Buzzbait Tips You Didn't Even Know To Try!

Matt gives up the buzzbait secrets in this one! Trick modifications, how to skip buzzbaits under cover, which baits work best for different applications, all wrapped up into this quick fishing video!

Buzzbaits are an awesome topwater option for covering water quickly while targeting active fish. It shines around cover when bass are ambushing baitfish and other small prey. With these tips you'll learn when to choose the different buzzbait styles so you can maximize your time on the water. 

Below are a breakdown of the styles covered in the video, plus a couple bonus baits worth checking out. 

Double Buzzbaits...
River2Sea Double Plopper:
D&M Double Hammer:
BladeRunner Double Buzz: Direct From Manufacturer

Skirtless Buzzbaits...
Dirty Jigs Pro Buzz:
Lunker Lure Buzz N Shad:

Keitech Trailer:

Head Knocker Buzzbaits...
Zorro Baits Head Knocker:
Nichols Reflex:

Plastic Bladed Buzzbaits...
D&M Slow Roller:

Clacker Buzzbaits...
Booyah Buzz:
Jackall FireCracker:

JDM Buzzbaits...
Khanbaits Blahbuzz:
Teckel USA Taker:

Matt's Buzzbait Setup...
Rod- 7'2" Zodias Medium Heavy:
Reel- Curado 70 8:1 Ratio:
Line- 50 lb Sufix 832 Braid:
Leader: 20 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

Tim's Buzzbait Setup...
Rod- Expride 7'2" Heavy:
Reel- Chronarch MGL:
Line- 50 lb Power Pro MaxCuattro:

Budget Buzzbait Combo...
Rod- Dobyns Fury 7'3" Med Heavy:
Reel- Shimano Casitas:
Line: 50 lb Power Pro Braid:

Bass Fishing For GIANT Smallmouth | Swimbaits, Crankbaits and 100 Mile Runs!

100 miles through floating debris fields, 44 degree temps, but the Smallmouth were chewing! Tim caught his 7 lber the evening before so no matter what was in front of us we were going to make it back for more!

The smallmouth were sitting on current seams and ledges in 5 to 18 feet of water. We used a combination of swimbaits and crankbaits to trigger the schools into feeding and then the slugfest began! This was one of the most viscious feeding sessions we've ever seen with smallmouth bass.

What were we using?

Matt Allen Swimbait Head:

Keitech 4.8” Swimbait:

6” Basstrix Paddletail Swimbait:

Megabass Deep X 300 Crankbait:

Strike King 6 XD Crankbait:


Matt's Crankbait Setup...

Rod- Shimano Zodias 7'6” Glass:

Reel- Shimano Aldebaran 50:

Line- 12 lb Sunline Assassin:

Hooks- Megabass Katsuage:


Tim's Swimbait Setup...

Rod- G Loomis NRX 7'5" XH:

Reel- Shimano Antares:

Line- 50 lb Sufix 832 Braid:

Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen:


Reasonably Priced Swimbait combo for the average angler...

Rod- Shimano Zodias 7'2" Heavy:

Reel- Shimano Curado 70:

Line- 50 lb Sufix 832 Braid:

Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen:


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Teckel Sprinker Frog | Insane Slow Motion Blow Ups!

We tried the new Teckel Sprinker Frog this week and the fish were going crazy! The bites were explosive and the impacts were insane!

The Sprinker combines the weedless benefits of a hollow body frog with the sound of a whopper plopper style bait. Now you can cover water, draw fish in from a larger area, but still still fish over the top of vegetation. Its a great combination! 

If you haven't tried the Sprinker yet, tie one and see how the bass in your lake react to a new sound and movement they've never seen around the mats before. Good luck!

Teckel Sprinker Frog:

Other frogs we enjoy using...

River2Sea Bully Wa 2:
River2Sea Spittin Wa:
Snag Proof Bobby's Perfect Frog:
Spro King Daddy:

Frog Combos...

High End Combo:
Rod- G Loomis GLX 895:
Reel- Shimano Metanium MGL:
Line- 65 Lb Sufix 832 Braid:

Mid Range Combo...
Rod #1- Dobyns Champion Extreme 746:
Rod #2- Dobyns Champion 736:
Reel- Shimano Curado 200I:
Line- 65 Lb Sufix 832 Braid:

Budget Combo...
Rod- Exage 7'2" Heavy:
Reel- Shimano Citica 200:
Line- 65 lb Sufix 832 Braid:

Related Videos...

Frog Modifications:
How To Walk A Frog:
Bully Wa 2 Video:
Spittin Wa Video:

River Fishing Trophy Smallmouth On Crankbaits | How To Catch Bass In Current

Big bass are stacked up in moving water, how would you catch them? We decided on a crankbait and it was a blast! We started a feeding frenzy and the fish were lining up for their turn at the deep diving crankbait!

We were positioning our boat downstream and working the crankbaits with the current along the edges of current breaks and seams. Most of the fish ate the crankbait on the pause, resulting in hard hooksets to catch up to them on the slack line that was drifting in the current. The current was fast but the smallmouth were even faster!

There is something special about getting away from the lakes and bass fishing in creeks, streams, and rivers. Its a peaceful change of pace from our typical fishing experience. If you get a chance to get out and catch smallmouth in current be sure and do it, you won't regret it!

What were we using?

Megabass Deep X 150 Crankbait:

Megabass Deep X 300 Crankbait:

Strike King 6 XD Crankbait:


Matt's Crankbait rod is a 7'6” custom model by Curt Demerath Fishing (facebook or instagram) but if you want a very similar production rod, the following is an awesome setup...

Rod- St. Croix Big Cranker (7'8” Medium Moderate):

Reel- Shimano Aldebaran 50:

Line- 12 lb Sunline Assassin:

Hooks- Megabass Katsuage:


Tim's Crankbait Setup...

Rod- Megabass Flat Side Special:

Reel- Shimano Chronarch MGL 150:

Line- 12 lb Sunline Assassin:

Hooks- Megabass Katsuage:


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