Easy Jerkbait Tips For Bigger Spring Bass

Its time to catch bigger fish! These jerkbait tips will help you catch big bass this Spring. Knowing when to throw a tiny jerkbait instead of a large offering or a bold color instead of natural, can make all the difference. When it comes to jerkbait fishing, small details can yield huge results.

Matt uses a 2-pronged approach to jerkbait fishing. He begins by searching for outliers (bigger than average bass) with large profiled baits but will quickly adapt to a triggering approach focused around schooling fish and small baits, when necessary. Understanding how to use a jerkbait as a tool instead of just another lure is the difference between just catching fish and being an excellent jerkbait fisherman.

Below is a breakdown of the baits and tackle we recommend. Don't be afraid to get out of your comfort zone this year and target the fish with baits you wouldn't have normally thrown. You might be surprised by how big of a bass is willing to swipe your jerkbait!

The baits...

-Lucky Craft Staysee 90: http://bit.ly/2dBzMmz

-Megabass Kanata: http://bit.ly/2jG4Q85

-Lucky Craft Pointer 100: http://bit.ly/tbpointer

-Lucky Craft Pointer XD: http://bit.ly/2JsJske

-Jackall Rerange 100 and 130: http://bit.ly/2ge0qED

-Megabass Vision 110+2: http://bit.ly/2BLQIBA

-Megabass Vision 110: http://bit.ly/2j31TKb

-Megabass Vision 110 Junior: http://bit.ly/2OeAFBf

-Lucky Craft Flash Pointer 100 and 115: http://bit.ly/2aHz588

Preferred ghost colors: Ghost Minnow, GP Pro Blue, Clear Laker

Preferred Bold Colors: Nishiki, Chartreuse Shad, Elegy Bone, Table Rock Shad

Hook Upgrades...

-Gamakatsu Finesse Nano Trebles: http://bit.ly/2dWWAut

-Owner Hyperwire Split Rings Size 2: http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX

Recommended Hook Sizes by bait...

Jackall- Size 4

Megabass- Size 6

Staysee- Size 5

Flash Pointer- Size 6

Matt's Favorite Combo...

Rod- Expride 6'10" Medium: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

Reel- Alberaran MGL: http://bit.ly/2uQ4oH8

Line- 12 lb Assassin Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Great Alternative Combo...

Rod- Shimano Curado 6'10" Medium: http://bit.ly/2gUWTft

Reel- Shimano SLX HG: http://bit.ly/2NfdOnk

Line- 12 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

High-End Combo...

Rod- St Croix Legend Elite 6'10 Medium: http://bit.ly/2z2qdHc

Reel- Shimano Chronarch MGL HG: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB

Line- 12 lb Assassin Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Great Mid Range Combo...

Rod- Megabass Levante Jerkbait Special: http://bit.ly/2FdE3YY

Reel- Curado 150 DC: http://bit.ly/2yHtsp4

Line- 12 lb Assassin Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm


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Is Bass Fishing In Mexico Worth It?

We headed to Mexico’s Lake Baccarac to find out if Mexico fishing is as good as they say. From the flight to the meals to the fishing, it was top notch all the way! If you've ever wondered if bass fishing in Mexico is worth the trip, check this out...

When we travel we pride ourselves on fishing without outside help, approaching lakes the same way we do at home. It took a bit of work but we were able to get out on the water unguided and truly explore it for ourselves. We were amazed by the quality and quantity of fish, as well as the incredible amount of Tilapia and shad in the lake. The fishery is as healthy as any we have in the states. We felt safe the entire time, despite fishing alone in a foreign country.

Below is a breakdown of the baits and tackle we were using, as well as a link to the lodge in case you want to try your hand at catching a big bass in Mexico. One of our favorite parts of the trip is that you didn't have to use a specific bait to catch fish. We brought a variety of confidence baits and caught fish on nearly all of them!

To answer the question: Yes, fishing in Mexico is worth it! We had an amazing time and will definitely do it again!

The baits in order of appearance...

River2Sea S-Waver 168 (Light Trout): http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh

Dirty Jigs No-Jack Flippin' Jig (Okeechobee 420): http://bit.ly/2fx8YBI

Strike King 10" BullWorm (PlumApple): http://bit.ly/2IVzvuS

Keitech 4.8" Fat Swimbait (Pro Blue Red Pearl): http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

HogFarmer 5 wire - 8 blade rig: http://bit.ly/2nuruR5

Lucky Craft BDS-6 Crankbait (Golden Shiner): http://bit.ly/2sRZby9

6th Sense C20 Crankbait (Shad Fantasy): http://bit.ly/2BQ4uDs

Osprey Tournament Talon (Gizzard Shad): http://bit.ly/2bqsLS0

The Key is to use all-around rods while traveling so you can use as many baits as possible on a single rod. Our most used rod this trip was...

Rod- Zodias 7'6" Med Heavy Crankbait: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe

Reel- Curado 200K HG: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh

Line- 50 lb Power Pro Braided Line: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b

Leader- 20 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

The Lodge...

Pro Bass Adventures Lake Baccarac: http://bit.ly/2MDiiVR

Tackle/Rod Storage...

Rod Tube- Plan Telescoping Rod Case: http://bit.ly/2GbEKnM

Standard Tackle Box- Plano Waterproof 3740: http://bit.ly/2fvjcFB

Deep Tackle Box- Plano Waterproof Deep 3700: http://bit.ly/2xjccls


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Spring Swimbait Fishing: Everything You Need To Know

Swimbait fishing is EASY! Spring has arrived and its time to catch the biggest bass of your life! We explain how to choose the right swimbait for your conditions, when and where to throw it, and how to make sure your gear is up to the task. Stop guessing and start catching swimbait fish, its really this simple.

