait kill.

Giant Bass Stalking Trout 1 - ©MikeLongOutdoorsCan you find the bass in this picture?

Giant Bass Yawn 1 - ©MikeLongOutdoorsOne of my favorite shots was when this giant bass yawned in boredom with me taking its picture.

Thanks for viewing my pictures here on MikeLongOutdoors and please leave some feedback on what you would like to see here on MLO in the future.

Mike Long

Mike Long, is well known for monster bass, like the 20.12 oz largemouth bass taken from Dixon Lake in 2001. That fish put him at number ten on the world record list, but it wasn’t his only large fish. He is among a handful of bass fisherman with hundreds of fish over 10 lbs to his credit.

12 comments on “Under Water Bass Behavior Pictures

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Joe on May 9, 2013 7:43 pm

Mike these pictures are great, where do you shoot. Thanks for all the insite of your studys

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Mike Long on May 9, 2013 7:45 pm

Thanks Joe, I shoot wherever I can in San Diego.

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Brian Snowman on May 10, 2013 3:32 am

Mike I have to say that pic entitled ” can you find the bass?” Is fantastic! That is exactally what I picture in my minds eye everytime I’m struggling for a bite during a tournament. I picture this going on under the boat with the sounds of faint snickering muffled in the water! Great pictures I am truly a big fan of not only the waters you get to fish but your artistic eye! Keep up the great work! I hope to soon be able to send you some pics of my first true “swimbaits” fish. Hopefully sooner than later!!
Best regards
Brian Snowman

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Jeffrey Hill on May 10, 2013 10:28 am

those are some very incredible pictures you have taken. now ya need to get a small enough camera and attach to your swimbait and you could enjoy catching them too ! Great Job

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john brisendine on May 11, 2013 1:52 am

How deep was the shot “can you find the bass” taken from ?

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Mike Long on May 11, 2013 6:30 am

Around 20′ of water

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Clint on May 11, 2013 8:41 pm

Great shots! How often did you see a bass inspect the lure without biting it? I always wonder how many bass are just staring at my lure!

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Mike Long on May 11, 2013 9:11 pm

Thanks Clint, I have witnessed lots of followers that will just nip at the lure. I was amazed at how many bass bite the lure and let go without me feeling them pull the line,

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Bob Hicks on May 11, 2013 9:43 pm

I learned a long time ago that if your lure usually has a vibration and then it suddenly doesn’t, or the line has a measured tension that suddenly seems to have gone slack on the retrieve..SET THE HOOK! …It may just be that the hooks somehow got fouled..but it could also be the Bass of a lifetime… Hook Sets are FREE!

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Clint on May 15, 2013 1:22 pm

I always wondered! I think I miss a lot of bites! Thanks Mike & Bob =0)

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Spencer Lillywhite on May 15, 2013 12:12 pm

Hi Mike, how are you able to go in the water? I thought all the lakes in San Diego except San Vicente forbid swimming and wading. Do you free dive or use scuba equipment? These images are really cool and make we want to start throwing swimbaits more!

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Mike Long on May 15, 2013 1:21 pm

I am not in the water when I get these pictures.

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