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Oliver Ngy

Oliver Ngy

Oliver Ngy is a self-taught angler from Southern California. He learned the values of commitment and dedication at an early age, and has since become a familiar face in the bass scene. He's renowned for catching monster fish of many species with a specialty in double-digit largemouth and 5-plus-pound smallmouth bass. Oliver is currently competing nationally in the Bassmaster Open Tour while exploring multi species fishing opportunities along the way. He has appeared on every season of MeatEater's fishing show, Das Boat.

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Video: How to Texas Rig for Bass like a Pro

Bass

Video: How to Texas Rig for Bass like a Pro

The Texas Rig is an ultimate classic setup for catching bass, and the beauty of this presentation lies in its simplicity. The length of the rod you choose will depend on where you’re fishing, but it’s important that the rod is medium-heavy with a fast taper. This means your rod will be a little...
Video: How to Vertical Jig for Coldwater Bass

Bass

Video: How to Vertical Jig for Coldwater Bass

Most bass fishing lures are designed for relatively shallow water. That makes sense in the context of the fishes’ typical habitat but fails to acknowledge their seasonal movements as the water chills in the winter. In many southern waters, once the surface temperatures drops below 60 degrees or so...
Video: How to Fish an Underspin for Bass

Freshwater

Video: How to Fish an Underspin for Bass

All credit for popularizing this slick technique goes to the great tournament pro Aaron Martens, who died of brain cancer in November. Like many of his bass fishing methods, this one is simple but deadly. All you need is one of these slick jigheads rigged with a willow blade underneath, paired with...
Video: How to Fish a Finesse Swimbait on a Jighead

Bass

Video: How to Fish a Finesse Swimbait on a Jighead

This is one of the most effective lures for locating and targeting smallmouth—and just about any other predatory fish. A simple paddletail swimbait on a jighead produces a beautiful action all on its own, making it super easy to fish. Possibly the greatest value of this rig is its ability to cover a...
Video: How to Fish for Bass with Vibrating Jigs

Bass

Video: How to Fish for Bass with Vibrating Jigs

While a lot of the basic lures and techniques we use in bass fishing have been around for decades, the vibrating jig is the new kid on the block. Also known as chatterbaits, these bladed lures throw off a lot of flash, pulse, and wiggle—all of which absolutely trigger fish. In this video, we got to...
Video: How to Fish Square-Bill Crankbaits for Largemouth Bass

Bass

Video: How to Fish Square-Bill Crankbaits for Largemouth Bass

When faced with thick, shallow cover full of tree roots and snags, you might not immediately think of running a bunch of big treble hooks through the middle of it. You might also be surprised to know that this is one of my preferred techniques and one that was pivotal to my efforts on the recent...
Video: Oliver Ngy's Weightless Soft Plastic Jerkbait Hack

Bass

Video: Oliver Ngy's Weightless Soft Plastic Jerkbait Hack

One of the greatest things about bass fishing is how it rewards creativity. Soft-plastic jerkbaits have been in production and use forever, but rarely do you see them fished like this. My friend and cameraman Parker Wright started rigging them weightless with an exposed hook and we had a blast using...
Video: How to Burn Spinnerbaits for Big Smallmouth Bass

Bass

Video: How to Burn Spinnerbaits for Big Smallmouth Bass

I don’t know any angler who doesn’t like to fish spinnerbaits. This fun technique is even better when you do it fast—and when big smallies crush the lure right under the surface. I learned this method a few years ago in the North Woods and put it to use in this video on New York’s St. Lawrence River...
Video: How to Fish a Dropshot Worm for Big Bass

Bass

Video: How to Fish a Dropshot Worm for Big Bass

If you know anything about me or my style of fishing, you probably don’t associate either with dropshot rigs. I built my reputation around giant swimbaits and super heavy tackle—but I knew that wasn’t going to cut it with 224 pro anglers all around me on the James River in Virginia. Every piece of...
Video: A Deadly Hack for Bass Fishing Heavy Cover

Bass

Video: A Deadly Hack for Bass Fishing Heavy Cover

Bass have a way of catching lockjaw when they see the same presentation a bunch of times, especially when there’s 224 anglers doing the same thing. That’s how it was at the recent Bassmaster Open on the James River, and we all saw catch rates wane with traditional techniques. In my last video I...