Awesome Underwater Footage of Smallmouth Bass Strikes!

Watch an underwater perspective of a Smallmouth in its natural environment as it defends its bed against incoming lures. The fish viciously attacks the craw every time it comes close! 

Smallmouth are amazing predators and when its time for them to spawn they become incredibly aggressive as they defend their nest. If you've never sight fished for Smallmouth you need to give it a try this year!

Gear Used....
Huddle Bug:
Football Jighead:

If Huddlebugs are out of stock this is a great alternative that catches fish equally well:

Shimano Expride 6'10" Medium:
Chronarch MGL 150:
20 lb Sufix 832 Braided Line:
10 lb Maxima Ultragreen Leader:

Camera Used: GoPro Hero5:

White is a great color when targeting spawning bass because you can easily see when the fish picks it up but don't be fooled, the bass are often more aggressive on natural colors. If white isn't working, mix it up and try a natural bait color. 

Topwater Challenge! Can't Go Home Until Its Complete!

Topwater fishing is one of Matt's favorite ways to catch bass so when the call came in with a challenge he jumped at the chance! Catch a bass on a Popper, Spook, and Whopper Plopper before going home. Challenge accepted!

Topwater is one of the most exciting ways to bass fish. The whopper plopper in particular gets EXPLOSIVE strikes! If you haven't thrown one yet do yourself a favor and give it a try. 

This video is just for fun but there is still a lot to be learned. Pay attention to the cadences of the baits, and more importantly the changes in cadences. Apply that information to your fishing the next time you're on a topwater bite and you might catch a few more fish. 

Gear Used...

Whopper Plopper 130:
River2Sea Rover:
Yellow Magic Popper:

Popper Combo...
Rod- Shimano NRX 852c:
Reel- Aldebaran 50:
Line- 10 lb  Sufix 832:
Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 8 lb:

Rover Combo...
Rod- G Loomis GLX 853C:
Reel- Chronarch MGL:
Line- 40 lb Sufix 832:
Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 15 lb:

Whopper Plopper Combo...
Rod- Custom MHX by @CurtDemerathFishing (Facebook or IG)
Reel- Shimano Exsence DC (JDM Only)
Line- 65 lb Sufix 832:
Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 20 lb:

Sight Fishing Slugfest with Bonus Tips on Fishing The Spawn

Come along with Matt for an awesome day of bedfishing on Lake Berryessa. He catches a ton of nice fish on a variety of baits and explains why and how along the way. 

Fishing during the spawn can be amazing! Not only do you get to fish for giant bass but you get to catch them on finesse techniques as well as big baits. Its a chance to really match your skills and your equipment against some of the biggest bass you'll catch all year. 

Baits Shown In Order Of Appearance...

Dry Creek Tube Bait:
Tube Head:
Keitech 2.8" Swimbait:
Revenge Darthead:
Basstrix Bluegill:

Rods/Reels Used...

GLX 853 Casting:
Chronarch MGL:

Expride 7' Medium Spinning:
Stradic CI4+:

NRX 852 Casting:
Aldebaran 50:

Popper Tricks You Haven't Tried

Everyone owns a popper but most anglers have no idea you can do this with it! Matt explains how he uses a popper as a walking bait to draw more strikes and locate active fish. Forget the way you've always fished poppers, this tip will help you catch more fish when the bite gets tough. 

Popper fishing is a forgotten secret amongst bass fishermen. Everyone knows they work but few bother to throw them. The next time the topwater bite isn't panning out, don't forget your popper. Walk it, pop it, deadstick it, and you might just save the day!

High-End Walking Poppers...
Yellow Magic Popper:
Lobina Rico Popper:
River2Sea Bubble Walker:
Megabass Pop Max:

Best Inexpensive Poppers...
Rebel Pop-R:
Booyah Bass Pop:

Walking Baits...
River2Sea Rover:
Super Spook:
Bass Craft:
Reaction Innovations Vixen:

Matt's Popper Setup In This Video...
Rod- G Loomis NRX 852c:
Reel- Shimano Aldebaran:
Line- 10 Lb Sufix 832:

Reasonably Priced Popper Combo...
Rod- Zodias 6'10" Medium:
Reel- Curado 70:
Line- 20 lb Sufix 832:

Budget Popper Combo...
Rod- Exage 6'10" Medium:
Reel- Caius A:
line- 20 lb Sufix 832: