Didn't think a bass could be trained? This guy has them jumping through hoops!
Take one shortened rod, tie on a gizzard shad, and dangle a hula hoop over the water. What do you have? All the makings for a circus side show starring one acrobatic and well-trained largemouth bass!
This video is pretty incredible to watch. Not only is the bass one of trophy proportions, but the fact that this fella actually coaxed it clear out of the water and through the hoop is quite the astonishing feat.
The creator of this video goes by the moniker 'The Fish Whisperer.' Go figure. This is what he had to say about the footage he captured: "The bass have been very active lately so I decided to see if they would jump through a hoop again. I dangled a gizzard shad over the water on a line with no hook and this giant came up and inhaled it and went through the hoop."
Think you have what it takes to train a bass? The tools look pretty simple and straightforward. Finding a willing partner to train, well, that is probably going to be the tough part.