4 Crankbaits That Keep Catching Bass In Fall and Winter

Fall is prime time for the crankbait! Even if your water is in the 40's you can catch bass with these tips. As water temperatures drop we keep it very simple. Instead of throwing a dozen different baits focus on key baits in key colors and you'll see way more success.

Even as the water cools we fish all ends of the spectrum. We'll use a squarebill crankbait, deep diving crankbait, and a lipless crankbait for different presentations. Despite the variety, we keep the actual baits and colors very simple.

The first bait is the LV-500 lipless crankbait. The second bait is the Lucky Craft 1.5 Squarebill. Third is the River2Sea Biggie and last is the Strike King 6XD. By using these baits as a system you can cover virtually any situation without owning an entire tackle box of crankbaits. Simplify colors as well, focusing on a ghost color, a Flashy Color, and a solid or white color for your best chance at success.

The Baits...

Lucky Craft LV-500: http://bit.ly/2aAUUbd

Lucky Craft 1.5 Squarebill: http://bit.ly/2BGxKPa

River2Sea Biggie Squarebill: http://bit.ly/2ahCzvo

Strike King 6XD Silent: http://bit.ly/2TcuSyi

Hook and Split Ring Upgrades...

Gamakatsu EWG Black: http://bit.ly/2DCOlmV

Gamakatsu EWG Red: http://bit.ly/2dmxXK8

Owner Hyperwire Split Rings Size 3: http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX

Hooks sizes...

LV-500: Size 4

Lucky Craft 1.5: Size 4

River2Sea Biggie: Size 2

6XD Silent: Size 2

Lipless Crankbait/Squarebill Setup...

Rod- G Loomis 845 CBR: http://bit.ly/2og0BmK

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

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

Lipless Line- 40 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Lipless Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Deep Crankbait Setup...

Rod- Curado 7'4" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2zCjAtd

Reel- Curado K 7:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh

Line- 15 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Budget Friendly Crankbait Combo...

Rod- Dobyns Colt 7' Medium Heavy Crank: http://bit.ly/2lU0LfV

Reel- Shimano SLX 150HG: http://bit.ly/2NfdOnk

Line- 12 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9


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How To Interpret Side Imaging Sonar

Do you know how to read side imaging? Do you know what its for or how to use it to catch more fish? Understanding side imaging takes some getting used to so today Tim is going to explain the basic functions, show examples of fish, and even talking about how to tune it for your situation.

Most moderately priced units today include side imaging as an option. Its a great tool, saving you valuable time on the water if you know how to use it to your advantage. Its great for locating structure, hazards, schools of fish, and more.

The unit we use is the Humminbird Solix 15. We chose this unit because of its unbelievably clear picture and incredible detail. The first day we used it we were locating sunken boats, rock piles, and other structure in places we fish every day but had never been able to see those objects before.

The Solix is the best of the best for side imaging but there are some other great units on the market as well. Below we will link the unit we're using along with the items needed to link the front and back unit together for waypoint sharing, as well as several other great imaging units at different prices.

Our Equipment...

(2) Humminbird Solix 15 Chirp/Mega/SI/GPS: http://bit.ly/2pAkXr2

Humminbird Waterproof Ethernet Switch Port: http://bit.ly/2zTArsD

Ethernet Cable (2) 20 ft: http://bit.ly/2Df42jh

Smaller or more budget friendly units...

Humminbird Helix 7 G2: http://bit.ly/2vM2rhk

Humminbird Helix 5 G2 (Awesome unit for the price): http://bit.ly/2fsOu1I

Lowrance Hook 2 9 series: http://bit.ly/2kBj3l8

Garmin Echo Map 73SV US LakeVu HD: http://bit.ly/2DfTnVG

Our favorite Equipment For Mounting these units...

BalzOut Mount: http://bit.ly/2HnxLtu

Kong Electronics Mount: http://bit.ly/2MohNwS

Kong Wave Tamer Mount: http://bit.ly/2wsJVbA


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Worm Fishing Tips for Fall and Winter

Forget finesse, this video is about big worms and shaky heads to power through the cooler months. If you aren't ready to dropshot, this video is for you! Finesse is great but if your fish are willing to feed, feeding them, a bigger meal can upsize your catch. Turn to the shaky head this Winter when everyone else has given up and you might be surprised by what happens next.

Everyone knows the power of the shaky head for Summer bass. Somehow anglers overlook the effectiveness the rest of the year. As the water cools consider picking up a shaky head with a lighter wire hook, tying it on a lighter rod, and trying to catch a big bass when nothing else will bite.

Below is a breakdown of the worms, hooks, and tackle we have the most confidence in with this technique. Remember, keep it simple. You're not looking for a ton of bites as the water cools, you're looking for the right bites. Stick to confidence colors for the best results.

The Worms...

Daiwa Neko Fat Worm: http://bit.ly/2o2O3LG

Daiwa Neko Worm: http://bit.ly/2kH4KuC

Zoom Magnum Swamp Crawler: http://bit.ly/2eMxvXR

Yamamoto Cut Tail Worm 5.5 and 6.5: http://bit.ly/2iXlzPu

The Hooks...

Dirty Jigs Canterbury Shaky Head: http://bit.ly/2aFOs0V

Owner Shaky Ultrahead: http://bit.ly/2iofJdg

Our Favorite Combo (Great Jerkbait Combo Too)...

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

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

Line- 30 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 10 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Budget Friendly Rod/Reel Combo...

Rod- Shimano SLX 6'10" medium: http://bit.ly/2L3wppO

Reel- Shimano SLX 7:1 Reel: http://bit.ly/2NfdOnk


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Cold Water Jerkbait Fishing: Everything You Need To Know

If you're ready to catch more jerkbait fish, this is your video! Matt breaks down Which Baits, How To Work Them, and a whole lot more in this in-depth look at jerkbaits. He keeps his bait selection simple, makes his gear choices easy, and focuses on triggering the bass into biting.

If you've ever wanted to catch a jerkbait fish, now is the time to get out there and make it happen. The sharp cooling trend at the end of Fall triggers an aggressive feeding desire in bass. Couple that response with a desire to conserve energy in the cold and the jerkbait doubles up on effectiveness.

The handful of baits Matt describes in this video are deadly! Used independently they're great but when combined together you have a simple system that can be adapted to changing temperatures, depths, and cover.

Below you'll find a breakdown of Matt's favorite baits, equipment, hook upgrades, and even a color list of some of the colors that he has seen the most success with.

The baits...

Jackall Rerange: http://bit.ly/2ge0qED

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

Megabass Vision 110 +1: http://bit.ly/2iGYOCX

Megabass Vision 110 Silent: http://bit.ly/2mqOuiA

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

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

Hook and Split Ring Upgrades...

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

Split Ring- Owner Hyperwire 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 Jerkbait 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

6'10 Medium also available in these lines...

Zodias: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe

Curado: http://bit.ly/2gUWTft

SLX: http://bit.ly/2L3wppO

Prefer a different brand? Here are a couple other great choices...

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

Megabass Destroyer OneTen Special: http://bit.ly/2wVOSbY

Lucky Craft Colors... American Shad, Aurora Black, Ghost Minnow

Megabass Colors... GP Crystal Shad, GP Pro Blue, Killer Kawaguchi

Jackall Colors... Ghost Wakasagi, HL Silver Shad, RT Hollow Minnow


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