Positioning The Boat To Catch More Fish

Matt explains how boat positioning plays a major part in catching bass. He breaks down when to fish uphill vs. downhill and how bass forage determines which method is more effective.

The key to knowing how to position a bass boat to catch more bass is to know the bass' main forage. If bass eat crawdads, bluegill, or other panfish then you typically position the boat out deep, cast shallow, and work your bait downhill.  If bass are eating trout, kokanee, gizzard shad, etc... you typically position the boat shallow, cast deep, and work the bait uphill. 

Some of Our Favorite Baits for fishing Uphill...

Huddleston Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2azFTon
Deep Diving Crankbait: http://bit.ly/2gHT4F0
Keitech Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
Matt Allen Swimbait Head: http://bit.ly/29RrTYN

Some Of Our Favorite Baits for Fishing Downhill...

Pitchin' Jig: http://bit.ly/2amL3of
Spinnerbait: http://bit.ly/2diSwqq
Medium Diving Crankbait: http://bit.ly/2acSLUd

Matt's Trolling Motor- Fortrex 112: http://bit.ly/2nXJn9i

Catching Schooling Bass With Tim Little

Tim Smashes the schooling fish on Clearlake and gives some great tips on the top baits to throw around shallow bait balls. Watch these bass jumping out of the water to catch the shad!

Schooling bass become incredibly aggressive and at times, it seems will eat just about anything. But even when they're blowing up on topwater and chasing shad onto the shore, there are a few key baits that will consistently catch the better fish. Below is a breakdown of the baits Tim recommends throwing around schooling bass in shallow water. 

Gear Shown in the Video...
Alabama Rig (Bladed): http://bit.ly/2bgDGNu
Alabama Rig (Unbladed): http://bit.ly/2j6F1Nz
Matt Allen Swimbait Heads: http://bit.ly/29RrTYN
Keitech Baits for the Rig: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

Staysee 90 Jerkbait: http://bit.ly/2dBzMmz
Pointer 78 DD Jerkbait: http://bit.ly/2e0sQj7

BladeRunner Underspin: http://bit.ly/29UVegz
Coolbaits Underspin: http://bit.ly/2boS7QA

Lake Fork Flutter Spoon: http://bit.ly/2mrsdUv
Replacement Hook for Spoon: http://bit.ly/2cWpeyw

5" Senko Electric Shad or Natural Shad: http://bit.ly/2axAmNS
1/0 Wacky Hook: http://bit.ly/2aKGmHM
Zoom Super Fluke: http://bit.ly/2aqys0H

River2Sea Rover: http://bit.ly/2acSVea
Super Spook: http://bit.ly/2diThgH
Rico Popper: http://bit.ly/2f7gink

When the bass begin targeting shad or other bait fish in shallow water, its prime time to catch a big bass! Get ready to experience one of the best patterns you've ever seen by implementing the techniques Tim discusses in this video. 

Dropshot Tips For Big Bass With Ross England

Matt recently met up with Ross England on Clearlake to talk about dropshot fishing. Many anglers know how to do it but few realize the big bass potential of such a small offering. Ross has unlocked the keys to consistently catching large bass with this finesse technique.

In this video Ross explains how he sets up his dropshot, gives an overview of his gear, and gives some tips on how to present the bait for bigger fish. 

The next time you're on the water and the conditions aren't ideal, consider implementing this method and you might just catch a giant and save the day!

Recommended Gear...

Size 1 Berkley Hook: http://bit.ly/2mJ6aor
Size 1 Gamakatsu Hook: http://bit.ly/2mh8975
Dropshot Weight: http://bit.ly/2aCjeHE

Berkley Worm 4 3/4": http://bit.ly/2mJ6UtJ

Rod: Powell 7' Medium Light - http://bit.ly/2nSoTxZ
Reel: Shimano Nasci 2500 - http://bit.ly/2g278cC
Line: 10 lb Braided - http://bit.ly/2aFg46b
Leader: 8-12 lb Fluoro: http://bit.ly/2aiu0Wu

If you'd like to do some fishing with Ross on Clearlake his guide service can be found at http://www.clearlakeguideservice.com

Spring Spinnerbait Fishing Tips

Come along with Matt to do some spinnerbait fishing! He gives a bunch of tips and tricks along the way to help you become a better reaction fisherman. 

The spinnerbait is a staple in every angler's arsenal but there are some simple modifications than can really dial in the bait. From blade arrangements to different trailers, the spinnerbait is incredibly versatile. Put it to work for you this Spring and enjoy the results!

Gear Used...

River2Sea Bling Spinnerbait: http://bit.ly/2diSwqq
Z-Man Chatterbait: http://bit.ly/2b9oqRs
Revenge Spinnerbait: http://bit.ly/2bwYnaP
Keitech 4.8" Swimbait (Sight Flash Color): http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
Spare Spinnerbait Blades: http://bit.ly/2nLM6li

Spinnerbait Combos...

High End Combo:
Rod- G Loomis 894: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT
Reel- Metanium MGL: http://bit.ly/2ezIBfB
Line- 65 lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji

Mid Range Combo:
Rod- Shimano Zodias 7'2" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Reel- Shimano Citica: http://bit.ly/2dWFHA4
Line- Sufix 832 65 lb: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji

Price Point Combo:
Rod- Exage 7'2" Heavy: COMING SOON!
Reel- http://bit.ly/2geKxsp
Line- Sufix 832 65 lb braid: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji

Spinnerbait fishing is an awesome way to catch aggressive bass, especially in murky or stained water. If you don't do a lot of spinnerbait fishing its time to give it a try, you'll love it!