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:
Dobyns 743 Spinning:

Matt's Favorite Rod...
G Loomis NRX 852 JWR:

Price Point Rod...
Shimano Zodias 7' Medium Light:

Scott Canterbury Shaky Head:
Finesse Stand Up Head:
Owner Shaky Head:
Pivot Point Football:
Zodiac Wacky Head:

Zoom  Trick Worm:
Netbait T-Mac:
Roboworm 6" Fat Worm:
Yamamoto Cut Tail:
Zoom Magnum Trick Worm:
Hag's Tornado Bait:

Favorite Scale:
Favorite Camera:
Favorite Net:

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? 

Glass Bead:
The Hook:
Custom Creature Bait but like this one:
12 lb Maxima Line:

The Scale I SHOULD HAVE had:

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:
Standard Wire Rig:
Bladed Rig:
Finesse Rig:

Matt Allen Swimbait Head:
Finesse Swimbait Head:

Keitech Fat Swimbait:
Keitech Easy Shiner:
Reaction Innovations Skinny Dipper:

Owner Hyperwire Split Ring (Size 3):
Owner CPS Spring (Size Medium):

Finesse A-Rig Setup...
Rod- Shimano Zodias 7'2" medium:
Reel- Casitas 150:
Line- 20 lb:
Leader- 15 lb:

Standard A-Rig Setup...
Rod- 7'8" 4 power:
Reel- Curado 200:
Line- 65 lb:
Leader- 20 lb:

Camera Used:
Net Used:

Matt's Video on how to properly rig A-Rigs:


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:
Strike King Caffeine Shad:

4/0 EWG Hook:
4/0 EWG Superline Hook:
1/0 and 3/0 Finesse Wide Gap Hook:
Nail Weights:

Camera Used:

Preferred Casting Rod for standard rigging...
Rod: 7'6" 4 power Casting-
Reel: Curado 200-
Line: 50-65 lb braided-
Leader: 15 lb-

Casting Rod for "Banjo" Style Rigging...
Rod: 7'2" Medium-
Reel: Aldebaran-
Line: 30 lb Braided
Leader: 10 lb-

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