Jig Fishing: Styles, Colors, Retrieves, Tricks, and More...

Matt teaches how to fish a jig in a way that anyone can understand. Whether you've never thrown a jig, you're looking to hone your technique, or want to know a few tricks that will help you catch more bass, this video is for you!

Below you'll find a complete breakdown of jig styles, recommended colors, the equipment the guys use and more. We apologize that the post is so "link heavy" but the only way to really get a clear look at the different styles and colors is to check out the pictures that coincide with each style. 

Jig Styles...
Finesse Jig: http://bit.ly/2eJinXo
Finesse Pitchin' Jig: http://bit.ly/2hAIyCV
Pitchin' Jig: http://bit.ly/2amL3of
Finesse Football: http://bit.ly/2d2apsm
Skirted Football: http://bit.ly/2d0iJbd
Casting Jig: http://bit.ly/2ayUXnE
Flippin' Jig: http://bit.ly/2aUtZsG
Punching Jig: http://bit.ly/2cB4j2F

Jig Trailers...
Sweet Beaver: http://bit.ly/29W3RZW
Dry Creek Double Tail Grub: http://bit.ly/2vX6KpE
Yamamoto Double Tail Grub: http://bit.ly/2db9w1p
Paca Chunk: http://bit.ly/2d8mIXx
Paca Craw: http://bit.ly/2wlVAfh
Rage Craw: http://bit.ly/2uoqsLJ
Rage Bug: http://bit.ly/2aAsuiV

Preferred Trailer Colors...
Green Pumpkin/Black Flake

Jig Colors...
Go To
Molting Craw
Supermat Brown
Norcal Craw
Green Pumpkin Craw

Jig Swimming Video: https://youtu.be/PyL--x9q64Q
Jig Modifications Video: https://youtu.be/pCfL2ZuhBrQ

Finesse Jig Combo...
Rod- 7'2" Zodias Medium: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Reel- Curado 70 7:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2apmDJt
Line- Sufix 832 Braid 30 lb: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 12 lb: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Pitchin/Football Jig Combo...
Rod- Dobyns 784 Champion Extreme: http://bit.ly/2ab2kRX
Reel- Chronarch MGL 7:1 ratio: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB
Line- Sufix 832 Braid 50 lb: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 15-20 lb: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Heavy Pitchin'/Flippin Combo...
Rod- Expride 7'6" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL
Reel- Metanium MGL 7:1 Gear Ratio: http://bit.ly/2ezIBfB
Line- Sufix 832 Braid 65 lb: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- 20-25 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Budget All-Around Jig Combo...
Rod- Exage 7'2" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2mGp1Vc
Reel- Casitas 150: http://bit.ly/2geKxsp
Line- 15 lb AbrazX Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2aaBBDX


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Micro Fishing In A Crystal Clear Stream

Micro Baits for TINY fish in some of the tiniest clear water streams you've ever seen! We hit the road last week in search of something a little different. We went back home to the streams and pools that we grew up on. Come along as we take you underwater to explore the world of Brook and Rainbow Trout while we catch these amazing little fish. 

"Micro Fishing or micro baiting" is a growing trend amongst new anglers. We've seen it develop and much you like you, we did it throughout our childhoods. We knew if we were going to film some micro fishing we needed to take it back to our roots so we headed back home, deep into the Sierra Nevada Mountains. 

Why go micro? Its all about the challenge. Catching tiny fish in places where everyone else overlooks. Whether you live in the South and micro fish for green sunfish or you live in the West pursuing native trout, the gear and the purpose behind it is all the same. 

We often spend our time driving fast boats loaded down with high-end equipment in pursuit of big bass but there is something special about breaking away, leaving that outboard motor at home and just doing a little fishing. Do yourself a favor and spool up that old trout rod from when you were a kid and hit the road. You won't regret it! 

Here is the Ultralight Tackle we were using:

Matt's Combo...
Rod- Zodias 6'8" Med Light: http://bit.ly/2jOUXAO
Reel- Shimano Sedona 1000: http://bit.ly/2wgh50Z
Line- 4 lb Sunline Sniper: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju

Tim's Combo...
Rod- (Current Version) IMX Pro 6'10" Mag LT: http://bit.ly/2vVN6Zj
Reel- Shimano Sustain: http://bit.ly/2v5ovAm
Line- 4 lb Sunline Sniper: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju

Lure- Panther Martin Spinner: http://bit.ly/2uXduVt
Micro Split Ring (Size 1): http://bit.ly/2v5dj6K
Sharp Treble Hook (Size 8): http://bit.ly/2cWpeyw


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Tim's Most Painful Big Bass FAIL | Brutal Story!

