Winter Worm Fishing: Shaky Heads Plus an All New Rig!

Shaky Heads are a great way to catch bass throughout the year but there is a new way to rig your soft plastics for Winter Bass Fishing! Check out this video for a dual approach to catching bass in cold water. 

The Free Swinging Wacky Rig is a new bass fishing technique that you probably haven't heard of. We combine either a Dirty Jigs or Freedom Tackle jighead where the head and the hook are loosely connected. Paired with a plastic worm you get incredible action that will catch the most pressured bass. 

When the bite is wide open stick to the shaky head but when the fishing gets tough or the water gets cold and you're wondering how to catch a bass, try this wacky rig method. 

The Gear Shown In This Video...

Tim's Favorite Rods...
G Loomis IMX 7'1" Medium: http://bit.ly/2htJp97
Dobyns 743 Spinning: http://bit.ly/29OVnDa

Matt's Favorite Rod...
G Loomis NRX 852 JWR: http://bit.ly/2hedqsq

Price Point Rod...
Shimano Zodias 7' Medium Light: http://bit.ly/2jOUXAO

Scott Canterbury Shaky Head: http://bit.ly/2aFOs0V
Finesse Stand Up Head: http://bit.ly/2bTnoLO
Owner Shaky Head: http://bit.ly/2iofJdg
Pivot Point Football: http://bit.ly/2jOY1Ns
Zodiac Wacky Head: http://bit.ly/2jAjcU9

Zoom  Trick Worm: http://bit.ly/2aWkG7E
Netbait T-Mac: http://bit.ly/2jndwj9
Roboworm 6" Fat Worm: http://bit.ly/2awYSxM
Yamamoto Cut Tail: http://bit.ly/2iXlzPu
Zoom Magnum Trick Worm: http://bit.ly/2iwZAyo
Hag's Tornado Bait: http://bit.ly/2jfBb2q

Favorite Scale: http://bit.ly/2f7QgQ9
Favorite Camera: http://bit.ly/2iwZqqU
Favorite Net: http://bit.ly/2dh9xQP

The Story Of Matt's 12+ Lber From Shore!

Do you want to catch a 10 lb bass? Are you a bank fisherman who doesn't own a boat? We didn't always own bass boats either. There was a time when we were sneaking into ponds and creeks in search of anywhere we might catch a bass. Check out this story of Matt catching a bass that was 15+ lbs from the Shore of a local pond!!

Sorry we don't have the video to match but this fish lit the fire that led to the addiction that became Tactical Bassin! We know some anglers don't care for bedfishing and others don't but his was early on in Matt's fishing career and was the bass that inspired his addiction to trophy bass fishing!

What did that fish eat? 


Weight: http://bit.ly/2jDhYXu
Glass Bead: http://bit.ly/2iOiqSD
The Hook: http://bit.ly/2d07gvp
Custom Creature Bait but like this one: http://bit.ly/2ir4EYv
12 lb Maxima Line: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

The Scale I SHOULD HAVE had: http://bit.ly/2f7QgQ9

What can you learn from this story? ANYONE can catch a giant bass if you put your time in. Whether or not you have a boat, whether or not you have the best gear, your time will come. Stick to it, keep fishing, and one day you're going to get your shot at the fish of a lifetime!

Alabama Rigs... Step By Step How to Trigger Big Bites

So What's new with A-rigs? Countless bass fishing videos have proven that big bass eat Alabama Rigs but what seperates you from all the others? We're doing this video to discuss what has changed and to teach you the fine details that will make you more effective so you know how to catch big bass this Winter!

Tim explains the specifics of his gear and baits that he uses to catch bass with the Alabama rig. The key is TRIGGERING the bigger fish into biting. Follow Tim's tips to load the boat this Winter! 

Gear Shown In the video...

Light Wire Rig: http://bit.ly/2cq4pJQ
Standard Wire Rig: http://bit.ly/2g2TCHr
Bladed Rig: http://bit.ly/2bgDGNu
Finesse Rig: http://bit.ly/2j6F1Nz

Matt Allen Swimbait Head: http://bit.ly/29RrTYN
Finesse Swimbait Head: http://bit.ly/2jhuhcm

Keitech Fat Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
Keitech Easy Shiner: http://bit.ly/2bxJK6H
Reaction Innovations Skinny Dipper: http://bit.ly/2bf1uEn

Owner Hyperwire Split Ring (Size 3): http://bit.ly/2aTH3f1
Owner CPS Spring (Size Medium): http://bit.ly/2b2YgDf

Finesse A-Rig Setup...
Rod- Shimano Zodias 7'2" medium: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Reel- Casitas 150: http://bit.ly/2geKxsp
Line- 20 lb: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 15 lb: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Standard A-Rig Setup...
Rod- 7'8" 4 power: http://bit.ly/2ab2kRX
Reel- Curado 200: http://bit.ly/2acRpsK
Line- 65 lb: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 20 lb: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Camera Used: http://bit.ly/2dBKx8O
Net Used: http://bit.ly/2dh9xQP

Matt's Video on how to properly rig A-Rigs: https://youtu.be/jRcUYAZ8_E0

 

Fluke Fishing Tricks You Have To Try!