We break Spring swimbaits into 4 categories: Soft baits, multi-jointed hardbaits, open water glide baits, and cover glide baits. Owning a bait in each of these categories insures that you're prepared for nearly any situation that can be thrown your way. Understanding when to throw each one is what this video is all about.

Matt keeps the selection extremely simple and recommends staying with bold colors to attract more fish. Below is a breakdown of baits by style, including color recommendations. We also included links to the rods, reels, and other swimbait gear.

Soft Swimbaits...

-Osprey Tournament Talon: http://bit.ly/2bqsLS0

(Chartreuse Shad, Light Hitch, Bluegill, White)

-Trash Fish Fatty: http://bit.ly/2ixaEw2

(Chartreuse Shad, LC Hitch)

-Trash Fish 8": http://bit.ly/2hmXtg1

(Chartreuse Shad, Just Shad, LC Hitch)

-Keitech Fat 6" and 7": http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

(Bluegill Flash, Electric Shad, Pro Blue Red Pearl)

-Mattlures Ultimate Bluegill: http://bit.ly/2aAuAz5

(Female Bluegill, Male Bluegill)

-Huddleston Swimbaits: http://bit.ly/2u9DElc

Multi-Jointed Hardbaits...

-Bull Shad 7" Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2eJ8gWM

(Gizzard Shad)

-Triple Trout 7" and 8": http://bit.ly/2E8Up5P

(Bone, Sexy Shad, Blue Lighting Shad)

Open Water Glide Baits...

-Gan Craft Jointed Claw 230: http://bit.ly/2fLjSnm

(Dark Rainbow Trout, Flashing Rainbow Trout)

-S Waver 200: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh

(Light Trout, Warden Hitch, Bone)

-Baitsanity Explorer: http://bit.ly/2DcI1yM

(Carp, Trout)

Cover Glide Baits

-S Waver 168: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh

(Light Trout, Bluegill, Warden Hitch)

-Gan Craft 178: http://bit.ly/2d5l48K

(Clear Lake Hitch, Silver Shad, Ja Ayu)

-Sneaky Pete: http://bit.ly/2RYCPFe

(American Shad, Pike Minnow, Trout)

Upgraded Hardware and Line...

Sunline FC-100 System Leader: http://bit.ly/2O4UElB

Maxima Ultragreen Mono: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

-Owner ST-36 Treble Hooks (Medium Wire): http://bit.ly/2cWpeyw

-Owner ST-56 Treble Hooks (Heavy Wire): http://bit.ly/2cVg7xW

-Owner Hyperwire Split Rings (Size 5 or 6): http://bit.ly/2aTH3f1

Big Swimbait Combo...

Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 966: http://bit.ly/2x9kxuS

Reel- Tranx 300 HG: http://bit.ly/2kYsvRw

Line- 80 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- FC100 System Leader 35 lb: http://bit.ly/2O4UElB

Small Swimbait Combo...

Rod- Curado 7'2" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2gUWTft

Reel- Tranx 200 HG: http://bit.ly/2Tv0yCy

Line- 65 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 20 lb FC100 System Leader: http://bit.ly/2O4UElB

Swimbait Storage...

-Plano Waterproof Deep Box: http://bit.ly/2WWIrU9

-Eye Surrender 8 pocket Bait Wraps: http://bit.ly/2h4IN6I


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Spring Bass Fishing With The One-Legged Man

Derek lost his leg in a freak accident last Summer and the TacticalBassin family banded together, raising over $40,000 to help him in his time of need! We promised that if you supported Derek, when he was ready we'd get him on the water and help him catch a new personal best. Come along on the first day of that quest as we hit the water together.

We began the day in search of a reaction bite. We found the best success on Alabama Rigs early but we quickly turned to deep water finesse fishing as the sun rose. As the day progressed we started throwing big trout swimbaits in search of that new PB.

Listen closely to Derek's incredible story. Its a huge reminder of how quickly life can change forever. One moment you're shopping at the grocery store and the next you're fighting for your life! Life is fragile, strive to never take it for granted.

This is just the beginning of our time with Derek. We're going to pursue his new PB this Spring and will bring you guys along for the journey. Below is a breakdown of the gear we used on the water.


Alabama Rig- G Funk 8-Bladed: http://bit.ly/2F8ZzPU

Swimbait Heads- Matt Allen 1/8 oz: http://bit.ly/29RrTYN

Swimbaits- River2sea D Walker: http://bit.ly/2NwqBmz

Swimbaits- Keitech 4.8: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v


Dropshot Worm- Roboworm 6" Fat MMIII: http://bit.ly/2awYSxM

Dropshot Hook- Owner Mosquito Light: http://bit.ly/2zQVKx3

Ned Rig…

Ned Head- Z man LockZ HD: http://bit.ly/2kIgRYK

Worm- Yamamoto 5" Senko (Green Pumpkin Red): http://bit.ly/2axAmNS

A-rig Setup...

Rod- Curado 7'6" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2gUWTft

Reel- Tranx 200 HG: http://bit.ly/2Tv0yCy

Line- 65 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Spinning Setup...

Rod- G Loomis GLX 852S: http://bit.ly/2A6HH3O

Reel- Shimano Exsence 3000: http://bit.ly/2iMtscV

Line- 10 lb Power Pro Braid: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b

Leader- Sunline Sniper 7 lb: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju


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