Which SquareBill Crankbaits Are Worth The Money? | Holiday Buyer's Guide

Wondering which Crankbaits to try? The Squarebill crankbaits in this video are PROVEN fish catchers! From silent to extra loud rattles, we've got you covered. 

Squarebill crankbaits allow anglers to draw aggressive reaction strikes in ultra-shallow water. They draw bites even when bass are lethargic but shine when baitfish move shallow and the bass become active. By choosing baits that reach a variety of diving depths you can effectively fish the water column very quickly. 

We keep colors extremely simple. We typically buy a "ghost" color, a "white" color, a red/"Craw" color and a "reflective" color in each bait that we want to try. 

The Baits...
Strike King 1.5: http://bit.ly/2gxITSN
Speed Trap: http://bit.ly/2fyC098
Lucky Craft BDS: http://bit.ly/2blTVwI
Lucky Craft RTO: http://bit.ly/2dj4myf
Lucky Craft 1.5: http://bit.ly/2vmq67T
River2Sea Biggie: http://bit.ly/2ahCzvo
Jackall Aska: http://bit.ly/2duancx
Spro Little John: http://bit.ly/2dDfuqt
Megabass S-Crank: http://bit.ly/2dPdTxb

Hardware Upgrades for Squarebills...
Owner Hyperwire Split Rings: http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX
Matt's Preferred Hook Upgrade: http://bit.ly/2cZrsbY
Tim's Preferred Hook Upgrade: http://bit.ly/2g8uCMj
BIG FISH Hook Upgrade: http://bit.ly/2cVg7xW
Hook Protectors: http://bit.ly/2lj89Ui

Tim's Squarebill Setup...
Rod- Megabass Flat Side Special: http://bit.ly/2sssatO
Reel- Shimano Chronarch MGL: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB
Line- 20 lb Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- Sunline fluoro 15 lb: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju

Matt's Squarebill Setup...
Rod- G Loomis 845 CBR: http://bit.ly/2giKvEy
Reel- Curado 70 8:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2apmDJt
Line- 12 lb Sunline Fluoro: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Budget Crankbait Setup...
Rod- Dobyns Fury 7' Med/Hvy Crankbait: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV
Reel- Casitas 150: http://bit.ly/2geKxsp
Line- Maxcuatro 20 lb: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader-12 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

High-End Crankbait Setup...
Rod- Shimano Expride A 7' Med Glass: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL
Reel- Aldebaran 50 7:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2fdX1Uy
Line- 12 lb Sunline Fluoro: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Crankbait Storage...
Plano Deep Waterproof Box: http://bit.ly/2xjccls
Bass Mafia Deep Waterproof Box: http://bit.ly/2w4i4QJ

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Which Deep Crankbaits Actually Catch Fish?? | Crankbait Buyer's Guide

With all the Crankbaits on the market how do you know which ones to try? Should you buy them all? Of course not! We recommend a handful of PROVEN crankbaits in this video that will load the boat with bass the next time your deep diving crankbait bite turns out!

The Baits...
Strike King 6XD: http://bit.ly/2ery44M
Strike King 5XD: http://bit.ly/29Xk9Tr
Norman DD22: http://bit.ly/2aMn5V5
Norman Deep Little N: http://bit.ly/2acSLUd
Megabass Deep Six: http://bit.ly/2A3clKP
Megabass Deep X-300: http://bit.ly/2sSQHpt
Strike King 10XD: http://bit.ly/2gHT4F0
River2Sea Goon: http://bit.ly/2AnvmMg
Damiki DC-300: http://bit.ly/2AEMOIZ
Luhr Jensen Hot Lips: Source Locally
Rapala DT-16: http://bit.ly/2BL0UYl

Most Universal Crankbait Setup...
Rod- Shimano Zodias 7'6" Moderate: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Reel- Shimano Curado 200K: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Line- 15 lb Sunline Fluoro: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Budget Friendly Crankbait Setup...
Rod- Dobyns Fury 705CB: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV
Reel- Shimano Casitas 150: http://bit.ly/2geKxsp
Line- 15 lb AbrazX: http://bit.ly/2aaBBDX

Below is a list of some of the actual Crankbait rods that we use for various applications. We own a variety of brands when it comes to crankbait fishing so if you're looking for feedback on a specific model feel free to ask us in the comments. 

10XD- Dobyns 805CB: http://bit.ly/29OVD4V
6XD to 10XD- Shimano Zodias 7'6": http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
5XD to DD22- Shimano Curado 7'4" Medium: http://bit.ly/2zCjAtd
Deep Six- St. Croix 7'8" Moderate Big Cranker: http://bit.ly/2Ap51x5
Deep X 300- G Loomis 845 CBR: http://bit.ly/2giKvEy

A Reel you might not expect to hear about as a "crankbait reel" is the
Shimano Aldeberan. Matt's swears its the best crankbait reel he's ever used for "finesse cranking". It works unbelievably well for square bills, mid-depth cranks, Deep X 300's, and more. The casting distance and smooth retrieve is 2nd to none. 