Soft Jerkbaits are one of the most versatile lures you can use to catch bass! Most people Texas rig them and while that works great, we've discovered a new way to rig them that is even more effective! Watch this underwater GoPro footage of the bass eat flukes and we're sure you'll agree!

Our finesse jerkbait method allows you to hook fish more effectively and also allows you to use lighter line to catch pressured bass. This method has been extremely effective for us and we're confident it will help you improve your fishing as well. 

Jerkbait fishing is great for catching bass throughout the year. Its so versatile because you can fish it aggressively as a topwater, moderately as a soft jerkbait, or ultra slow like a weightless senko or on a Carolina Rig. Combine it with this new rigging method and its sure to help you load the boat this year!

Gear Used In This Video...

Zoom Super Fluke and Magnum Fluke: http://bit.ly/2aqys0H
Strike King Caffeine Shad: http://bit.ly/2jjyvzr

4/0 EWG Hook: http://bit.ly/2d07gvp
4/0 EWG Superline Hook: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG
1/0 and 3/0 Finesse Wide Gap Hook: http://bit.ly/2aKGmHM
Nail Weights: http://bit.ly/2iGNSFW

Camera Used: http://bit.ly/2dBKx8O

Preferred Casting Rod for standard rigging...
Rod: 7'6" 4 power Casting- http://bit.ly/2abq8nl
Reel: Curado 200- http://bit.ly/2acRpsK
Line: 50-65 lb braided- http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader: 15 lb- http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Casting Rod for "Banjo" Style Rigging...
Rod: 7'2" Medium- http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Reel: Aldebaran- http://bit.ly/2fdX1Uy
Line: 30 lb Braided http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader: 10 lb- http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Color Recommendations for Flukes... Albino, Green Pumpkin, Houdini, and White Pearl

Insane Underwater Bass Fishing Video!

Ever wondered what it looks like when bass eat your lure? How about when a wolf pack begins fighting over your bait? Let's go underwater and find out! 

In this video we're using this jerkbait to trigger a huge wolfpack of schooling bass into a feeding frenzy! This is some of the most insane underwater bass footage ever captured with a GoPro! These fish get so aggressive that at times they bite over and over again. We had one bass that was nearly 7 pounds eat the jerkbait 4 different times before getting hooked! 

This isn't filmed in some private pond either, these are real bass filmed from a boat during the most insane bite ever! We were very lucky to have the equipment to go underwater and film these bass eating the jerkbait over and over. 

What were the bass eating? Here is the equipment used...

Lucky Craft Pointer 100 Jerkbait
Owner Hyperwire Split rings
Owner 3X Trebles
Abrazx 12 lb
-GoPro Hero4

Bass are very predatory and when they begin to school up the jerkbait is a great lure to catch them. The key is the combination of sound and sharp movement. This triggers the bass' predatory nature and they lash out violently, even when they aren't hungry. 

Be sure and try a jerkbait on your next fishing trip! They're great for largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass and work throughout the year.

Winter Jerkbait Fishing Tips

Jerkbaits are one of the few reaction baits that work consistently, even at the lowest water temps. Matt explains the differences between jerkbait models and why they're able to draw strikes. He also breaks down the gear needed and cadences to use to catch the most fish this Winter.

Keep an eye out for Friday's video as well! On Friday we'll explore Bass behavior underwater and watch them react to a jerkbait. Observing their behavior is VERY eye opening but first you have to understand the baits, the cadences, and the proper gear. Below is a breakdown of the baits and equipment we use for jerkbaits this time of year.

Lucky Craft Staysee 90
Megabass Vision 110
Megabass Vision 110 +1
Lucky Craft Deep Pointer 78
Lucky Craft Flash Pointer 100

Megabass Color Recommendations... Killer Kawaguchi, HT Kossorri Shad, GP Pro Blue, GP Crystal Shad

Lucky Craft Color Recommendations... Ghost Minnow, Ghost Threadfin Shad, Ghost Blue Shad, Nishiki 

Best Replacement Hooks...

-Gamakatsu Aaron Martens Nano Finesse Hook

Preferred Jerkbait Rods...

High End Casting Setup...
Rod- Megabass Jerkbait Special
Reel- Shimano Aldebaran Reel
Line- 20 lb Sufix 832
Leader- 10 lb Fluorocarbon

Mid Range Spinning Setup...
Rod- Dobyns 702 Champion
Reel- Shimano Nasci 2500
Line- 10 lb Sufix 832
Leader- 8 lb Fluorocarbon