Tim was set to have the best day ever! He was getting giant bites, it was his 30th birthday, and all his friends had come to weigh-in to watch him win... that's when it all started going sideways. 

Only on Clearlake do you weigh in 3rd big fish of a tournament with a 7 lber and feel like a complete failure! Tim had a truly epic day but it could have been so much better! 

Losing a double digit hurts, it hurts BAD. Losing a 10 lber in a tournament is so much worse! We share these stories because you guys ask for them but it wouldn't hurt our feelings if you started asking for stories about fish that went right. Ha!

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The Infamous Lures...
10XD Crankbait: http://bit.ly/2gHT4F0
7" MS Slammer Wakebait: http://bit.ly/2aOlET2

The Infamous Gear...
Rod- Dobyns 806H: http://bit.ly/2aivwYX
Reel- Calcutta 400B: http://bit.ly/2b6NX0d
Line- 80 lb Power Pro: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b

Best Replacement Split Rings: http://bit.ly/2aTH3f1
Best Replacement Treble Hooks: http://bit.ly/2cWpeyw

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Best Baits and Colors For the Summer To Fall Transition

Tim and Matt share their top choices of lures and techniques that will put fish in the boat in the coming months. From reaction to finesse, and even big swimbaits, these are their picks.

The Fall transition is a great time of year because you can still run summer patterns like topwater and grass fishing but as the baitfish begin their transition you can also target aggressive schooling fish. 

Whether you're a finesse fisherman or a dedicated swimbaiter these baits will help you target fish more effectively during this Fall transition. Some of the key points from this video were as follows:

1) Color Selection is key in both stained and clear water
2) Early morning topwater is essential
3) Adding flash to a bait is a must in the Fall
4) The Trash Fish is a game changer, don't be the last guy to find out

Matt's End Of Summer Picks...
Whopper Plopper 110: http://bit.ly/2bsPbQV
Lucky Craft Silent Squarebill: http://bit.ly/2vmq67T
River2Sea Biggie Poppa Squarebill: http://bit.ly/2ahCzvo

Colors: White, American Shad, Chartreuse Shad, Crappie

Tim's End Of Summer Picks...
Netbait T-Mac 6.5" Worm: http://bit.ly/2jndwj9
Pitchin' Jig 1/2 oz: http://bit.ly/2amL3of
Yamamoto Double Tail Jig Trailer (5"): http://bit.ly/2db9w1p
Shaky Head 3/16 oz: http://bit.ly/2aFOs0V

Worm Colors... Black, Black/Blue, Junebug, Green Pumpkin
Jig Colors... Norcal Craw, Go To, Green Pumpkin Craw, Black/Blue

Tim's Fall Picks...
LV-500 Lipless Crankbait: http://bit.ly/2aAUUbd
JackHammer Chatterbait: http://bit.ly/2popvj6
Bladerunner 1/2 oz. Underspin: http://bit.ly/29UVegz
Owner Flashy Swimmer Weedless Underspin: http://bit.ly/2e8O4Y7
4.3 or 4.8" Kietech Fat Swing Impact: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

Colors: Focus on baitfish patterns like Ghost Minnow, American Shad, Pro Blue Red Pearl, White, etc...

Matt's Fall Picks...
River2Sea Rover Topwater: http://bit.ly/2acSVea
Vixen Topwater: http://bit.ly/2rp11nr
S-Waver 168 Glide Bait: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh
-Best Waver Replacement Hooks (Size 2): http://bit.ly/2cVg7xW
8" Huddleston Deluxe Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2azFTon
8" All-American Trash Fish: http://bit.ly/2hmXtg1
BladeRunner Swimbait Head 6/0: http://bit.ly/2vjDTvl
6" All-American Fatty Trash Fish: http://bit.ly/2ixaEw2
Owner Beast Hook: http://bit.ly/2ancP66


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