Shimano Aldebaran: http://bit.ly/2fdX1Uy

Crankbait Storage...
Bass Mafia Crankbait Coffin: http://bit.ly/2iFTcra
Plano Waterproof Deep Box: http://bit.ly/2xjccls

Crankbait Hardware Upgrades...
Owner Hyperwire Split Rings: http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX
Owner ST-56 3X Treble: http://bit.ly/2cVg7xW
Owner ST-35 Short Shank Treble: http://bit.ly/2g8uCMj
Gamakatsu EWG Treble: http://bit.ly/2cZrsbY

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EPIC Trip Back East! | Major Lesson In Bass Fishing History

Matt just got back from an awesome fishing trip in Kentucky and Tennessee! He met up with some great guys and fished a bunch of lakes, even fishing a tournament on Dale Hollow! What he didn't expect, was to be hit so hard by the historical significance of these amazing fisheries!

There are a bunch of fishing videos coming from the trip, including a first-person perspective from the Billy Westmoreland Invitational Tournament. In the meantime, Matt got in front of the camera to share his thoughts and experiences from the trip. He got a lot more than he bargained for when he walked back through the history of Smallmouth Bass fishing in Tennessee and he shares his perspective in this video. 

Wondering what TacticalBassin methods caught fish during the trip? Below is a list of the baits that the guys were able to catch fish on while road tripping for a week. 

LV-500 Lipless Crankbait: http://bit.ly/2aAUUbd
Blade Runner Underspin: http://bit.ly/29UVegz
Matt Allen Swimbait Head: http://bit.ly/29RrTYN
Keitech 4.8 Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
S-Waver 200 Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh
BladeRunner DUH Spoon: http://bit.ly/2aKVLlG
Yellow Magic Popper: http://bit.ly/2al0dKP
Dirty Jigs Finesse Football: http://bit.ly/2d2apsm
Yamamoto Double Tail Grub: http://bit.ly/2db9w1p
Strike King 10XD Crankbait: http://bit.ly/2gHT4F0
Spro RockCrawler Crankbait: http://bit.ly/2BLmsVN

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Winter Bass Fishing Baits That Work!

Wondering how to catch bass this Winter? It can be tough but these techniques will make it a whole lot easier!

Tim gives a great run down of lures that work well in Winter in this quick video. Whether you're pond fishing, bank fishing, or trying to win a Bass Tournament, these tips will improve your catch rate during the cold Winter months. There are so many baits on the market its hard to know what to throw. This line up of baits are PROVEN fish catchers during the cold winter months. 

The Baits...
Huddleston 8" Trout: http://bit.ly/2azFTon
Keitech Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
Owner Flashy Swimmer 5/0: http://bit.ly/2e8O4Y7
Blade Runner Underspin Head: http://bit.ly/29UVegz
Revenge Darthead for 2.8 Keitech: http://bit.ly/2cHMZbm

A-Rig Light Wire: http://bit.ly/2cq4pJQ
A-rig with Blades: http://bit.ly/2bgDGNu

Jerkbait- Jackall Rerange: http://bit.ly/2ge0qED
Jerkbait- Staysee 90: http://bit.ly/2dBzMmz
Jerkbait- megabass vision 110: http://bit.ly/2j31TKb

Football Jig: http://bit.ly/2d2apsm
Jig Trailer- Double Tail: http://bit.ly/2db9w1p
Jig Trailer- Beaver: http://bit.ly/29W3RZW
1/4 oz Ball Head: http://bit.ly/2dJAhec

Finesse Tube: http://bit.ly/2cJwI6r
Tube Head: http://bit.ly/2diyVXK

Bladerunner Spoon: http://bit.ly/2aKVLlG

Dropshot Worm: http://bit.ly/2awYSxM
Tim's Dropshot Hook: http://bit.ly/2zQVKx3
Matt's Dropshot Hook: http://bit.ly/2ahxJOr
Dropshot Weight: http://bit.ly/2oy7i24
5" Senko: http://bit.ly/2axAmNS

Here's one we missed...
SpyBait: http://bit.ly/2oeVG1m

If you're interested in a specific rod for one of these applications feel free to ask us in the comments and we'll give you a recommendation. Normally we include rods in the description but with so many different styles of baits, we just couldn't give recommendations for all of them.

Need Apparel?

Here's what we wear...
Tacticalbassin Gear (Hats, Hoodies, Sunshirts): Email Tacticalbassinapparel@gmail.com for details. 

Sun Mask: http://bit.ly/2vgSsh4
Sun Shirt w/ Hood: http://bit.ly/2vgTOst
Light Fishing Pants: http://bit.ly/2foDx10
Horizon Sweater (Water resistant, great for layering): http://bit.ly/2gTC1oB
Anhydrous Rain Jacket: http://bit.ly/2uIWf5V
Anhydrous Rain Bib: http://bit.ly/2xxLDbW

Equipment We Recommend...

Favorite Pliers: http://bit.ly/2tfxFvw
Favorite Split Ring Pliers: http://bit.ly/2fT4Qw0
Favorite Wire Cutters: http://bit.ly/2soB34k
Favorite life jacket: http://bit.ly/2odXXIP
Favorite sunglasses: http://bit.ly/2glE3eN
Hero5 Camera: http://bit.ly/2iwZqqU
ElectroSamson Scale: http://bit.ly/2f7QgQ9
Promar Net: http://bit.ly/2dh9xQP

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